"Chief Torpedoman's Mate"

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Chief Torpedoman Uniform
Chief Torpedoman's Mate Uniform

Pictured: Ray Mayhugh, June 1944

Ray, a Pearl Harbor survivor, was assigned to the BUSH for her entire life (May 10, 1943 through her sinking April 6, 1945). Luckily, Ray also survived the sinking at Okinawa, as noted in the telegram below dated April 23, 1945.

Chief Torpedoman Uniform
CTM's Telegram
Though the spelling was not great, the news in this case was. Many similar telegrams were required, and not all bore good news.

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