Plymouth County

Arnold Albert Johansen



NEWS of the Boys in the Service

Arnold Albert Johansen, S1/c, route 3, LeMars, Iowa, stationed on Guam, served on an Advanced Base Sectional Drydock, a great floating shipyard which repaired 94 fighting ships in less than seven months. The ABSD repaired four battleships, two cruisers, and an aircraft carrier, getting them back in the fight in a fraction of the time it would have taken the vessels to return to a shipyard in Hawaii or the States. One day 11 ships were in the dock.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, October 23, 1945