The Husk Family Album
Floyd Arthur Husk Sr. and wife Mildred Audrey Wilson
Floyd Arthur Husk Sr. served on the Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/AO/AO-9_Patoka.html
Floyd also did his training at Great Lakes http://www.silversides.org/ .
USS PATOKA - Named for a river in
Indiana. The USS Patoka was commissioned in 1919 as a fleet
oiler. From 1924 - 1933 she served as a tender for rigid airships (shown
above). When the Navy discontinued this program, the Patoka was
decommissioned. Recommissioned in 1939 as a seaplane tender, she served in
a variety of roles, saw action in WWII and docked in ports around the world.
She was finally decommissioned in 1946 and scrapped in 1948.
Source: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS
Photo #: NH 43586 - USS Patoka (AV-6)
Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, 11 February 1940. She is dressed with flags in honor
of George Washington's Birthday, and carries a pair of Curtiss SOC floatplanes
on deck amidships.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
For more detailed information check out these sites:
United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum : http://www.uss-salem.org/
In Loving Memory of Floyd Arthur Husk Sr.
Sunset Memory Gardens Parkersburg, West Virginia