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Jeff Johnson
Researcher 13th Air Force, 5th Bombardment Group "Bomber Barrons"

Click For EnlargementWorld traveler and 13th Air Force researcher and historian, Jeff has visited the battlefields of Guadalcanal to dive and walk several exciting wreck sites. From home, he maintains several websites: 5th Bomber Barons and Out of Bounds.

B-24D "Alley Cat" 42-40646
Discovered in 1997, this plane crashed into a ridge 1,500 feet up on the tip of the island. Jeff was the first to bring back photos that lead to its successful identification!

B-17E "Bessie The Jap Smasher" 41-2420
This wreck has an incredible story, and despise 60 years underwater is still easily identifiable as a B-17.

Reuniting Two Old Friends
D. H. Shelton was assigned to a different plane than usual. When his friend Stuart heard that his usual plane was lost for over 55 years thought his friend was KIA.

Collaborations with 13th Air Force Veterans
Jeff works in close collaboration with 13th Air Force Veterans

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