Charles W. Rush, Jr., Oral History Interview, May 20, 1987, May 11, 1988

Oral History #OH0086

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Charles W. Rush, Jr., Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Rush, Charles W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 54 pages ,
  • Description

    During his first interview, Capt. Rush recounts his early background and education and his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Also included are details of his assignment to the Destroyer USS CLARK, its location at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and its service in the South Pacific subsequent to the declaration of war. As a submarine officer during 1942, he describes patrols in the THRESHER.

    In interview #2, Capt. Rush continues his account of submarine duty during World War II, including social activities in Australia, combat patrols in the Java Sea, and service aboard the BILLFISH.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Capt. Rush, a member of the USNA Class of 1941, was a native of Alabama. During much of his career he was involved in submarine operations, including duty in the THRESHER, BILLFISH, CARBONERO, QUEENFISH, AND BLACKFISH. During assignment to the Office of Naval Operations he made recommendations that involved the polar passage of the USS NAUTILIS and he was also involved in the development of the Subroc Missile System.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Charles W. Rush, Jr.

    Access Restrictions

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    Copyright Notice

    Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles W. Rush, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0086), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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