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EM2c Burton Paul Johnson

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EM2c Burton Paul Johnson

Birth
Roselle Terrace, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
7 Nov 1944 (aged 19)
Japan
Memorial Site*
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID
56112041 View Source

Burton, who resided at R.D., Clayton, Delaware, served as a Electrician's Mate Second Class, U.S.S. Albacore ( SS-218 ), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He enlisted in the Navy on October 7, 1942 and was assigned to the Albacore on July 31, 1944.

The " Albacore " left Pearl Harbor on October 24, 1944, topped up her fuel tanks at Midway Island on October 28th, and was never heard from again.

According to Japanese records a submarine ( presumed to be Albacore ) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaidō on November 7, 1944.

A Japanese patrol boat witnessed the explosion of a submerged submarine and saw a great deal of heavy oil, cork, bedding, and food supplies rise to the surface.

On December 21, 1944 the " Albacore " was presumed lost with all hands.

Burton was declared " Missing In Action " when the Albacore was sunk.

He had served in the Navy for two years at the time of his death and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

Son of Paul Misner Johnson and Margaret Borton Johnson.

Burton was the only Delawarean lost on the Albacore.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Burton, who resided at R.D., Clayton, Delaware, served as a Electrician's Mate Second Class, U.S.S. Albacore ( SS-218 ), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He enlisted in the Navy on October 7, 1942 and was assigned to the Albacore on July 31, 1944.

The " Albacore " left Pearl Harbor on October 24, 1944, topped up her fuel tanks at Midway Island on October 28th, and was never heard from again.

According to Japanese records a submarine ( presumed to be Albacore ) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaidō on November 7, 1944.

A Japanese patrol boat witnessed the explosion of a submerged submarine and saw a great deal of heavy oil, cork, bedding, and food supplies rise to the surface.

On December 21, 1944 the " Albacore " was presumed lost with all hands.

Burton was declared " Missing In Action " when the Albacore was sunk.

He had served in the Navy for two years at the time of his death and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

Son of Paul Misner Johnson and Margaret Borton Johnson.

Burton was the only Delawarean lost on the Albacore.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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