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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...
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.
Overview Homer Stockman Sr. served on board Intrepid during World War II as a Seaman First Class (S1) in the V-6 Division. The Harry Stockman Sr. papers contain papers from his service, including a 1945 Cruise book, training booklets, various service paperwork, Intrepid magazines, list of events, menus, and other various Intrepid ephemera.
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...
Identifier: OHP 018
Scope and Contents Sverre Bach served aboard Intrepid as an F6F pilot in VF-6 during World War II, in 1944. Bach began his interview by discussing his family history and stating that he followed in the footsteps of his two older brothers who were naval aviators. He then described the various stages of flight training, the aircraft he flew, and the lessons he learned. Bach then discussed his training in the F4F Wildcat and explained the differences between the American F4F and the Japanese “Zero.” He also...
Identifier: OHP 080
Overview The William Aubrey Harvison Papers contain materials from his time aboard Intrepid. The majority of the collection is correspondence from Harvison to his mother, his sister, and one other woman named "Ms. Crawford." The letters discuss life on board Intrepid, the Ports of Call they visit, home life, and Harvison's trouble in the Navy. The rest of the collection includes a prayer book, notebooks, ports of call ephemera, certificates, an immunization certificate, a Plan of the Day, a Family Gram,...
Identifier: OHP 016
Scope and Contents William Murphy served aboard Intrepid as a musician third class and was a member of the Navy band (both the “square” and “swing” bands) during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Murphy began his interview by stating that he remembered living in South Omaha, Nebraska, and then relocating to a small town near Chicago at the age of 4 or 5. Murphy explained that his mother and sister were musicians, and that he had experimented with music, playing all through high school, a theme that would reoccur...