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John F. Kennedy Assassination, November 22, 1963 2
Leave 2
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Navigation 2
Optical Equipment -- Periscopes -- Submarine Periscopes 2
Strikes against Luzon, October 29, 1944 -- Kamikaze Strikes, November 25, 1944 2
Strikes against the Philippines, October 29 – November 25, 1944 2
United States (nation) -- Connecticut (state) -- New London (county) -- Groton (inhabited place) -- Naval Submarine Base New London (submarine base) 2
Attack on Truk, February 16–17, 1944 1
Attack on Truk, February 16–17, 1944 -- Torpedo Strike, February 17, 1944 1
Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer, AMM3 1
Battle of Kwajalein Atoll, January 31– February 3, 1944 1
Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 23–26, 1944 1
Battle of Okinawa, April 1 – June 22, 1945 1
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Battle of Peliliu, September 15–November 27, 1944 1
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Cuban Missile Crisis, October 16 - 28, 1962 1
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Education -- Training -- Basic Training 1
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Fire Control Technician (Missile Guidance Systems) Petty Officer 2nd Class, FTG2 1
Fire Control Technician (Missile Guidance Systems) Petty Officer 3rd Class, FTG3 1
Food -- Cake 1
Formosa Air Battle, October 12–14, 1944 1
Growler -- engine room 1
Growler -- engine room control booth 1
Growler -- forward torpedo room 1
Growler -- galley 1
Growler -- radio room 1
Growler -- stern room 1
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Naval Intelligence 1
Intrepid’s First Commissioning Anniversary, August 16, 1944 1
Japan (nation) -- Okinawa (region (administrative region)) -- Okinawa (prefecture) -- Okinawa-shoto (island group) -- Okinawa-Jima (island) 1
Lieutenant, O-3 1
Logistics -- Replacement -- Replenishment -- Refueling 1
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer, MM2 1
Missile Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class, MT2 1
Navigation -- Inertial Navigation 1
Navigation -- Radio Navigation -- Hyperbolic Navigation -- Loran 1
Noise -- Noise(Sound) -- Submarine Noise 1
Ordnance -- Ammunition -- Antiship Ammunition -- Torpedoes 1
Ordnance -- Fire Control Systems -- Fire Control System Components -- Fire Control Computers -- Torpedo Data Computers 1
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USS Growler (SSG-577) 8
Audio Transcription.Org 7
Williams, Jessica 6
Henderson, Donald 5
USS Barbero (SS/SSA/SSG-317) 4

Allen Odette Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 111
Scope and Contents Allen Odette served aboard Growler from August 1961 to December 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) second class. Odette began his interview by speaking about his decision to join the Navy. He noted that he first went into the reserves in Illinois before joining the regular Navy after moving to California. He also discussed his experiences in boot camp as well as his decision to apply for the submarine service after receiving a tour of a submarine from a friend of a...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Ed Clark Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 141
Dates: August 16, 2017

Eugene Harris Papers

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Identifier: A2017.30
Abstract The Eugene 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.
Dates: Majority of material found within December 29, 1943–April 11, 1946

John "Andy" Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 112
Scope and Contents John “Andy” Anderson served aboard Growler from August 1961 to May 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) third class and was the torpedo fire controlman aboard Growler. Anderson began his interview by stating that his father served aboard German submarines during World War I, which influenced his decision to join the Navy and serve aboard submarines. He then briefly discussed his childhood before explaining why he joined the Navy. Anderson continued, describing his...
Dates: September 14, 2016

John J. Ekelund Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 127
Dates: March 15, 2017

Lance Nowland Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 119
Scope and Contents Lance Nowland served on Growler as a missile technician second class from 1959 to 1962. He began his interview by recalling his decision to join the Navy and stating that he was in the Coast Guard Reserve while in high school. Nowland then continued, noting boot camp, as well as Temporary Active Duty at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington DC, before stating that he attended guided missilman A school in Dam Neck, VA. The topic of guided missileman A school then led to a discussion on the...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Richard Lee Meyers Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 037
Scope and Contents Richard Meyers served aboard Growler as a machinist’s mate second class from October 1961 to September 1963. Meyers began his interview by explaining his decision to leave his construction job in Wyoming and join the Navy. He then discussed boot camp and volunteering for the submarine service. Meyers continued, recounting the first time he saw Growler. The submarine was in dry dock in Pearl Harbor, which gave Meyers the opportunity to walk underneath Growler and see the submarine from a...
Dates: July 2, 2014

Robert L. Owens Oral History (Second Interview)

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Identifier: OHP 126
Scope and Contents Robert L. Owens served aboard Growler, first as executive officer, then as commanding officer, from February 1960 to December 13, 1963. He began his second interview by recalling his early Navy career when he was drafted during World War II. Owens stated that he attended boot camp in Farragut, ID, and electrician school, before volunteering for submarine service and completing five war patrols on Tinosa. After discussing his experiences in the submarine service during World War II, Owens...
Dates: March 14, 2017

Wayne J. Mehl Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 137
Scope and Contents Wayne Mehl served aboard Growler as the engineering officer and the nuclear weapons officer from 1961 to 1964. He began his interview by discussing his childhood growing up on a naval base in San Francisco during World War II and noting how his father, a lieutenant during the First World War, heavily influenced his decision to join the Navy. Mehl then discussed his education at Stanford University and explained his decision to join the NROTC program, stating that his engineering degree, along...
Dates: June 29, 2017

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...
Dates: December 25, 1944