SUBMITTED BY: Name: James J Mceachern From: South Walpole massachusetts E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Hi dave saw mb11 sempre fi on the Smithsonian channel last night was great job kinda makes you think of dad seeing vern with you. So nice. Jim
Added: February 25, 2017
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Chip Browndyke From: Boise, ID E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thank you for your service. One and all. Semper Fi.
Sergeant - Former 0311
Added: February 19, 2017
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Michael Curtis From: Tulsa,Oklahoma E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I found your web sight & went to roster & couldn't find my fathers name (Bill E. Curtis,T/Sgt.), he & Tom Sullivan flew together,I had contacted your Asso. back in the early 1980's while I was on Recruiting Duty with the U.S.Marine Corps,& yes I didn't listen to my Dad,I Ret.in 1986.My farther & Tom Sullivan was at the Arizona reuni,my question is why is my fathers name not on the roster? I would like someone to contact me at (918-750-3615),any information why his name was left off would be appreciated,he passed on in 1992,with full Marine Corps honors,Tom Sullivan & a nother member was there,hope to hear from some members,SEMPER FI.
Added: February 18, 2017
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Terry Kerr From: Freeport, PA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thanks to all who served and thank you for this site that recorded a lot of the history of this bunch of heros. My dad, Francis L. Kerr (went by Lou), is listed on your page of one that served in the 611. My dad passed away in 1982. Please contact me if you can share any personal information related to him. Thanks for being the "Greatest Generation".
COMMENTS: SUBMITTED BY: Name: Rip Collins From: Catonsville Maryland E-mail: Contact COMMENTS: I have noted several recent postins asking about people in VMB 611. Perhaps I could be of help so if interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I was a member of the squadron until the end of the war. Rip Collins
COMMENTS: My Dad was 1st LT. Paul Haaland. I was thinking about VMB-611 today, and the great reunions you all had, especially remembering the ones that were held at our resort Eagle Bay, in Park Rapids, Minnesota. How lucky I was to have gotten to meet so many heroes. What a great surprise to google 611 and find this great site. My Dad passed away in 1983, he did tell me some stories, but none that I can put into context, this site is helping with some of that. Thanks for the site, the info on the museum in Pensacola. Most of all thanks to all who have served so that we can be free! Kathleen
Added: May 27, 2016
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Kevin Manuele From: Portland, OR E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My father, Alexander Manuele, navigator/bombardier in MBS-611 passed away on 26 Feb 2016 in upstate NY. He was 93 years old.
I have a photo of him, in a group, taken in front of a MBS-611 propeller attached to a palm tree.
He was a good man, and great father.
Added: March 14, 2016
SUBMITTED BY: Name: lisa jaffe stout From: forbestown, california E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: So honored to have found this site dedicated to those who served. I have a question, I looked up my dad's military service WWII and found records that he had served with the 611, yet his name is not on the list of personnel..... as an ex-Navy wife/widow I understand military SNAFU's..... But, is there someone who could check this? He is gone, but I want him or his service not to be forgotten..... I don't know what his rank was with the 611, but he discharged as Technical Sargent Erwin H. Jaffe - he was usually called Jeff or Harry. Thanks again ..... and thanks again for service by our military everywhere.
COMMENTS: I recently located an original acrylic paintng named "Coming In' based on photos by William Whiteside. According to the providence attached Mr. Whiteside flew 37 missions as Tail gunner. The picture is of two PBJ's # 5 and # 11 circling Emirau Island November 1944. The airstrips and bivouac areas are visible. It continues to describe about how both planes #5 crashed in a storm and #11 failed to return from a mission in Mindano. Is there any further providance or interest in this? Claims to be 1 of 50 or 450. Hard to tell. Thanks WT