- Existence: December 2, 1940 - May 15, 2020
Allen Odette, born in Naperville, Illinois, served aboard the submarine USS Growler (SSG-577) from August 1961 to December 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) second class. Odette’s primary role on Growler focused on fire control for the Regulus missiles, however he also stood electronic countermeasure watches and worked with the ship’s inertial navigation system (SINS). Odette’s experiences on Growler nurtured his future interest in electronics and GPS systems, which influenced his life after serving in the Navy.
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Identifier: OHP 111
Scope and Contents Allen Odette served aboard Growler from August 1961 to December 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) second class. Odette began his interview by speaking about his decision to join the Navy. He noted that he first went into the reserves in Illinois before joining the regular Navy after moving to California. He also discussed his experiences in boot camp as well as his decision to apply for the submarine service after receiving a tour of a submarine from a friend of a...
Dates: September 14, 2016
Abstract The Allen Odette Papers contain materials from his service aboard Growler, including official paperwork and service records, newsletters that were written and printed on Growler, and ports of call ephemera.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1961–63