OLIVER T. JOHNSON, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Oliver Johnson '46

Date of birth: April 30, 1922

Date of death: March 17, 1949

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

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Oliver Thomas Johnson

Okemah, Oklahoma

Just ambling along, never taking a strain, that's O. T. He was in the Naval R.O.T.C. for two years at Oklahoma University, where he became very much interested in the Navy and thus entered the Naval Academy. O. T. takes the academics in his stride; although he did have a few tough rounds with the Dago Department. He has a natural affinity for dragging and hasn't done so bad for himself along that line. O.T. has a disposition that has won him many friends and we feel that these friendships will grow stronger with the passing of time.


The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

1946 Johnson LB.jpg

Oliver Thomas Johnson

Okemah, Oklahoma

Just ambling along, never taking a strain, that's O. T. He was in the Naval R.O.T.C. for two years at Oklahoma University, where he became very much interested in the Navy and thus entered the Naval Academy. O. T. takes the academics in his stride; although he did have a few tough rounds with the Dago Department. He has a natural affinity for dragging and hasn't done so bad for himself along that line. O.T. has a disposition that has won him many friends and we feel that these friendships will grow stronger with the passing of time.


The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

He married Ruth J. Schermerhorn, August 30, 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

He died in an military aircraft crash, 17 miles due east of Baffin Bay, Texas. His body not recovered at that time.

From the June-July 1949 issue of Shipmate:

OLIVER T. JOHNSON, (Lt. jg USN- Deceased). It is with deep regret that we record the death of Lt. Johnson who was killed in an air accident at Corpus Christi, Tex., on 17 March 1949. Memorial services were held on 19 March, 1949, at the air station. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Johnson, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Johnson of Miami, Okla.

He is listed on the In Memoriam page of the Naval Aviation Foundation.

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James Smith, Jr. '46, McFaddin Moise '46, and Kenneth Wade '46 were also members of 5th Company.


Class of 1946

Oliver is one of 36 members of the Class of 1946 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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