Attack -- Kamikaze Attack
Subject Source: Topics (Dtic)
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Homer Stockman Sr. served on board Intrepid during World War II as a Seaman First Class (S1) in the V-6 Division. The Harry Stockman Sr. papers contain papers from his service, including a 1945 Cruise book, training booklets, various service paperwork, Intrepid magazines, list of events, menus, and other various Intrepid ephemera.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944–46
Abstract The John "Jack" Standish Papers contain both items from his service aboard Intrepid from 1959–61 and newspaper clippings about the Intrepid Museum in later years. In addition to newspaper clippings, materials in this collection include a Cruise Book from 1959, various navy and Intrepid identification cards, service records, ports of call booklets, reference guides and manuals, war ration booklets, and other Intrepid related ephemera that span Standish's time with Intrepid.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959–64
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
Abstract The John Postick Papers includes three books and one program from Postick's service on board USS Intrepid and his life after it. John Peter Postick served on board from 1933-1946. He enlisted in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 1943. He was received on board Intrepid May 1944 as a Fireman First Class (F1). In October of 1944 he received a rate change to EM3 (T) to fill a vacancy in that department. In January he had a rate change to EM2. He was transferred off the ship in May 1946.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944–1976
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
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...