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Commanding Officer
USS FANSHAW BAY (CVE 70)
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U.S. Navy photograph

FROM "STRADDLED" A SHORT HISTORY OF THE U.S.S. FANSHAW BAY

Captain Douglass Pollock Johnson, U.S. Navy

 

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navycross.jpg Navy Cross
CAR.jpg Combat Action Ribbon
PUC.jpg Presidential Unit Citation
ADM.jpg American Defense Service Medal
ACM.jpg American Campaign Medal
APCM.jpg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
WW2VM.jpg World War II Victory Medal
national_defense_SM.jpg National Defense Service Medal
PPUC.jpg Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
PLM.jpg Philippine Liberation Medal
Award Criteria

 

RANK DATES DUTY STATION/EVENT
- 1896 Born in Mexico, Missouri
MIDN 1920  Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy
? ? Student at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida
ENS    
LTJG    
LT    
LCDR    
CDR    
CAPT 1942-1943 CO, Fleet Air Wing 6, NAS Seattle
CAPT 1944 CO, USS FANSHAW BAY (CVE 70) w/TU 52.14.1 at Marinas
CAPT 1944 CO, USS FANSHAW BAY (CVE 70) w/TU 77.4.3 at Samar
CAPT 1945-1946 CO, USS RANGER (CV-4)
     
     
RADM Retired from Naval Service
- 1975 Died at


Short biography of
Captain Douglass Pollock Johnson, U.S. Navy

 

Douglass Pollock Johnson was born on November 22, 1896 in Mexico, Missouri.  His hometown was Cincinnati, Ohio.

Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1920.

He attended Naval Flight School at Naval Air Station Pensacola and was designated a Naval Aviator.

On November 2, 1942 Fleet Air Wing 6 was established at Naval Air Station Seattle for multi-engine aircraft training, CAPT Johnson in command.

USS FANSHAW BAY (CVE-70) was commissioned on December 9, 1943 at Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington.  Captain Johnson was in command.  He served as Commanding Officer at Samar and awarded the Navy Cross and Presidential Unit Citation.  He served until January 1945.

Served as Commanding Officer of USS RANGER (CV-4) from January 15, 1945 to May 1, 1946.  RANGER was a training carrier that provided qualification and and refreshing training to Naval and Marine pilots in ship born operations.

Retired as a Rear Admiral.

He was married to Ann Timberlake Johnson (March 2, 1908 - May 28, 2002).

He died in ???? on December 2, 1975.  He and his wife are buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Maryland in Section 01, Lot number 0101.

Source:  Robert Jon Cox independent research