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Bernard Fipp Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 056
Scope and Contents - Bernard Fipp served aboard Intrepid as an attack aviator in VA-34, flying A-4 Skyhawks during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. Fipp began his interview by discussing his early life in San Diego, California. He then explained his decision to join the Coast Guard in 1963, after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1962. Fipp then stated that he finished his active duty in the Coast Guard, decided to join the Navy, and trained at Pensacola in 1965, under the AOC...

George Griffith, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: A2015.10
Overview The papers concern George Griffith Jr. and his death in an operational flight accident. On October 28, 1944, his aircraft experienced engine failure on takeoff, fell into the ocean and was run over by the ship. Destroyers searched for him, but nothing was found.

Gerald Feola Correspondence

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Identifier: A2015.23
Scope and Contents Correspondence, March 15–December 1967- This correspondence was sent to Feoloa’s girlfriend Arlene Trentacoste. Much of it expresses his love for Arlene. Another frequent topic is the route and itinerary of Intrepid and its participation in the Vietnam War. Listed below are selected letters and some key subjects they cover.- March 15 -- Flight operations, negative feelings on “this place,” Tonkin Gulf ships, Navy abbreviations. - March 18, 1967 -- Storm. - March 21 --...

James Smith Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 012
Scope and Contents James Smith served aboard Intrepid during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, and was a seaman first class stationed as a first loader on a 40mm gun. Smith began his interview by providing a brief background of his life before he joined the Navy. He then discussed his decision join the Navy, how he felt after the Pearl Harbor attack, being assigned to gunnery, and his job as a first loader. After focusing on his initial Navy experiences, Smith described the first time he saw Intrepid, as well as...

Kenneth Marshall Papers

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Identifier: A2015.17
Overview Dr. Kenneth Marshall served on board Intrepid as a flight surgeon from January 1967 until December 1968. He served as a flight surgeon and was attached to Carrier Air Wing 10. Following the fire on USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, Dr. Marshall and five other members of Intrepid’s medical staff assisted in the treatment of casualties, and this describes their activities. This collection contains a summary of the events and a newspaper clipping about Intrepid crewmen helping those affected.

Lt. Elmer Clarence Namoski Prayer Card

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Identifier: A2017.24
Scope and Contents Card, Prayer; Front of card has an image of the Virgin Mary with small angels surrounding her. Inside, there is a small picture of Lt. Elmer Clarence Namoski, and the card is dedicated to "Lieut. Elmer C. Namoski // Died October 29, 1944 // Age 27 years". There are several prayers inside the card. The back cover has the prayer "Prayer Before a Representation of // Jesus Crucified".

Nathan Hecker Letters

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Identifier: A2018.63
Overview The Nathan Hecker letters were sent to Nathan Hecker, a Cheif Aviation Radio Technician, by his wife, Dorothy. Nathan Hecker was killed in the November 25, 1944 kamikaze attacks on board Intrepid. The letters never reached Hecker and they were returned to Dorothy, stamped undeliverable.Charles Robinson was a letter carrier in the Fresno area. Charles was unable to return the letters to Dorothy and they remained in his possession, unopened.The letters have been opened by...

Richard Allan Moran Papers

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Identifier: A2015.86
Overview Richard Allan "Moose" Moran was a pilot with squadron VA-15 on board Intrepid in 1966. On August 7, 1966, Lt. Cdr. Moran crashed into the ocean while attempting to land on board Intrepid. His remains were not recovered. This collection contains his military records and personnel files, which were sent to his wife, Judy, after his death. It also includes dependency and survivor benefit information and forms that were also sent to Judy. Records were kept in the sections they were received in.