Families (Human) -- Family Members -- Wives
Subject Source: Topics (Dtic)
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: OHP 096
Scope and Contents June Hays married Wesley Hays in 1943, and experienced life on the home front during World War II while Wes served aboard Intrepid in VBF-10. Hays began her interview by discussing her childhood in Santa Anna, Texas. She also explained how she met Wesley Hays. June then recalled Wes joining the Navy, getting engaged to Wes, getting married in Pensacola, and having their first son, Wes Jr. As the interview continued, June noted that Wes was eventually stationed in Groton, Connecticut, and that...
Dates: April 28, 2016
Scope and Contents The Maurice Dubinsky Correspondence contain 4 digitized letters; The letters are between Maruice Dubinsky and his then girlfriend, future wife, Harriet Rosenfeld. They discuss everyday matters and plans for the future, as well as the days leading up to and just after the end of the war.
Dates: Majority of material found within August 9–18, 1945
Identifier: OHP 115
Scope and Contents Nancy Sloan married Dennis Sloan, who served aboard Growler as an officer from 1959 to 1960. She began her interview by explaining that she met Dennis through a blind date during a visit to the Naval Academy and noting the initial hesitation that her family expressed when she eventually married a “Navy guy.” Sloan then spoke about her introduction to life as a Navy wife, which occurred when Dennis was in submarine school. She also described her trip to Hawaii after Dennis was assigned to...
Dates: September 14, 2016
Abstract The Nathan Hecker letters were sent to Nathan Hecker, a Chief Aviation Radio Technician, by his wife, Dorothy. Nathan Hecker was killed in the November 25, 1944 kamikaze attacks on board Intrepid. The letters never reached Hecker and they were returned to Dorothy, stamped undeliverable.Charles Robinson was a letter carrier in the Fresno area. Charles was unable to return the letters to Dorothy and they remained in his possession, unopened.The letters have been opened by...
Dates: Majority of material found within November 21–29, 1944
Scope and Contents Plan of the day, September 22, 1968 - Back of plan of the day has section titled “19 September MiG Kill” about Nargi shooting down a MiG-21 during Intrepid’s third deployment to Vietnam.
Dates: September 22, 1968
Scope and Contents The DeNisco Letters contain 33 letters from Ralph DeNisco to his wife, Jackie, during his time aboard Intrepid. The letters range from May 17, 1955 to November 12, 1955, and were written frequently, often daily. The contents of the letters includes day to day life on Intrepid, Ports of Call, inquiries about home life, and romantic notes to his wife.October 26, 1955: included in envelope is Ports of Call ephemerafrom Cannes, France; a brochure and map from the Cavendish Hotel and a...
Dates: Majority of material found within May 17–November 12, 1955
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...
Identifier: OHP 059
Scope and Contents Robert L. Owens served aboard Growler, first as executive officer, then as commanding officer, from February 1960 to December 13, 1963. Owens began his interview by stating where he was born and raised and discussing his service in WWII. Owens explained that after boot camp and electrical school, he rode Intrepid from Alameda to Pearl Harbor, where he served aboard the submarine tender USS Bushnell. He then went aboard the USS Tinosa and made seven war patrols. After providing additional...
Dates: October 1, 2014
Identifier: OHP 137
Scope and Contents Wayne Mehl served aboard Growler as the engineering officer and the nuclear weapons officer from 1961 to 1964. He began his interview by discussing his childhood growing up on a naval base in San Francisco during World War II and noting how his father, a lieutenant during the First World War, heavily influenced his decision to join the Navy. Mehl then discussed his education at Stanford University and explained his decision to join the NROTC program, stating that his engineering degree, along...
Dates: June 29, 2017
Identifier: OHP 095
Scope and Contents Wesley Hays served aboard Intrepid during World War II, in 1945, as a Corsair pilot in VBF-10. Hays began his interview by providing an overview of his time on board Intrepid. He also briefly discussed his childhood and how he developed an interest in flight. The interview then transitioned to a discussion on flight training, and Hays described the stages of flight training and the aircraft he flew. He also explained how he was assigned to VBF-10 and provided a detailed description of the...
Dates: April 28, 2016