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Note NOTICE: "...I just received some Navy film showing what appears to be VPB-116 #38800 showing the crew during a high altitude mission and upon landing at Tinian (Black and White with good to excellent quality). Another film, in color, shows VD-1 31996 Calamity Jane warming up and taking off (excellent quality). I would like to collect more film copies from any individuals that served with Navy/Marine PB4Y-1 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer squadrons (VD-1, VD-3, VD-4, VD-5, VP-101, VP-102, VP-103, VP-104, VP-105, VP-106, VP-107, VP-108, VP-109, VP-110, VP-111, VP-112, VP-115, VP-116, VP-117, VP-118, VP-119, VP-120, VP-121, VP-122, VP-123, and VP-124). Thanks. Alan C. Carey acarey@austin.rr.com..." [27OCT2006]

Note NOTICE: "...Names of 76 men of VPB-119 who were lost (KIA or MIA) during WWII. This information comes from the unit's war diaries, official history, and personnel roster..." Contributed by Dave Deatherage satx_dave@flash.net [27MAY2006]
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Note NOTICE: "...I'm looking for crew members or friends of Wlm Lyle from VPB-119 Crew-11 1944-45...Marguerite Mosier mmosier5405@earthlink.net..." [26MAR2006]

Note NOTICE: "...Sometime in mid-1945 my Privateer of VPB-119 dropped a wreath over Corriegador. Does anyone know when?? Thank you. DaSILVA, Anibal Josť ww2ferreter@att.net..." [08APR2004]

Note NOTICE: "...I have hopes of locating members of our crew. James Wolak-905 54 29 S1c (AMM)(CA), SV6, USN Robert Sanders, AOM 3c(T) (CA), SV6, USN Melvin Christensen, AMM2c(CA), V2, USNR Elbert Nance, AMM3c (CA), SV6, USN-1 Donald Nogar, S1c (ARM), (CA), V6, USNR Edwin Stapley, AOM3c(T)(CA), V, USNR Talmadge Burchfield ARM1c, (CA), USNR Larry Embury, SIC(AOM)(CA), SV6, USN-1 Piercy Maxwell, ARM3c (T)(CA) USN. I have located Lieut. Al Zavatero and Ensign John Pericin...George H. Grattan ggrattan@microconnect.net..." [29APR2000]

Note NOTICE: "...Along with a pistol, Eugene Prezioso and I were issued nylon chits and maps. Each chit had a unique identification number with flags and a message in several Asian languages. I carried mine in my pocket since we did not wear any leather jackets. Sometime after the war I regret giving them to a girl because the war was over and I no longer needed it. When I looked up "blood chit" I could not find any chit that looked like mine nor any reference to nylon maps. Do you know of any archives that would list the names of those issued chits in VPB-119 during 1945 and what they looked like? Thank you. DaSILVA, Anibal Josť ww2ferreter@att.net..." [08JUN2003]

Note NOTICE: "...Thanks to Ken Kingery, who was an AO2 in VPB-119 in '44-45 and the bow turret gunner on Crew 16, I have been able to scan the entire VPB-119 1944-45 cruisebook at 300dpi resolution. I will be happy to transfer the files to a Zip disk (they are 77M - to big to email) for anybody who is interested enough to send 100M Zip disk to me. please post this offer on the VPB-119, VP-7, and VPB-106. Thanks! William H. (Woody) WOODRUFF whw00dy@att.net..." [17APR2001]

Note NOTICE: "...I am looking for the following book: Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB-119) 194-45 N.p. [1945?] 32 leaves, photos, ports. Dabney catalogue 37c August 1991, no known copy location. Doing some reasearch on my Great Uncle Everett Fees who was lost with Squadron CO LCDR Raymond Bales on 01APR45. Thanks...Curt Brownlow brownlow@horizoncable.com..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 18APR99 | 23SEP98]

UPDATE "...I have received the VPB-119 1944-45 cruise book from Woody Woodruff (whw00dy@att.net). I've made a CD ROM with it, and the 1944-45 War Diary from VPB-119. If you would like a copy send your mailing address to me and I will be happy to burn a copy for you. I just you to cover the cost of postage...Curt Brownlow brownlow@horizoncable.com..." [28JUN2001]

Note NOTICE: "...Researching US Navy missions in the Hong Kong area. On Mar 10, 1945 a PB4Y-2 of VPB-119 joined a VPB-104 PB4Y-1 in the Hong Kong area that was attacked by an "Oscar". The VPB-119 claimed the "Oscar". Does anyone remember this or other patrols around the HK area? Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks...Ian Quinn quinns@hkstar.com..." [19MAR99]

Note NOTICE: "...My uncle, Carl Frederick Mehlenluck, served with VPB-119 (Dragon Patrol) as a waist gunner on a PBY. I'm trying to find out as much as I can about his plane and Shipmates. Thanks...Carl S. Mehlenluck baldyboy@embarqmail.com..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2009 | 01AUG2004]

Note NOTICE: "...VPB-119: I am looking for members of Virgil Evans' crew, who crashed at Amoy, China, on March 22, 1945. The co-pilot, Francis ("Frank") Greene, died in the crash. His younger brother, Robert Greene, was KIA flying thunderbolts in support of "Market Garden" six months earlier. Am conducting research for a book on Robert Greene. Very interested to get in contact with former members of VPB-119. This is an excellent site. Thank you...Frederik fcpaauwe@hotmail.com..." [07JUL2002]

Note NOTICE: "...I'm looking for anyone who served with Kenneth Hogan on a B-24J named "Jive Bomber"...Mel Howton fishtale-mellie@juno.com..." [17SEP2000]

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