VMB-443 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR FORTY-THREE

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Thank you for your site, I was searching for information on my grandfather 1st LT William O Larson who passed before i met him as my father has said below. we Know his pilot graduation class was 1c43-c(c)and we have his single engine license and his graduation photo book but we dont have anything else of his. if anyone knows who his flight crew was or any information on him at all please contact me. we think his crew is the 4th photo up from the last flight crew photo on the bottom left side. thank you so much again.

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Is there a record of the missions, like a debrief record?

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My father was in this Squadron, William Larson. He died in 1986. We had lost track of his Squadron until now. Thank you for the pictures and the history. This is a great site.

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I thank you for a great source of information as I am tying together various strings of a disjointed family history and genealogy. I came across a mention for Charles Wallace Edwards, Son of Rev James Thomas Edwards who is a son of my Great Grand-father on my father's side of the family..thanks for adding a bit of history to an otherwise dry set of facts. John Edwards,Richmond, Virginia USA2

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I just want to thank this message board. I recently recieved a e-mail from Mr Jan Vladar, who lives in Pilzen, Czech near the crash site of 1st Lt. Charles W. "Chuck" Edwards B-17G "Belle of the Brawl" 42-107202 563rd BS 388th BG. Chuck was the older brother of VMB-443 PBJ-1C and 1D pilot 1st LT. Calvin Coolidge "Cal" Edwards( who passed away in San Diego on Tuesday, 23 January 2007 at 83). They were my Fathers brothers-in law at the time, as my father was married to their sister Martha at the time. Dad always said "They were two of the best brothers-in-law a guy could ever hope for".
In a fitting tribute, Mr Vladar's e-mail reached me on Veterans Day Weekend.
Once again I thank You, for both Chuck and Cal. Even though I am a Navy Guy Like my Father,
Semper Fi!
Harold E. "Ted" Walther Jr.


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Darla,

Could you check with your dad and see if he remembers a Charles/Charlie Geyer? He was a Technical Seargent assigned (we believe) as a replacement to the 443. All he told the family was that he worked on B-25s. We're trying to piece his service together and haven't had a whole lot of luck.

Thanks,

Doug


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I am so proud of this site and the response it has received. My father, TSGT D.W.Harry who is the tender young age of 89 is still going strong. D. W. along with his grandson SGT. James R. Wood (tender young age of 29) are becoming active in FRIDAY-TRUAN, the local Marine Corp League Detachment 683. It is awesome seeing them interact ..... even with 58+ years that separate their boot camp graduations. SEMPER FI to ALL

Added: November 13, 2011
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Hallo, great website.
Please, can I ask you for email adrress of your member HAROLD E. WALTHER Jr.?
He wrote on March 3, 2010 little note about 1ST LT CHARLES W. "CHUCK" EDWARDS, who crashed with B-17 and killed in Hrdlovka, close my hometown of Plzen, Czech.
Many thanks,
yours truly Jan Vladar
jan-vladar@volny.cz


Added: November 12, 2011
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Hi all,

First things first, fantastic website. I stumbled on it by accident while searching for some information regarding my grandfather, Charles R. Geyer. A Charles R. Geyer TSGT is listed under the personnel section of this website. My grandfather passed in 1997 and didn't talk about the war very much. Just that he worked on B-25s. I'm wondering if anyone can confirm the Charles R. (Roy) Geyer listed here is my grandpa? He was from Ashton Idaho. Any help would be much appreciated.

Doug


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Finally found the squadron my cousin was in! Does anyone remember Caroll "Bud" Mosher from Bridgewater,VT. He was a Gunner/Radio Operator. Would like to find which airplane or crew was his. His kids know very little of his service and I am attempting to reconstruct for them.

Added: October 7, 2011
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