Welcome!! There are 9 of us who have found each other (so far).

Here's where we are . . .

E-Mail Addresses, Home Towns and basic Father information on all of us is below.

Mackay Crampton
CA Regional Coordinator

Home Town: Ojai, CA
daughter of

S/SGT Arthur Russell Andrews
Outfit: 722nd Engineer Depot Company

KIA: 25 October 44
Where Died: Leyte, Philippines

Home Town:

Dave Fish

Home Town: Camarillo, CA
son of

1LT Doit L. Fish
Outfit: Marine Bomber Squadron VMB 611, Marine Air Group 32, 1st Marine Air Wing

MIA: 30 May 45; Found Nov, 1956
Where Died: Kibawe Trail, Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands
Buried: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO
Home Town: Bement, IL

Roger Gamble

Home Town: Arroyo Grande, CA
son of

PFC Opie Gamble
Outfit: Company A, 110th Regiment, 28th Infantry Division

KIA: 21 March 45
Where Died: Andernach, Germany

Buried: Luxembourg American Cemetery
Home Town: Arvin, CA

Lois Klein

Home Town: Santa Barbara, CA
daughter of

MAJ Ira Brown
Outfit: U.S. Army Medical Corps

Date of Death: 9 April 1942
Where Died: Camp Grant
, Illinois
Buried: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

Wayne Lipe

Home Town: Clovis, CA
son of

Wayne's Dad

Date of Death or KIA:
Where Died:

Home Town:

Tommy Morris

Home Town: Ventura, CA
son of

PVT Bernard Lee Morris
Outfit: 279th Replacement Co. 85th Infantry

KIA: 11 Feb 45
Where Died: in LST 577 in the Philippine Sea

Remains not recovered
Home Town: Goodson, MO

Rik Peirson
Webmaster/Ex List Manager

Home Town: Santa Barbara, CA
son of

1LT John Silas Sheffield Peirson
Outfit: Co. L, 3rd BN, 290th Regiment, 75th Infantry Division

KIA: 12/25/44
Where Died: LaRoumiere Hill, Battle of the Bulge

Buried: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium
Home Town: Mercersburg, PA

Diana Sheppard Wood

Home Town: Los Osos, CA
daughter of

Diana's Dad
Date of Death or KIA:
Where Died:
Buried or Memorialized:
Home Town:

Manny Vanegas
Home Town: Camarillo, CA
son of

Manny's Dad

Date of Death or KIA:
Where Died:

Home Town:

Please send whatever is missing (both photos and text) to Rik at: RikP@dayone.com

Or -- bring it to the next group luncheon. Also feel free to
send a new or replacement JPG picture.
Note: If you'd rather NOT
be shown or listed above, that's OK, too. Just let us know!

Here's a recap of previous meetings of the Central Coast group:

February 4, 2005 Luncheon: Noon • Friday, February 4
The Way Point Café • Camarillo Airport, CA

Tommy, Dave, Mackay, Manny, & Rik at the Way Point.

We went from here to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hangars,
where the CAF maintains an extensive WWII Aircraft Museum, and
where Dave is deeply involved in the renovation of a Navy PBJ, which the
Army called a B-25. For three pages of pictures of this event . . . Click Here!


October 7, 2005 Luncheon : Noon • Moby Dick's • On the Pier, Santa Barbara, CA.

Manny, Tommy, Mackay, Dave, & Rik.


July 11 , 2006 Luncheon: Noon
Moby Dick's • On the Pier, Santa Barbara, CA.

Dave Fish, Tommy Morris, Bernice and Roger Gamble, Rik Peirson
Missing from the picture are Mackay Crampton and Lois Klein,
who had to leave before the picture was taken.

Next Luncheon: (October/November, 2006 • Camarillo)


History Channel : Saturday, August 5 -- Dave's CAF group's restoration of a PBJ-1J (B-25 Mitchell)
Honoring Dave's Father and his Marine Bomber Squadron VMB 611

For more on this . . . Click here!


This page last updated on Saturday, 7/29/06
If you need further coordination, Rik's Cell: 805/284-5182.