VMB-433 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR THIRTY-THREE

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My father flew with the squadron from the beginning. His name was J.R. Snook. He was a Top Turret Gunner. He flew with Major Adams and Lt. Greens crew. If anybody has any info or stories on him please let me know. He passed in 1982 and I miss him. I had a chance to fly in a B25D just last week and it was the event of a lifetime!

Thanks
Randy Snook
f3ls1986 at yahoo dot com


Added: April 21, 2010
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What a great tribute to our "boys" (as my grandmother used to call them) from VMB-433. I am the grandson of LCDR James T. Vance, the squadron's flight surgeon. He passed away of a heart attack in 1947, however stories of Emirau were told to me by his widow, my grandmother, over the years. I was passed down his copy of the cruise book, where many of this website's photos come from. Recently, my father, myself and my 12 year old son, 3 generations of Doc Vance's descendants paid for a flight on the Barbie III, a B-25 (same as PBJ), the last one still flying. Worth every cent for a thrilling ride. We really felt the connection to my grandpa and appreciated "our boys" from VMB-433. You can find out about the aircraft through warbirdsunlimited.org. Thank you so much for this website!

Added: March 29, 2010
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My Name is Dianne Nash Farrar and my Dad is Carl M Nash Jr. who is now deceased, but it is so nice to see him remembered on this site. Thank you.

Added: March 25, 2010
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I'm sending this on behalf of my father, Gerard Dethier, Sr. It is ironic that I was looking through some of his documents and saw that he was with VMB 433 so I did the google thing and discovered this site. My father passed away 18 March 2010 at the age of 91. He would of appreciated this site but passed away a couple of days after I had brought it to his attention. My father retired out of El Toro in 1962 and stayed close with his USMC buddies in the area. My father was very proud to be a Marine and I'm very proud of him. God Bless America.
v/r Gerard Dethier,Jr., LTC US Army, Retired


Added: March 22, 2010
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I got to this web site by way of my Uncle, O.C. Walker. He was a Staff Sgt. in 43. I have always respected him for who he is what he stands for, this is just one more reason. These men were/are from the greatest generation and I am very proud to call him my Uncle. His brother, E.E. Walker, my father was serving in Euorpe flying a B24 during the same period. These men are the GREATEST.

Added: March 19, 2010
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my brother, john j. dunaj was with the vmb433. Lt. Butler was the pilot on the pbj.(B25).
Sorry to say that John died in 1979 at the early age of 55. He was married and lived in Hillsdale, n.y. I keep in touch with his wife, Georgia Dunaj.
John and I went through boot camp together. He was the smartest one. I did land on Iwo Jima in the first waves. I was a machine gunner. I got wounded on the six day.
if you remember john, contact me via my e-mail.
Semper Fi.


Added: February 11, 2010
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I am the youngest daughter of Paul Mosley, Jr., who was a radio gunner on Emirau Island in 1945. We lost dad in 2003, but he would have loved this! I am printing all this information for my mom, who has the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. I want her to read all this while she still remembers. Thank you so much for all the work that went into getting this website together.

Added: January 29, 2010
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I am the step-daughter of Vincent Rapoli (Communications) who has since passed away. He was very proud being a Marine and being able to serve his country. He was a New York police officer for 25 years, became the Director of Miami-Dade County Youth Hall (youth correction instituion), and went back and received his degree in Education prior to his untimely death due to cancer. I was so proud to see you have honored him. We are a proud Marine Corp. home-Semper Fi-Ooh Rah

Added: January 11, 2010
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My dad was Carl Nash Jr.. I gave my son in law, Tony Mattera, the Bombing Squardron patch and it led him to this website. This is a wonderful website! My dad was proud to be a marine and I followed in his footsteps. Semper Fi!

Added: January 2, 2010
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It is really cool to see that these men are still remembered. One of them was my grandfather and he was in the picture on the site. Really cool!!

Added: January 2, 2010
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