CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Seaman Andrew Johnson was washed overboard the U.S.S. Cod April 27, 1945, but is remembered at the tolling of the bells every Memorial Day in Cleveland.
Johnson as well as another man were tossed overboard during heavy seas on April 27. While the other seaman was recovered Johnson was listed as lost at sea. The Cod is credited with sinking 12 enemy vessels during 7 war patrols. Johnson is recorded as the only loss for the Cod during the war.