Lieut. John Arthur McWaid
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Officer...John Arthur McWaid, Lt.
Lt. John A. McWaid passed away on Sept. 18th, 2005
John & Helen McWaid enjoying themselves at the
USS Salt Lake City CA25 Reunion Banquet in
Salt Lake City, UT., Sept. 2004
Nov. 1, 1943 Roster of Officers Restricted Records|
Div. F - Duty: W & JDO, Radar Officer
Battle Station: Evaluator in CIC
Sept. 22, 2002
Records from the SLC Deck Logs show Ensign John A. McWaid reported on board the SLC on March 3rd, 1943.
John & Helen McWaid
Daughter, Kathy Jones
Helen McWaid at the Nimitz Museum with the New USS SLC CA25 Plaque
Friendswood Veteran remembers WWII
by Courtney Middleton, Journal Staff
Sixty years after he joined the US Navy, Friendswood resident John McWaid remembers what it felt like to be an American, standing at the brink of a world war.
John A. McWaid & his bride, Helen in 1941,
before McWaid shipped off on the USS Northampton.
McWaid participated in the
Battles of Tassafaronga & Komandorski.
Autographed Picture of
Rear Admiral Bertram J. Rodgers
to Lieut. John A. McWaid
The message on the picture says:
To John A. McWaid- Shipmate and
Good Friend of the Salt Lake City days-
with my thanks for your most wonderful
assistance to us all in the
Battle of the Komandorskis, Mar. 26, 1943.
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