Allied Warships

USS Bush (DD 529)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 529 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down12 Feb 1942 
Launched27 Oct 1942 
Commissioned10 May 1943 
Lost6 Apr 1945 
Loss position27° 16'N, 127° 48'E
History

USS Bush (Cdr. Rollin Everton Westholm, USN) was sunk after being hit by three Japanese kamikaze aircraft north-west of Okinawa in position 27º16'N, 127º48'E.
87 of her crew were lost with the ship. Also the commander of DesDiv 48 (Cdr. James Sturgis Willis, USN) was killed aboard USS Bush.

 

Commands listed for USS Bush (DD 529)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Wallis Frederick Peterson, USN10 May 194312 Jun 1943
2Thurmond Augustus Smith, 12 Jun 194330 May 1944
3Rollin Everton Westholm, USN30 May 19446 Apr 1945

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