October 8, 1922 (Waterbury, CT) – December 8, 1941; 19 years old; unmarried
Last local address: Greenwood Avenue, Waterbury
Enlisted on April 23, 1941
Service number 11010756
64TH COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, BATTERY E
Private Johnson was the nephew of World War I Army Private David L. Fannick who was killed in action in 1918, and son of a Waterbury police detective.
Private Johnson was stationed at Fort Shafter, 5 miles east of Pearl Harbor. During the attack on December 7th, Private Johnson ran to his station and returned fire with anti-aircraft guns. He was wounded in the arm and died from those wounds.
Private Johnson is buried at Waterbury Hebrew Benefit Association Cemetery, 244 Stillson Road, Waterbury, CT; Plot V25, at the David L. Fannick Jewish War Veterans Post 91 Memorial.