Diary of John A. Yeager aboard U.S.S. Essex, August 1943 to September 1945

Diary of John A. Yeager aboard U.S.S. Essex, August 1943 to September 1945
Diary compiled (8/19/1943 - 9/15/1945) by John A. Yeager while serving as a US Navy Electrician's Mate 2/c aboard the USS Essex (CV 9) during World War II in the Pacific. Yeager describes operations taken by the Essex and other ships against Japanese air, ground, and naval forces in the Pacific theater, attacks by Japanese air and naval forces on the Essex and other ships, and other major events of the war. The first entry in the diary is found on image 106, and after reaching the end of the book diary entries continue on image 47. Prior to the diary are diagrams and notes related to Mr. Yeager's shipboard duties. Two notes by Mr. Yeager dated February 3, 1995 and February 3, 1996 provide additional context.
August 19, 1943 - September 15, 1945
Original Format
manuscripts letters
13cm x 20cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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