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“Rust Bucket”

 
 
"Rust Bucket" Monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2014
1. "Rust Bucket" Monument
Inscription.
Panel 1 [upper]:
“RUST BUCKET”
[Fanciful rendering of a World War II Liberty Ship]

Our convoy ships were referred to as the “Rust Bucket Brigade” because they were never in port long enough to get a coat of paint before we went out to sea again.

We delivered arms and supplies to our fighting soldiers, speeding to victory over the German enemy, speeding the victory over the common enemies in World War II 1941-1945. This long overdue monument honors all the seamen of the W[estern] N.Y. Merchant Marine during those most desperate days.
De Corse,‘95

Panel 2 (lower):
In Peace and War - 1775:
[Seal of the United States Merchant Marine]
Dedicated to the memory of Merchant Marine Seamen who in World War II gave their lives in the cause of their country.

 
Erected 1999 by Merchant Marine Veterans.
 
Location. 42° 52.691′ N, 78° 52.859′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Marine Drive east of Erie Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The Memorial is in "Veteran's Park" west of the Buffalo and Erie County Military
"Rust Bucket" - Monument Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2014
2. "Rust Bucket" - Monument Panel 1
& Naval Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buffalo’s Irish Regiment (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II (a few steps from this marker); USS Grenadier (SS210) (a few steps from this marker); 65th Infantry Regiment, The Borinqueneers (a few steps from this marker); Poland’s Contribution in the Second World War, 1939 - 1945 (a few steps from this marker); Korea (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory of the Brave Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Special Marine Corps Units of W.W.II (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Additional keywords. Tony De Corse, sculptor; Battle of the Atlantic; Liberty Ships; convoys
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
"Rust Bucket" Monument Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2014
3. "Rust Bucket" Monument Panel 2
"Rust Bucket" - Close-up of the monument's Liberty Ship motif image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2014
4. "Rust Bucket" - Close-up of the monument's Liberty Ship motif
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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