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USS BUSH (DD 529)

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7/14/2013 Rescue - Surigao Straits: A picture of B-25, No. 953's crew has added to the photo page about two rescued pilots.
9/19/2010 The Fred D. Johns-RM3c photo page has been added to remember this DD529 veteran.
9/02/2010 Various Survivors Aboard APA45 - A previously "unknown" face has been identified as that of Fred D. Johns-RM3c.
8/22/2010 The The John Lavelle-S2c photo page has been added. Lavelle remembers the dubious distinction of being the projectionist on "movie night" aboard ship.
11/2/2009 The Stanley Greenberg-MoMM1c - photo page was added. Greenberg was one of those men who did not return following the ship's final combat action on April 6, 1945.
11/1/2009 Lost at Okinawa - was updated with a memory from Quartermaster Paul Pedersen recalling a "helmet" incident that occurred right after the first kamikaze struck the ship.
9/1/2008 Eugene N. Sanzi Photo Page - Eugene Sanzi was a Yeoman 3rd Class aboard BUSH. Sanzi provides a glimpse into a yeoman's duties aboard ship, as well as memories of the ship's travels to The Philippines, Iwo Jima and finally the ship's sinking at Okinawa.
7/13/2008 Stan Gallaher Photo Page, - was updated to include additional images and information about his early days in the Navy and his subsequent rescue when the USS BUSH was lost
6/28/2008 Edmond B. Bennett Photo Page, - Ed Bennett was part of the ship's deck division. He received a Letter of Commendation for his actions on April 6, 1945. Bennett shares some vivid memories of his shipmates and events aboard DD-529
6/21/2008 The "Real Chief" Photo Page - was updated to include to include an image of the Blue Star Banner that this wife of a USS Bush sailor displayed in her home.
6/8/2008 Paul Trella, S2c, Photo Page - was updated to include a photo of Paul's brother in law Frank Bush and his sister Margaret. Frank Bush, in the U. S. Army in World War II, visited Paul aboard ship on Christmas Eve 1944, less than 4 months before Paul Trella was kille in action.
3/1/2008 Second Set of Memories - two excerpts from letters dated January and March 1945 written by Lt. (jg) Richard P. Anderson were added. Anderson was killed on April 6, 1945 when the ship was lost.
2/24/2008 Lt. (jg) Richard P. Anderson - The ship's "Chief Engineer" is remembered. He helped commission the ship and served aboard DD-529 until the ship was lost. Anderson was killed at his post during the action that claimed the USS BUSH.
2/24/2008 #1 5-Inch Gun Crew - A previously unknown face of the No. 1 5-inch gun crew photo has been identified as Fireman 1st Class Al Shook.
9/25/2007 Various Survivors Aboard APA45 - A previously "unknown" face has been identified as that of Eugene N. Sanzi, Y3c.
6/9/2007 John Littleton Photo Page - received minor updates as to direction (north, east, south, west) that as the former XO of the LCS-64 remembers the events of April 6, 1945. As navigator, his work and that of the LCS64 crew, were instrumental in finding and rescuing USS Bush sailors. Related updates were also made to two recollection sections: Third Set of Memories and Fourth Set of Memories
1/7/2007 Nicholas Kosty - Fireman 1st Class Kosty was killed in action on April 6, 1945. A photo page has been added to remember him and his sacrafice.
9/2/2006 Four recollection pages have been updated with the memories from Jack C. Day - CM2c and John Peterson - B2c. The specific memory pages updated include Shakedown and Off To War, Lost At Okinawa , Rescue At Okinawa and Miscellaneous Tidbits
9/2/2006 Seattle, Washington Survivors - A photo page was added for three Bush sailors from the Seattle, WA area - Jack Day-CM2, John Peterson-B2c and Curtis Stenson-WT3c. All three men helped commission the ship and survived the ship's sinking. Jack Day shares memories about his duties aboard ship as a Carpenter's Mate and the events of April 6, 1945.
5/1/2006 Lt.(jg) John Gordon Foster - A photo page was added remembering Foster and his Yankee Ingenuity. Lt.(jg) Foster was killed in action April 6, 1945.
5/1/2006 John Hillan - FC1c - A photo page was added noting the service of John Hillan as a Fire Controlman aboard the USS Bush.
5/1/2006 Ensign John E. Littleton - A photo page was added for Ensign John E. Littleton, XO and Navigator of the LCS(L) 64. His actions, and those of his shipmates, were an essential element in the rescue of USS Bush personnel.
3/31/2006 Rescue Sailors - A picture of Ensign John E. Littleton, Executive Officer and Navigator of the LCS(L)64 was added to the photo page of men participating in the rescue of USS Bush personnel.
3/11/2006 Engineering Division Picture - A previously "unknown" face was identified as that of Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ernest J. Ritschel.
2/20/2006 Raymond Lockhart - WT1c is remembered in this photo page. Ray Lockhart was one of of five men killed in a 5-inch shell accident on July 23, 1944.
2/20/2006 Gilmer Thomas - S1c - In this photo page, Gil Thomas shares memories of time as part of the deck division, his battle station, and recollections about the loss of the USS Bush on April 6, 1945.
11/14/2005 Engineering Division Picture - A previously "unknown" face was identified as that of Fireman 1st Class John L. Keene.
9/25/2005 Various Survivors Aboard APA45 - previously unknown image has been identified as Wilbur Mulvaney, RM3c.
9/25/2005 Rescue Ships Photo Page has been updated to include a picture of the LCS(L) 64 and a better image of the LCS(L)24.
9/18/2005 Miles S. Burke, StM2c winner of the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his lifesaving actions is noted on this photo page.
9/6/2005 Three recollection pages have been updated with the memories from John Littleton, the Executive Officer and Navigator of the LCS(L)64, the support ship on radar picket station #1 with the USS BUSH on 6 April 1945. The specific memory pages updated include Lost At Okinawa , Rescue At Okinawa and Miscellaneous Tidbits
8/20/2005 Rescue Ship Deck Logs - Rankings of officers aboard the LCS(L) 64 were updated.
8/21/2004 J. M. Cross Photo Page - A new photo page remembering this Fire Controlman, a Silver Star recipient lost with the USS Bush.
6/12/2004 The "Various Survivors Aboard APA45 Photo Page - A correction was made to to properly identify Walter "Bud" Serviolo-SM3c.
5/9/2004 Engineering Division Picture - A previously "unknown" face was identified as that of Fireman 2nd Class Harry F. Turner.
5/9/2004 The "Various Survivors Aboard APA45 Photo Page" - A previously "unknown" face was was identified as that of Radarman 3rd Class James S. "Pat" Carney.
03/20/2004 Stan "Stores" Gallaher - Photo Page - - Meet Stan Gallaher - Storekeeper aboard the USS BUSH from June 7, 1944 through April 6, 1945.
10/27/2003 The "Invasion Preparations - Philippine Islands" photo Page - General Charles P. Stivers middle initial has been corrected, and he identified as the man on the far right of the picture.
8/30/2003 The "Short History" Page - Namesake data about Marine Lt. William S. Bush was updated.
3/9/2003 Ensign Jerome Rush - Photo Page - Ensign Rush was listed as Missing in Action after serving aboard ship for 2 months and week. This page remembers Ensign Rush, his good work, and provides some insight into the Navy's V-12 training program.
3/9/2003 Albert Brody - PhM3c Photo Page - Lost with his ship, this page recalls a valued member of the ship's Medical Department.
2/9/2003 Gene Younce - RM3c Photo Page - This photo page recalls Gene, his best friend and few of Gene's memories and duties while aboard ship. He was assigned to the USS Bush from July 2, 1943 through April 6, 1945.
2/9/2003 Radar Survivors Picture Info - The last unknown face in "Radar Survivors" picture has been indentified as Wilbur Mulvaney-RM3c. As a radioman, Wilbur Mulvaney was assigned to the USS Bush on a temporary basis in support of Fighter Direction activities.
1/12/2003 Miller West Beals - F2c Photo Page - recalls this family man who perished with his ship on the Radar Picket Line off Okinawa.
12/1/2002 Wesley Northey-BM1c Photo Page - remembers this Silver Star recipient who lost his life in action on April 6, 1945.
12/1/2002 Engineering Division Picture - two unknown faces identified and one correction, Albert Daunoris-MM3c, Virgil Hayes-F1c, and Leonard Bretz-F1c are identified.
12/1/2002 Admiralty Island Invasion Photos - correct spelling of pictured U. S. Army doctor Lt. George Novis received.
8/3/2014 Homer Paul Pace - MM1c Photo Page - Pace, one of the ship's casualties on April 6, 1945 is remembered.


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