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Guided Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Regulus 1

 Subject
Subject Source: Topics (Dtic)

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Lance Nowland Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 119
Scope and Contents Lance Nowland served on Growler as a missile technician second class from 1959 to 1962. He began his interview by recalling his decision to join the Navy and stating that he was in the Coast Guard Reserve while in high school. Nowland then continued, noting boot camp, as well as Temporary Active Duty at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington DC, before stating that he attended guided missilman A school in Dam Neck, VA. The topic of guided missileman A school then led to a discussion on the...
Dates: September 16, 2016

“On the Way” Advertisement

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Identifier: A2018.23
Scope and Contents Advertisement; "On the Way," from American Aviation, April 12, 1954.

Advertisement shows a red regulus missile in the air, coming from a shipon the surface of the water below.

The text box on the top reads: "'On the Way' // Regulus surface-to-surface guided missiles, now in produc- // tion for the Navy at Chance Vought, are designed // to be launched from ships, submarines or shore bases." The bottome box reads "Chance Vought Aircraft Incorporated // Dallas, Texas."
Dates: April 12, 1954

Robert L. Owens Oral History (Second Interview)

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Identifier: OHP 126
Scope and Contents Robert L. Owens served aboard Growler, first as executive officer, then as commanding officer, from February 1960 to December 13, 1963. He began his second interview by recalling his early Navy career when he was drafted during World War II. Owens stated that he attended boot camp in Farragut, ID, and electrician school, before volunteering for submarine service and completing five war patrols on Tinosa. After discussing his experiences in the submarine service during World War II, Owens...
Dates: March 14, 2017

Shaun O'Shaughnessy Papers

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Identifier: A2018.51
Abstract Shaun O’Shaughnessy served on board USS Growler from 1962 until 1963. He was a missile technician third class (MT3). His papers include correspondence and certificates from his Naval and submarine training, a letter to his parents, his discharge papers, and other ephemera. Included in the papers are two sets of qualification drawings, which were required before O'Shaughnessy could qualify on Growler and earn his dolphins.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960–1966

The Portsmouth Periscope

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Identifier: A2016.76
Scope and Contents Newspaper; The Portsmouth Periscope, Vol. XVIII, No. 10. portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.

Newsletter of the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, NH. In addition to describing the events of the shipyard, there is an extensive article on Growler and the missile tests they were conducting there at the time.
Dates: November 21, 1958

Uel W. Smith Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 113
Scope and Contents Uel Smith served aboard Growler as a seaman from 1958 to 1960. Smith began his interview by discussing the first time he saw Growler and explaining how he came to serve aboard Growler. He then backtracked and stated that he joined the Navy with a group of friends from Missouri when he was 17 years old. Smith continued, noting that he attended boot camp in Bainbridge, Maryland, and sub school in New London, CT. He described the submarine specific training he received, such as exercises involving...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Wayne J. Mehl Oral History

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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