VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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Hi guys. My father was in VMB 613 John A Spaulding he is 87 and in great health. He is interested in attending 2008 reunion. We just looked at this great site. He has told me many stories about his experience in the pacific. He now lives in Toms River NJ. He would love to talk to anyone from VMB 613. Also I thank all who served. God bless.

Added: January 18, 2008
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Semper Fi. Love to hear from any vets who spent time in the Philippines.

Added: January 16, 2008
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What a wonderful website. I really appreciate the extent of information and how very well it was put together. My father, Donald C. McCune Sr. was a member of this unit as a first lieutenent in air intelligence. I am also a Marine who was proud to serve in the same tradition as my father, which is a link we will always share. If anyone would like to call my father he is at 814 445 8939 and would love to hear from anyone in the unit. He just turned 92 years old and is in good health and remembers the past in much better detail than even the present. Unfortunately, he has some trouble traveling now, but the VMB 613 reunions were always top on his list over the years as a destination. I again want to thank the author of this website and say I'm so proud of those who served in the war. Donald. C. McCune Jr A Proud Marine

Added: January 15, 2008
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Hi! Did any of you guys happen to remember this island in the Pacific Ocean, lying close to Kwajelein? Did any of you remember flying over the island on Jan.18, 1944? I am just trying to write up some history of my island during the war.

Added: January 9, 2008
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Hi guys,

I recently found out that my great uncle, Robert (Bob or Bobbie) R. Love was a tail gunner on a PBJ, but I don't know which unit he was in. Can someone help me find the unit and any other important information?

Also, he use to write to his siblings saying that "little kids in North Carolina spit on us as we were marching to camp and telling us 'go home yankees!'" I thought this was funny since my great uncle was from South Texas.

Thanks,
Chris Furlong


Added: December 24, 2007
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I was in the Sqd. for 5 months in 1944 but left as a replacement to go to MAG-61. I then joined VMB-443 and flew missions until July 1946 when I was sent home.

I regularly fly in the B-25, PANCHITO, to air shows in the eastern half of the country. I will be at Oshkosh in July 07 with Panchito.

I would be delighted to see anyone from 613 or MAG-61. George Bartlett


Added: June 30, 2007
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Great web site. It's a true tribute to all the veterans of WW-II. If you could send me info on how to create a similar site for my parents, both WW-II veterans, I would appreciate it. Good work!

Added: June 3, 2007
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My father, Wlliam Twohy, did not share much of his experiences with VMB 613, but I remember he always expressed regret that the crews wanted to fly their planes back to the states but, instead, were obliged to watch them flown off the end of the runway (or a carrier) with the controls lashed down and unceremoniously dumped into the lagoon. To see those underwater photographs of the planes was really remarkable. I'm sure my dad would have been moved - though I don't know if he would have shown it.

Added: April 23, 2007
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Thank you so much for the wealth of information you provide on this site. My grandfather, Edmund Zitkus, was a photographer for the 613, and it's wonderful to finally put faces to the names and places that I've heard much about. I think it's very important for younger generations to learn about the experiences and sacrifices of the servicemen who fought during such a fascinating and turbulent time in history. Your website definitely helps complete the stories I vaguely remember hearing about as a child. Thanks again.

Added: February 22, 2007
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My dad was member of the 613. I was thinking about him after watching Flags of our Fathers and felt compelled to search out the 613. I grew up in a Marine home and was fortunate enough to not have to serve. I am passing the Marine values my father taught me on to my two boys and never allowing the sacrifice of all Marines to be forgotten. May God contiune to bless this, the greatest country on earth.

Added: February 18, 2007
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