Strikes against Luzon, October 29, 1944 -- Kamikaze Strikes, November 25, 1944
Subject Source: Events (Local)
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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...
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...
Overview Harold Lawrence Zieg served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) starting from July 1944 as a seaman second class (radarman) and was training to be a radarman. He was promoted to seaman first class in late September, and radarman third class on November 14. After the November 25, 1944 kamikaze attack, he was listed as "Missing in Action after Japanese Aircraft exploded on Flight Deck."
Overview The James Swagerty papers contain documents relating to Swagerty's service aboard Intrepid as a radarman, and the most significant items are a journal/logbook that includes entries about events as well as radarman training.
Overview The John Bardo Gattey Papers contain materials from Gattey's service aboard USS Intrepid in 1944 and was killed in action during the kamikaze attacks on November 25, 1944. It includes a diary from his time aboard Intrepid, as well as his marriage certiticate, his purple heart certificate, and a memorial certificate signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt after his death.
Identifier: OHP 013
Scope and Contents Joseph Barry served aboard Intrepid as a radioman during World War II. Barry began his interview by recalling the early years of his life. He then discussed how he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor and his decision to join the Navy. Barry next recounted becoming a radioman, seeing Intrepid for the first time, and working in the radio shack. He described the radio shack, stated the number of men that worked in that space, and explained the job they performed. Barry also noted that the...
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...