Jack McKnight 1943

Jack McKnight
early 1943
A World War II Diary in the Pacific
Jack "Weary" McKnight served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Essex CV-9 April 27, 1943 to Dec 16, 1945. He worked in the Combat Information Center as a member of division V-3-R.

During much of that time he recorded the Pacific war in his diary as a seaman on the Essex. The story of Jack's service and his diary entries are included.
U.S.S. Essex CV-9
U.S.S. Essex CV 9
"The Oldest and the Boldest"
"The Fightingest Ship in the Navy"
Areas of Interest

Kamikaze Attack 1944
Drydock and Leave 1944
Photos Aboard Ship 1945
Tom Marshall of VT-15
U.S.S. Essex Association
Books to Read
Related Links
Jack's Service and Diary
1942
Pre-war - September
October - December
1943
January - April
May - August
   
September (1943) - February (1944)
1944
March
April
May
June
   
July
August
September
October
November
December
1945
January
February
March
April
May
June
   
July
August
September
Jack Post-War
CV 9 Post-War
U.S.S. Essex LHD 2
A Short Documentary
Kamikaze Attack

November 25, 1944


Click the photo for film footage.
Special thanks to those who have contributed to the site.
U.S.S. Essex CV 9 - V-3-R, C.I.C. crew members
Ray Atwell  -  Warren Potter  -  Robert Douglas  -  Marty Lawlor  -  Ezra Kelley
Frank Jaworski  -  Bob Runkle  -  Ralph Jones  -  Lee White  -  Shell Blanscet
Richard Nichols  -  Paul Lisko  -  Lyle Hendrickson  -  Dick Streb
And Others
Leonard Schlamp, U.S.S. Essex  -  Tom Marshall, Air Group 15  -  George Kent, U.S.S. Essex
James T. Chatellier, U.S.S. Essex  -  Dick Wartinger, U.S.S. Hancock
Any comments or questions about this site can be addressed to: Jack McKnight Jr.
jack.mcknight@wright.edu