SUBMITTED BY: Name: james mceachern From: south walpole mass E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: hi i'm the son of pfc james a mceachern just saying he's still doing well he was an armorer at zambo just had his 85th b-day in april somewhere in the logbook was suggested a book called "the bombers of magzam" well after some searching i found a copy at kosters collectable books in ny was expensive but i bought it for dad for fathers day i gave it to him early and he loved it said it filled in memories and talked of the history and he's going to give it to me to read so i'm recommending it to anybody interested and to any of the original 611 guys out there it was one of the best fathers day gifts i could have given him and to see an old marine happy is a great feeling jim
COMMENTS: Thank you for the great site. I am the grandson of Virgil Bolovan, radio man / side gunner in VMB-611. I attended one of VMB-611 reunions with him. I know he would be proud of this site, keeping the accomplishments of VMB-611 visible to the public. Best Regards, Greg Elliot
Added: May 27, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Angelina R. Smith From: Laguna Niguel, California E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thank you for this site and all that it contains. I am the grand daughter of Lt. Wray E. Bennett.
COMMENTS: My father, Charles R. Bernasek was a radio and radar technician in VMB 611 and was very proud of the time he served in the squadron. Unfortunately, he is no longer with his family, because he passed away on July 23, 2005. Being a Marine was something he was proud of being all his life and it meant the world to him. As the Mrines say, "Once a Marine, always a Marine", and I am so proud of him for that because without all of the men who served in VMB-611 none of us would have the freedoms we have today. And for that, I am so very grateful and thank all of you for your service.
Added: April 23, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Colleen Slattery Packard From: Mercer Island, WA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My father, Edward F. Slattery, was a young Merchant Marine in the early '40's. I found his name on a manifest of the SS Zoella Lykes. It arrived in San Fransisco on April 22, 1945. It departed from Langenak Bay, New Guinea. Can you shed any light on how he ended up being put on that vessel and returned to the US? Sadly, my dad passed away in Jan of 2009 and didn't talk about his adventures in the Pacific very much. Thanks for any information that you might have.
Added: April 4, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: James Patrick From: Cincinnati, Ohio E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My dad Lloyd Patrick was a member of Acorn 34 and was stationed at Clark Field. I do not know much about his service as he still will not talk much about it. At 97 years old i doubt that i will find out much more.
COMMENTS: 1st Lt. William G. Butler was one of the finest men I have ever had the priviledge to know. He was so proud to be a Marine and loved to talk about his "men". He was my loving companion for 5 1/2 years until he passed away on June 29th, 2010. He is so terribly missed by me and his family.
Added: February 27, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Alexis Dias Zack From: Linden, New Jersey E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I am the daughter of Anthony "Tony" Dias he served as a top turret gunner for the VMB 611. Thank you for putting this website together. Does anyone know how many active former vmb 611 members are still alive. My Dad is turning 89 and still thinks he is 18, I know he would love to hear from his old buddies. Please feel free to contact me. Semper Fi. I loved going to many of the reunions and meeting these brave heros. I loved their stories and personalities. Tom Hamby, Timberman, Wildman, Lisa, Flynn, Rohback, some amazing men to name a few.
Added: February 24, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Ken Weaver From: Colorado E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My uncle was Ivan Fritz. He was a navigator-bombadier with 611. It's great to read all the information on this sight and if anyone has any information on him, I would love to hear it! Thank you to all who served and the families of those that sacrificed so much!