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Scope and Contents Invitation; to Intrepid's Commissioning. The iniviation invites "Mrs. R.L. and Miss Carol Montfort" to Intrepid's Commissioning at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, VA on August 16, 1943 at 2 o'clock. The number on the back of the card is 257.
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...