Harry Alfred Johnson

(1906 - 1943)

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Harry Alfred Johnson
1906 - 1943
Born
c. 1906
Death
September 29, 1943
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Harry Alfred Johnson was born c. 1906. He died on September 29, 1943 at 37 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry Alfred Johnson
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'1713388' Syracuse War Cemetery in 70 Lt. A.a. Regt."
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Service number: Italy
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 209 Bty.
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Harry Alfred Johnson passed away on September 29, 1943 at 37 years of age. He was buried in '1713388' Syracuse War Cemetery, 70 Lt. A.a. Regt.". He was born c. 1906. We are unaware of information about Harry's surviving family.

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In 1906, in the year that Harry Alfred Johnson was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1911, Harry was merely 5 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1927, he was 21 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1931, at the age of 25 years old, Harry was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, in the year of Harry Alfred Johnson's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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c. 1924 - Mar 11, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Oct 2, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942

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c. 1921 - Jun 7, 1940 1921 - 1940
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c. 1897 - Aug 18, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1883 - Oct 1, 1916 1883 - 1916
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c. -37 - -37 - ?
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c. 1892 - Dec 30, 1915 1892 - 1915
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c. 1890 - May 31, 1916 1890 - 1916
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c. 1884 - Nov 14, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1887 - Aug 21, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1917 - Aug 20, 1941 1917 - 1941
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c. 1924 - Mar 11, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Oct 2, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1914 - Apr 19, 1941 1914 - 1941
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c. 1911 - Mar 22, 1940 1911 - 1940
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c. 1884 - Nov 29, 1940 1884 - 1940
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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Aug 17, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 10, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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