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1943-1945 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1945
Overview 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.

Bernard J. St. John Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 027
Scope and Contents Bernard “Ben” St. John served aboard Intrepid as an Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in VT-18 during World War II, from late 1944 until July 1945. St. John began his interview by discussing his hometown, Adams, Massachusetts, his years in high school, and some of his early jobs. He also recalled hearing about the war in Europe and later the attack on Pearl Harbor. St. John then discussed his decision to become a pilot, the different levels of pilot training, carrier quals, and his first landing on...

Eugene Harris Papers

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Identifier: A2017.30
Overview The Euegene Harris Papers consist of a diary of his time on Intrepid during World War II and a memorial certificate sent from the White House in honor of Harris' service.

John Stephen Sheperson Calendar

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Identifier: A2016.18
Scope and Contents Calendar; two typed sheets with some handwritten notes on front and back of the first page. Mr. Sheperson had copied down his calendar before he left the Intrepid. The calendar is a diary of sorts that details the major events that happened on board Intrepid March-September 1945.

Leslie Clemmer Papers

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Identifier: A2016.11
Overview The Leslie Clemmer papers consists of documents from his service onboard the Intrepid, including a roster of officers, an engagement list, and a magazine clipping about Ulithi, which Intrepid visited.

Wesley Hays Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 095
Scope and Contents Wesley Hays served aboard Intrepid during World War II, in 1945, as a Corsair pilot in VBF-10. Hays began his interview by providing an overview of his time on board Intrepid. He also briefly discussed his childhood and how he developed an interest in flight. The interview then transitioned to a discussion on flight training, and Hays described the stages of flight training and the aircraft he flew. He also explained how he was assigned to VBF-10 and provided a detailed description of the...

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...