VMB-611 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-ELEVEN

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To the Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Eleven and to my beloved Grandpa,

In my heart, I will always be thankful for what you all sacrificed. You are what kept this country safe and we will forever be grateful for that sacrifice. My grandpa Willard J. Timberman was one of your fellow comrades...He passed away a while back ago but not a day goes by that I don't think of him. He made me want to do more. I too joined the service and have never regretted one moment of that dedication. It makes me proud to give back what you gave all of us....Freedom.

To my grandpa,
I love you so much and miss you terribly!!! I wish you could be here so I could give you a huge hug! I wish you could have met Kevin..You two are two peas in a pod...Just remember I love you forever and thank you for everything you did for me! Rest in peace...I will love you forever!!


Added: August 8, 2011
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hi my father is pfc james a mceachern he's 84 and still in good health i found this web site while researching ww2 and what little he would talk about it, if anybody that remembers him would like to contact him email me and i'll get you his phone #. we looked through this site for hours and he talked to me more about his time in the war than any of my 49 years on this planet would love to hear from friends or family that remember him. there is a photo of 3 marines on an air boat at boca chica that need names well the marine on the front of the boat is pfc James A McEachern on back left is cpl John Roon and on back right is sgt Henry R Hartman, they were good friends with dad and also he may have been taking the photo Carl H Woodle whom dad shared guard duty all the time as they never got to see the uso shows, as you see i heard lots of history when we looked at your site and i thank you very much, could you please add the names to that air boat photo, thanks i'll keep checking for updates lim

Added: July 23, 2011
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My Father Jack Foster, never talked much about the War. The few stories he told had little to do with combat, rather the antics of the pilots and crew. He was a turret gunner and Charlie Good was his pilot. My Dad believed Charlie Good could walk on water.

Added: July 17, 2011
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I was very glad to "stumble" across your website. My father, William L. "Bill" Quinn, who passed away in 2000, was a sergeant in VMB 611 and is referenced a couple of times in the book, "The Bombers of Magszam". As a retired Army COL (he forgave me for not being a marine!) dad instilled in me an understanding of, and more importantly, an appreciation of the military. He was an active member of the VMB 611 reunions for the last few years of his life, and I know those relationships meant the world to him. Thank you for keeping their memories, and more importantly their history, alive.

Added: June 27, 2011
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This Memorial Day remembering the Marines of VMB 611 that paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country and Marine Corps, especially my father Capt Doit L Fish and his crew, MIA 30 May 1945 and VMB 611 Commanding Officer Lt Col George A Sarles and his crew, KIA 30 May 1945.

Added: May 26, 2011
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Many thanks for this incredible piece of history. My father was Pericles Cambs. If anyone reading this site, knew him, please share any memories.

Added: May 22, 2011
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My father was First Lt. Austin C. FitzGerald (Lt. Col at retirement). He passed away in April of 1977(!), just shy of his 59th birthday after being retired by the Marine Corp a couple of years earlier. I was only 20, my sister was 21 and my brother was 18. We didn't realize that we SHOULD have been asking him questions about the career that he loved so much - we didn't know his time was so short. Now, we wish we knew more, so every little piece of information is precious to us. THANK YOU so much for this!! All visitors are welcome to email me.

Added: February 26, 2011
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I had the pleasure of being Fay Varney's step-daughter for over 20 years. He passed away in 2000 but he never forgot his days in his beloved Marines.

Carole Christian


Added: January 12, 2011
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1st Lt. Robert B. Mason was my Uncle and pilot of MB 8. On page 1 of the photograph album the sixth photo titled 'VMB-611 AIRCREWS', my Uncle is the forth from the left in the second row. I might assume that the unidentified second crew in the picture is his crew.

Added: December 24, 2010
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My Grandfather was Welborn E. McWhorter Jr. He always would tell me stories of his times, but they were usually only the ones that he had good memories of.

Added: December 12, 2010
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