Charles W. Styer, Jr., Oral History Interview

February 6, 1994
Oral History #OH0145
Styer, Charles W. (Charles Wilkes), 1897-1970; Lennon, Donald R.
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0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 1.5 hours, 34 pages ,
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Charles W. Styer, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0145), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Captain Styer, a Navy junior, enlisted in the Naval Reserves in 1936 before entering the U.S. Naval Academy the following year. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the USS ROWAN at Pearl Harbor. Captain Styer concentrates on his experiences on the ROWAN and the USS MATAGORDA, and his nine war patrols as a submarine officer. Commentary reflects patrols of the FLYING FISH, TILEFISH, and MACKERAL; postwar duty as assistant Naval Attaché in Paris; and assignments to the RAZORBACK, CUTLASS, and HOLLAND.

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Gift of Charles W. Styer, Jr.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Styer, Charles W. (Charles Wilkes), 1897-1970
Corporate Names
Flying Fish (Submarine)
United States Naval Academy--History
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
United States. Navy--Submarine forces
Military attachés--France--Paris
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean