James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson was the top scoring Allied Fighter Ace in World War 2. However, his journey to the RAF was not without it's set backs.
He tried, unsuccessfully, three times to join the R.A.F. in 1938. Eventually Johnnie Johnson began his pilot training in September of 1939 and was posted to 616 Spitfire Squadron during the Battle of Britain.
After a few operational sorties, an old shoulder injury causing him considerable pain, threatened to either ground him or send him to Training Command. The choice was clear.
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