VMB-611 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-ELEVEN

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Hello,

I am interested in the loss of a PBJ-1D of VMB-611 at Turtle Bay. Your site describes it, and says it was the aircraft Buno 35152 on 26 October 1944). The VMB-611 War Diary for October 1944 shows this loss on 24 October 1944 and says the Buno was 35197, 35152 being wrecked two days earlier.

Can you confirm which source is correct ? I will also be interested by a full crew list.

Thanks in advance


Added: October 27, 2014
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OPPS! TYPO!

My step father was John R. (Raphael) Adinolfi


Added: October 18, 2014
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My step father was John F Adinolfi, TSgt and I think this was his Marine squadron. He had a Japanese flag from the war but you know, he would never speak about his work in WWII. I asked and he just would not talk about it. He later took his mother's name which is Martini and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with my Mother alongside. He was award a Purple Heart but I know nothing about his service years.
Lynn Gamarel


Added: October 18, 2014
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Received second engine. Should be flying by end of year. Worlds last PBJ.

Added: October 7, 2014
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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 ripw3ixj@gmail.com. I was a member of the squadron until the end of the war.
Rip Collins


Added: August 19, 2014
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My stepfather in the mid-1950s was John R. Adinolfi of VMB-611. I have read the book on the squadron (obtained from my father-in-law Everett L. Arthur) and seen the Wheeler account on web site about them being shot down. I'd appreciate hearing about what happened to John R.at the end of the war and afterwards. I believe he was in Anacostia about 1956. I understand that he may have died in 1997? Any information is appreciated. Thank you

Added: July 30, 2014
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I was very glad to see this site. My father was Everett L. Arthur, communications officer. He died in 2011. He was very proud to have been a part of this squadron. I have some pictures from reunions. Is there anyone who can identify people in these pictures? Do you have a squadron historian who would like to receive these pictures?

Added: July 30, 2014
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Correction end of 2014 flying. Last PBJ in the world.

Added: June 16, 2014
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L/h engine paid for. PBJ-1J Semper Do flying by end of head

Added: June 16, 2014
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I had the pleasure to meet William Whiteside today, and who was a Staff Sargent with VMB-611. We had a long chat about his time with this squadron, and was glad to have found this site. My brother is a former Marine aviator (HMM-163), and I a former Naval aviator (HAL-3). You have a great website and quite a legacy.

Added: April 19, 2014
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