Battle of Okinawa, April 1 – June 22, 1945 -- Kamikaze Strike, April 16, 1945
Subject Source: Events (Local)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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
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
Scope and Contents Ensign Beil served with Intrepid on VBF-10. The diary covers the sinking of the Yamato, and March 18th near miss, as well as the April 16th kamikaze attack.
Dates: Majority of material found within February 20 – May 4, 1945
Abstract The Nobel Atkins Sr. Archive contains documents and letters from Atkin's short service on Intrepid in 1945. The collection includes action reports for VT-10, news and radio releases that were circulated throughout the ship, and letters home.
Dates: Majority of material found within February – June 1945
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
Identifier: OHP 007
Scope and Contents Raymond T. Stone served aboard Intrepid as a radarman second class during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Stone began his interview by recalling the moment he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then discussed his decision to join the Navy, basic training, how he became a radarman, and his first time seeing Intrepid. Stone continued by describing his work in Intrepid’s combat information center (CIC). He covered topics such as the layout of CIC, the communication of information, the daily...
Dates: June 14, 2013
Scope and Contents The diaries detail Montfort’s pre-war life and his Navy service. Almost every day has a comprehensive entry, with the exception of the missing pages at February 5-9, 1944. Highlights include the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Montfort getting his ‘warrant letter’ from the Navy, and major Intrepid events such as the commissioning, Crossing the Line, participation in battles, kamikaze and torpedo attacks, damage to the ship, the ship’s arrivals and departures from ports, changes of command, and...
Abstract Robert M. Roof was an Intrepid plankowner and worked in the Gunnery Department. He left the crew as a seaman first class on February 14, 1946. The Robert Roof papers contains newspaper clippings, Plans of the day, certificates, menus, records of his service aboard in Intrepid during World War II and beyond, as well as other various documents relating to his time in the Navy.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944–85