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Wade, Mike

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: Date of birth

Biography

Mike Wade, from Atlanta, Georgia, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) as an air intelligence officer during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. Wade spent much of his time assisting with mission planning as well as briefing and debriefing pilots. He also served as the SERE (survival, escape, resistance and evasion) officer and the rules of engagement officer for Intrepid’s air wing. After his active duty service, Wade remained in the Navy Reserve for another twenty-three years.
Race/ethnicity White

Military service dates

August 5, 1964
Start of military service
May 1967
Start of service aboard Intrepid
December 1967
End of service aboard Intrepid
2002
End of service (USNR)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mike Krebs Oral History

 Item
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 Wade Oral History

 Item
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...