Preparations for Battle of Peliliu, September 6–14, 1944
Subject Source: Events (Local)Scope Note: UF Strikes against Palau, September 6–7, 1944 UF Strikes against Mindanao, September 9, 1944 UF Strikes against Visayas, September 12–14, 1944
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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
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
Identifier: CB 1943-1968
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...
Dates: December 7, 2013
Scope and Contents Letter; September 25, 1944; one (1) commendation letter from Admiral J. F. Bolger to Frank Joseph Joyce regarding "Participation in combat missions in which this vessel took part during the period 5 September 1944 to 24 September 1944, commendation for." The letter, in the form of a restricted memorandum, praises the crew members of the Intrepid for their hard work and lists the number of ships and aircraft sunk, damaged, and shot down since the third fleet began operating in the...
Dates: September 25, 1944
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