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NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive

USS INTREPID (CV-11 / CVA-11 / CVS-11)
SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM


Photos by Marc Navarro
7 October 2014

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Compare this photo to NS021174, taken in 2006
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Compare this photo to NS021173, taken in 2006
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Catwalk on the port side, hangar deck level
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Hangar deck
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1:40 scale replica, made of Lego bricks, of Intrepid as she appeared during WWII
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Intrepid's propeller
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Intrepid's propeller
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Hangar deck
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Model of Intrepid camouflaged in Measure 32, Design 3A, as she appeared between June and December 1944
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Model by Ray Guinta
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Mk 10 Mod 0 Optical Landing System: the "meatball"
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Mk 10 Mod 0 Optical Landing System: the "meatball"
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A few chairs used aboard
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Chair used for highline transfer of personnel while underway (see, for example, NS091906286)
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Dental chair
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Martin-Baker Mark V ejection seat
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Deck map
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General Motors (Eastern Aircraft Division) TBM-3E Avenger torpedo-bomber
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TBM-3E Avenger. Note folding wing mechanism (center) and Pitot tube (right)
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"During World War II, African Americans were not initially accepted for combat duty, and instead typically served as cooks or waiters in the officers’ mess. However, many requested and received volunteer combat assignments in addition to their regular duties. On the Intrepid, these volunteers were given their own battle station called Gun Tub 10. Their weapons were 20mm Oerlikon guns, the shortest-range of the Intrepid's anti-aircraft guns."
"On October 29, 1944, during combat in the Philippines, a Japanese kamikaze airplane barreled toward Gun Tub 10. The gunners stayed at their battle station and fired at the incoming aircraft, shooting away its left wing. The damaged plane crashed into their position, killing 10 men and badly burning others. Six of the surviving sailors were awarded the Bronze Star for valor: Jonell Copeland, Que Gant, Harold Clark Jr., James Dockery, Alonzo Swann, and Eli Benjamin."
"Alonzo Swann always maintained that he had been promised a higher honor, the Navy Cross. In 1993, 49 years after the kamikaze attack, Swann finally received the Navy Cross in a ceremony aboard the Intrepid. His medal and citation are on view in our galleries, as well as a 20mm gun like the ones that Swann and his fellow gunners used. Four other black sailors also received the Navy Cross for their bravery during that attack: James Dockery, Que Gant, Robert Jones and Eugene Smith."
(Quoted from Gun Tub 10.)
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Gun Tub 10 display
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Gun Tub 10 display
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20-mm Oerlikon machine gun, single mount
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Intrepid was attacked by Japanese kamikazes 29 October and 25 November 1944, and 16 April 1945
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North American FJ-3 Fury, BuNo 135868, modex AF203, painted in the colors of VF-33 "Tarsiers," which flew from Intrepid in 1957
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Collections of Leslie Clemmer, Atwell Gilmore and Edward Winfree, K-2 Division, WWII
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Shore Patrol
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Aircraft maintenance tools
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In the first carrier strike on Truk, 16 February 1944, LT(JG) Alexander Vraciu, VF-6, USS Intrepid, shot down four Japanese fighters (three Zeroes and one Rufe), raising his confirmed victories to nine
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Memorabilia
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