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Robert Lynn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A2015.55
Overview In November 1958, Lynn was flying his F9F-8P Photo Cougar off the coast of Barbados. The aircraft suffered a complete system failure and cockpit fire. The resulting ejection and rescue of Lynn by a local banana boat crew is documented in the letter and a squadron newsletter.

Rodger Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2009.04.02
Overview The Rodger Jones papers date from 1944 to 1953 and are divided into the following six series: writings, correspondence, service records, History of Air Group 18, ephemera, and magazines. Writings, correspondence, and service records document Jones’s time MIA in the Philippines and his interactions with Filipino friends, including members of the Hakbalahap guerilla movement. Correspondence also covers pilot N.J. “Rocky” Roccaforte’s death. Ephemera includes membership cards.

Rolland Shea Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A2015.28
Overview Mr. Shea is a former naval aviator and flew with VA-95 during the Intrepid’s first Vietnam War cruise. Shea’s career included a tour of duty where he was responsible for the training of South Vietnamese pilots on the A-1 Skyraider. This collection centers on that duty. This is a seldom told story and the collection helps tell it in great detail with archives and photographs. Though not a direct Intrepid story, the collection is worthwhile to keep, not only due to the connection with Shea but...

Shaun O'Shaughnessy Papers

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Identifier: A2018.51
Overview Shaun O’Shaughnessy served on board USS Growler from 1962 until 1963. He was a missile technician third class (MT3). His papers include correspondence and certificates from his Naval and submarine training, a letter to his parents, his discharge papers, and other ephemera. Included in the papers are two sets of qualification drawings, which were required before O'Shaughnessy could qualify on Growler and earn his dolphins.

Thomas Pistorino Letter

 Item
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...

Wayne Mehl Papers

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Identifier: A2017.28
Overview The Wayne Mehl Papers contains papers from his time aboard Growler in 1961 and after. The collection includes a commendation Growler received, correspondence sent home to the families of crewmembers, an address list, newsletters from the naval base at Pearl Harbor, and a blueprint of Growler General Plans.

Wilburn Brown Papers

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Identifier: A2015.61
Overview Wilburn Brown served in A Division, running the aircraft elevator, from 1965-69. His papers contain items from his time aboard Intrepid, as well as items from the Bicentennial after he has left the ship.

Wilburn F. Bonifay Letter

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Identifier: A2017.33
Scope and Contents Correspondence; Five pages. Letter is on United States Navy letterhead with a blue Navy insignia and "United States Navy" printed in blue on one side of each page.December 25, 1944. Addressed to "mom & all", signed "Your Son // Wilburn". In the letter, Bonifay talks about the November 25, 1944 kamikaze attacks on the Intrepid. He describes being afraid of being unable to hear an order to abandon ship because the loud speakers were damaged in the attack. He goes on to express the...

William Harvison Papers

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Identifier: A2017.64
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,...