My father Ensign A.P. Rubino was a pilot assigned to VT-31 December 1944 for a 2nd tour of duty. He was a pilot with Torpedo Squadron 31. He will be celebrating his 94th birthday on May 11, 2016. We are having a family reunion the weekend of May 6th - 8th and surprise birthday party.
As part of the events I am putting together pictures from his flight training and time on the U.S.S.Belleau Wood and information from your website about VT-31. Thanks for compiling all of this information. It is amazing what this Air Group accomplished not to mention their dedication to our country.
Rob Rubino, oldest son of Ens. A.P. Rubino