|Johannes J. Johannessen|
|Born||May 13, 1872|
|Died||November 14, 1915(aged 43)|
|Place of birth||Bodø, Norway|
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills National Cemetery Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Iowa (BB-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Johannessen was born May 13, 1872 in Bodø, Norway and after immigrating to the United States he joined the navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-4) as a chief watertender when, on January 25, 1905 a manhole plate blew out of boiler D. For his actions received the Medal of Honor March 20, 1905.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Chief Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 May 1872, Bodø, Norway. Enlisted at: Yokohama, Japan. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa, for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Johannessen, Johannes J. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/inter1901-11.html. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- ↑ "Iowa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. February 8, 2006. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/i2/iowa-ii.htm. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Johannes J. Johannessen". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. December 21, 2002. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7026388. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- "Johannes J. Johannessen". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1698. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
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