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#1 B-17Guy

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:00 AM

I have a Taylor Eagle Squadron painting the has two signatures, but one I can't seem to ID.
I've looked over rosters of 71, 121 and 133 Sqdrn's, but can't make sense of this one.
Any Eagle Squadron experts out there have any ideas?

John

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:15 AM

Looks like "Johnnie Johnson", later Air Vice Marshal James Edgar Johnson. His signature varied over the years, but the "s" in Johnson is distinctive.  



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:51 AM

I think you are totally correct!
I looked at his signature on line after your posting and I agree, slight variation, but also many consistencies.
This also explains why I couldn’t find a match on Eagle Squadron rosters.
It’s tough when you are looking for a name using a tough to Id signature, very glad you recognized it.
By the way, the other signature on the painting is James Goodson.
Thanks again JB!

John

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:51 AM

Both Goodson and Johnson were prolific signers. Goodson was in the aviation art print business for a number of years in the UK. Since he knew the Eagles and most of the other aviation personalities, he was able to get some high-speed autographs regularly.




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