EDWIN O. JOHNSON, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Jump to: navigation, search

Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 17, 1918
Date of death: November 30, 1942
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1941 Johnson LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

EDWIN O. JOHNSON

Troutdale, Oreg.

The pride of Multnomah, bade farewell to his beloved Oregon, to his outdoor life as a horseman and skier, in pursuit of attaining the realization of his boyhood fancy, that of a naval career in aviation. Ed may be classified amongst those illustrious individuals who proclaimed the phrase,"Pensacola or bust." This has been his incentive and his presence at the Academy is the means to his end. He is energetic and gifted with the ability to perform any task he sets out to do. On the surface he assimilates the serious and looking closely into his character we see a truly smooth personality, which weighs decision on the scales of good judgment. Ed is congenial and always ready for a laugh. His ability to recognize the charm in womanhood is uncanny. His life at the Academy has not found him academically weak. He has never let himself stumble into the pit-falls of perfunctory routine to such an extent that he has lost insight into the broader outlook. Ed indeed plays a winning game with life.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.

Loss

Edwin was lost when USS New Orleans (CA 32) was heavily damaged by a torpedo at the Battle of Tassafaronga on November 30, 1942.

His parents were listed as next of kin.


Class Navigation

Class of 1941
Edwin is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.
<< Kenneth Brown '41 Thomas Malone '41 >>