VMB-443 Insignia

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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


Added: November 14, 2011
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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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Thank you true Patriots for your heroism and answering our nations call that allows my family and I to be here today. I have searched for my Uncle Angelo G. Aronis and can remember a few stories as a kid that he was a gunner in the USMC during WWII. Gus has long passed, but his memory and sacrifice still lives in all Aronis' - anyone who remembers Gus please feel free to contact me. To all Marines, as a retired Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer I feel privileged to visit your site. Thank you.

Added: September 24, 2011
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My father was Sergeant Walter Leroy Pray, an armorer in the group. He died on Labor Day of 2000. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who is still alive who knew my Dad.

Added: August 28, 2011
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For Roger Stewart. I knew your dad/granddad and he was a hell of a Marine. I flew with him once. His Navigator was Jack Broome whose address is PO Box 236, Tualatin, OR 97062. You should contact Jack for info on Roger. During the Korean War Roger was the Marine Liaison Officer in Tokyo meeting and greeting all the Marines who were coming through Haneda the main airport in Tokyo. I got off a plane and your dad met me and he let ne stay in Tokyo on liberty a couple of days before he arranged transportation back to Korea. I met your mother when we were all statiioned in Cherry Point in '46. You have a sister who married Gen. Walt's son at Quantico. When your dad retired I lost track of hinm. I know you all lived in Annondale, VA a couple of years. He was a wonderful thoughtful man. Hell of a pilot also. I am honord to have known him.

Added: April 19, 2011
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Hello and thank you to all the veterans of this unit for what you did during WW-2, it is very much appreciated, your are the "Greatest Generation ' !!!!!!!!!!
If anyone is looking for a leather Squadron patch , I make them I can be reached at my e mail for more info.


Added: April 5, 2011
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