Richard N. JOHNSON

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER3116966
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1919 Battle Creek, Calhoun County MICHIGAN
STATEMICHIGAN
FAMILYParents: Frank Edwin & Ruth Emma TRAUT JOHNSON
Siblings: Josephine, lice Viola, Wilson A, William Earl, Bertha May & Richard Neil
RANKMetalsmith 1C   metalsmith 1c
FONCTIONMachinist First Class
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--MI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
SHIPUSS Fogg (DE 57)
ARMYU.S. Navy
DATE OF DEATHDecember 20, 1944johnson richard n mur
STATUSMissing In Action
PLACE OF DEATHThe Azores ( Atlantique Ocean )
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
Tablets of the Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Actioncombat action
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USS Fogg - DE 57

Torpedo Damage

In the morning on 20 Dec, 1944, U-870 fired torpedoes at a convoy of landing ships about 370 miles from Sao Miguel, Azores and reported USS LST-350, USS LST-369 and an escort vessel sunk. In fact, USS LST-359 was sunk and USS Fogg (DE 57) damaged by a Gnat.

USS Fogg (DE 57) was hit by a Gnat in the stern, killing four men and wounding two others. The crew fought two days to made it for the Azores, then the stern sheared off and only skeleton crew stayed aboard. Finally she reached the Azores in tow of the US Army tug USS LT-643 and USS Chinaberry (AN 61) the next day, escorted by USS Lee Fox (DE 65) and USS Ira Jeffery (DE 63). A first attempt to tow her to Boston failed due bad weather, but she at last arrived on 9 Mar, 1945. The destroyer escort was repaired and returned to service in June 1945.

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Image of the back of the damaged DE 57.

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Crew of USS Fogg

Specification:

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3),
1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA,
8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA,
3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1),
1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds),
8 Mk6 depth charge projectors,
2 Mk9 depth charge tracks Complement: 15 / 198

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Signature of crew

DE 57 took the name of Fogg in honor of Lieutenant Carleton Thayer FOGG (junior grade) killed following an attack in Kwajalein (coral atoll on the Marshall Islands) on 1 February 1942.

Carleton Thayer FOGG posthumously received the Air Medal for his conduct in the face of strong enemy opposition

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INFORMATION SOURCESNavsource.org - JF PELLOUAIS
PICTURE SOURCENavsource.org - JF PELLOUAIS
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud