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Feola, Gerald

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: June 12, 1944

Biography

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.
1967
Start Date of Military Service
March 1967
Start Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
December 1967
End Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
1967
End Date of Military Service
Race/Ethnicity Caucasian

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Gerald Feola Bluejacket's Manual

 Item
Identifier: A2016.50
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”

Gerald Feola Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: A2015.23
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 --...

Gerald Feola Letter

 Item
Identifier: A2016.41
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...

Gerald Feola Oral History

 Item
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...

Gerald Feola Papers

 Item
Identifier: A2016.47
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.