Wayne G. Johnson

Year Inducted: 2001

Year Of Birth: 1921

Year Of Death: 2018

Ortonville’s Wayne Johnson flew as a fighter pilot in World War II with the 23rd Fighter Group in China under Lt. General Claire Chennault. Following the war, Johnson served in the North Dakota Air Guard. Johnson was a successful attorney in Silver Bay, Minnesota, and the driving force behind airport development there. Johnson is currently an active member of the North Shore business community, helps design and funds the Flying Tigers memorials at Dayton, Ohio and Taipei, Taiwan.