WILLIAM M. BUSH (1921-2001)

(March 7, 1921-September 21, 2001)

William M. Bush was born in Philadelphia, PA March 7, 1921 to the late Gladys and William Bush. He was educated in the Philadelphia, PA and Virginia School Systems.

He enlisted in the Army at an early age and served in World War II for the three years. He served in the famed 301 Fighter Squadron and the 332 Fighter Squadron Group of the Tuskegee Airmen in foreign theaters in an unknown capacity. In warfare, a theater is an area in which important military events occur or are in progress.

After discharging from the army, he worked at a variety of occupations developing his talent as a carpenter. His artistry is displayed in many homes in the Philadelphia area. He continued to develop his skills in general contracting that allowed him to be a real estate investor and contractor.

He enjoyed skiing and was a loyal Eagles fan with seasonal tickets. He was also a member of the Tioga Golf Club. Other activities included the former Guys and Dolls Social Club and a lifetime member of the NAACP.

He was a loving husband to the late Edythe Ford Bush, a devoted father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered by his sense of duty, sense of humor, and a positive attitude on life. He was indeed a Tuskegee Airman.