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President George Herbert Walker Bush

President George Herbert Walker Bush

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  • Name George Herbert Walker Bush 
    Title President 
    Born 12 Jun 1924  Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930 
    1930 Bush
    1930 Bush
    1930 US census, Fairfield, Connecticut, enumeration district 1-134, Family Number 29, Bush.

    Entry includes three servants of no known relationship.
    Census 1940 
    1940 Bush
    1940 Bush
    1940 US census, Fairfield, Connecticut, enumeration district 1-52, Family Number 27, Bush.
    Military Service U.S. Navy, WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bush decided to join the US Navy. After completing the 10-month course, on 9 June 1943, he was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserves. Just three days before his 19th birthday, this made him the youngest naval aviator to that date.

    On 2 September 1944, Bush piloted one of four Grumman Avenger aircraft that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichijima. During the attack, the Avengers encountered intense anti-aircraft fire. Bush's aircraft was hit by flack and his engine caught on fire. Despite his plane being on fire, Bush completed his attack and released bombs over his target, scoring several damaging hits. With his engine burning, Bush flew several miles from the island, where he and one other two crew members on the Avenger bailed out. The other man's parachute did not open. The third man was unable to get out of the plane. Both crew members were killed as a result of the battle. Bush waited for four hours in a raft, while fighters circled protectively overhead. He was rescued by the submarine USS Finback.

    For the next month he remained on the Finback, and participated in the rescue of other pilots. He flew a total of 58 combat missions for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    Because of his valuable combat experience, Bush was reassigned to a training wing for new torpedo pilots. Upon the Japanese surrender in 1945, Bush was honorably discharged. 
    Lieutenant George H W Bush rescue.
    Lieutenant George H W Bush rescue.
    USS Finback report of the rescue of Lieutenant George H W Bush.
    President George Herbert Walker Bush
    President George Herbert Walker Bush
    President George Herbert Walker Bush in uniform.
    Lieutenant George H W Bush rescue.
    Lieutenant George H W Bush rescue.
    Lieutenant George H W Bush being rescued by the submarine USS Finback.
    Occupation 41st President of the United States (1989-1993) he was also Ronald Reagan's Vice President (1981-1989), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 
    1989 Inauguration.
    1989 Inauguration.
    George Bush, 1989 Inauguration.
    Died 30 Nov 2018  Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Dec 2018  George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Brazos, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The President George H. W. Bush Funeral Time line:

      Friday, November 30th- George H. W. Bush died at the age of 94.

      Saturday, December 1st- President Donald Trump proclaimed Wednesday a national day of mourning.

      Monday, December 3rd- Bush's flag draped coffin left Texas for Washington D.C.. The Presidential plane was used. The call sign "Air Force One" is only used when the President is on board. Today it would be known as "Special Mission 41".

      His coffin would lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday through Wednesday.

      Wednesday, December 5th- The return trip was made to Texas and the casket lie in repose from at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas until the following day.

      Thursday, December 6th- Following the funeral service at St. Martin's the president was transported by Union Pacific locomotive 4141 to College Station. This was the first Presidential funeral train in 49 years. From there, his coffin was taken to the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum at Texas A&M University. He was buried next to his wife, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who passed away in 1953 at the age of three.
    Capitol Rotunda.
    Capitol Rotunda.
    President George H. W. Bush's casket lying in state in the National Capitol Rotunda.
    Bush Funeral Salute.
    Bush Funeral Salute.
    Bush lie in state for three days with the public invited to visit on Monday, December 3rd.
    Bush Funeral.
    Bush Funeral.
    The funeral took place at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas on December 6th.
    UP4141.
    UP4141.
    Part of the transport from the church to the burial included the first Presidential funeral train in 49 years. Union Pacific locomotive 4141 was painted to resemble the Presidential transport plane.
    Bush Funeral Train.
    Bush Funeral Train.
    Bush Funeral Train.
    Bush Library.
    Bush Library.
    The final stop was at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. (Note: this picture was taken during Barbara Bush's funeral)
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I3702  Nagel
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 

    Father Prescott Sheldon Bush, Sr,   b. 15 May 1895, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1972, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Dorothy Walker,   b. 1 Jul 1901, Kennebunkport, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1992, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 6 Jan 1945  Kennebunkport, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bush-Walker Marriage.
    Bush-Walker Marriage.
    The St. Louis (Missouri) Star and Times, Monday, August 1, 1921 page 9.
    Bush-Walker Marriage 2.
    Bush-Walker Marriage 2.
    St. Louis (Missouri) Star and Times, Tuesday, August 30, 1921 page 9.
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Pierce,   b. 8 Jun 1925, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 2018, Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1945  Rye, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Walker Bush
     2. Pauline Robinson Bush,   b. 20 Dec 1949, Compton, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1953, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
     3. John Ellis Bush
     4. Neil Mallon Bush
     5. Marvin Pierce Bush
     6. Dorothy Walker Bush
    Photos
    Bush Wedding 2
    Bush Wedding 2
    George H and Barbara Bush
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart