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My name is William R. Johnson.  I am a Compensation Judge with the State of Minnesota, Office of Administrative Hearings.  My many passions include Aviation, specifically aviation history, and now genealogy.  I am currently working on a database of USAAF/USAF aircraft starting with Signal Corps #1.  Obviously one of my other passion is computers and I used Front Page 2002 by Microsoft to put up this website. 

I grew up in the Timonium area of Maryland.  We lived briefly in Rome, New York and then returned to Bel Air, Maryland where I graduated from High School. I attended Hamline University for my B.A. degree and Southern Illinois University for my M.A.  My J.D. degree is from Hamline University School of Law.  I live in Plymouth, Minnesota along with my wife Jill of 30+ years and my cat Max.

Each year I attend Oshkosh and am an avid aviation photographer.  This year the theme was "Aviation Firsts."  Each year I attend Oshkosh with my friend Bill Waterman and we tent out by the Piper Saratoga we fly over to Oshkosh.  This year it was pretty hot.  One of the highlights of the show as a fly in by a replica Vickers Vimy WW I bomber.  The Vickers Vimy was used by Alcock and Brown to be the first aircraft to fly the Atlantic Ocean  (yes before Lindberg).  My interest in aviation comes from the fact that my Dad served with honor in the 446th BG (H) during World War II.