Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base is named for Navy Lt. Seymour A. Johnson, a test pilot from Goldsboro who died in an airplane crash near Norbeck, Maryland, on March 5, 1941.
In August 1940 the War Department designated the airport as essential to national defense. In December 1940, $168,811 was authorized for the construction of a U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Training School. Local officials began working to have the field named in honor of Lieutenant Johnson. Seymour Johnson is the only Air Force base named in honor of a naval officer.
-  Seymour Johnson AFB - About; accessed on Dec 18, 2017
- "Seymour Johnson Air Force Base > About Us > Fact Sheets > Lt. Seymour A. Johnson". US Air Force. Retrieved 20 April 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
(Some of the information for this biography was taken from the Goldsboro News-Argus edition of October 3, 1997.)
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