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VP LogosLOGOs: Logo Thumbnail VPB-208 Logo "...My father, F. David Daum, was a Chief Aviation Machinists Mate (plane captain / crew chief / flight engineer -- ACMMF) aboard Martin Mariner PBM-1, PBM-3C, PBM-3S, and PBM-5 flying boats serving in the South Pacific theater. He was in VPB-208, and was assigned to Combat Aircrew "Dog" (emblem attached). VPB-208 was the eighth of 25 PBM squadrons formed by the Navy in World War II. I was lucky to find all this detail in a hard-bound book specifically dedicated to the history of VPB-208, compete with names, hometowns, and photos of all the crewmembers, along with emblems for all 16 combat aircrews in VPB-208. My dad was awarded both the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for bravery in aerial combat against the Japanese enemy..." Contributed by Drake A. Daum drake.daum@wpafb.af.mil [05AUG2002]

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