- Existence: August 24, 1940
Douglas Peterson, from Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) as an attack aviator in VA-34 during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. While aboard Intrepid he flew A-4 Skyhawks, performing road reconnaissance missions and participating in Alpha Strikes. After his time on Intrepid, Peterson went to VA-122, an A-7 training squadron out of Lemoore, California, where he spent two years as an instructor pilot. After leaving the Navy, Peterson worked for Wisconsin Power and Light.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: OHP 056
Scope and Contents - Bernard Fipp served aboard Intrepid as an attack aviator in VA-34, flying A-4 Skyhawks during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. Fipp began his interview by discussing his early life in San Diego, California. He then explained his decision to join the Coast Guard in 1963, after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1962. Fipp then stated that he finished his active duty in the Coast Guard, decided to join the Navy, and trained at Pensacola in 1965, under the AOC...
Scope and Contents Newsletter: Tiger Tracks. "Homeward Bound." VA-34, 1967 -The newsletter recounts places Intrepid traveled to, letters to the editors, information on plane captains, and highlights of Intrepid's cruise as they head back to the States.
Identifier: OHP 082
Scope and Contents Douglas Peterson served aboard Intrepid as an attack aviator in VA-34, flying A-4 Skyhawks during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. Peterson began his interview by discussing his interest in airplanes and his desire to fly. He then continued, stating that he entered the Naval Academy in June of 1960, graduated in 1964, and immediately began flight training at Saufley Field in Pensacola, Florida, where he primarily flew T-34s. While discussing flight training, Peterson also spoke...
Identifier: OHP082 Douglas Peterson Oral History FINAL
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...