Bush, Alfred L "Sam" (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Bush, Alfred L "Sam" (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Sam Bush was born in 1925 near Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. In 1943, at Dartmouth College, he undertook the Navy’s air corps V12 training program. Initially he spent time in Lynchburg, VA as well as Sheepshead Bay, NY working tarmac duty. In 1944 he was attending flight prep when the military screened him out with a physical exam. Instead he decided to join the Merchant Marines. He undertook basic training at Sheepshead Bay, radio school on Hoffman Island, and physics training. By July 1945 he completed his trainings and became a Junior Radio Officer aboard the Heber M. Creel Liberty Ship. Shortly after the bombing of Japan, they docked in Samar, the Philippines, where they unloaded cargo and transported locals as a troop ship. After enduring a typhoon he returned to the US in August 1946.

Date

2015-12-01

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BushA1902V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Language

eng

Citation

Bush, Alfred L., “Bush, Alfred L "Sam" (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed March 4, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29987.
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