From all of us at World Profit we send heartfelt love and well wishes out to our favorite Apollo Project Astronaut – Wallace Johnson.
Wallace Johnson is an online business owner, Author, current Platinum VIP Member and former Monitor.
He’s 94 today – join us in celebrating this incredible person.
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About Wallace A. Johnson MBA
Born April 18th. 1925 at Taft California, Mr. Johnson is a Californian who was reared in Havana, Cuba from the time he was six months old, till 1933. He attended Spanish speaking school to the 3rd. grade and became fluent in Spanish since is mother was of Spanish extraction and Spanish was the primary language spoken in the home. A local revolution on the island nation found his father concerned for the safety of the family, so he decided to return to their home in Houston, Texas where Mr. Johnson attended Elementary, Middle, and High School.
On September 30th. 1941, Mr. Johnson joined the US NAVY. Surviving WWII, he received various awards and campaign medals, including a Presidential Unit Citation. In his Navy career, Me. Johnson was trained in the art of celestial navigation and acted as assistant navigator and communication specialist. He was trained in emergency ship handling techniques and qualified as a harbor pilot for the port of Kodiak Alaska where he was Assistant Harbormaster. Promoted through the ranks, he ultimately was selected to attend the Navy’s Electronics School at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet CVA 12. where he served as it’s Chief Electronics Technician for six months and was later transferred back to the Electronics School where he served as an Instructor in Electronics until his retirement from the service on August 1st. 1960.
While in the service, Mr. Johnson acquired two years of college credits through the United States Armed Forces Institute, University of Wisconsin. In 1948 while in the service, he attended the Friedkin School of Aeronautics where he acquired Federal Aviation Administration credentials as a Commercial Pilot (Single and Multi-Engine Land) and (Single Engine Sea) ratings. That was followed by a Certified Flight Instructors Rating as well as a Ground Instructors Rating in Navigation, Meteorology, Civil Air Regulations, Aircraft Airframes and Power Plants. As a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, he flight instructed in his private plane and subsequently acquired in excess of 10,000 to the present day. He served as President of the Alameda Aero Club for three years flying out of the U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, Ca. and the Oakland International Airport, Oakland Ca.
When he retired from the service in 1960, Mr. Johnson joined North American Aviation where his specialty was Inertial Guidance Navigation Systems. He flew under contract to the Strategic Air Command as an Air Crew Flight Instructor flying in Boeing B-52 Strategic Bombers out of Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, Mississippi. In 1962, he was recalled to North American Aviation, in Downey, Ca. as a Member of the Technical Staff to act as a Research Engineer Pilot. Working with the original 7 Astronauts, he participated as a pilot subject in many hours of Apollo Capsule simulator missions. He wrote Test Plans and conducted studies utilizing the Apollo Astronauts as pilot subjects. He left North American Rockwell Inc. in 1970 after the successful lunar landing.
For three years, 1970 to 1973, Mr. Johnson was employed as a Broker Dealer and Registered Representative of the National Association of Security Dealers.
He joined Litton Guidance & Control Systems Division in 1973 as a Senior Field Engineer and was responsible for the establishment and operation of an Inertial Navigation Laboratory at an Army Air Intelligence Squadron, Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska and the US Naval Air Station, Alameda, Ca. He retired from Litton in 1992.
While Flight Instructing, Mr. Johnson has done business as DEWAJ ENTERPRISES. He was under contract to AAE, LTD. Blue Springs, Mo. as a Consultant and Executive Assistant. He was responsible for writing the Flight Test Plans for testing a Fire Extinguishing System on United Airlines Boeing 727 & 737 aircraft. This effort involved test flights in the aircraft flying out of San Francisco International Airport as well as Indianapolis, Indiana, and culminated in a mandate from the Federal Aviation Administration requiring the installation of AAE, LTD. Fire Extinguishing Systems in all 727’s & 737’s.
An avid flying enthusiast, he has been named to Who’s Who in American Aviation and Who’s Who in California. Mr. Johnson is also an Amateur Radioman holding and Advanced License (W6OCR). He dabbles in writing, oil paintings, photography and computers.