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Williams, Jessica


Found in 35 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

Allen Odette Oral History

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

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

David E. Bishop Oral History

Identifier: OHP 118
Scope and Contents David Bishop served on Growler as a torpedoman third class from December 1959 to September 1961. He began his interview by explaining his decision to join the Navy when he was seventeen years old. Bishop then noted boot camp in San Diego and submarine schools in San Francisco, stating that submarined schools taught you the basic systems aboard a submarine and that the actual operation of these systems occurred once you were on board a boat. As Bishop continued, he described his first day on...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Dennis Y. Sloan Oral History

Identifier: OHP 114
Scope and Contents Dennis Y. Sloan served aboard Growler from 1959 to 1960, as a commissary officer and a torpedo officer. He began his interview with a summary of his service, from his time in the Naval Academy to his time on Growler. Sloan then discussed his life before the Navy, noting that his father was in the Air Force and that his family spent the war years in Iowa before moving to Arlington, VA. The conversation then returned to the Naval Academy, and Sloan stated that after graduating from the...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Donald Bosetti Oral History

Identifier: OHP 116
Scope and Contents Donald Bosetti served aboard Growler as an engineman second class from 1959 to 1961. He began his interview by discussing his decision to join the Navy and his experiences in boot camp. Bosetti recalled his first days in the barracks as well as the ensuing arguments and fights that occurred between the recruits from the North and the recruits from the South. He also noted that, as boot camp came to an end, the recruits were given psychological tests, some of which he described in detail, and...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Ed Clark Oral History

Identifier: OHP 141

Helen M. Mehl Oral History

Identifier: OHP 138
Scope and Contents Helen M. Mehl married Lieutenant Wayne Mehl in 1961, and spent three years living in Hawaii during Wayne’s service aboard Growler. Mehl began her interview by discussing her childhood and her upbringing in a traditional Methodist family. She then stated that after graduating high school, she attended Stanford University to study art and art history. This was where she met Wayne Mehl, and she noted that by her senior year, they were engaged. Mehl then continued, stating that she moved to...
Dates: June 29, 2017

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Military Forces (United States) -- Navy 29
Cold War, October 1945–March 15, 1974 28
Families (Human) -- Family Members 15
Families (Human) -- Family Members -- Wives 14
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Pearl Harbor Naval Reservation (defense installation) 14
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Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training -- Qualifying 11
Guided Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Regulus 1 11
Recreation 11
Food 10
Humor -- Practical Jokes 10
Strategy -- Deterrence 10
Cleaning -- Laundry Operations 9
Education -- Training -- Basic Training 8
Growler -- control room and attack center 8
Growler -- crew's quarters 8
Hygiene 8
Petty Officer 2nd Class, E-5 8
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Movies 8
United States (nation) -- Alaska (state) -- Aleutians West (national division) -- Adak (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Facility Adak (air base) 8
Accidents 7
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training 7
Engines -- Heat Engines -- Internal Combustion Engines -- Compression Ignition Engines -- Diesel Engines 7
Growler -- enlisted mess 7
Growler -- sail 7
Communications Technicians, CTs 6
Growler -- forward torpedo room 6
John F. Kennedy Assassination, November 22, 1963 6
Landing -- Aircraft Landings -- Carrier Landings 6
Liberty 6
Maintenance Equipment -- Drydocks 6
Performance Tests -- Psychological Tests 6
Vacuum -- High Vacuum 6
Attack -- Kamikaze Attack 5
Ceremonies -- Crossing the Line 5
Decommissioning, May 25, 1964 5
Discipline -- Captain's Mast 5
Growler -- missile hangar(s), port missile hangar, starboard missile hangar 5
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Naval Intelligence 5
Intrepid -- second deck -- wardroom 5
Lieutenant Junior Grade, O-2 5
Navigation 5
Recreation -- Games 5
Russia (nation) -- Primorskiy Kray (kray) -- Vladivostok (inhabited place) 5
United States (nation) -- Connecticut (state) -- New London (county) -- Groton (inhabited place) -- Naval Submarine Base New London (submarine base) 5
Vietnam War, 1966–68 5
World War II, December 1941–September 1945 5
Delivery -- Weapon Delivery -- Bombing 4
Detection -- Submarine Detection 4
Egypt (nation) -- Suez (governorate) -- Suez Canal (canal) 4
Fluids -- Liquids -- Water -- Distilled Water 4
Growler -- sonar room 4
Growler -- wardroom 4
Gunnery -- Antiaircraft Gunnery 4
Intrepid -- gallery deck -- combat information center (CIC) 4
Intrepid -- crew berthing 4
Intrepid -- flight deck 4
Intrepid -- second deck -- ready room 4
Intrepid -- third deck -- mess 4
Letter Writing 4
Navigation -- Inertial Navigation 4
Optical Equipment -- Periscopes -- Submarine Periscopes 4
Petty Officer 1st Class, E-6 4
Petty Officer 3rd Class, E-4 4
Radar -- Radar Equipment 4
Recreation -- Sports 4
Second Vietnam Deployment, May – December, 1967 4
Sonar Equipment 4
Accidents -- Aviation Accidents 3
Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 3
Attack on Truk, February 16–17, 1944 -- Torpedo Strike, February 17, 1944 3
Burial 3
Celebrations -- Holidays -- Christmas 3
Discipline 3
Disposal -- Garbage Disposal 3
Education -- Training -- Flight Training 3
First Vietnam Deployment, April – November 1966 3
Growler -- galley 3
Growler -- missile checkout and guidance center 3
Growler -- radio room 3
Hazing 3
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence 3
Intrepid -- fo’c’sle deck 3
Intrepid -- hangar deck 3
Intrepid -- island 3
Intrepid -- stateroom 3
Maintenance -- Ship Maintenance 3
Morale 3
Morale -- Awards 3
Operations Department -- OI Division 3
Personnel Management -- Promotion (Advancement) 3
Philippines (nation) -- Olongapo (special city) -- Olongapo (inhabited place) -- U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay (naval base) 3
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Performing Arts -- Music 3
Russia (nation) -- Kamchatskiy Kray (kray) -- Kamchatka (peninsula) 3
Seaman, E-3 3
Six Day War, June 5–10, 1967 3
Sonar 3
Strikes against Luzon, October 29, 1944 -- Kamikaze Strikes, November 25, 1944 3
Tonkin, Gulf of (gulf) -- Yankee Station (military installation) 3
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Honolulu (inhabited place) 3
United States (nation) -- Illinois (state) -- Lake (county) -- Naval Station Great Lakes (naval base) 3
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