Donald Wayne Johnson

Donald W. Johnson of Eau Claire has completed another important phase of his Naval Aviation Pilot training with his graduation from St. Mary's, CA Pre-Flight School as a member of the 36th Battalion. Announcement of his graduation this weekend was made by Commanding Officer Clyde W. King. Cadet Johnson will next report to the Naval Air Station at Norman, OK to take his primary flight training.

Aviation Cadet Donald Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson, Farwell Street, is spending a 14-day furlough with his parents. He has completed his pre-flight training and will go to Naval Air Station at Norman, OK for the next stage in his training.

Pilot Receives Navy Commission
Donald Wayne Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Johnson, of 907 South Farwell, graduated recently from the Naval Air Training Bases, Corpus Christi, Texas and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve.  

He is a former student of the University of Wisconsin- Madison. 

Ensign  Johnson was stationed at Monmouth, IL for flight preparatory training; at Pocatello, Idaho for  WTS; St. Mary's College, CA for  pre-flight; Norman, OK for primary; and Corpus Christi for his final training. 

After spending a leave here, he will report to Melbourne, FL for further training. Each Naval Aviator is an expert flyer, navigator, aerologist, gunner, and radio operator.

Naval Aviators fly carrier-based or land-based planes in combat zones, or at Naval Air Stations at home and abroad.

Types of planes in Naval Aviation include fighters, dive bombers, patrol planes, and air transports.

Whether in the Marine Corps or in the Navy, Naval Aviators wear the famous "Wings of Gold."