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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VPB-118 Painted Flight Suit & Helmet..." WebSite: EBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ US-Navy-VPB-118-Painted-Flight-Suit-Helmet_W0QQitemZ110045514892QQihZ001QQcategoryZ4729QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem [23OCT2006]

The helmet has locations written very faintly all over the front as well as Jim Pettit and VPB-118 #10. The locations start on the right side of the helmet with Saipan Islands, Johnston Island, Guam Island, Kaneohe Bay Oahu T.H., Midway, Eniwetok, Tinian, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, NAAS Camp Kearny, California, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAAS Crows Landing, California and NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FAW's Flying PB4Y-1 (Liberator) and PB4Y-2 (Privateer) Aircraft: - FAW-18: VPB-103 (Tinian), VPB-108 (Tinian, Iwo Jima), VPB-117 (Tinian, Okinawa), VPB-118 (Tinian, Iwo Jima), VB/VPB-102 (Iwo Jima) and VB/VPB-116 (Tinian, Iwo Jima)..." WebSite: Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum http://www.pwam.org/ [10APR2004]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FAW's Flying PB4Y-1 (Liberator) and PB4Y-2 (Privateer) Aircraft: - FAW-1: VD-1 (Guadalcanal, Guam, Okinawa), VD-3 (Canton), VD-4 (Marshalls, Gilberts), VD-5 (Guam), VPB-108 (Iwo Jima), VPB-109 (Tinian, Okinawa), VPB-111 (Marshalls, Gilberts), VPB-117 (Tinian), VPB-118 (Tinian, Okinawa), VPB-123 (Marianas, Guadalcanal), VPB-101 (Guadalcanal), VPB-102 (Tinian), VB/VPB-104 (Guadalcanal), VB/VPB-115 (Munda) and VB/VPB-116 (Peleliu)..." WebSite: Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum http://www.pwam.org/ [10APR2004]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-118 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-118 Crew Signatures "...My Dad flew on PB4Y-2 BUNO: 59410 Miss Lottatail. This appears to be a note with the crews signatures..." Contributed by Richard Peterson richardpeterson@hypercontinuum.com [27APR2001]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-118 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-118 Crew Signatures "...My Dad flew on PB4Y-2 BUNO: 59410 Miss Lottatail. This appears to be a note with the crews signatures. The friendly proprietor of the local Chinese restaurant says the 2nd name, a Chinese name, looks to him like "Map Lap Fu", not very close to "Poon Sung Lieu."..." Contributed by Richard Peterson richardpeterson@hypercontinuum.com [27APR2001]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-117 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-117 Ground Crew "...BACK ROW: LT(jg) Cummings, LT Gibson, LT Meade, ENS Heard and LT Reid...CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS - FRONT ROW: "Benny" Lakasky, Marion, Hall, Buck Rogers and Jamieson..." Contributed by Shirley J. Strickland Shirley.J.Strickland@swf.usace.army.mil [10JUN99]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-117 Crew 2 ThumbnailCameraVP-117 Ground Crew "...Back Row: Jones, Holzrichter, Yates, Ichie & Schaklett Middle Row: Grant, Lybarger, Shelton, Bolton (Tex), & Blood Front Row: Ens. Allen, Lt Golden & Commander E. McDonald U.S.N. Exc. Officer..." Contributed by Shirley J. Strickland Shirley.J.Strickland@swf.usace.army.mil [10JUN99]


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