SUBMITTED BY: Name: Edward Grabot From: Reno, NV E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: 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.
Added: April 30, 2016
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Tom Voelker From: Pentagon E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: 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
SUBMITTED BY: Name: George L. Bartlett From: Potomac. MD E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I have the Bureau no's and plane no's that was asked for.
Added: August 24, 2015
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Bob Haney From: New Jersey E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I've been digging into some research on the PBJ-1Js used by the various units during the war. Major problem is matching the squadron aircraft numbers such as 404, 410 etc to the BUNO. Anyone have a cross reference of the squadron numbers to the actual BUNO of these late model PBJ-1Js used by VMB443. Thanks
Added: August 21, 2015
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Scott Mahoney From: Placerville, California E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My Dad was Wilber "Rick" Mahoney and he was a pilot in VMB443. He passed away in 1991 and is still missed by his family and friends. He loved being a Marine.
Added: March 30, 2015
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Mark Woods From: Norfolk, VA E-mail: Contact
I am the grandson on Franklin Demilt who served in the squadron in WWII. My grandfather died in 1972 when I was only 2 years old. I was wondering if anybody had any information or maybe a picture that they could share with me.
COMMENTS: My dad was Corporal Dennis C. Dade (Radio Gunner).
Added: February 26, 2015
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Walter E. Houghton From: Brandon, FL E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My cousin Carroll Mosher from Bridgewater, VT was a Radio Op./Gunner in the squadron. Seeking any information about his service for his children. Specifically, his crew, aircraft no.,and possibly photo.
Added: November 24, 2014
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Ray Greenan From: New jersey E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My Dad was Frank Greenan and was a turret gunner on a PBJ. He really didn't speak much about the war but did mention the places he was in the USMC. He was proud to be a Marine. Any photos or additional information would be appreciated
Added: September 23, 2014
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Ed Shoemaker From: Rayville Louisiana E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thanks for putting this all together. My father was Henry H. Shoemaker Radio Mechanic.