USS Intrepid-Gun Tub 10

On October 29, 1944, Steward’s Mate First Class Alonzo Swann, Jr. volunteered for combat duty on the Essex-Class Aircraft Carrier, USS Intrepid. Swann, along with 20 ship mates, manned Gun Tub 10 on the ship’s port side. Because these men were Black, their usual duties consisted of cooking and serving meals on the ship. On … Continue reading USS Intrepid-Gun Tub 10