Captain Wolfe, a native of Texas and a member of the USNA Class of 1941, describes his background and experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Concerning his naval career, he discusses assignment to the USS
CHANDLER at Pearl Harbor; duty in Alaska where the
CHANDLER was involved in a collision with other destroyers; and assignment to flight training. He describes his training and duty as a naval aviator, duty aboard the USS
INTREPID, raids against Japanese airbases, a kamikaze attack on the
INTREPID, and the end of World War II. Discussion of post-war duty includes service on the USS
NORTON SOUND, duty on the USS
PINE ISLAND during its voyage to the Antarctic, assignment to a secret United Nations mission to India and Pakistan as observer for the Cashmere problem, as well as a variety of other stateside and foreign duty assignments.