Sailor Information

Robert Westford KNIGHT


 

Sailor: Robert Westford KNIGHT's USS BOSTON Naval Record
Rank when arriving on the Boston: Seaman 2nd Class (S2c)
Enlisted on: 1943-02-22 at: Boston, MA
Number of days on USS Boston: 934

Date sailor reported to the Boston: 1943-06-30 | See Original Document
Notes on sailor arrival: R/S Boston, Mass

Date sailor left from the Boston: 1946-01-19 | See Original Document
Notes on sailor departure: Kure Japan FFT



Promotions for this sailor

1944-03-01 Promotion to: Radio Techician 3rd Class (RT3c) | See Original Document Comments:
1946-01-01 Promotion to: Electronic Technican's Mate 3rd Class (ETM3c) | See Original Document Comments:

Discipline for this Sailor


Personnel Notes for this Sailor

Sailor was recorded in Sept 1943 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in December 1943 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in March 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in June 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in September 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in December 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in March 1945 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in January 1946 Muster | See Original Document

Deck Log Notes for this sailor


Milestones for this sailor

Sailor was present at Commissioning and is a Plank Owner
Sailor served outside the Continental Limits of the United States on March 5, 1944
Sailor participated in the Marshall Islands Campaign from 29 Jan 44 to 7 Feb 44
Sailor participated in the capture and occupation of ENIWETOK from 15 Feb 1 to 1 Mar 1944
Crossed the equator 9 Mar 1944 and participated in the initiation ceremonies held by Neptunus Rex and his royal party
Sailor participated in attacks against PALAU and Western Caroline Islands from 30 Mar to April 1st 1944
Sailor participated in attacks and occupation of HOLLANDIA and NORTHWESTERN NEW GUINEA on 21-27 April, and subsequent attacks on TRUK and the bombardment of SATAWAN ISLAND on 23-30 April 1944
Sailor participated in attacks on the MARCUS ISLANDS 19-20 May and the attack on WAKE ISLAND on 23 May 1944
Sailor participated in the engagement and rout of a major Japanese task force in the waters east of the Philippines during the period 17-21 June 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on GUAM and ROTA ISLANDS (Marianas Group) on 11-13 June, and the attacks on IWO JIMA, CHICHI JIMA, and HAHA JIMA (Bonin Island group) on 15-16 June 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on PAGAN ISLANDS and IWO JIMA (Bonin Island group) on 23-24 June 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in bombardment of IWO JIMA on 4 July 1944 while USS BOSTON WAS A UNIT of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on GUAM and ROTA during the period 6-20 July 1944, and subsequently in operations in support of the invasion of GUAM during the period 21-22 July 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on PALAU ISLANDS during the period 25-27 July 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on PALAU ISLANDS during the period 6-8 September 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on CELEBES ISLANDS and the operations in support of the landing on MOROTAI ISLANDS during the period 15-16 September 1944, While the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.1
Sailor participated in the attacks LUZON during the period 21-22 September 1944 and the attacks on the VISAYAN GROUP (Philippine Islands) on 24 September 1944, while the USS Boston was a unit of task group 38.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on NANSEI SHOTO ISLANDS on 10 October 1944, While USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.1

 

Biography

Bob Knight After the War, Bob went to work in my family laundry business. Later, became an automobile insurance adjuster for Service Fire Insurance Co. He then went into sales of Induction heating equipment, used in the manufacturing and heat treating industry, which led to him starting his own business in the metals fabricating and heat treating field in 1960. Bob and his wife Connie wife retired in 1990. After living in Newington CT for 50 years, Bob and Connie relocated to Central Massachusetts. Married in 1947, they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Bob is an active member of the USS Boston Shipmates, serving on the reunion committee for many years.