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David E. Benedict Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 034
Scope and Contents David Benedict served aboard Intrepid as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room, and as a yeoman in the engineering office, from October 1958 to July 1961. Benedict began his interview by providing an overview of his service aboard Intrepid, noting the years he was aboard and discussing his first job as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room and his second job as a yeoman in the engineering office. Benedict then spoke about recreation aboard ship and visiting different...

David E. Bishop Papers

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Identifier: A2017.46
Scope and Contents Newsletter; The Elephant Express, August 22, 1960, Vol. IV-NR.3; August 24, 1960, Vol. IV-NR.4; August 25, 1960, Vol. IV NR. 5

Includes: international, political, navy, and sports news; weather reports; notices about Growler business such as keeping the mess hall clean; cartoon drawings and jokes; and other various updates.

David Tezak Ketcher Collection

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Identifier: A2015.53
Overview David Tezak served on Intrepid from 1960-63 in the 3A Bosun Division as a Gunnery Seaman. The two Ketchers are the holiday editions of Intrepid's onboard newspaper from 1961.

Donald Bosetti Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 116
Scope and Contents Donald Bosetti served aboard Growler as an engineman second class from 1959 to 1961. He began his interview by discussing his decision to join the Navy and his experiences in boot camp. Bosetti recalled his first days in the barracks as well as the ensuing arguments and fights that occurred between the recruits from the North and the recruits from the South. He also noted that, as boot camp came to an end, the recruits were given psychological tests, some of which he described in detail, and...

Kenneth Erger Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 193
Scope and Contents Kenneth Erger served aboard Intrepid as a fire controlman third class during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He began his interview by discussing his childhood in Iowa and describing life growing up on a farm. Erger then explained his decision to join the Navy and described boot camp before stating that he went aboard Intrepid while the ship was in San Francisco. He noted the ship’s shakedown after being repaired from a torpedo strike and also recounted the arrival of the air group and the...

Paul Haller Achiever

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Identifier: A2015.68
Scope and Contents The Achiever, October 1968 -Addressed to "Mr & Mrs David P. Haller // 123 Lockwood Ave // Farmingdale, Long Island // New York 11735."

Triple Stix Diary

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Identifier: 2012.04
Overview During the ship’s 1967 deployment to Vietnam, four junior pilots in squadron VA-34 – Bernard Fipp, Ben Heald, James VanLiere and Brian Walker shared bunkroom 0111 in the fo’c’s’le. They nicknamed their accommodations “Triple Stix.” The four men kept a shared diary from 11 May 1967 through 23 Nov 1967 in which they describe their missions, as well as their antics aboard the ship. The diary is a highly opinionated account of their service and their squadronmates. In 2010, Bernard Fipp...

Wayne Mehl Papers

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Identifier: A2017.28
Overview The Wayne Mehl Papers contains papers from his time aboard Growler in 1961 and after. The collection includes a commendation Growler received, correspondence sent home to the families of crewmembers, an address list, newsletters from the naval base at Pearl Harbor, and a blueprint of Growler General Plans.