VMB-611 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-ELEVEN

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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.

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My father was Pfc. Anthony Wayda, and he told me about his time in VMB-611. He told me about Zamboanga from the time I was a child, and also had some pictures. One of my favorite items was a maintenance manual for the B-25C/D.Unfortunately it was lost in a move, but i was able to find a reprint on E-Bay. He passed away on May 31,2007, but visiting your site gives me a better insight into his experiences and freshens memories from years ago. Thanks for the good music also.

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My uncle was Ernest Z. Nevidjon, who I never knew except through family stories. Thanks to all who have contributed to this site. It has given me a sense of what a short period in his brief life was like.

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November 16, 1956 marks the “unofficial” date in the “Identification of World War II Deceased,” Remains of Unknown X-6029 P.I. per correspondence from the Department of the Army, Office of the Quartermaster General.

MIA May 30, 1945, Mindanao, Philippine Islands

1st Lt Doit L Fish, pilot
1st Lt Donald C Sculati, co-pilot
SSgt Richard C Vorel, crewmember
Sgt Robert L Harrison, crewmember
Cpl Walter G Charboneau, crewmember
Cpl Chester D Luberda, crewmember
Cpl John D Rood, crewmember
1st Lt Sigurd J Simonson, passenger

In Their Memory and In Their Honor, Semper Fi

David L Fish
Son of Capt Doit L Fish


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My brother, Craig Shotwell, summed it up as well as I ever could. I was also at my Grandmother's when the telegram arrived concerning my Uncle, John D. Rood.

Thank you.


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