Archival Collection. Archival Collection
Identifier: Archival Collection
Found in 146 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The R. Nicholas Chapman Papers contain reports, poems, and programs from Chapman's time aboard USS Intrepid. R. Nicholas Chapman served on board Intrepid as part of the decommissioning crew. Chapman was the H Division Officer and oversaw sick bay. Included in these papers are three farewell poems to various squadrons, the USS Intrepid Medical Report for 1972-1973, a program from Intrepid's 1974 Decommissioning ceremony, and a program from Intrepid's 30th Anniversary in 1973.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972–1973
Scope and Contents The DeNisco Letters contain 33 letters from Ralph DeNisco to his wife, Jackie, during his time aboard Intrepid. The letters range from May 17, 1955 to November 12, 1955, and were written frequently, often daily. The contents of the letters includes day to day life on Intrepid, Ports of Call, inquiries about home life, and romantic notes to his wife.October 26, 1955: included in envelope is Ports of Call ephemerafrom Cannes, France; a brochure and map from the Cavendish Hotel and a...
Dates: Majority of material found within May 17–November 12, 1955
Abstract The Ralph Nurse Papers contain identification cards and passes, track charts, maps, paperwork on bombing procedures, and other items from his time on board Intrepid with torpedo squadron 18 (VT-18).
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–45
Abstract The Ray Fox papers contains Intrepid Rosters, Program, and Maps from his service in 1967. Fox served as a pilot on board Intrepid with VA-34 in 1967, during the ship’s second Vietnam War deployment.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1965–67
Scope and Contents Diary; During his time on Intrepid, Ray Stone kept a diary, which he later used as the basis for his memoir, My Ship! The USS Intrepid (2004). The diary lists major dates and events aboard Intrepid during World War II, including commissioning, kamikaze attacks, ports of call, and other involvements in the Pacific Theater.
Dates: April 13, 1943 – November 12, 1945
Abstract Richard Allan "Moose" Moran was a pilot with squadron VA-15 on board Intrepid in 1966. On August 7, 1966, Lt. Cdr. Moran crashed into the ocean while attempting to land on board Intrepid. His remains were not recovered. This collection contains his military records and personnel files, which were sent to his wife, Judy, after his death. It also includes dependency and survivor benefit information and forms that were also sent to Judy. Records were kept in the sections they were received in.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956–66
Scope and Contents The Richard K. Gaines Papers contains two items from his service aboard Intrepid, where he served as Intrepid's first executive officer. There is a postcard mailed to Thomas L. Sprague from the Chez Paree with inscribed names, including Gaines and Sprague. The other item in this collection is a photograph with cartoons of Gaines and Sprague.
Abstract Richard K. Gaines was the first Executive Officer of Intrepid. His papers include the program from Intrepid's Commissioning ceremony, Intrepid printed newspapers, Plans of the Day, documents a report about the first Shakedown Cruise from September 14 to November 1, 1943, personnel records and reports, Naval dispatches, Naval song sheets, and other records pertaining to Intrepid's operations and the Pacific Fleet during Gaines' time as Commanding Officer.
Dates: Majority of material found within August 16, 1943–October 1945
Scope and Contents The diaries detail Montfort’s pre-war life and his Navy service. Almost every day has a comprehensive entry, with the exception of the missing pages at February 5-9, 1944. Highlights include the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Montfort getting his ‘warrant letter’ from the Navy, and major Intrepid events such as the commissioning, Crossing the Line, participation in battles, kamikaze and torpedo attacks, damage to the ship, the ship’s arrivals and departures from ports, changes of command, and...
Scope and Contents Card, Membership; Ancient Order of the Suez membership card, with gold background and brown lettering that says: "Ancient Order of the Suez // By Permission of The Ancient Pharaohs the // USS Intrepid CVS-11 // Sailed Across the ISTHMUS OF SUEZ By Transiting The BIG DITCH // Its Lakes and Marshes This 1 Day of June 1967. // IT IS THEREFORE KNOWN to all Seafaring Men that // Robert J. Christie // having ventured across the Sinai Desert, and over Oceans of moving // Sand Dunes, is duly initiated...
Dates: June 1, 1967