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USS BUSH (DD-529)


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CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 40mm, 10/11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; Westinghouse Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco. February 12 1942.
Launched October 27 1942 and commissioned May 10 1943.
Fate Sunk by Japanese Kamikaze Aircraft off Okinawa April 6 1945.
87 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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Bush 80kBorn in Wilmington, Del., William Sharp Bush was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps 3 July 1809. He lost his life while serving aboard Constitution when he fell mortally wounded while attempting to board the frigate Guerriere 19 August 1812. He was posthumously awarded a silver medal by Congress. The pen and ink drawing is representative of the period.Bill Gonyo
Bush 82kArtist's conception of the Bush as she appeared after original construction by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Bush 65kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Bush 67kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Bush 94kBethlehem Steel San Francisco May 15 1943.David Buell
Bush 17kPacific circa 1943.USS Bush (DD-529) website
Bush 72kUndated, likely late 1943 or early 1944.USS Bush (DD-529) website
Bush 85kPhoto #: 80-G-187954. USS Bush (DD-529) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 1d. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Tony Cowart
Bush 90kPhoto #: NH 98929. USS Bush (DD-529) seen from ahead, while apparently recovering her whaleboat off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 1d. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Bush 76kPhoto #: NH 98930. USS Bush (DD-529) seen from astern, while underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 June 1944. Note the stern pattern of her Measure 32, Design 1d camouflage. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Bush 78kUSS Bush (DD-529) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 1d (USN Photo No NH 98928).Robert Hurst
Bush 162kUSS Bush (DD 529) off Mare Island on June 11, 1944. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Bush 137kPhoto #: NH 98931. USS Bush (DD-529) plan view aft, taken from a pierside crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 16 June 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Bush 94kJune 16 1944 Mare Island.David Buell
Bush 124kJune 16 1944 Mare Island.David Buell
Bush 28kRefueling at sea by the USS SALAMONIE (AO 26), on October 18, 1944.USS Bush (DD-529) website

USS BUSH DD-529 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Wallis Frederick Petersen    May 10 1943 - Jun 12 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Thurmond Augustus Smith    Jun 12 1943 - May 30 1944 (Later RADM)
CDR Rollin Everton Westholm    May 30 1944 - Apr 6 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Robert W. Thompson
Address: 1704 Albany Ave., Modesto, CA 95350-4054
Phone: (209) 526-2395
E-mail: b2v9@cs.com


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Bush (DD-529) website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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