JOHNSEN, Hans

US Navy. Born 3 Jan 1865 in Sandnes, Norway. Spanish-American War: Enlisted from Pennsylvania. Chief Machinist. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, on 11 May 1898. Showing great presence of mind, Johnsen turned off the steam from the engine which had been wrecked by a shell bursting in the cylinder. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 358, 1015) “Johnson, Hans”

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