Hjalmar Johansson: Teenage Prisoner of WWII

At just 18 years old, Hjalmar Johansson went on his first WWII mission as a nose gunner in a B-24 bomber. When his squadron came under heavy fire, Hjalmar and the rest of the crew were forced to abandon their plane behind enemy lines with no help in sight. He survived six months in a Nazi prisoner of war camp and returned home at the end of the war. Hjalmar Johansson passed away on June 30th, 2018 at the age of 92..

Role: Director/Producer

Animation by: Joy + Noelle

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