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Krebs, Mike

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1942-07-09

Biography

Mike Krebs, from Kenosha, Wisconsin, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) as an attack aviator in VA-34, flying A-4 Skyhawks during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. Krebs’ plane was damaged by ground fire during one of the missions he flew over North Vietnam. The damage eventually forced him to eject, and fortunately, Krebs was over water and quickly recovered by a US destroyer. After his time aboard Intrepid, Krebs, still with VA-34, went aboard Forrestal for a Med Cruise. He was then assigned to VA-174, a shore based A-7 squadron. After leaving the Navy, Krebs worked for Electronic Data Systems for 29 years, operating and installing computer systems for client companies.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Brian Walker Oral History

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Identifier: OHP-071
Scope and Contents Brian Walker begins by describing growing up in Wisconsin and being interested in flying at an early age. He decided to join the Navy while attending the University of Wisconsin at Stout. He continues by describing his experience in flight training including flying T-34s, T-28s, and the F-9. In early 1967, Walker got his orders to join VA-34 on board Intrepid where he would fly attack aircraft (A-4), which he describes as being like a sports car. Prior to Vietnam, Walker spent about two weeks...

Jim Jones Diary

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Identifier: A2017.68
Overview James Richard Jones, who went by Jim, was the Aircraft Maintenance Officer with attack squadron VA-34, which was embarked on board the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) in 1967. His diary chronicles his time aboard USS Intrepid and mentioned several major events in Intrepid's history at that time.

Mike Krebs Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 081
Scope and Contents Mike Krebs served aboard Intrepid as an attack aviator in VA-34, flying A-4 Skyhawks during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. He began his interview by explaining that he grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, studied electrical engineering at Marquette University, and joined the NROTC. Krebs then continued, stating that after graduation he received orders to attend fight school at Saufley Field in Pensacola, Florida. While discussing his flight training, Krebs noted that he also flew...

Mike Krebs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A2015.76
Overview The Mike Krebs Intrepid papers include correspondence, publications, maps, and other documents relating to his service aboard Intrepid as a pilot with VA-34 in 1967, during the ship’s second Vietnam War deployment. He was a lieutenant junior grade.

Mike Wade Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 086
Scope and Contents Mike Wade served aboard Intrepid as an air intelligence officer in VA-34 during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. He began his interview by discussing his life before joining the Navy, stating that he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, attended the University of Georgia, and graduated with a degree in chemistry. Wade then discussed his route to Navy flight training, noting that he had initially intended to be a pilot, before explaining why he eventually became an air intelligence...