Frank Lesher Johnson, USN

Born  21 Jul 1907Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Died  7 Aug 1984(77)San Diego County, California, USA

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30 Jun 1937 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Aug 1948 T/Capt.


6 Apr 1945 Navy Cross (1)
12 Apr 1945 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Frank Lesher Johnson, USN

USS Fletcher (DD 445)T/Cdr.Destroyer11 Dec 194211 Apr 1943
USS Purdy (DD 734)T/Cdr.Destroyer18 Jul 194424 Jul 1945

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Destroyer USS Purdy (DD 734)

7 Feb 1945
With her shakedown completed USS Purdy departed from Trinidad bound for San Diego, California.

17 Mar 1945
USS Purdy arrived at Leyte, Philippines.

27 Mar 1945
USS Purdy departed from Leyte to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

1 Apr 1945
USS Purdy arrived in the Okinawa area.

12 Apr 1945
USS Purdy is heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft of Okinawa in position 27°16'N, 127°50'E. 15 of her crew were killed and 58 were wounded. Purdy put into Kerama Retto for temporary repairs. Later she headed to Guam for further repairs.

28 May 1945
USS Purdy arrived at San Francisco for full repairs and overhaul.

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