VMB-443 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR FORTY-THREE

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FYI, The Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing has recently
flown a fully restored PBJ from their base in Camarillo, Calif. This project
is a magnificent work and truly honors the "Leatherneck Bombers" legacy.
Check their web site and if possible send a check to keep them "flying".


Added: January 17, 2017
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There is a reproduction on EBay now. You may have to search hard for an original.

There is an original jacket with the original patch on it for $850.


Added: January 10, 2017
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You may be able to find one on Ebay. My son saw one a while back.

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My father in law served in the 443 as a flight surgeon. Michael A. Santer, MD. By chance is the squadron insignia patch available for purchase?

Added: December 31, 2016
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My previous comment didn't mention that 1stLt Charles W. Sieben was killed in action 1945

Added: December 22, 2016
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I am looking for info pertaining to 1st Lt. Charles W Sieben. I have some correspondence from him and a picture and some personal items

Added: December 22, 2016
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my dad,JOHN D. LOHR served in the 443 as a radio/gunner in 1945. HE talked very little until I gave him books on the PBJ

Added: December 7, 2016
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There was a cruise book published for the MBS 443. Are there copies available anywhere? I have my father's Slipstream book, but no others.

Also, were all of the pilots awarded Marine Distinguished Flying Crosses?

As I have said before, great web page. Thank you for your efforts.
Eric
Son of 1st Lt W.O. Larson


Added: September 15, 2016
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This is a wonderful site!!! My father was assigned to this squadron. His name is Edward Anthony Grabot. I believe he was 17 when he enlisted. My Grandmother falsified his birth record, I also believe that was quite common during the war years. My father died in San Diego, CA on November 4, 1987 due to complications of emphysema. If anyone has any photos of my dad or stories I invite them to contact me. He never talked much about it the war. He did mention his time with a SBD squadron. But he never mentioned anything about PBJs.

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General Earle E. Anderson was buried this morning. I went outside and heard the gun salute, then 4 USMC V-22 Ospreys did a flyover. Great sight, and great site. Thanks for keeping history alive!
T.E. Voelker
Major, USMC (Ret)


Added: March 31, 2016
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