Moffit, Duane, ENS

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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, USS Bush (DD-529)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
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
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1945-1945, USS Bush (DD-529)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 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 

a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Lieutenant William Sharp Bush, USMC, who served on the Constitution during the War of 1812.

Bush was launched 27 October 1942 by Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco, Calif., sponsored by Miss Marion Jackson, great-great-grandniece of Lieutenant Bush; and commissioned 10 May 1943, Commander W. F. Peterson in command.

   
Comments/Citation

Ensign Duane Moffit came aboard ship on January 30, 1945. His assignment was to assist the 1st Lieutenant. Two months and one week later, Ensign Moffit's life was lost as the BUSH died helping protect the Okinawa invasion forces against Japanese air and kamikaze attacks.
   
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