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Bernard J. St. John Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 027
Scope and Contents Bernard “Ben” St. John served aboard Intrepid as an Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in VT-18 during World War II, from late 1944 until July 1945. St. John began his interview by discussing his hometown, Adams, Massachusetts, his years in high school, and some of his early jobs. He also recalled hearing about the war in Europe and later the attack on Pearl Harbor. St. John then discussed his decision to become a pilot, the different levels of pilot training, carrier quals, and his first landing on...

Constantino "Andy" Tamasi Papers

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Identifier: A2015.03
Overview The Andy Tamasi papers consist of ephemera collected during Tamasi's time on board Intrepid from 1954–1956. As a member of the S-2 Division, he worked in the galley where he cooked food for enlisted sailors.

James Smith Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 012
Scope and Contents James Smith served aboard Intrepid during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, and was a seaman first class stationed as a first loader on a 40mm gun. Smith began his interview by providing a brief background of his life before he joined the Navy. He then discussed his decision join the Navy, how he felt after the Pearl Harbor attack, being assigned to gunnery, and his job as a first loader. After focusing on his initial Navy experiences, Smith described the first time he saw Intrepid, as well as...

Jere Austin Plans of the Day

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Identifier: A2016.16
Scope and Contents Jere Austin He served on board Intrepid during World War II as an Ensign/ Fire Marshall in the R2 Division Office.

Schedule; Two Air Department Plans of the Day and one general Plan of the Day for October 22–24, 1945. All plans are signed by A.A. Giesser, Commander, USN, Air Officer. October 22 and 23 are on one side only, and October 24 is on both sides of the sheet.

Joseph Barry Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 013
Scope and Contents Joseph Barry served aboard Intrepid as a radioman during World War II. Barry began his interview by recalling the early years of his life. He then discussed how he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor and his decision to join the Navy. Barry next recounted becoming a radioman, seeing Intrepid for the first time, and working in the radio shack. He described the radio shack, stated the number of men that worked in that space, and explained the job they performed. Barry also noted that the...

Joseph D. Murphy Sr. Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 001
Scope and Contents Joseph D. Murphy served aboard Intrepid as a gunnery officer and deck officer during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. Murphy began his interview by discussing his family and the community where he was raised. He then described hearing the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor, joining the Navy Reserve, and receiving his commission as an ensign from Columbia midshipmen school. Murphy then continued, describing the first time he saw Intrepid and Intrepid’s commissioning ceremony. At this time, and...

Peter Carle Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 024
Scope and Contents Peter Carle served aboard Intrepid as a radarman second class from December 1969 to November 1971. Carle began his interview by discussing his decision to join the Navy. Carle then described the training he had received from electronics school and radar school. He also recalled his assignment to Glynco Naval Air Station in Georgia, where he spent his time at C.I.C. school. Carle also noted that the training and experiences he received in the Navy had prepared him for his future job working with...

Thomas Pistorino Letter

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Identifier: A2018.99
Scope and Contents Correspodence; Letter, 4 pages, March 26, 1973. Letter to Thomas Pistorino's father, Anthony Pistorino, from RH Barker, Intrepid's Captain at the time. Pistorino's father had written to the captain concerning his son and the unrest onboard Intrepid after the racial incidents of January 1973. In the letter, Barker briefly describes what caused the incidents and what he and the other officers had done in response to it. He reassures Pistorino's father that tensions have settled. He complements...