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Marine Dive - Bombing Squadron - VMSB-243 Pilots
Munda Point, New Georgia - Nov, 1943




Bob Marshall, Joe Shelton, Skeets Coleman and Simon Webb in Goleta,Dec.1942


Second eschelon aboard ship bound for Oahu in Jan. 1943

Front Row (l-r) Bob Nystrom, "Doc" Weimer, flight surgeon, Major W.M.Hudson, Fort A. Zackary, Leon Weaver, Intel.Off., Skeets Coleman and Lou Conti.
Second Row (l-r) Tom Wyatt, John Piper, Jim Grubbs, Art Somers, August Baetzhold
Back Row (l-r) Jim Swiger, Walt Zonek, Judson Richardson and Jim Fritsche.



First Lts.- Section Leaders VMSB-243 Ewa, Oahu, Feb. 1943

(l-r) S.L. "Spider" Webb (Arkansas), J.A. "Big Bull" Bulman (Washington), A.K. "Amos" Belnap (Idaho), R. "Huckle-Duck" Mulberry (Kentucky) and H.J. "Blacky" Blackwelder (South Carolina)

Jim Fraser

William Caleb VanDyke 12/12/1921-5/27/1993

Ralph "Spike" Martin (L) and Stanley "Gunner" Roy.
Spike was the squadron engineering officer.

 




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