Davey, David, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Bush (DD-529)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Seaman Second Class

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
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Order of the Golden Dragon

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 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MDAdvancement Schools and CoursesUS Navy
  1944-1944, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
  1944-1944, SA-0000, (SN) Seaman Apprenticeship School
  1944-1945, USS Bush (DD-529)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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Last Known Activity


"David Davey, S2c"

Killed In Action - April 6, 1945

On April 6, 1945 after the BUSH had been struck, the 5-inch guns were no longer able to fire. The 5-inch crews went to their secondary stations. Seaman Davey was the bow hook on the Captain's Gig. With ammo exploding and the BUSH burning, those not seriously injured were asked to leave the gig and return to the sea. Davey and others did just that. In doing so, Davey helped improve the chances the gig could rescue wounded shipmates. Shipmates that might not be able to make it to a life raft or floater net.

It would be many hours before rescue craft arrived on station. Those still alive had to contend with exploding ammo from the BUSH, enemy strafing, long hours in the water, and the darkness of night. David S. Davey did not survive.

David's actions are representative of so many who served aboard the "Fighting 529." Men (and their families) who did their very best; to do the right thing; doing a very tough job.


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