VMB-423 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR TWENTY-THREE

SQUADRON LOG BOOK




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Someone mentioned wanting information about their Dad, Edward Hazelhurst. I know a lot about him, as my Dad flew was part of his crew for 70 missions. He was a Pilot~and a great one. If you contact me, I can give you
stories, and tell you some of his history as my Dad went to a lot of VMB-423 re-unions and wrote stories. His name was Thomas D. Wallimann, Staff Sargeant. He was the radio aerial gunner on the plane Pilot Ed Hazelhurst flew. My Dad flew with him for 70 combat missions. His plane actually flew 100 combat missions. If you want information I'd be glad to give you some. He was in charge of a delicate landing when the plane was shot down by Japanese in mid-altitude. Mr. Hazelurst was able to have everyone go to the back, and although the plane was shot down, he was able to make a landing, without the plane blowing up. Right after that, everyone jumped out of the window-quickly!
There are awards he is entitled to, and if he passed away a next of kin is entitled to them. You would need to go to your Congressman, fill out papers, and show them possible awards. You'll need a death certificate, if he passed away. You'll also need his honorable discharge and discharge summary. I have pictures from the VMB-423 book that my Dad wrote stories about. He was a gifted pilot. He earns his wings, the American Campaign medal, the Asiatic pacific campaign medal, WWII Victory medal, Distinguished Flying Crosses, and Air medals, along with foreign awards that you need to purchase yourself like the Philippine Liberation Medal, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation,
the Combat Aircrew Insignia with stars, etc. If you want history, if somehow this is delivered to you, I'd be glad to fill you in on what I know. My Dad just passed away last year at age 95, and he filled us along with the VMB423 books from the re-unions in about a lot of things. I hope you are able to contact me. I know what it's like to want to get information to pass on to your family. Your Dad was a great Marine, and and excellent Pilot! And he was thorough as he kept a log book of all of the missions he flew. Thank you so much for your Dad's service!!!!
Staff Sergeant Thomas D. Wallimann's daughter-he was part of your Dad's crew on the B-25 bomber that helped liberate the Philippines! I hope this helps!


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Looking for anyone that remembers my father Cpl. Harold Wayne Scott. He flew on the "Uninvited" b-25. He also was a radio/gunner on the Dauntless SBD.

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Looking for information on Herman Vinyard Jr. I'd like some images of him but also which plane and crew he served with. There is not a lot of information on the Seahorse Marines. I also work for the National Museum of the Pacific War. If there is an archive of information we have a state of the art collections and archives that could house it and digitize it.

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looking for info air accident re: Lt. James McCullough

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SUE AND I HAVE HOSTED 5 REUNIONS OVER THESE MANY YEARS.
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE LATEST HOSTED BY HOW3ARD HECK IN COLORADO SPRINGS SEPT 28-OCT 2, 2016
SEE YOU THERE


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Thank you for this site and thanks to my son for finding it. My dad was T/SGT Bill Piercy, Navigator-Bombardier. I think I see him in the first picture in the Flight Crews page. Can anyone confirm and are there high resolution scan available for any pictures? Any additional information on him would also be appreciated.
Bruce Piercy


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Is this site still active? Have info on Lt. James McCullough to share.

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??? November 1, 1943 PBJ exploded in air

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Anyone know the corresponding BUNO for those photos of PBJs painted with nose numbers like K-101, K-108, K-109 etc. I've seen many photos of them but do not know what the BUNOs were.

Second question is also about corresponding BUNO. Anyone have a cross reference of the squadron nose numbers to the BUNO,like Squadron aircraft 220, 232 etc. Again no corresponding BUNO for these squadron number.

Thanks


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