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.