SUBMITTED BY: Name: Chris L Toney From: Athens, Alabama E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thank you for creating this site. I am the grandson of Edward "Bud" McCluskey. Even though he never talked about what ya'll did over there being a Disabled Veteran from the Army now I know a little of it. Was good to see the on picture of my Granddaddy at his Cobbler's bench. If you would allow an Army grunt this honor gentlemen... Semper Fi and Thank You All.
Added: March 21, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: HAROLD E. WALTHER Jr. From: VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: A SARGENT CALVIN C. EDWARDS USMC, AVIATION IS LISTED IN THE PERSONNEL SECTION. DID THIS MAN LATER RECEIVE A COMMISSION AND QUALIFY AS A PBJ-1 PILOT? WAS HE FROM MAPPSVILLE OR CULPEPPER, VIRGINIA? MY FATHER, LCDR HAROLD E. WALTHER USNR HAD A BROTHER IN LAW NAMED CALVIN EDWARDS WHO WAS A MARINE CORPS PILOT, EITHER A 1STLT OR CAPT( I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT MY PHOTOS AGAIN, WHICH ARE DATED 1945 HAWAII) WHO FLEW PBJ-1'S. IF THIS IS THE SAME MAN, CAN SOMEBODY E-MAIL ME SOME CONTACT INFO, IF CALVIN IS STILL WITH US, I HAVE FOUND PHOTOS OF HIS BROTHER 1ST LT CHARLES W. "CHUCK" EDWARDS USAAC, A B-17 PILOT WITH THE 561BS 388BG, WHO WAS SHOT DOWN OVER BRUX,CZECHOSLOVAKIA AUG 24, 1944 FLYING B-17 G 42-107202 BELLE OF THE BRAWL. i NOW HAVE PHOTOS OF HIS BROTHER, THE CREW, AND 3 PHOTOS OF THE PLANE, I WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON TO CALVIN, IF THIS IS THE CORRECT CALVIN EDWARDS. I LAST WROTE HIM IN 1983, AND HE LIVED IN CALIFORNIA. ANY ASSISTANCE FROM VMB 443 MEMBERS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Added: March 3, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: mark angiulli From: vandergrift, pa E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Please contact me with any info or pictures from Shanghai China, Bombing Banshees. My father served with you and passed away in 1981. It is great to have the technology to contact anyone who knew my dad as a young adult since I was only 17 when he died. Thank you!
Added: January 29, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Domenic Angiulli From: New Castle P.A.
COMMENTS: Just wanted to know where my grandpa served in the marine corps, and this is the only site that had it. thanks
Added: January 29, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: LOUIS FLAIBAN JR From: PHOENIX AZ.
COMMENTS: AS AN AMATEUR HISTORIAN, I ALWAYS WONDERED WHERE MY UNCLE SERVED IN THE MARINES IN WW2 (ALL MY UNCLES AND MY FATHER). NOW MY CURIOSITY HAS BEEN SATISFIED. THANX
Added: January 4, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Bill McGinnis From: Drexel Hill, PA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thanks to the Webmaster for creating this site it is fantastic. My Dad was Corp. Gerard McGinnis. I found his logbook years ago and was fortunate enough to offer it for this website. I would love to hear from anyone having info about his service with 443 - like most veterans he did not talk much about it. If anyone has pictures please forawrd along I would love to share them with my siblings. Full respect to all veterans
COMMENTS: My father Eugene C. McNew was an armorer gunner in the squadron. He seldom spoke of his war experiences and never revealed to Mom that his plane had crashed in the Pacific. I found it later in his flight log book. Does anyone one have more information about it? He said they lost the tail gunner and copilot. I am grateful for this site and will pass it on to his grandchildren. Shirley McNew
Added: December 10, 2009
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Lane Perry From: Vermont E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Awesome website. My grandfather is Charles Harold Perry a Sergeant and tail-gunner. My dad sent me the link to this site. Really well done. Thanks for putting something up that allows me to explore the history of my family and as a tribute to those who served so we could be a free people.
Added: November 18, 2009
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Cameron Stanley From: Philadelphia PA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thank you for this great site. My Grandfather is Ernest Robbins of Dixfield Maine. He is 85 years young but acts like he is still in his teens. I can't wait to share this with him. Also would like to say thank you to all the Vets out there.
Added: November 11, 2009
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Stephen Bucy From: Bainbridge Island Washington E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I am the MC at a dedication ceremony for Historic Flight's(in Everett Washington - Paine Field - PAE) public introduction to "Grumpy" a fully restored and flying B25D Mitchell in RCAF Colors. Our keynote speaker is General George L. Bartlett (ret.) was SSGT Bartlett Navigator/Bombadier in VMB 443 during the War. I was trying to learn a little more about him. I certainly enjoyed touring through this website.
Semper Fi! S.D. Bucy HMH-466
Admin reply: FYI: George has an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org I have communicated with him several times.