VMB-423 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR TWENTY-THREE

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My Father, Frank DeCesari, was a member of VMB-423 at Green Island. I just lost him on 12/14. I had him buried with honors thanks to a local group of Marines. He would have loved it.

Added: December 18, 2010
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Information for a possible upcoming reunion for VMB 423 in 2011 will be posted on the Illinois Marine Website as they are received.

Added: October 30, 2010
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Please check out VMB 423 on Facebook. I will periodically put excerpts from the squadrons Memoirs on this page. And the reunion this year begins Wednesday, September 29- October 3, 2010 in Annapolis, Md. If you know of surviving members or family members, please spread the word! Hope to see you there. - John Milone, grandson of Captain Charles Milone

Added: July 30, 2010
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My late father, James Cameron, Jr., was a navigator bombadier with VBM 423. I'm interested in contacting relatives of his group.

Jim Cameron
Leominster, MA


Added: July 24, 2010
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Find VMB 423 on Facebook. More family members would be great, as myself and only one other person "like". See you in Annapolis!

Added: July 6, 2010
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Do any of the folks of 423 SQN remember being involved in mixed sorties with Royal New Zealand Air Force Lockheed Ventura's (PV 1) out of Emirau JAN through to MAR 1945?

Added: July 1, 2010
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My father, Nicholas Granich, Sr., served in the UMB 423 2nd Marine Bombing Squadron 1943-45. He spoke very little about his experiences during the war. He is paralyzed without speech at the age of 86. Any information you could provide about his service would be appreciated...his grandchildren are now old enough to talk to their grandpa..but he can't speak. God bless all those who fought to safeguard our precious freedoms.

Added: June 10, 2010
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My father in-law Anthony C. Mezzelo was a Seahorse Marine.He was shot down and ditched in the water over New Ireland,(all survived)He was a TAILGUNNER! I had the HONOR of meeting his pilot Ken Meyer in the early 90's and was fascinated at the stories he told.My father in law has since passed but I am just in awe of what those guys did at their age.I just attended a air show in Chino Ca. and was Proud to see the B-25's flying only to imagine what it could have been like.I'm proud of his service and would love to know if Mr. Myer is still with us.I know he lived in Orange County Ca. Anyhow, they WERE the GREATEST GENERATION and THANK GOD for THEM>

Added: May 16, 2010
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Yesterday, I had the honor and pleasure of escorting CAPT Robert Ryan to the WWII Memorial as part of the Honor Flight Lowcountry trip on 24 April 2010.
Bob is a fine gentleman, a pleasure to travel with, and he shared many stories of his tour with VMB-423. I, in turn, shared a few of my sea stories of my tour with Company L, Marine Support Battalion, Phu Bai Combat Base in 1968-69.
As part of the tour of monuments, Bob escorted me on my first visit to the Vietnam Memorial--a visit I have put off for many years.
You should be proud of your squadron mate, as we are all proud of you.


Added: April 25, 2010
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My uncle Falvain "Frenchy" DeBoissiere served as a gunner/mechanic with the squadron. I am looking for any info (pictures, stories,etc.) that anyone may have regarding his service. Feel free to contact me.

Added: April 9, 2010
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