Frederick J. Ruder Oral History Interview, May 22, 1987, November 19, 1987

Oral History #OH0088

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Frederick J. Ruder Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Ruder, Frederick J., 1917-
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract:
    Extent: 0.015 Cubic feet, 3 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 78 pages ,
  • Description
     

    In interview #1, Capt. Ruder comments on his enlisted and Naval Reserves service prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy, his education at the Academy, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the battle of the Coral Sea, and his role in the sinking of the burning carrier LEXINGTON.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Capt. Ruder, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, served in destroyers and submarines during a thirty-year Naval career. He saw duty in the PHELPS, HADDO, DACE, BURRFISH, REQUIN, ARGONAUT, BECUNA, ATULE, WALLACE L. LIND, AND ELDORADO. Among his duty stations were the Office of Naval Research, DCNO Op 02, Headquarters of U.S. EUCOM, Staff of CincAfMed, Pentagon service with DCNO Op 07, professor of Naval Sciences at University of Rochester, and chief of staff to Oceanographer of the Navy.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Frederick J. Ruder

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    Preferred Citation

    Frederick J. Ruder Oral History Interview (#OH0088), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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