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August 1969 -- Mississsippi (Hurricane Camille)


NH 107761:  USS. Bushnell (AS-15), serving submarines, April 24, 1968.  NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 107761: USS. Bushnell (AS-15), serving submarines, April 24, 1968. NHHC Photograph Collection.

U.S. Navy helicopters from Training Squadron Eight (HT-8), aided by Seabees from the Construction Battalion Center at Gulfport, Mississippi, evacuated approximately 820 people from Pass Christian, Mississippi, on August 20, 1969, after their town was devastated by Hurricane Camille.   More than 1,700 Seabees participated in road clearing and salvage projects all along the stricken Gulf Coast.   Seabees also loaned 45 generators to various hospitals, nursing homes, and other vital locations.  Additionally, USS Bushnell (AS-15) provided emergency and medical aid to the residents of Pilottown, Louisiana.  


311-MAD-37542:  The Camille Hurricane Memorial in Biloxi, Mississippi, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, August 13, 2008.   This image shows the memorial restored.   Official Emergency Management Programs, Activities and Officials Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 311-MAD-37542: The Camille Hurricane Memorial in Biloxi, Mississippi, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, August 13, 2008. This image shows the memorial restored. Official Emergency Management Programs, Activities and Officials Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Thu Apr 23 12:41:58 EDT 2020