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USS BUSH (DD-529)
Other Great Web Sites
Click on the underscored titles to link to other great web sites with something fun,
informative and interesting to offer regarding US Navy history.
This editor would
like to thank the people associated with these web pages and organizations. All have been
helpful in one form or another in helping to make the USS BUSH web site what it is today.
- NavSource Naval History
- A wonderful site, with a variety information and links to other websites and ships.
NavSource Naval History represents a concerted and remarkable effort
individuals to preserve naval history. They really do a great job
documenting ships of all kinds. For instance, because of their efforts,
images of an LCS(L) are available for use on the USS BUSH website.
Four LCS(L)'s participated in the rescue of USS BUSH sailors.
Included within NavSource is information about the USS YARNALL
(DD-541), another distinguished Fletcher class destroyer serving in
World War II, the Korean conflict, and then some! NavSource also
includes details about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor December
7th, 1941 and links to
DANFS Online (The Dictionary of American Naval
Fighting Ships). If you enjoy U.S. Naval History, then NavSource is a
must see site!
- Tin Can Sailors
- Tin Can Sailors is the national organization of Destroyer Veterans, boasting
more than 18,500 members. Among other things, this site includes reunion information,
photos, history, ordnance articles, and message center for routing a
question through Tin Can Sailors. The message service was a helpful
resource for the non-navy USS BUSH website author!
- USS KIDD (DD-661)
- The USS KIDD (DD-661) & NAUTICAL CENTER is a a museum in Baton Rouge, Lousiana.
Sponsored by the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Foundation, this floating museum allows a
first hand view of a World War II era Fletcher class destroyer. In addition,
to preserving the history of this gallant ship and her crew, the museum seeks to
honor all men and women of America's armed forces. The BUSH web
site editor has had the good fortune to visit the USS KIDD and would
recommend a visit to anyone having such an interest.
- USS NICHOLAS
- This website recalls another great Flectcher class destroyer, the USS NICHOLAS
(DD-449). The NICHOLAS was the first Fletcher ever commissioned.
This website chronicles NICHOLAS's long and distinguished career until
her retirement from the United States Navy in 1969. It contains a
variety of information and interesting pictures; even a photo of a
torpedo as it is fired from one of the ship's torpedo mounts!
- Patrol Craft Sailors - "Too Good To Be
- This site has information about some of the smaller ships that served with
distinction in World War II. Various types of patrol craft are
described and representive pictures are included. These ships
performed a variety duties. One of their ranks, the PCE(R) 855
rescued part of the BUSH crew after the BUSH was sunk. PCE(R)
means Patrol Craft Escort - Rescue.
- Destroyer History Foundation
- This site is dedicated to chronicling the more than 100 year history of the United States
Navy ships known as destroyers (a.k.a – “tin cans”). This website has many
photos, often in color, with additional write ups to capture and share this 100
year history. Specific classes of destroyer are recapped, as are selected
ship histories. For instance, the
destroyer, of which the USS BUSH was one of 175 such ships, is so outlined.
Fletcher class design variations and specific squadrons are noted. It’s a great
site to visit for those interested in a broader view of the type of ship the
Navy calls “destroyer”
- THE CARS, TANKS AND AIRPLANES OF WWII
- This site is dedicated to the global effort that created the many new military vehicles that became a key part of the
fight to capture territory, move supplies and personnel, and defeat or
capture the enemy. A number of great links to the information about
various vehicles and aircraft that nations produced towards
these aims in World War II. A special shout out to an industrious young
lad in Mr. Jordan Christian's sixth grade class for helping to share this link
and the fun information it contains.
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