- Existence: June 12, 1944
Gerald Feola, from Staten Island, New York, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) during the ship’s second Vietnam War deployment from May to December 1967. Feola, an aviation structural mechanic third class, came aboard Intrepid with VAW 33, where he operated electronic counter measures on an EA1F Skyraider. After separating from the Navy, Feola returned to his previous job before joining the New York City Fire Department where he served for 28 years. Gerald Feola is currently an active volunteer at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
- Start Date of Military Service
- March 1967
- Start Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
- December 1967
- End Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
- End Date of Military Service
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Bluejackets' Manual // United Stated Navy Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1964. The first page of the manual says "Gerald Feola" on the top left corner, underlined and written in blue ink. Annotations are throughout the manual, including underlining, notes, circles, and other markings in blue ink. Last page says "G Feola // 998-59-11”
Scope and Contents Correspondence, March 15–December 1967- This correspondence was sent to Feoloa’s girlfriend Arlene Trentacoste. Much of it expresses his love for Arlene. Another frequent topic is the route and itinerary of Intrepid and its participation in the Vietnam War. Listed below are selected letters and some key subjects they cover.- March 15 -- Flight operations, negative feelings on “this place,” Tonkin Gulf ships, Navy abbreviations. - March 18, 1967 -- Storm. - March 21 --...
Scope and Contents This letter is from Gerald Feola to his then girlfriend Arlene Trentacosta. The letter begins with talking about events and issues brought up in a previous letter. It continues to detail and incident during his job on the flight deck as final inspector of aircrafts being launched. This new donation tells the story of his job on the flight deck as the final inspector of aircraft being launched. He explains to Arlene the guilt he is harboring for keeping a radar jamming aircraft from...
Identifier: OHP 002
Scope and Contents Gerald Feola served aboard Intrepid as an aviation structural mechanic third class with VAW 33 during the ship’s second Vietnam War deployment, from May to December 1967. He began his interview by mentioning his two uncles and one cousin who served in World War II, and his Catholic Church’s sea cadets program, which provided him with somewhat of an exposure to the Navy. Feola then described his decision to join the Navy, being assigned to a squadron, seeing Intrepid for the first time, and...
Overview The Gerald Feola papers contain materials related to his time aboard Intrepid during the Vietnam War with early warning squadron VAW-33 (A-1 Skyraiders) during the ship’s second Vietnam cruise in 1967. These papers include training materials, flight schedules, and certificates.