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Attack on Truk, February 16–17, 1944 -- Torpedo Strike, February 17, 1944

 Subject
Subject Source: Events (Local)

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

1943-1945 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1945
Abstract The 1943-1945 Intrepid Cruise Book documents Intrepid's deployments during World War II in the Pacific Theater. It details major events that occured during 1943-1945, ports the crew visited, departments and air groups on board, and day to day life on board.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–46

1943-1963 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1963
Scope and Contents Table of Contents Commanding Officer........................2 Commanding Carrier Division Twenty........4 Introduction..............................9 Origin of INTREPID Tradition..............11 The War Years.............................14 The Middle Years - "Mothballs"............102 Recommissioned Attack Carrier (CVA).......114 CVA to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–63

1943-1968 Cruise Book

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Identifier: CB 1943-1968
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943–68

Eugene Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A2017.30
Abstract The Eugene Harris Papers consist of a diary of his time on Intrepid during World War II and a memorial certificate sent from the White House in honor of Harris' service.
Dates: Majority of material found within December 29, 1943–April 11, 1946

Harry A. Repass Log Book

 Collection
Identifier: A2016.64
Scope and Contents Log, Flight; Aviator's Flight Log Book, inside cover has "Harry A. Repass A.R.M.C. 2/C // Bombing Squadron Six // Naval Air Corps." handwriten in black ink.The log begins in May 1943 and ends November 1944. Each month has two pages with log entries. Repass flew off of aircraft carrier Enterprise before Intrepid. Most of the log is unused and blank. Pasted in the book on a blank page is a typed excerpt titled "Long Entry" and is a reccomendation for Repass to receive the Air Medal...
Dates: Majority of material found within May 1943 – October 1944

James Smith Oral History

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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

Joseph Barry Oral History

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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

Joseph D. Murphy Sr. Oral History

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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

Kenneth Erger Oral History

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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

Ray Stone Diary

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Identifier: A2016.60
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