VMB-433 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR THIRTY-THREE

SQUADRON LOG BOOK





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I would like to add the name of a missing casualty to your list. If you check the PBJ-1D BuNo 35106 passenger manifest when it went down on 2 September 1944 you'll find the turret gunner, Sergeant Harold F. Stowe, is missing from the list. The 6th crewmember name you have, Corporal Leonard G. Klinger, was actually a passenger on board flying as an observer. Just want to make sure we remember ALL of them! You guys are doing a great job!

Added: September 10, 2017
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My uncle, mom's brother was Eddie Israel. I have his service portrait from mom after she passed away. She was able to get Eddie's service record and I was very interested in the fact that he flew in B-25s as I was not aware that the USMC flew them in WW2.

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My father was Michael Izzi he just pass last Feb 2016 I miss him dearly! Would love to come to a close by reunion and would love to purchase a signature book if copies are made. I used to flip through his all the time growing up and I miss looking at it, God bless Semper Fi

Added: January 24, 2017
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Just recently spoke with Don Tatreau. Was thrilled to be able to speak to someone from the unit.Don offered to send any info he may have to help out. MANY THANKS DON!!! To clarify about the confusion on my father I have a few insights. Looking at his log books though he flew with many pilots and co-pilots the vast majority was with Adams or Green as the pilot and Evans as the Co-pilot. Seems like on most of his missions Adams was his pilot until mid October 1944. At that point Green appears to have taken his place. My father is listed on the muster roll on page 73. He is also pictured on page 42 (second picture down on left side)of the cruise book. He is kneeling in the front row far right. Any info on him or the unit that can be shared is welcomed
Thanks
Randy Snook son of J.Roy Snook


Added: December 5, 2016
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Does anyone know what happened to Roy Snook from VMB433. We have a mystery that someone is trying to solve for Roy's son, Randy: Roy is listed in the VMB433 roll of honor deceased list but we can't locate record of him in the other materials related to VMB433.

If you know something, please do post, I will check this venue from time to time to see if any answers. Thanks so much! My email on record that the webmaster has is not working so I'm using another email temporarily.

Jane, Bill Parks daughter, VMB433


Added: December 3, 2016
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To Randy who posed in 2010. I have received word from Don Tatreau, one of the fine VMB433 members that he has some photos that you would like, I believe your post was in 2010 and not sure you are still here but would you let me know? Jane

Added: November 17, 2016
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Hello: I would be happy to talk with the daughter of our Dad's best friends, how can we get in touch? Also Bob Burns son, that is terrific that you found the log book on ebay. SO GOOD to see all the other family members. Yes, this was a very special group and I miss all of them. I do speak with Don Tatreau regularly and have called some from the muster list from when the group last met for reunions. I will never forget those gatherings. We are family…

Jane


Added: November 17, 2016
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I just received a WWII era copy of the VMB-433 History and Cruise Log that I found for sale on ebay. My dad, Robert Burns, was a mech/gunner with 433. He passed away in November, 2009, so this was a very special find.

Added: November 7, 2016
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I'd like to contact Mrs. Parks-McKay, as Parks, her father, was one of my Dad's best friends.

Added: October 25, 2016
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My father, Major Robert C. Woten was a pilot who flew the B-25's on Emirau during WWWII. He must have earned his Distinguished Fylying Cross there, as it is on his uniform and his DD214. He lived until Oct. 2009, and passed at 94 1/2 years from old age. He retired in 1962 and took his family over to Germany, where we lived for 10 years. Mom, Lee Woten, preceded him in 2003. He was a great pilot. He was recruited right out of Flight School in Corpus Cristi to be an instructor, so he got into the So. Pacific theater a little late. RIP, and SEMPER FI! Dad

Added: October 25, 2016
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