USS Forrestal Fire, July 29, 1967
Subject Source: Events (Local)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Correspondence, March 15–December 1967- This correspondence was sent to Feoloa’s girlfriend Arlene Trentacoste. Much of it expresses his love for Arlene. Another frequent topic is the route and itinerary of Intrepid and its participation in the Vietnam War. Listed below are selected letters and some key subjects they cover.- March 15 -- Flight operations, negative feelings on “this place,” Tonkin Gulf ships, Navy abbreviations. - March 18, 1967 -- Storm. - March 21 --...
Identifier: OHP 002
Scope and Contents Gerald Feola served aboard Intrepid as an aviation structural mechanic third class with VAW 33 during the ship’s second Vietnam War deployment, from May to December 1967. He began his interview by mentioning his two uncles and one cousin who served in World War II, and his Catholic Church’s sea cadets program, which provided him with somewhat of an exposure to the Navy. Feola then described his decision to join the Navy, being assigned to a squadron, seeing Intrepid for the first time, and...
Overview James Richard Jones, who went by Jim, was the Aircraft Maintenance Officer with attack squadron VA-34, which was embarked on board the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) in 1967. His diary chronicles his time aboard USS Intrepid and mentioned several major events in Intrepid's history at that time.
Overview Dr. Kenneth Marshall served on board Intrepid as a flight surgeon from January 1967 until December 1968. He served as a flight surgeon and was attached to Carrier Air Wing 10. Following the fire on USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, Dr. Marshall and five other members of Intrepid’s medical staff assisted in the treatment of casualties, and this describes their activities. This collection contains a summary of the events and a newspaper clipping about Intrepid crewmen helping those affected.
Identifier: OHP 086
Scope and Contents Mike Wade served aboard Intrepid as an air intelligence officer in VA-34 during Intrepid’s second deployment to Vietnam in 1967. He began his interview by discussing his life before joining the Navy, stating that he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, attended the University of Georgia, and graduated with a degree in chemistry. Wade then discussed his route to Navy flight training, noting that he had initially intended to be a pilot, before explaining why he eventually became an air intelligence...