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Raymond T. Stone Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 007
Scope and Contents Raymond T. Stone served aboard Intrepid as a radarman second class during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Stone began his interview by recalling the moment he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then discussed his decision to join the Navy, basic training, how he became a radarman, and his first time seeing Intrepid. Stone continued by describing his work in Intrepid’s combat information center (CIC). He covered topics such as the layout of CIC, the communication of information, the daily...

Richard Montfort Diaries

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Identifier: A2015.39
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...

Roy Latall Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 011
Scope and Contents Roy Latall served aboard Intrepid as an aviation machinist’s mate second class in the arresting gear crew during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Latall began his interview by describing his journey to Intrepid in April 1943, explaining how he had travelled from Millington, Tennessee, to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where he was introduced to arresting gear, the equipment he would be operating aboard Intrepid. Latall noted that he had never heard of arresting gear and then explained the carrier...

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 J. Murphy Oral History

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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...