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GIBBS, LT Leonard K. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=721 "...LT Leonard K. Gibbs, USNR - NFL Number: 721 - Date of Birth: 12/6/1919 - Date In: 2/26/1942 - Date Out: 1/2/1946 - City, State: Tecumseh, NE - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PV-1, PB4Y-1, PB4Y-2, P2V - Ship or Unit: VPB-141 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Atlantic - Significant Achievements: 2,000 hours of flight time. In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

KIDD, CDR William C. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1649 "...CDR William C. Kidd, USNR - NFL Number: 1649 - Date of Birth: 1/1/1941 - Date In: 1/1/1941 - Date Out: 1/1/1960 - City, State: Pass Christian, MS - School Attended: Harvard University - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PV-1, PB4Y-2, F4F, SB2C - Ship or Unit: VP-31, VPB-141 and VP-721 - Pilot Desg.: PPC - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Atlantic - In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

THOMAS, Vincent (Vince) D. vintho@aol.com "...I was a flight crewmember in VB-141 from September 43 to July 44. I flew in crew #13. My pilots were Morehead and Lemon and Shrader and Albino were the ARM and AMM respectively. Iwas the Turret Gunner and the AOM. I have been searching desperately for years to contact my old squadron members, to no avail. As I recall, I was the youngest (17) member by two years and my hopes are fading pretty fast as I just turned 75. I certainly have a lot to discuss with the othersq. members especially the tragic crash on 12/23/43. Intersting, books and documents have it dtd: the 22 but they are incorrect it occured 0100 on the 23rd. Lets talk guys. Thanks in advance...Anyone who was attached to VPB-141 during WWII (1943/1945) please contact me at your convenience. I was assined to Crew #13 and flew with Herbert L Morehead (pilot), Clinton M Lemon (Co-pilot), Frank J. Albino (Amm2C), and Clyde J. Schrader (Arm2C). Mr. Edward W. Collins was my Co-pilot during the Curacoa, Panama, and NAF Baranquilla, Columbia assignments. I have made contact Wlm. O. Young recently and was thrilled to speak with him. I was 17 at the time and was the youngest flight crew member. I joined VPB-141 in September of 1943 and was transfered in July of 1944. I later served aboard the USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110). I was discharged from the Navy in April 1946. An aside, I joined VB-141 with Harry Rorer and Art Moriondo after attending Code school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As you may recall, Art went down with crew #2 on 12/23/43. PS: I just turned 75 and I expect to hear from you young "Bucks" soon. Lets reminisce about the old times guys!..." [BIO Updated 15AUG2001 | 09AUG2001]

YOUNG, William O. (Bill) jameso@cherokeetel.com "...served with VP-141 during WWII..." [25FEB99]

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