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VMB-612, US Navy, USMCR, Pacific and Leon J. Guyette

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VMB-612, US Navy, USMCR, Pacific and Leon J. Guyette

Posted: 27 Oct 2013 11:23AM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: Guyette
I have a photo, from my deceased father's wartme keepsakes, picturing him with six others (flight crew) in VMB-612. He only wrote last names on the back, but according to the unit roster, from VMB-612's website, one of the young men is Leon J. Guyette (Navigator/Bombardier)

I am trying to find family members of those in the photo, in the event they wish to have a copy of it. They only good lead I had on Ancestry for Guyette, puts her Leon J. Guyette (her father's cousin) in the Navy as SF2/c, Navy submarines. She told me a local Service Men's album placed him on the ship USS Euryale in the Pacific theater. (Please Note: there was another Leon Guyette, but he was enlisted in the Army).

My own father initially enlisted in the Navy and ended up in the USMCR as a pilot with VMB-612. So, I suppose the transition from one to the other is not unrealistic, but...

My question, for all you WWII and Marine history buffs out there, is: would they have plucked a Navy man off of a sub or ship, declared him a member of the USMCR and put him in the belly of a plane (PBJ-Mitchell) as a navigator/bombardier???

Any help will be appreciated and thank you in advance.


PS. I have posted a query to the VMB-612 website to see if they can shed any more light on Leon J. Guyette. No replies yet.

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JuliaOdle 27 Oct 2013 5:23PM GMT 
DecMay 14 Nov 2013 4:49AM GMT 
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