Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Archives

Richard Montfort Diaries Edit

Summary

Identifier
A2015.39

Dates

  • 1941–46 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5 Volumes (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The diaries detail Montfort’s pre-war life and his Navy service. Almost every day has a comprehensive entry, with the exception of the missing pages at February 5-9, 1944. Highlights include the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Montfort getting his ‘warrant letter’ from the Navy, and major Intrepid events such as the commissioning, Crossing the Line, participation in battles, kamikaze and torpedo attacks, damage to the ship, the ship’s arrivals and departures from ports, changes of command, and ship anniversaries. There are also many descriptions of everyday life on Intrepid. Montfort served on Intrepid from the commissioning until April 27, 1945.

  • Processing Information

    A tax receipt and income tax return inserted at the back of the 1945 diary have been removed and stored in a document box.

  • Preferred Citation

    Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Gift of the family of Richard L. Montfort from Hammonton, NJ. A2015.39

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