VMB-423 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR TWENTY-THREE

SQUADRON LOG BOOK





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My Uncle, David Harlan Harris was a South Pacific marine serving as a navigator/bombadier on PBJs. I see a "David H. Harris" on your roll list, so this must be him.I recall his talking about being navigator on night missions to Rabaul. In the fuzzy crew pictures, I saw a couple faces that looked like him. I am VERY proud of him as well as his older brother who served 44 months over there in the 37th Buckeye Div.

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Hunting for some VMB 423 Baseball caps. Get back to me via E-mail. Thanks

Added: December 30, 2009
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My dad was Major John T. Pritchard, a pilot in the 423rd. My son found this site. We are so excited to see what can learn about my dads participation in WWII. My dad has passed on. If you knew my dad and can share anything about him please let me know.

Added: December 14, 2009
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My father, Lawrence (Larry) Grue was a young Lt. who flew the PBJ-1J of VMB423. Unfortunately, he recently passed away but shortly before doing so, he and his co-pilot, Lt. Paul Cotton were reunited some 40 years after the war!

Added: November 7, 2009
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My brother, now deceased, was in VMB423. I have often heard him speak of Edenton, Cherry Point, El-Centro & various places in the Philipines, Rabaul,etc. My brother was Parker Eugene Bailey, Staff Sgt. USMC. I have heard him speak of a Marine named Caplin,& also a ski(polish name). I have a picture of his crew in front of a B-25 PBJ. I am not at this time set up to send pictures at this time. I know he would have loved to have made a reunion, but he is probably reunited now with some. I am also a former Marine.
Semper Fi Brothers
Gary Bailey


Added: February 8, 2009
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My Uncle, Bernard E.Young was in the Marine Bombing Squadron 423, Marine Aircraft Group 61, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. Basic training in Parris Island, school in Jacksonville FL. Transferred to SanDiego, then to El Centro before going to the Pacific. When he returned home, never talked about the war. He died in 1975 of cancer. I have his military records and was wondering if anyone out there remembers him and are there any pictures on the website that may have him in it. Thank you Diane Foster

Added: January 22, 2009
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I am oldest of five and interested in contacting members of VMB-423 who knew my father 1stLt Edward Hazlehurst, of Hazelcrest, IL. Dad is now 85 and has rarely spoken of his experiences with the group. I believe he did flight training at Pensacola FL but that's about as far as i got. Any info or stories would be greatly appreciated. I have children I would like to pass on the history & sacrifice so many gave so long ago. Edward Hazlehurst, Jr.

Added: December 10, 2008
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My brother Lt. James McCullough was the first casulty of 423 in Edenton along with his crew. Is the picture of the PBJ crash in the Edenton section of the book the one in which he died? I'm the last (youngest) of his family and have been getting an extensive ancestor file together for my children and future generations. Thank you.

Added: August 12, 2008
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My untmost thanks to all VMB-423 memebers for your service and sacrifices during WW2,they are very much appreciated,you are "The GREATEST GENERATION"!!! I make leather unit patches,anyone interested please contact me at
WeBeEmblems@aol.com
Semper Fi!!!!


Added: August 2, 2008
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Initial Logbook Entry - VMB-423 logbook opened this date.

Added: July 15, 2008
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