Rush, Jerome, ENS

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 000X, USS Bush (DD-529)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Ensign
Ensign

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1945-1945, 000X, USS Bush (DD-529)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard University
  1941-1943, Harvard University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


                                      USS Bush (DD-529)

          USS Bush (DD-529) off Mare Island, 11 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32.
             USS Bush (DD-529) off Mare Island, 11 June 1944
 

   
Comments/Citation


Bush was operating as radar picket ship off Okinawa 6 April 1945 and had splashed at least one plane when she was hit and subsequently sunk by three Japanese kamikazes. At 1515, the first plane hit at the deck level on the starboard side between number one and two stacks causing its bomb or torpedo to explode in the forward engine room. Although much damage was sustained the ship was not believed to be in severe danger and tugs were requested. Colhoun was closing in to assist when she was hit by a suicide plane and was so severely damaged that she had to be sunk by United States forces.

At 1725, a second kamikaze crashed into the port side of Bush's main deck between the stacks, starting a large fire and nearly severing the ship. At 1745, a third crashed onto the port side just above the main deck. Some of the ship's ammunition caught fire and began to explode. Although it was believed that she would break amidships, it was thought that both halves would be salvageable. However, an unusually heavy swell rocked the ship, and Bush began to cave in amidships. Other swells followed, and the ship was abandoned by her 227 survivors just before she folded and sank. 87 of her crew were lost.

   
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