SUBMITTED BY: Name: Bill Berry From: Los Angeles, CA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Ed Braze was my friend. He sold me the little homebuilt airplane called "VariEZ" back in 1990. His brother Vic, a Merchant Marine, kept the airplane at Chino Airport. These guys were my dear friends, we would always take a break at noon from working on the VariEZ and have a nice brown-bag lunch. These guys were my true friends and I will never forget them. God Bless all who read this. Blue skies and tailwinds.
Added: December 18, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Douglas Yirka From: Kirkland, WA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: It is a Day of remembering my dad (Sgt.Duane M. Yirka), when I see all the history displayed. I got out his "AVIATORS FLIGHT LOG BOOK" and pictures that he took of the war;He flew in Mar- April 1945 with pilots,Borland,Hawkins and Bennett. It was kind of neat to see the same insignia of the VMB-433 HERE AS IN MY DADS PICTURES IN THE ISLANDS. Best wishes to all those who served with my father and their families. If anyone recognizes his name please email me back. Gods Peace, Doug
Added: October 17, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Charlene Graham From: Elizabeth, PA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: This is a great site! It is nice to review / be reminded of the great service my father gave to this country & the men he served with & told stories about....his flight crew. I met most of them at the 50th reunion when my Dad was still alive. I was amazed at how the men bonded even after all these years! When my Dad, Gerard E. Hoff passed away, I was in charge of getting the Marine Honorguard. I told the Sergeant I had been a Marine for 33 years. He asked me where I had served & then chuckled when I told him it was under Staff Sargeant Gerard Hoff! Thanks & Semper Fi to whoever did this site!
Added: August 14, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Walt Hensley From: Jacksonville, FL E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I joined VMB433 as a replacement radio/gunner on Christmas Day 1944, at Emirau. This website has given me much information about the history of VMB433 which I would not otherwise have had. Thanks to all those who contributed. Best wishes to all. Semper Fi,
Added: August 8, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Tech Sgt D. W. Harry & Daughter From: Riverton, Wy E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: OUTSTANDING !!!! Very enjoyable and informative
I, Darla the daughter of Tech Sgt. D. W. Harry of VMB 443 is very thankful for this outstanding work.
I currently have the squadron book of the VMB 443 and I am hoping to continue working with the site to include more information.
I am blessed for my son, a Marine of almost 9 years, has returned home safely to Wyoming from numberious tours in Iraq.
Again, many thanks for recogniziting the bombing squadrons.
Tech Sgt D. W. Harry, WWII, Squadron 443 daughter Darla A. Harry
Added: July 14, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Andrew Ward From: Lake Havasu City, AZ E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Just finished reviewing this web site. It is a well organized, great in detail and very informative. I enjoyed learning of the contributions made by vmb-433 in WWll. Congratulations on a superb web site.
Added: July 9, 2008
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Diane C. Day From: Maryland E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Robert, Once again you have created a superb site. Absolutely flawless! I have spent several hours viewing, and am amazed at all the history you have preserved.
You finally got Doris Day singing Sentimental Journey - congratulations!