World War II, December 1941–September 1945
Subject Source: Time Periods (Local)
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Dates: December 7, 2013
Dates: August 16, 1943
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 as...
Dates: August 16, 2013
Scope and Contents Calendar; two typed sheets with some handwritten notes on front and back of the first page. Mr. Sheperson had copied down his calendar before he left the Intrepid. The calendar is a diary of sorts that details the major events that happened on board Intrepid March-September 1945.
Dates: Majority of material found within March—September 1945
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...
Dates: August 17, 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, and...
Dates: May 24, 2013
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...
Dates: April 11, 2019
Abstract The Leslie Clemmer papers consists of documents from his service onboard the Intrepid, including a roster of officers, an engagement list, and a magazine clipping about Ulithi, which Intrepid visited.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943—44
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
Abstract The Norman H. Nunn Archive contains papers and records from his service on board USS Intrepid, as well as a collection of his handwritten memoirs of his time aboard the ship.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944–46