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Guided Tour
Rolling Thunder: Intrepid in Vietnam 1966–1969

In April 1966, Intrepid was the American aircraft carrier that seemed least likely to play an attack role in Vietnam. More than 20 years old and incapable of operating the U.S. Navy’s heavier and more sophisticated aircraft, the ship was technologically and materially unprepared for much of what it would be asked to face. Learn how the crew of Intrepid overcame these challenges during the ship’s three tours of duty in the Vietnam War.

This tour runs once daily at 1:30 PM.





Tour Guide Talk
One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966

The day-to-day operations and stories of the Vietnam War often get lost in the big picture. Delve into one particular day in Intrepid’s service to gain a better understanding of the U.S. Navy’s role in the war and the complexity of operations in North Vietnam. Hear about the events of October 9, 1966, and the people that experienced them, including Lt. Tom Patton, who shot down a jet-powered MiG-17 from his propeller-driven airplane.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


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