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Shakedown Cruise, October 1943 8
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Formosa Air Battle, October 12–14, 1944 3
Intrepid’s First Commissioning Anniversary, August 16, 1944 3
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Mercury 7 recovery, May 24, 1962 2
Military Forces (United States) -- Navy 2
Modernization SCB-125, September 1956 – May 1957 2
Modernization SCB-27C, 1952–1954 2
Operation Crosswind, December 1957 2
Operation Strikeback, September 1957 2
Panama (nation) -- Panama Canal (canal) 2
Ports of Call 2
Raids on Japanese Home Islands, March 1945 2
Recommissioning, June 18, 1954 2
Rescues -- Sea Rescues 2
Shakedown Cruise, January 1955 2
Typhoon near Ulithi, October 3–4, 1944 2
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First Vietnam Deployment, April – November 1966 1
Gemini 3 recovery, March 23, 1965 1
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Industrial Mobilization 1
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Intrepid -- third deck -- mess 1
Intrepid’s Second Commissioning Anniversary, August 16, 1945 1
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Montfort, Richard 2
Richards, Andrea 2
American Federation of Musicians 1
Boehm, Eric 1

1943-1945 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1945
Abstract The 1943-1945 Intrepid Cruise Book documents Intrepid's deployments during World War II in the Pacific Theater. It details major events that occured during 1943-1945, ports the crew visited, departments and air groups on board, and day to day life on board.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–46

1943-1963 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1963
Scope and Contents Table of Contents Commanding Officer........................2 Commanding Carrier Division Twenty........4 Introduction..............................9 Origin of INTREPID Tradition..............11 The War Years.............................14 The Middle Years - "Mothballs"............102 Recommissioned Attack Carrier (CVA).......114 CVA to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–63

1943-1968 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1968
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–68

Joseph D. Murphy Sr. Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 001
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...
Dates: May 24, 2013

Montfort Commissioning Invitation

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Identifier: A2016.23
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.
Dates: August 7, 1943

Ray Stone Diary

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Identifier: A2016.60
Scope and Contents Diary; During his time on Intrepid, Ray Stone kept a diary, which he later used as the basis for his memoir, My Ship! The USS Intrepid (2004). The diary lists major dates and events aboard Intrepid during World War II, including commissioning, kamikaze attacks, ports of call, and other involvements in the Pacific Theater.
Dates: April 13, 1943 – November 12, 1945

Richard K. Gaines Papers

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Identifier: A2014.16
Abstract 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.
Dates: Majority of material found within August 16, 1943–October 1945

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...
Dates: 1941–46

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...
Dates: August 18, 2013