VMB-433 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR THIRTY-THREE

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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.


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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


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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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Thanks to my Dad Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Graziano and all the other Veterans of VMB-433 for their service and sacrifice to our country on this Veterans Day 11-11-2012.

Added: November 12, 2012
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Hi, my name is Derek Tougas my Grandfather was first LT Alcide Tougas we don't know much about his wartime experiences would love to know more info on this matter he never spoke of it. please if anyone knew my grandfather please email me at my fathers email at the top. Also just to let you know my father alcides son followed in his fathers footsteps and became a U.S Air Force pilot retiring as a Lt. Col after serving 32 years as an Air Force pilot. Also briefly as a commercial pilot for EASTERN airlines and my brother Gary Jr is a retired Captain Marine pilot. I also am currently in the Air National Guard and was deployed to the middle east as a SSgt. now I am finishing my degree at RIC bach in sociology hoping to follow in my fathers footsteps as a Air Force Pilot. Please if you new my Grampa please email me at garytougasav8tor@yahoo.com. Also my mother served as the third female in the Rhode Island ANG and my older sister works in supply in the RI ANG.

Added: October 4, 2012
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I have been doing research looking for information on my grandfather's military service and this is the first place I have been able to find online that lists him. My grandfather was CPL. D.K. Crosswhite. I can see from the crew and duty assignments he was on third team with:

KROMKA, E.M.R., 1stLt
MENHENETT, D.D., 2ndLt
Rohr, H.R., Sgt
Crosswhite, D.K., Corp
Melton, J.T., S/Sgt
Carpenter, W.H., Corp

If anyone has any additional information they could share, especially pictures, it would be greatly appreciated.


Added: July 16, 2012
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Thank you for the information and photos. My dad was Lt. Charles G. Irwin who died May 29, 1973. I've been doing some genealogy research on our family and learned from Dad's military records of his work as an Ordnance Officer with the Marine Bombing Squadron 433 based on Emirau Island. I will share the link to your site with my family.

Added: June 11, 2012
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