USS Johnston (DD-557) Sliding down the building ways at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 25 March 1943
Captain Evan E. Ernest - Commander, USS Johnston and Medal of Honor (Posthumous) recipient for action during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944 (Battle off Samar).
Ernest Edwin Evans: A Cherokee/Creek from Oklahoma, during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944, Commander of the USS Johnston, he formed a part of the screen for escort aircraft carriers of the SEVENTH Fleet which on 25 October encountered off Samar the Center Force of the Japanese Fleet after it had transited San Bernardino Strait during the night of 24-25 October.
Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers Shigure and Samidare operating off the coast of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands hours prior to the Naval Battle of Vella Lavella on 6 October 1943.
USS Princeton ablaze, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 24, 1944
USS Johnston (DD 557)
WW2 US Army Combat Camera Units, the Photographers and the Press Correspondents. The men we have to thank for a great part of the living memories left from WW2. The video includes the complete film of the Flag Rising at Iwo-Jima, rarely seen shots of the liberation of Paris, the bombings of Germany and Japanese kamikaze attacks.