VMB-433 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR THIRTY-THREE

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Thanks to my brother Paul Turlick, he did some research on obtaining our father, Andrew Turlick, records. I've enjoyed this site and reading all your comments. We share a common bond, it's a beautiful tribute and memory to our brave soldiers.

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Hi. My dad was Rudolph Rock, sergeant, ordnance. Dad passed almost ten years ago but I still think of him every day. He was a great guy and I'm sure an outstanding Marine. Thanks to all you guys for your service. I have his photo alblums and if anyone would like to have them to share, let me know.

Thanks, TSR


Added: May 3, 2014
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I have a VMB 433 Deployment / cruise book that I want to donate. Where would I send it?

Added: April 7, 2014
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Charles J. O'Reilly U.S.M.C. and a proud member of squadron VMB-433, passed away on February 7th, 2014 at the age of 91. He loved to tell us stories of the B-25, island adventures of the south pacific, and many other great things about the Marines. Even now, all of us know and feel that the spirit of “The Corps” in our bones, it was impossible not to when you were with him. With that in mind, we shall always stay faithful to the U.S.M.C. and so honor him for generations to come. SEMPER FIDELIS.

Added: March 24, 2014
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Hello all: by chance does anyone happen to have a photo of my late Dad, William (Bill) R. Parks in his uniform from the Squadron? I want to nominate my Dad for a special set of baseball playing cards but they need a photo of Dad in his uniform in the day. If you have it, let me know asap?

(831) 475-0588


Added: March 10, 2014
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I have had such a special time looking through one of the Squadron's last Muster lists. Having attended reunions for 433 since the late 1980's and almost until the end, so many names sound familiar, so man wonderful stories and times shared.

As I read from the fellow "kids" of this Greatest Generation, I want you to know how much I share your pride in your Dads, your Grandpa's in this Sqaudron. I knew these members from the time they were in the 50's at the St. Lous reunion and got to know even 4th generations.

To the grandson of D. K. Crosswhite, I looked at the deceased list as posted on your July16, 2012 posting and Don Menhennet that I last heard is still alive. If you would like me to connect you with him, please let me know, my number is (831) 475-0588. Santa Cruz, CA time. The other Marines you listed are deceased according to the 10 November 2009 roster.

God bless you all. We not only share in our pride for this group but we are family.

Jane Parks-McKay, daughter of William R. Parks, San Jose, CA
died June 10, 2012.


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hi my dad was eugene pollock radio gunner in vmb433 he passed years ago he never really talked about his years in the corp i was just wondering if anybody had pictures or stories about my dad who served with him. thanks his son scott pollock

Added: February 25, 2014
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My father, Sgt. Charles J. O'Reilly, passed away in Lansdale, PA on February 7, 2014. He was a father, a friend, and always a Marine - so proud of his service and the opportunity to serve with so many great men. He had countless stories of his time in Pacific and our family is forever rich for it.

Added: February 8, 2014
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My Father, Loyal Wachtman, was a PBJ pilot with VMB-433.
He passed away on 10/19/2008 at the age of 88. In a footlocker in the basement I found a PBJ flight manual, some aircraft recognition cards, and copies of orders where I learned his squadron number and some places he had been. I know he was proud to be a Marine, he had a PBJ picture on the wall and there was a dungeree jacket in a corner of the garage. He married my Mother, Lois Dozer, at Cherry Point in 1945 where she was a link trainer instructor. In her footlocker was a logbook showing she trained him as well as other VMB-433 pilots. Her uniform was still in her closet when she passed away in 2012. It all reminded me of the movie "Memorial Day". I hope to see the last remaining PBJ being restored in Camarillo,Ca. Thanks for the website.


Added: February 3, 2014
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I was named after my uncle Michael Keselik, USMC, who served in the Pacific during the war. He passed away Dec 7,2007. I found he was listed as a "Parachute Rigger" in the personnel roster. I would appreciate any information about his war duties as I know very little about his service. Thank you, Michael J. Keselik

Added: January 31, 2014
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