The Husk Family Album

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Floyd Arthur Husk Sr. and wife Mildred Audrey Wilson 

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Floyd Arthur Husk Sr. served on the Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945.

Floyd also did his training at Great Lakes .

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.

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Photo #: NH 43586 - USS Patoka (AV-6)

At 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 :

In Loving Memory of Floyd Arthur Husk Sr.

Sunset Memory Gardens Parkersburg, West Virginia