VMB-443 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR FORTY-THREE

SQUADRON LOG BOOK





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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

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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)


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I have the Bureau no's and plane no's that was asked for.

Added: August 24, 2015
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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

Bob Haney


Added: August 21, 2015
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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
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Hello

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.

Thank You,

Mark Woods


Added: March 13, 2015
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My dad was Corporal Dennis C. Dade (Radio Gunner).

Added: February 26, 2015
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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
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