Biographical Sketch of Lt. Lloyd O. Johnson (
Text from Principal Investigator
Lloyd O. Johnson was born 10 December 1906 near Sheridan, IL. He enlisted
in the Navy on 10 February 1928. At the time of the Japanese attack, he
had risen to the rank of warrant officer and was serving as the pay clerk
on board the destroyer tender
in Pearl Harbor. Luckily
she survived the attack unscathed, for she stored spare torpedoes,
ammunition, and provisions for the all destroyers of the Pacific Fleet. If
had been hit, the explosion would have rivaled the one on
also provisioned, repaired and overhauled
the destroyers. Her loss would have crippled the Pacific Fleet for many
months. Johnson was commissioned as an officer in the Supply Corps, on 15
June 1942, and retired, on 31 October 1961, with the rank of Lt. Commander.
He subsequently worked for Chase Manhattan Bank until 1971 and earned a BA
from Richmond College, NY (1972).
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Register of Alumni, 1997 Edition.
Lloyd O. Johnson Papers #677/21, East
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