ISSUE: Museum remembers Vanley Johnson
OUR VIEW: Learn from our past in this new year
Because of his death in 1954, the world never would know it, but Vanley Johnson did have the right stuff.
Part of the greatest generation, he became a heroic pilot who served in two wars and was teaching other pilots when he died. Smoke suddenly appeared in the cockpit and despite their best efforts, the crew was unable to find its way to a nearby airport.