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Frederick C. Wyse Oral History Interview, November 21, 1985, February 21, 1986

Oral History #OH0079

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Title: Frederick C. Wyse Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Wyse, Frederick C.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.015 Cubic feet, 3 audiocassettes, 3.75 hours, 74 pages .

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General note

1941-1962

Access Restrictions

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Frederick C. Wyse Oral History Interview (#OH0079), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Frederick C. Wyse

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Wyse, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., was a member of the US Naval Academy Class of 1941. After graduation from the academy, he was sent to the USS NEW MEXICO where he became assistant navigator. During the summer and fall of 1941 he saw service in Iceland before transferring to submarine school. His next assignments were aboard the submarine cargo ship BASS and the SS 318, BAYA.

Interview #2 covers war-time duty in the USS BAYA (1943-1945) and post war service in the USS STURGEON, USS DOGFISH, USS SPIKEFISH, USS QUILBACK, USS COGSWELL, AND USS TELFAIR. Commentary reflects duty with the Chief of Naval Operations— Underwater Acoustics Branch, service in Turkey as Operations and Plans Officer for Black Sea Area, assignment to Submarine Division 32 in San Diego, and responsibilities as chief of staff to RAdm R. Y. McElroy in Key West, Florida (1960-1962).

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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