Accidents -- Aviation Accidents
Subject Source: Topics (Dtic)
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: OHP 034
Scope and Contents David Benedict served aboard Intrepid as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room, and as a yeoman in the engineering office, from October 1958 to July 1961. Benedict began his interview by providing an overview of his service aboard Intrepid, noting the years he was aboard and discussing his first job as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room and his second job as a yeoman in the engineering office. Benedict then spoke about recreation aboard ship and visiting different...
Overview The papers concern George Griffith Jr. and his death in an operational flight accident. On October 28, 1944, his aircraft experienced engine failure on takeoff, fell into the ocean and was run over by the ship. Destroyers searched for him, but nothing was found.
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 --...
Scope and Contents This letter is from Gerald Feola to his then girlfriend Arlene Trentacosta. The letter begins with talking about events and issues brought up in a previous letter. It continues to detail and incident during his job on the flight deck as final inspector of aircrafts being launched. This new donation tells the story of his job on the flight deck as the final inspector of aircraft being launched. He explains to Arlene the guilt he is harboring for keeping a radar jamming aircraft from...
Scope and Contents Letter from squadron commander LTCDR E.J. Murphy to Griffith’s parent , February 21, 1945 - Enclosed is a letter from squadron commander LTCDR E.J. Murphy to Griffith’s wife Karolyn Griffith, October 29, 1944
Overview The Mike Krebs Intrepid papers include correspondence, publications, maps, and other documents relating to his service aboard Intrepid as a pilot with VA-34 in 1967, during the ship’s second Vietnam War deployment. He was a lieutenant junior grade.
Identifier: OHP 024
Scope and Contents Peter Carle served aboard Intrepid as a radarman second class from December 1969 to November 1971. Carle began his interview by discussing his decision to join the Navy. Carle then described the training he had received from electronics school and radar school. He also recalled his assignment to Glynco Naval Air Station in Georgia, where he spent his time at C.I.C. school. Carle also noted that the training and experiences he received in the Navy had prepared him for his future job working with...
Overview The Rodger Jones papers date from 1944 to 1953 and are divided into the following six series: writings, correspondence, service records, History of Air Group 18, ephemera, and magazines. Writings, correspondence, and service records document Jones’s time MIA in the Philippines and his interactions with Filipino friends, including members of the Hakbalahap guerilla movement. Correspondence also covers pilot N.J. “Rocky” Roccaforte’s death. Ephemera includes membership cards.
Overview Mr. Shea is a former naval aviator and flew with VA-95 during the Intrepid’s first Vietnam War cruise. Shea’s career included a tour of duty where he was responsible for the training of South Vietnamese pilots on the A-1 Skyraider. This collection centers on that duty. This is a seldom told story and the collection helps tell it in great detail with archives and photographs. Though not a direct Intrepid story, the collection is worthwhile to keep, not only due to the connection with Shea but...
Identifier: OHP 018
Scope and Contents Sverre Bach served aboard Intrepid as an F6F pilot in VF-6 during World War II, in 1944. Bach began his interview by discussing his family history and stating that he followed in the footsteps of his two older brothers who were naval aviators. He then described the various stages of flight training, the aircraft he flew, and the lessons he learned. Bach then discussed his training in the F4F Wildcat and explained the differences between the American F4F and the Japanese “Zero.” He also...