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Gorski, Elizabeth C.


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred A. "Pete" Smith Oral History

Identifier: OHP 028
Scope and Contents Alfred “Pete” Smith served as the operations officer aboard Intrepid from 1970 to 1972. Smith began his interview by stating that he joined the Navy Reserves in 1947, at the age of 17. He then provided a brief outline of his early Navy career, from being an enlisted reservist, to joining a submarine division, and then entering the Naval Academy, graduating in 1953. Smith continued, recounting his assignments in the aviation community, from receiving his wings in November 1954, through...
Dates: January 16, 2014

Bernard Fipp Oral History

Identifier: OHP 056
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Dates: October 9, 2014

Bernard J. St. John Oral History

Identifier: OHP 027
Scope and Contents Bernard “Ben” St. John served aboard Intrepid as an Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in VT-18 during World War II, from late 1944 until July 1945. St. John began his interview by discussing his hometown, Adams, Massachusetts, his years in high school, and some of his early jobs. He also recalled hearing about the war in Europe and later the attack on Pearl Harbor. St. John then discussed his decision to become a pilot, the different levels of pilot training, carrier quals, and his first landing...
Dates: December 7, 2013

Brian Walker Oral History

Identifier: OHP-071
Scope and Contents Brian Walker served aboard Intrepid as an attack aviator in VA-34 during Intrepid’s second Vietnam deployment in 1967. He began his interview by discussing his upbringing in Wisconsin and his interest in flight, which began at an early age. Walker then continued, explaining his decision to join the Navy and describing his experiences in flight training, which involved flying T-34s, T-28s, and F-9s. The interview then shifted to Walker’s time aboard Intrepid, where he flew A-4s, an aircraft...
Dates: February 17, 2016

David E. Benedict Oral History

Identifier: OHP 034
Scope and Contents David Benedict served aboard Intrepid as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room, and as a yeoman in the engineering office, from October 1958 to July 1961. Benedict began his interview by providing an overview of his service aboard Intrepid, noting the years he was aboard and discussing his first job as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room and his second job as a yeoman in the engineering office. Benedict then spoke about recreation aboard ship and visiting different...
Dates: May 23, 2014

Herman F. Nascimento Oral History

Identifier: OHP 058
Scope and Contents Herman Nascimento served aboard Growler from 1958 to 1961, as an engineman petty officer third class. Nascimento began his interview by providing a brief overview of his time in the Navy. He then explained his family history, discussed growing up in Hawaii, and recounted some of his memories of growing up in Hawaii during WWII. Nascimento next discussed his motivation for joining the Navy and volunteering for the submarine service. The interview then shifted toward submarine training...
Dates: October 01, 2014

Jimm Larry Hendren Oral History

Identifier: OHP 023
Scope and Contents Jimm Larry Hendren served aboard Intrepid as the ship’s legal officer during the 1966 WESTPAC cruise to Vietnam. Hendren began his interview by discussing his family’s history and describing his education, from high school through Naval Justice School. He then continued, stating that his first orders were as Assistant Legal Officer at Commander Fleet Air Norfolk, where a fortuitous meeting with Captain Giuseppe Macri and Captain John Fair resulted in Hendren becoming Intrepid’s legal...
Dates: November 11, 2013

June Hays Oral History

Identifier: OHP 096
Scope and Contents June Hays married Wesley Hays in 1943, and experienced life on the home front during World War II while Wes served aboard Intrepid in VBF-10. Hays began her interview by discussing her childhood in Santa Anna, Texas. She also explained how she met Wesley Hays. June then recalled Wes joining the Navy, getting engaged to Wes, getting married in Pensacola, and having their first son, Wes Jr. As the interview continued, June noted that Wes was eventually stationed in Groton, Connecticut, and...
Dates: April 28, 2016

Kenneth Erger Oral History

Identifier: OHP 193
Scope and Contents Kenneth Erger served aboard Intrepid as a fire controlman third class during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He began his interview by discussing his childhood in Iowa and describing life growing up on a farm. Erger then explained his decision to join the Navy and described boot camp before stating that he went aboard Intrepid while the ship was in San Francisco. He noted the ship’s shakedown after being repaired from a torpedo strike and also recounted the arrival of the air group and the...
Dates: April 11, 2019

Richard Lee Meyers Oral History

Identifier: OHP 037
Scope and Contents Richard Meyers served aboard Growler as a machinist’s mate second class from October 1961 to September 1963. Meyers began his interview by explaining his decision to leave his construction job in Wyoming and join the Navy. He then discussed boot camp and volunteering for the submarine service. Meyers continued, recounting the first time he saw Growler. The submarine was in dry dock in Pearl Harbor, which gave Meyers the opportunity to walk underneath Growler and see the submarine from a...
Dates: July 2, 2014

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Military Forces (United States) -- Navy 12
Cold War, October 1945–March 15, 1974 8
Landing -- Aircraft Landings -- Carrier Landings 7
Delivery -- Weapon Delivery -- Bombing 4
Education -- Training -- Flight Training 4
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Families (Human) -- Family Members -- Wives 4
Intrepid -- flight deck 4
Letter Writing 4
Aircraft -- Skyhawk 3
Education -- Training -- Basic Training 3
Egypt (nation) -- Suez (governorate) -- Suez Canal (canal) 3
Families (Human) -- Family Members 3
Federated States of Micronesia (nation) -- Yap (state) -- Ulithi (atoll) 3
Gunnery -- Antiaircraft Gunnery 3
Intrepid -- hangar deck 3
Intrepid -- junior officer bunkroom 3
Intrepid -- second deck -- ready room 3
Intrepid -- squadron ready room 3
Philippines (nation) -- Olongapo (special city) -- Olongapo (inhabited place) -- U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay (naval base) 3
United States (nation) -- Florida (state) -- Escambia (county) -- Pensacola (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Station Pensacola (air base) 3
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Pearl Harbor Naval Reservation (defense installation) 3
Vietnam War, 1966–68 3
World War II, December 1941–September 1945 3
Accidents -- Aviation Accidents 2
Aircraft -- Mentor -- T-34 2
Aircraft -- Skyraider 2
Aircraft -- Tiger -- F-11 2
Attack -- Kamikaze Attack 2
CVW-10 -- VA-34 2
Ceremonies -- Crossing the Line 2
Cleaning -- Laundry Operations 2
Discipline -- Captain's Mast 2
Engines -- Heat Engines -- Internal Combustion Engines -- Compression Ignition Engines -- Diesel Engines 2
Food 2
Growler -- engine room 2
Growler -- engine room control booth 2
Growler -- forward torpedo room 2
Growler -- sail 2
Guided Missiles -- Surface To Air Missiles 2
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Naval Intelligence 2
Intrepid -- island 2
Intrepid -- second deck -- wardroom 2
Intrepid -- stateroom 2
Intrepid -- third deck -- mess 2
Liberty 2
Lieutenant Junior Grade, O-2 2
Lieutenant, O-3 2
Logistics -- Replacement -- Replenishment -- Refueling 2
Logistics -- Replacement -- Replenishment -- Replenishment At Sea 2
Morale 2
Morale -- Awards 2
Petty Officer 2nd Class, E-5 2
Petty Officer 3rd Class, E-4 2
Physiology -- Stress(Physiology) -- Motion Sickness 2
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Movies 2
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Performing Arts -- Music 2
Recreation -- Games 2
Recreation -- Sports 2
Second Vietnam Deployment, May – December, 1967 2
Six Day War, June 5–10, 1967 2
Strikes against Luzon, October 29, 1944 -- Kamikaze Strike, October 29, 1944 2
Strikes against Luzon, October 29, 1944 -- Kamikaze Strikes, November 25, 1944 2
Tonkin, Gulf of (gulf) -- Yankee Station (military installation) 2
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- San Diego (county) -- San Diego (inhabited place) 2
United States (nation) -- Connecticut (state) -- New London (county) -- Groton (inhabited place) -- Naval Submarine Base New London (submarine base) 2
United States (nation) -- Florida (state) -- Clay (county) -- Green Cove Springs (inhabited place) -- Lee Field Naval Air Station (air base) 2
United States (nation) -- Florida (state) -- Duval (county) -- Jacksonville (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Station Cecil Field (air base) 2
United States (nation) -- Illinois (state) -- Cook (county) -- Glenview (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Station Glenview (air base) 2
United States (nation) -- Illinois (state) -- Lake (county) -- Naval Station Great Lakes (naval base) 2
United States (nation) -- Mississippi (state) -- Lauderdale (county) -- Meridian (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Station Meridian (air base) 2
United States (nation) -- Texas (state) -- Kleberg (county) -- Kingsville (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Station Kingsville (air base) 2
United States (nation) -- Texas (state) -- Nueces (county) -- Corpus Christi (inhabited place) -- Navy Landing Airfield Cabaniss (air base) 2
Vacuum -- High Vacuum 2
Warfare -- Aerial Warfare -- Air Strikes 2
Weapons -- Antiaircraft Guns 2
Wounds and Injuries -- Burns(Injuries) 2
Accidents -- Aviation Accidents -- Crash Landings 1
Accidents -- Boat And Ship Accidents 1
Acoustic Equipment -- Acoustic Detectors -- Sonobuoys 1
Air Group 10 -- VBF-10 1
Air Group 10 -- VF-10 1
Air Group 18 -- VT-18 1
Air Traffic Control Systems 1
Aircraft -- Avenger -- TBF 1
Aircraft -- Buckeye -- T-2 1
Aircraft -- Corsair 1
Aircraft -- Cougar 1
Aircraft -- Cougar -- F9F 1
Aircraft -- Crusader -- F-8 1
Aircraft -- Soviet Cold War -- Mikoyan-Gurevich 1
Aircraft -- Tracker -- S2F -- UF Stoof 1
Aircraft -- Trojan -- T-28 1
Animals -- Vertebrates -- Mammals -- Primates -- Humans -- Youth -- Children -- Infants 1
Arresting(Process) 1
Atmospheric Sciences -- Meteorology -- Meteorological Phenomena -- Storms -- Typhoons 1
Attack -- Torpedo Attack 1
Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 1
Attack on Truk, February 16–17, 1944 -- Torpedo Strike, February 17, 1944 1
Barbados (nation) -- Barbados (island) 1
Battle of Okinawa, April 1 – June 22, 1945 -- Kamikaze Strike, April 16, 1945 1
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