VMB-433 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR THIRTY-THREE

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MANY MANY THANKS TO YOU, ROBERT, FOR THIS GREAT WEBSITE!! I am writing on behalf of my dad, Peter Di Clementine, who is so proud to have been a member of this great squadron. Dad will be 96 in June and since his eyesight is not what it was when he was a navigator back in the day, we printed out enlargements of some of the photos and flight crew rosters and Dad has spent many hours looking through them and reminiscing. We are so grateful for this opportunity to share Dad's memories of the many friends he made while serving our country. One of these friends, Bill Parks, has worked tirelessly throughout the years to keep all the squadron members and their families in touch so another special thanks goes out to him. MANY MANY THANKS once again to both Bill and Robert! Semper Fi!!

Sincerely, Diane (Di Clementine) Erickson (on behalf of our whole family!)


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THIS A VERY IMPRESSIVE WORK WHICH I FOUND TO BE INFORMATIVE AND AN ENJOYABLE LOOK IINTO THE PAST. THE ROSTER IS A VERY COMPLETE OUTLINE OF PERSONNEL. I FOUND THE NAMES OF CREW-MEMBERS WHICH I HAD FORGOTTEN. BRINGS BACK MANY MEMORIES. THANKS FOR THIS.

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My grandfather, Orville C. Walker, is sitting here with me viewing this informative and interesting website about his service in the Marines. Grandpa was a Staff Sergeant who served from 1942-1945 and he spent the majority of his time in the Pacific. I was also honored to tour the WWII Memorial in DC with him and my grandma just a few years ago at the annual reunion.

Added: May 7, 2009
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This is an awesome website. I'm sorry my dad, K.O.Dahlgren, aka. The Spam Kid, didn't live long enough to see this. He would have loved it!!!! He was so proud of his Marine Corps days and all of you. He enjoyed all of your reunions immensely and looked forward to all of them. I forward this website to my 5 brothers and sisters so that they can enjoy it too. GREAT JOB! Love the music.

Added: May 5, 2009
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It took me a long time to find this site. I regret to inform that 1st Lt. P.D. Louther passed away Oct. 17, 2006. He had resided in La Mesa, California and was retired from Pacific Telephone Co. He was a close personal friend and co-worker for many years. He is survived by his wife Dorothy and a son, Jack and wife and grandchildren. He talked little about his experiences in WWll but was a great friend to many of us, one that we sorely miss. Semper Fi

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Mike meeks was also my father and my brother and I would really appreciate any info. Great Thanks,

Marty


Added: April 26, 2009
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My father, Melvin (Mike) Meeks Jr. was a Navy Corpsman, attached to the unit. He passed away in 1988. If you have stories to share, they would be appreciated. I can be reached at my personal email buddymeeks@yahoo.com

Added: April 26, 2009
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433 mech/gunner member Emirau to Philippines. Great site Bob Yanack has done an Outstanding job.
Brings back good memories.


Added: April 13, 2009
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Very good site. My dad is Allen T. Peters and although he is not listed on the roster, he has told me about his time at Emirau with VMB-433. My dad was a 1LT pilot when he got out of the Marines after the war. He went back in as a SGT in air trafic control and retired from El Toro in 1964. I grew up as a "Marine Corp Brat" mostly at Cherry Point. I noticed one old family friend, Roy Kibbee on the roster. My parents were lifelong friends with the Kibbees and I worked for Roy at his California Camper Mfg company when I returned from Viet Nam. My dad is now 86 and living in Mission Viejo. I would be more than happy to pass on a message from anyone who knew him in those days.

Added: March 11, 2009
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I grew up next door to Ed Braze (Brazauskas) in Anaheim, CA. I put his name (it's also his son's name who went by Sonny) into my search engine and found out something I never knew about him. I wasn't aware that he was a Marine Pilot in WWII. I know the same story that Bill Berry wrote about his brother Vic and the VariEZ. I watched them build it from the beginning. I knew him as a mechanical draftsman, organ player, and neighbor. His wife Dorothy passed away a few days after my son was born in August of 1977.

I have very fond memories of him and his whole family.


Added: February 12, 2009
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