Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Ltjg George H. W. Bush

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Irish Marine, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Irish Marine

    Irish Marine New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942, as a Seaman 2nd Class. He was commissioned an ensign and pilot and served aboard the USS San Jacinto flying Grumman Avener bombers with the 3rd and 5th Fleets.

    On September 2, 1944, Bush was assigned to take out a radio station located in the Bonin Islands. In the course of the action, Bushs plane was hit with enemy fire. Though the plane was on fire, he completed his strafing run on the targeted Japanese installation before flying towards sea to bail out offshore from Chichi Jima, a Japanese-held island near the more well-known Iwo Jima. He was rescued by a Navy submarine, the USS Finback. A genuine hero, Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. He was discharged in September 1945 with the rank of lieutenant (j.g.)

    View attachment 25219

    View attachment 25220

    View attachment 25221

    View attachment 25222

    View attachment 25223

    View attachment 25224
     

    Attached Files:

    Slipdigit likes this.
  2. Irish Marine

    Irish Marine New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    New Jersey

    Attached Files:

    Slipdigit likes this.
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    193
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Love it. Excellent work.

    Here is his rescue:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om4u_DxyJxE
     
  4. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    13,745
    Likes Received:
    3,580
    It's George Herbert Walker Bush.
     
  5. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    6,977
    Likes Received:
    1,287
    Yeah I corrected that.

    Nice work by the way!
     
  6. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    13,745
    Likes Received:
    3,580
    George the Younger missed a poison pill by not getting the "Herbert". That would have made him a "Jr.", and no "Jr." has been elected to the White House.
     
  7. Takao

    Takao Ace

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    9,401
    Likes Received:
    2,197
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    ?????

    James E. Carter Jr.
    Gerald R. Ford Jr. - granted he was not elected to the White House...
    John Calvin Coolidge Jr.
    James Buchanan Jr.

    Also of note, current President Obama is Obama II, but not a Jr.
     
  8. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    13,745
    Likes Received:
    3,580
    Sorry, that's part of a long joke that involves talking Dubya out of the White House. Weirdly convoluted, but funny. I'll see if I can find the video.
     
  9. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    8,793
    Likes Received:
    1,630
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    "You can prove anything with facts and figures".

    Homer Simpson
     
  10. rprice

    rprice Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    78
    If you torture the data long enough it will confess to anything.
    - Anonymous

     

Share This Page