Burton Miles Bush

Military

Object Number - UPL 42514 - Captain Burton Miles Bush Pilot/Lead Pilot 93rd BG - 458th BG - 466th BG

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34504576
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-688921
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Yokum Boy
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolfgang
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Dekalb, Illinois 3 July 1922

Enlisted

Chicago, IL 9 April 1942

Other

458th BG Combat Tour

RAF Horsham St. Faith 6 March 1944 - 11 April 1944

Other

93rd BG Combat Tour

RAF Hardwick 15 April 1944 - 15 August 1944 Dates are approximate

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

RAF Attlebridge 30 August 1944 - 26 October 1944

Died

Fresno County, CA 20 April 2008 Col. Burton M. Bush passed away at the age of 85. Burton lived a full and interesting life. He enjoyed an exciting career as an Air Force pilot. It was a career he enjoyed. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille; three children Duane, Tom, and Chris; three grandchildren Jason, Aaron and Meghan; and five great-grandchildren Kalea, Noah, Jonna-Lee, Emily, and Adisyn. He will be missed. Remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of Central California, 4411 N. Cedar Ave., Suite 102, Fresno, Ca 93726.

Buried

Clovis, CA 23 April 2008 Clovis Cemetery Clovis, Fresno County, California, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

458bg.com / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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