VMB-433 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR THIRTY-THREE

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A THANK YOU TO ALL FOR FIGHTING FOR THIS COUNTRY. I HAVE A VERY SPECIAL "THANK YOU "FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR DAVE ARANT WHO I HAVE KNOWN FOR MOST OF MY 65 YEARS. HE IS IN HEAVEN NOW, WITH MANY OF HIS FRIENDS AND I KNOW HE SMILES DOWN UPON US ALL.

IT IS NOW A VERY SPECIAL DAY OF HONOR TO ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SEARVED THIS COUNTRY!
11-11-2014 VETERANS DAY!


Added: November 11, 2013
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Dave Arant (Hugh David), who help start this website, died peacefully last Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. His obituary is in the Sunday, October 13, 2013 Dallas Morning News. The VMB433 Ready Room flag was with him continuously throughout his 7 day hospital/hospice stay.

The memorial service and celebration will be Monday, October 14, 2013 at Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas where he was a member since 1955.

He loved the Marine Corps and serving his country as a pilot during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was so proud to be part of the VMB433. Our family so enjoyed the annual reunions and Daddy help host the 1986 reunion in Dallas.

My mom Lannie is doing well for losing her husband of 69+ years. Although more frail in recent months, my dadís mind was still sharp and he walked with only a cane and occasional walker. He hosted my momís birthday party for family and friends just three days before his hospitalization. Praise be to God!

To hear Daddyís story and other World War II veteransí, please visit generationslestweforget website.

So thankful for the VMB433 website that honors our fathers and documents their story for future generations. Please consider a donation to the webmaster to help keep it going...

Semper Fi,
Barbara Arant Carleton


Added: October 13, 2013
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Dad, James E Dodson,Sr is 92 and still doing well. He is proud to be a Marine.

Added: October 11, 2013
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After more than a year of searching for my birth father, Ralph Adam Yessler, this web site provided a picture. My father died in 2011, in PA. I never met my father, and learned of him about this time last year, after his death. After much searching, I have gotten his medical military records, and those records have provided me with the unit he served with while in USMC. I am hoping to find more information about him, so I continue to search. Am hoping someday to find clearer picture of him. I want to thank you for a wonderful web site, helpful and historical. And if anyone out there remembers Ralph Adam Yessler, PFC, and can help in my search for information. I would greatly appreciated the help.

Added: September 27, 2013
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Don Tatreau, Squadron member, was kind enough to let me know that some changes had been added and updates to the website. It is so good to hear from the other "kids" and please know that this Squadron was one of the nicest groups and reunions for many years that you could ever know. Many friendships have been formed and intergenerational at that. Often 4 generations would attend the reunions.

My Dad, Bill Parks, passed away a bit over a year ago, on June 10, 2012 from leukemia, he was able to be at home with caregivers until the last 1.5 days of his life. He was a bit over 90 years old and hung in there until the last. He kept on telling us "he was going to beat" it like a good Marine and by golly he did. He did it his way, we miss him very much and he loved his Marine friends but I am quite certain that he and so many of your Dad's and our loved ones are up there having many other great reunions. God bless you all, you are all so loved by this Marine kid.


Added: July 2, 2013
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Thank you for this site. I wish my Dad George had been alive to see and visit this site with me, but he passed away in 1992. Never mentioned very much about his service or the 433rd squadron. Great to know something of where he served. I do have a couple pictures that were taken, will send them to site manager.

Added: March 14, 2013
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Hello and thanks for the great site. I just received my Father's records which led me to discovering this informative site. Did happen to uncover a photo of my Dad, Andrew L. Turlick, in a shot of the Metalsmiths. Just wanted to see if any of you may have any other information or places to potentially do some more research.

Dad passed on 9/17/88 and I never got many details from him about his service.

Thanks again-
Paul Turlick


Added: February 17, 2013
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My Dad, Ralph W. Holmes Jr. (Bill) a very proud Marine and B-25 gunner passed away on December 26, 2010 at the age of 87. Dad had been very healthy until the last few years of his life. Our home was honored with Marine Corps memorabilia. Dad was always easy to buy for: if it had to do with the Marine Corps or B-25s, it was a keeper. Dad was the proud recipient of the Distingiished Cross and five Air Medels. I display a model of a B-25.in my office and proudly boast of my Dad's Marine Corps service. I served with the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam, but remain a proud Marine Corps family. Dad had the privilege of seeing one of his grandsons (my son) become a pilot before Dad's passing. Sempere Fi Dad!

Added: February 13, 2013
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Just by chance I Googled my father, Andrew Charles Izzo, Marine, and found this website. I don't know that much about my father's military service and would like to find more out as to what he did and where he was. He passes away when I was 18 and I never had the opportunity to discuss any of these thing with him. BTW thanks to all the Veterans that served. They not only gave their all in the war but came home and made their communities better places to live.

Added: January 19, 2013
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My dad, 1st Lt Allen T. Peters, when he was with this great group of guys, has passed away on 11/14/12. Sad to see so many on the Honor Roll for this site but thank God they did so much for us in their lifetimes.

Added: January 7, 2013
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