VMB-611 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-ELEVEN

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To All who've taken time to set up this site in honor of the men of VMB-611, I Thank You for your kindness, dedication & respect to all these men!

My father was James A Murphy, a navigator/bombardier/nose gunner with VMB-611. I too, as Debra Yancey was born at Cherry Point, NC, 1 of 5 children. Dad began with the Army Air Corps in 1941 and after 1 year switched over to the Marine Corps, retiring in 1971. Sadly, we lost dad to cancer in 1979 at age, 58. Dad's entire time was served as a navigator in the Corps. He too, was a quiet man & spoke little of his service duties. He loved his country, and served it with dignity & honor.

This site has given me insight into what they did & the dangers they faced for us. May God Bless Them All for their unselfish sacrifices. For without these men, as well as all other servicemen, our Freedom would not exist. My gratitude to these men and all of our soldiers, past & present, will never fade, nor be forgotten. You're in my prayers now & always. Semper Fi. Thank You Robert Yanacek & David Fish!

In Loving Memory of James A Murphy - Your daughter, Mary


Added: March 27, 2009
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Thank You for bringing to life the service of my Father(CPL.Thomas J. Birney). The stories now come to a reality of what brave men and women like my Father and now my Nephew,Lance Cpl.Ryan J. Birney are doing and have done for this great country of ours.May all that have fallen in battle be given a special place in Heaven.

Added: March 8, 2009
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I am the son of SGT George A. Dienst, Jr. Thank you for putting together a great website that helps us understand a bit of what happened in the Pacific. Lots of great information. Also, a big thank you to all the marines that served and serve our country.

Added: February 28, 2009
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My father First Lt.John I. Ashbaugh pictured on page 2 is still alive at 87. He stayed in the Marine Corps Reserves flying Corsairs and AD Sky Raiders and became CO of VMF-351 in Atlanta. I told him about the site two days ago and it brought back many memories. Thanks so much for all the hard work that went into this VMB-611 site.

Added: February 24, 2009
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Hello and Thank you all veterans of WW2 for what you did for us,It is much appreciated and you are the "Greatest Generation!!!!
Leather unit patch maker,Johnny Signor
WeBeEmblems@aol.com


Added: February 23, 2009
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I have been searching for information on my Dadís WWII service and that has led me to this outstanding website. Thank you to all that have worked to put it together and support it. Over the years Dad spoke little of his war experiences. Sadly, he died in 1980 at the much too young age of 61. That left the family with knowing not much more about his war service other than he flew with VMB 611 and was wounded. Thanks to the internet and records from the Navy Dept. we have been able to put together a good picture of what he did as a part of this outstanding group of men during that time. To all of the men of VMB 611 you are true American heroes and I sincerely thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Dave Klockzien
Son of 2nd Lt. Vince Klockzien


Added: January 23, 2009
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This a wonderful place to lay down some thoughts and memories. My brother Edward Harris Jackson, was with Lt. Lawrence's crew that paid the price. Semper Fi, to all who flew, and made it safer for those of us to grow up free. Never Forget!

Jay Jackson


Added: January 14, 2009
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Gilbert E. DeBlois passed away January 6, 2009 in his sleep after a period of declining health in Hohenwald, TN.

Added: January 9, 2009
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Semper Fi to "Harry Dixon", who I met today at Publix Market in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Enjoy the website, Harry!

Regards,

Keith Frederick Farrar


Added: January 7, 2009
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Merry Christmas to all. My youngest daughter, Robin Hill Rowan,from Pensacola,Fl.,has been working on our archives at the National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola for some years. We turned over our squadron archives to the museum in 2006, and she has been at work as a volunteer trying to get our squadron history together for all of us and our kids and grandchildren. The National Museum of Naval Aviation's Director of the Library and Archives, Hill Goodspeed, has agreed to allow Robin to share all of the archives with this website while still working on the museum's web site. If you have any material that would provide more information about our 611 story (especially identification of squadron members in the photos), send all material to her at rrowan55@cox.net. We would be eternally grateful. Have a great new year. Dan Hill at 970 Clark Lane Des Plaines, Il. 60016

Added: December 26, 2008
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