VMB-443 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR FORTY-THREE

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My great-uncle, Duval F. Moss Jr. was a Radio Gunner is VMB-443 from 25 SEP 1943 until July of 1945. His MOS was 757 (Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner). He was 25-26 years old when he joined the squadron. As far as I know he attained the rank of Corporal. That's about all that I know of his time in VMB-443. If you have any further information or pictures it would be greatly appreciated!

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My dad, Corp C.F. Stout was a part of this squadron. His love for photography began here and was part of his life until he passed away in the Ohio Veteran's home.

Thanks for this site!!

Craig


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I AM SO GLAD TO FIND THIS WEBSITE. MY DADDY, A.J.SHEPPARD, WAS IN ONE OF THE PLANE CREWS...A MECHANIC. I'VE FOUND DADDY'S MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON 443 BOOK, THE SEAHORSE AND IT LED ME TO YOUR SITE. DADDY WOULD TELL ME STORIES AND I WAS AWESTRUCK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS.


Added: January 8, 2019
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First, thhank you webmaster for creating this site.

I am the granddaughter of Master Technical Sargent Ordnance, Frank Antanitis. As most of the WW II veterans, he didn't talk about his service. My grandfather passed September 1998.

Recently, I found several of his USMC papers and sparked my search for more information. If anyone has more information on him, I would love to hear it.

Much love, honor and support for our veterans and current military.


Added: December 1, 2018
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I am so very grateful for this website my Father was Joseph Vieira he was a radio gunner he never spoke of his combat experiences only to say that he felt tremendous guilt for what the Marines on the ground had to endure and that they were the true hero's of the South Pacific he did however brag about being a Marine! he was very proud of that and he always spoke highly of his crew most of all fellow radio gunner & best friend Donald Wheatley & their pilot "Lumpy" Millard I lost my Dad in 2001 and whenever I want to feel close to him I visit this site it truly is a blessing!

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Added: February 8, 2018
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This is to inform the squadron VMB-443, that former Lt. Brooks D. Kaufman, passed away Saturday 12/16/2017. Brooks attained the rank of Major in the Marine Reserve at NAS Willow Grove as squadron commander. He was awarded the DFC for action in south pacific 1944. He will be missed by friends and family.

Added: December 21, 2017
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Ernest Perez,
Your uncle was on my dad's crew. (W. O. Larson) Their picture is on page 66, picture 1 of the book that was published by Benton Review Publishing Co. Inc., Fowler, IN. This web site has pictures from this book. Also on the crew besides your uncle were C. L. Palmer, M. B. Deptula, J. C. Stanley, H. C. Bruckner.

Thank you for your service and the service of your family.
Eric Larson


Added: November 29, 2017
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I found my Dad's Flight Log Book. I noticed names in his log that do not appear in the Squadron Roster. My guess is that they came after a publication date. This may explain why people cannot find ones that were part of the unit.

Added: November 29, 2017
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My uncle was Amador “Mar” G. Gutierrez, Technical Sergeant, ‘42-’45. He passed away on 15 April 2017. In later years Uncle Mar would share some stories about his service in VMB-443. His three younger brothers also served in the Corps. I remember one time we were talking and he said, “You know we didn’t have it so bad, now those Mud Marines, they had it rough.” His brother Gilbert was with the 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division at Iwo. His brothers Ernest and Raymond served during Korea.

He is survived by his daughter Celia, her husband Gerald and grandson Gerald Jr., his brother Ernest and many nephews and nieces. Uncle Mar had a zest for life and we all miss his easy going, generous and loving way.

Just want to say Happy Birthday to all you Marines out there from an old Army grunt.

Ernest Perez
U.S Army, ’72-‘84


Added: November 10, 2017
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