Gunnery Department -- 5th Division
Subject Source: Departments/Divisions (Local)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CB 1956
The 1956 Intrepid Cruise Book documents Intrepid's deployments during th3 1956 Meditteranea Cruise. It details major events that occured during 1956, ports the crew visited, departments and air groups on board, and day to day life on board.
Dates: Majority of material found within March–August 1956
Identifier: OHP 012
Scope and Contents James Smith served aboard Intrepid during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, and was a seaman first class stationed as a first loader on a 40mm gun. Smith began his interview by providing a brief background of his life before he joined the Navy. He then discussed his decision join the Navy, how he felt after the Pearl Harbor attack, being assigned to gunnery, and his job as a first loader. After focusing on his initial Navy experiences, Smith described the first time he saw Intrepid, as well...
Dates: August 16, 2013
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,...
Dates: May 24, 2013