ADDITIONAL SQUADRON PHOTOS
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Marine Dive - Bombing Squadron 243
Pilots and Ground Officers - Group Photo
Emirau Island - South Pacific
September - October 1944
Back Row, Left to Right: Richard H. Lewis, Donald E. Johnson, Edward H. Carman, James L. McCullough, William R. Knowles, Robert M. Acker, Miles Brown-Murfreesboro, TN. (Material), Jack W. Kahler (Instruments), Ralph Martin-Atlanta, GA. (Engineering), Stanley J. Roy-Cleveland, OH. (Adjutant), Milton W. Dennison-Harrisburg, PA. (Ordnance), James T. Pierce-Weymouth, MASS. (Asst. Engineer), David E. Bridges (Engineer Section), Rowley (Operations), Harold A. Clemetsen.
Third Row, Left to Right: Donald L. Hooper, Anthony A. Yukna, Herbert N. Ahrens, Badgely A. Elmes, Ernest P. Cole (Intelligence), Robert L. Waters, Phillip B. Anderson, Commander Joseph W. Kean, Executive Raymond F. Kennedy, Robert M. Heublein, Charles E. Allen, James E. Renshaw, Marvin B. McElhiney, William Carlisle.
Second Row, Left to Right: Howard B. Corbett, Roy M. Brennan, William F. Moore, Edward W. Jensen, Leo R. Currie, Warren C. Child, Conway M. Andersen, Augustus Duryea, Harold C. Grogan, Eugene Hafeman, Roy J. Comstock, Barney E. Hill.
Front Row, Left to Right: John Hockman, John F.Lent, Robert J. Carrol, Joseph Baker, James R. Brown, Mario M. Finnochio, William G. Albert, Lawrence H. Brandon, Richard F. Gross, Robert J. Blewett, Edward F. Conlin.
Absent Day of Photo: Vance A. Lahey, Jack R. McKinney, Dr. Larue Wiley, MD
Gunners of Marine Dive Bombing Squadron 243 Now on duty in the South Pacific
*indicates unconfirmed KIA/MIA
**indicates name is not recognized when cross referencing VMSB-243’s war diary (Nov 1943)
Hdqtrs No 75?344 WATCH YOUR CREDIT LINE DIST ? 2-4 MCA?? OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOT 3-2144 By Tech Sgt. Gordon G Greitzer
They are front row left to right:
Staff Sergeant Glen[n] D. Bruce, of Kansas City Mo.
Staff Sergeant Sylvester Garalski, of Detroit Mich.
Sergeant Floyd C Miller of Chariton Iowa
Staff Sergeant Ruben A. Barba, Los Angeles, Cal.
Sergeant Ronald F Asheton, Washington D.C.
*Sergeant Lewis B Hogg Los Angeles Cal.
*Sergeant Armando L. Caprio, Providence R.I.
Sergeant Bernard F Boehner Portland Ore.
*Technical Sergeant Eldon V Boswell ???? Utah,
Corporal James N. Eubanks Hammond Ind.
Corporal James E Cantrell Nashville, Tenn.,
*Corporal Albert L Spring Dallas Texas,
Corporal Richard L Harding ????? Kans.,
*Corporal Carl D Munn Silver Creek ??????
Staff Sergeant Wilbur E Freezee ???? N.J.,
Corporal Steve Babas Cleveland Ohio,
Corporal ????? ? ????? ?????? ???,
Private First Class Edward D Williams Jr. Chicago Ill.,
Private First Class Irwin J. Dewaters ???? ????,
Private First Class John F. ???? ???? ????, (not listed in war Diary)
Rear row left to right:
Sergeant ??? ? ??? ??? ???
Sergeant Robert M Parker Roswell, N.M.
Sergeant Fred A Arab ????, Conn
*Sergeant Virgil C. Fransen North Platte, Neb
Private First Class ??? ? ??? Charlotte, NC
Private First Class Samuel Robby Brooklyn NY
Sergeant Jack ? ??? ??? ???
Corporal Thomas G. Shudy PA
Corporal Robert Lange Milwaukee, Wis
Corporal Raymond R. Edwards Houston, Texas
Sergeant Kenneth C. Bourke Indianapolis, Ind
Sergeant Robert J Mack Chicago, Ill
*Sergeant Richard C Gould Los Angeles, CA
Private First Class Edward G ???? Brooklyn, NY
Corporal Anthony W. Dougherty Upper Darby, PA
*Corporal Charles A Russell Murphysboro, Ill
Sergeant Joseph M Levandoski Hobart, Ill
*Staff Sargeant Robert J Malek Chicago, Ill
Sergeant Lawrence L Swanson Rockford Ill
Sergeant Radcliffe Chicago, Ill
VMSB-243 Tail Gunners
Back Row, Left to Right: Harold A. “Clem” Clemetsen, Major Joseph W. “Major” Kean (C.O.), William P. “Big Bill” Knowles.
Front Row, Left to Right: Warren C. “The Kid” Child, Howard B. “Hollywood” Corbett, Leo R. “Rodger” Currie.
Back Row, Left to Right: William H. Casey ( Ponca City, OK), Stephen F. Gibbons ( Kalamazoo, MI.), ? Rightmeyer,
? Perrin ( North Carolina)
Front Row, Left to Right: Arthur B. Crutcher, ? Morgan, Marvin Porter, Daniel Williams ( W.Va.)