Milton Jackson Bush

310TH SOS, 315TH SOW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
08 April 1947 - 18 May 1969
Barnesville, Georgia
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USAF Aircrew

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Milton Jackson Bush

29 May 2005

While assigned to the 31st MAS Dover AFB we were crew mates for a 60 day tour at Rhein Mein AB Germany with the 52nd MAS. What wonderful memories of that time with Milt as our loadmaster and numerous trips throughout Europe and the Near East. Milt loved clocks and acquired several during our tour.

"A pull on the jar"! Milt had some "White Lightning" in quart jars which he credited to an uncle's chemical skills and we shared "a pull on the jar" before leaving our room in the 52nd MAS quarters!

I would have to say Milt was one of the most capable crew members I ever flew with and he was blessed with with an unforgettable personality and sense of humor.

I shall forever remember you, Milt.

Tsgt Roger H Cole
Flight Engineer
USAF retired

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 18 May 1969 a C-123K Provider (tail number 54-0639) of the 310th Special Ops Squadron was hit by ground fire while on an airlift sortie near Tanh Linh, 50 miles east of Bien Hoa Airbase. The crew headed toward Bien Hoa and an emergency landing, but the burning aircraft crashed about six miles short of the airfield. The six crewmen were killed:
  • 1stLt Neil W. Hayden, Redding, CA
  • 1stLt Douglas M. Evans, Ramer, AL
  • MSgt Duane L. Hartenhoff, Savannah, GA
  • TSgt Kermit B. Roberts, Key West, FL
  • SSgt Carl J. Wanner, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sgt Milton J. Bush, Barnesville, GA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a crew member friend, Dover AFB,
Roger H Cole
322 N 11th Street, Decatur, In 46733=1512
12 Jun 2005

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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