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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.
- D. L. Sears Books
- Author David Sears (“The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulf”)
is currently writing a new book titled “At War with the Wind”. This
new book is about the U. S. Navy’s battle against Japan’s suicide forces in
the last months of World War II. It is an ambitious undertaking about
a subject of much interest to many Pacific theater World War II veterans,
their families, and World War II history enthusiasts.
As dlsearsbooks.com notes,
“At War with the Wind recounts the U.S. Navy’s fierce defense against
a baffling and horrifying new weapon—the Japanese air- and sea borne suicide
attackers: the kamikazes.” As a means of recognizing veterans that
participated in this great struggle, Mr. Sears is including a “Roll Call” as
an appendix to his book. The Roll Call is described as a “listing, organized
by unit (ship, unit or squadron) of names of the veterans we have either
communicated with directly or, in the case of deceased veterans, whose
families have been contacted and supplied information.” If you, or a
family member, participated in this great struggle, visit Mr. Sears website
to discover how you can learn more about this interesting period of history.
To see the "USS Bush (DD-529)" page with images of some of her veterans that
Mr. Sears has collected and displays in their honor just click here --> ,
USS Bush (DD-529). It is a great example of some of the work being
done as a part of the "At War with the Wind" project.
July 8, 2008 - For a brief glimpse at an excerpt from David Sears' book At War with
the Wind just click here : Chapter Excerpt.
The book is complete and due to be published in September. By arrangement with Kensington
Publishing, D.L.Sears Books is selling directly to Navy veterans and their families, a
limited number (1945) of personally numbered, inscribed and autographed copies of the book.
If that is of interest to you, then dlsearsbooks.com
is the place to get further details on how to be a part of these special editions.
- 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!
- Destroyers OnLine
- This site is "dedicated to the small ships of the fleet - the destroyers, destroyer
escorts, and frigates". This site organizes information by type of ship,
class, as well as names and numbers of specific ships within a class.
In some cases, information about a particular ship (or a link to such information) is
available, such as the
USS HAZELWOOD (DD-531)
another Fletcher class
destroyer seeing action in World War II, Korea, and Cuban Missile Crisis.
Destroyers OnLine (DOL) is a well done site, providing something of interest to a wide
- 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.
- Knights of the Sea -
PT Boats of World War II
- This website is a fantastic wealth of information about the Motor Torpedo Boat's
role in World War II. Among other things this site contains numerous
action reports, personal stories, and details about the boats themselves.
This exciting website preserves a unique part of US Navy and World War
II history. Reading the action reports, you'll see just what a brave
lot those PT Boaters were.
- 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”
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