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John A. Johnson

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, October 29, 1944
Submarine Attack in North Pacific

SS John A. Johnson was attacked by submarine I-12 in the North Pacific. One torpedo found it's target, another passed astern. The ship broke it two. I-12 surfaced and shelled the two halves, attacked survivors and their liferafts before they were sighted and later picked-up by USS Argus (PY-14).


Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Frank Boling USN
Carpenter James Brady USMM
Sea 1c William Bunch USN
Sea 1c Willard Burman USN
Sea 1c Donald Christensen USN
Sea 1c Lyle Cloyd USN
Messman Billy Curtius USMM
Messman David Pugh USMM
Messman James Race USMM
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking