Destroyer Screen In Action

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In the photo above, anti-aircraft bursts are shown as the USS BUSH and other convoy ships defend themselves from intense Japanese air attacks. This picture is believed to have been taken from the decks of the USS BUSH on December 28, 1944 as BUSH, and other screening destroyers, escorted a resupply conovy bound for Mindoro Island, The Philippines. Several ships were lost and others damaged during this voyage.

The large black bursts are 5-inch gun projectiles (the largest on a destroyer like BUSH). The small dark bursts are from 40MM guns, while the small white dots are tracers in flight.

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