VMB-423 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR TWENTY-THREE

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A friend of mine rented a house in Rome and when she moved we came across a box of photos, newspaper clippings, a purple heart and two other medals belong to Sgt. Roy H. Morrison. I have done research and tried to find surviving family members and have been unable to do so. There was a letter in the box from a W.L. Landers, Jr who enlisted into the A.A.F.C. Maxwell Field, Ala. prior to Sgt. Morrison joining the Marines. My research has shown both died in WWII. I have a couple of photos of him, but cannot tell what he did and do not recognize him in the cruise book. Can anyone tell me who he is in the photos and if I can obtain a copy of the cruisebook to donate with these medals to our Rome Area History Museum. He died on 6/29/44.

Thank you so much for your help in researching this young man.


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My great-uncle was Charles (Chuck) Schwieman, one of the men in the plane crash with Lt. McCullough. I know nothing about him except he was my grandfather's brother. I have never found out exactly what happened and would like to hear anything about him, the crash, the date it took place, what kind of person he was, etc. ANYTHING you can tell me for family history. I have many in my family that all wonder about Uncle Chuck and I would love to be able to tell them anything I can. My son was born in 1983 40 years to the day Uncle Chuck's plane crashed...November 1, 1943! Please write me with any information you would like to share...also, if you can identify him in any of the photos here on this website, PLEASE DO! I would appreciate anything!

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My father was William H. Cannon, First Lieutenant, Pilot. He often told me of his memories of his crew and fellow marines and how he thought of them often.

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My father was James B. Cox, MSGT with VMB 423.

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looking to contact ned wernick, pensacola, fl to find out more info on lost pbj 35083 apr 20, 1944. Was more any info found on these casualties?

Added: December 5, 2013
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My father, Charles Murray served with the VMB-423. He never spoke of his experiences. I'd love to hear from anyone who knew him. Photos would be great but stories of what he experienced would be priceless. He was a radioman on a PBJ. Please contact me via email if you knew him. He died in 1993 and miss him every day.

Added: October 7, 2013
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I am the granddaughter of Cpl Fred B. Kegley, Jr. This website is great! My grandfather told me and my 13 cousins many stories about his Marine Corp service. Now being a spouse of an 0311 combat marine I understand better the magnitude of what these men went thru and gave up to serve our country! Siemper Fi! And much heartfelt love and thanks to all these men and the fearless legacy they have left behind!

Added: December 23, 2012
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My father Tail Gunner and Tech Sgt Ernest H. Prahm served in the Pacific with VMB 423. He was a tail gunner in a PBJ that came to Green Island with nose art. The aircraft had originally been called "The Uninvited" and had a black panther pouncing on a Japanese Rising Sun Flag. My Dad was so proud of his time in the Marine Corps and VMB 423 and told me so much about the war....that I sometimes feel like I was there.My dad passed away in 1996, but he never forgot a single detail of those days. Tom Taylor was his pilot along with Doyle Fowler. I am hoping to go to the next reunion so I can meet some of the men who knew him and shake the hands of all the men who were so brave and those who flew with him. Semper Fi! Respectfully, Timothy M. Prahm....the proud son of a proud and great Marine....Ernest H. Prahm 1921-1996.

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My father Frank G Styka served in VMB-423, he still talks about the days in Edenton, NC

Added: October 21, 2012
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Great website! My uncle, Cpl Robert Benisek served with VMB-423. He died in May 1978 and is greatly missed. If anyone remembers him, I would like to hear from you. Semper Fi.

Added: October 18, 2012
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