Johnson, Arthur Henry, Y3c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
YN-0000-Yeoman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Yeoman
Primary Unit
1943-1945, YN-0000, USS Langley (CVL-27)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
YN-Yeoman

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Winchester, MA
Last Address
Holden, Mass

Date of Passing
Apr 27, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Other Comments:

Awarded Purple Heart for wounds suffered to his knees during Kamakaze attack off Okinawa.
Effectively ending his baseball career.

“I went to spring training in 1946 but could not make it,” he recalled. “My arm was still sore, and, of course, my knees were damaged by the kamikaze attack.... I did get a disabled military pension because of the injury. "



   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval District Washington, DCNaval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PAUSS Langley (CVL-27)
  1942-1943, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1943-1943, Naval District Washington, DC
  1943-1943, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1943-1945, YN-0000, USS Langley (CVL-27)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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