Posted by Dean Tackitt on May 1, 2009, 11:58 am
Ron, I made a post Feb., 2008, to which you replied in May. I apologize for not checking back, and have just now read your response. I thank you for your research - and yes, I am Leslie D. and was aboard the Rachel Jackson. I have a copy of the ship's logs and records, but appreciate your offer. There have been many comments on this website about "diaries kept", which I believe to be the entries made by the ship's Gunnery Officer. On this particular voyage, G. P. Powell indeed made hundreds of interesting entries. (NOTE: A picture of our gun crew on the Rachel Jackson (while in Port Said") can be found on the "Dean Tackitt" Personal Page.) |
After leaving Casablanca for N.Y., we crossed the Atlantic alone and were required to stand watch for 3-on and 3-off for fourteen days. Just curious as to how many Armed Guard reading this were required to stand this type of watch - with 20mm cocked and loaded. Thank you Ron for all you do.