USS Johnston
DD 557 (Fletcher class)

 Courtesy of Navsource
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Builder:         Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding
Laid Down:  	 May 6 1942
Launched:        March 25 1943
Commissioned:  	 October 27 1943
Fate:            Sunk by Japanese Warships 
                 off Samar 10/25/44

We are seeking information on the USS Johnston and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

In 1991, Bob Sochor, Sr. re-visits the events of October 25, 1944.

Samuel J. Akey, on leave
Born September 21, 1923 in Duluth MN.
Died at sea, October 25, 1944
Courtesy of: Deanna May

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