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BRIDGES, Franklin T. etbri@gate.net "...Our crew came together at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. in 1944 as crew #19. We flew our B24 to England via Natal, Brazil, Ascention Island, French West Africa, to Dunkeswell, England. We were part of FAW-7, Liberator Air Group, VP-110. We Successfully completed 30 missions . After VE day, we headed for NAS Whidbey Island, Washington until we were disbanded. Got home for Christmas, 1945..." [14JUL99]


CULLEN, AOM3 JOHN SLVRFX75@CS.COM "...I WAS AN AOM3 IN CREW#7 IN VPB-110 NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. WE WERE THERE FROM MID 1944 THRU MOST OF 1945. MY CREW CONSISTED OF LT. BILL HEDGES, LTJG CREWS, ENS. RED DREW, CREW CHIEF BILL BLANKENSHIP, RADIOMAN BILL SMITH, RADIOMAN BOB CORLEY, WAIST GUNNERS BOB GAGENT AND TOM HORN, TAIL GUNNER HODSON AND MYSELF..." [17JUN2001]


DIRST, Don d.e.dirst@att.net "...I did two tours at Dunkeswell as a WOP/AG in VP-110 and VP-105, FAW-7...The first time I flew was in a plane of VP-203 on the way to Puerta Rica on Dec. 10, 1942. Twenty one days later one of our a/c dove into the bottom of the bay when thea/c stalled out on take-off. Killed were three men. They were of three faiths: Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish..." [BIO Updated 22SEP2000 | 04SEP2000]


Memorial Picture "...GORMAN, John E...It is with extreme sadness that I inform you that another one who served with you has passed away. John E. Gorman of Huron [VP-110], Ohio passed away on Oct 25th, 2000. Upon going home to be with Dad just before he died, I couldn't help but be taken aback by all of the items in his computer room that were from that glorious and sad era of human history. From pictures of B-24's to letters from some of you he had received over the past year or so. He was always eager to tell of the Dunkswell web page, to share his pride and maybe tell someone of the time spent there. So with his passing, I thank all of you who responded to Dad's E-mails, for he relished the spent with you both then and now. God bless your generation and Thank you...Charlie Gorman cegdad@aol.com..." [31OCT2000]

GORMAN, John E. Grumpyjohn@AOL.Com "...I was in VP-110 1944/1945 VE day at Dunkeswell, Crew#1 April 45 Lt. Burris crew..." [18JUN98]


LEACH, Turney c/o Janet McCurdy feeratgrl@aol.com "...My Dad, Turney Leach, now 80 years old served with VP-110 Crew 3 in England during WWII. Dad is now 80 years old and was one of the youngest of his crew members. He has probably outlived his Shipmates. After the war, he served the remaining few months of his Navy time with VP-113. God bless our brave sailors..." [21JUN2004]


MCDONALD, WILFRED WEM337@WEBTV.NET "...I WAS STATIONED WITH VPB-110 AT NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England FROM 1944-1945 WITH CREW #10. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ELSE THAT WAS STATIONED THERE. THANKS..." [06JUN2001]

Memorial Picture "...McELROY, James F...My late father, James F. McElroy, served as radioman on a PB4Y-1, FAW-7, VP-110, Crew 4. He flew 30 missons (that I have found record of) in the Bay of Biscay. He served from October 1943 to May 1944. I am looking for anyone that might remember my Dad...Bob McElroy rjmcelroy_2000@yahoo.com..." [06JAN2004]

McNAMARA, J. T. "Jack" jacdor@msn.com "...I served with VPB-110 at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England from 1944 from 1945. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31MAY2011]

Memorial Picture "...MURPHY, LT E. L. "Lance"...My Father, LT E.L. "Lance" Murphy, passed away in 1999. Dad served with VPB-110 and flew the PB4Y. He talked often of LT Joe Kennedy and Admiral Reedy. Apparently he knew both. I would like to hear from anyone who may have known my Father..." Contributed by James Murphy enjoyingsouthfla@gmail.com [22FEB2012]


Memorial Picture "...Shipmate PixCirca 1965 REEDY, Rear Admiral James Robert "Jim Sunshine"...My Father, Jim "Sunshine" Reedy passed away in January 1999. Dad was the Commanding Officer of FAW-7 at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England, Commanding Officer of VPB-110, VX-6 (Operation Deep Freeze) and Commanding Officer NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I still miss him very much. I met many great people going to Reunions with him, but am really out of touch now. I'd love to hear from other "descendants". Gene McIntyre and Maxine were very special friends of mine here in San Antonio TX. Gene's daughter established a library somewhere near Nixon TX and I'd really like to get in touch with her as I "right-size" my belongings. My best to all. PS: Pop called his men "my boys" and was frankly emotional in expressing his respect and love for them..." Contributed by Molly Reedy Baker mollyreedybaker@gmail.com [02AUG2011]

ROSS, Norman Shipmate Picture Circa 1944 norrho@worldnet.att.net "...I served as ARM2/c (CAC) in VPB-110 FAW-7 in Honiton from 8/44 to 6/45 before transfer to Privateers in Seattle. I was in Lt. Noehren's crew. (Number unknown). I was overjoyed to find this website as a link from my daughter's website, http://www.higginspage.com. (Try it!) This April 24 a DDG destroyer named USS HIGGINS DDG-76 is being commissioned in Ft. Lauderdale. This ship named for my son-in-law, Col. William "Rich" Higgins, a Marine captured and killed by terrorists in Lebanon in 1988...." [31JAN99]


Memorial Picture "...TROTTER, ENS Thomas Young...Ensign Thomas Young Trotter, my wifes Grandfather, served with VPB-110 FAW-7. He received a Commendation Certificate: "Know ye all men by these presents that ENS T. Y. Trotter did successfully complete 19 missions on anit-submarine patrol in the European Theatre Of Operations serving with credit as Navigator in Number 19 Crew of VPB-110."...Ron Black kinfolk@centurytel.net..." [05APR2004]


Memorial Picture "...ULINSKI, Theodore Felix Sr. Shipmate PixCirca 1942...My Father, Theodore Felix Ulinski, Sr., passed away in 1994. Dad served in the Navy for 32 years. He attended Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics for two years in Leechburg, PA, to become a government-licensed aviation mechanic. As a World War II In-Flight Mechanic of the PB4Y-1, he flew with pilot Joseph Kennedy, Jr., U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare squadron VPB-110. However, he declined the volunteer mission Operation Aphrodite that took the life of Joe and his Co-Pilot. Theodore was born January 7, 1912, in Harrison Township of Pittsburgh, PA to Alexander Ulinski Sr. and Alexandra (Alice) Chodkowska. His grandparents were Felicis Ulinski and Elizabeth Wierzbickish Ulinski. He is buried in FL National Cemetery, Bushnell..." Contributed by Deborah Potter ulinski@unm.edu [17JUN2013]


Memorial Picture "...WHITED, Charles...I believe my father, Charles Whited, served with VP-110. He was a navigator. He passed away in 1986. I would like to know more about his experiences during WWII. Anne Whited Normann anormann@tulane.edu..." [29MAY2009]


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