Welcome to VMSB244.com.  This site is dedicated to the men who were a part of the United States Marine Corps Dive Bomber Squadron VMSB-244 during World War II.  Also known as the Bombing Banshees, this squadron was a part of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and was active from March 1, 1942 ~ June 10, 1946.  Shortly after being commissioned, it was made a part of Marine Aircraft Group 24 and was based out of Santa Barbara, California.  VMSB-244 actively fought in both the Bougainville campaign (1943 – 1945) and also the Philippines campaign (1944 – 1945).


If you have any information regarding this squadron, or if you knew any of the men who served with VMSB-244, please contact us.


This site was created in loving memory of SSgt Raymond S. Irving.