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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...
Overview 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.