Wreck of USS Johnston Discovered 77 Years After its Sinking at the Battle of Leyte Gulf | HistoryNet
The Johnston’s sacrifice allowed for General Douglas MacArthur to retake the Philippines
It was one of the greatest acts of valour in naval history – a “last stand” so bold that even the enemy saluted as the USS Johnston sank following a David and Goliath battle against a Japanese armada.For seven decades the final resting place of the Second World War destroyer — and many of its crew,
This story had been updated to clarify that Cmdr. Ernest Evans was one of two destroyer commanders to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II. A team of ocean explorers has found the wreck of World War II Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston (DD-557) which played a critical...