All call for those who served aboard the USS Intrepid
NEW YORK, NY — An “All Call” for former crew members of the legendary aircraft carrier USS Intrepid has been issued.
The World War II aircraft carrier is now home to the The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and former crew members are being called back to celebrate the ship’s 75th anniversary of its commissioning.
The Museum is also accepting donations of personal artifacts and memorabilia from former crew members and their families.
Each item added to the Museum’s collection helps express and interpret Intrepid’s stories of service, and serves to educate and inspire more than one million visitors each year.
The USS Intrepid launched in April 1943 and was commissioned in August 1943. It sailed the Pacific ocean during World War II and participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It survived five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike.
It was decommissioned after the world but was given a second life during the cold war as an attack carrier and then an anti-submarine carrier.
During the space race, the Intrepid also served as the recovery ship of a Mercury and Gemini space mission.
The ship was decommissioned in 1974 and in 1982 became the foundation for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
Intrepid’s 75th Commissioning Anniversary Celebration Weekend is open to the public, and will feature programs and events specifically tailored for former crew members and their families, as well as opportunities for members of the public to interact with our visiting former crew members.
People who served aboard the Intrepid or their families can find out more information about the homecoming weekend by clicking here.
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