VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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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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I'm doing research for an article on USMC VMBs for an Italian amilitary magazine. This is the best website I have found on the subject. It has a wealth of information not available elsewhere. My thanks to and respect for the guys who make this site possible.
Ralph Riccio


Added: February 4, 2007
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Excellent website. I'am an old friend of Technical Sergeant Marshall E. Suther Jr., trying to contact him many years ago.
If you visit this logbook please email me your electronic address,or a friend of Sgt. Suther tell him TIMMIE is trying to get contact with him. Any information is well received. Please help me to know about my friend Sgt. Suther.
Hugs and kisses.
Timmie Wiltshire.


Added: January 15, 2007
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THis is a very informative site. It also shows that many folks appreciate the sacrafice made during a critical time in our history. I also am in need of any information a fellow Marine H. Finkowski of the VMB-612 Bomber Squadron

Added: December 29, 2006
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You guys have no idea how excited I am. My father was Staff Sergeant William S. Semple. He talked a little bit about his time in the Marines, but I had no idea there was a website devoted to his squadron. Just a little background on myself, I'm a 27 year old airframe and powerplant mechanic, and I currently work in Milwaukee Wisconsin for Midwest Airlines. I can't tell you enough how honored I am to find this website, and how cool it is to learn about my father, and of your special squadron. If any of you members read this, PLEASE e-mail me back, I would love to meet some of you. Plus, I'm dieing to know which one of you was "Twitchy". Anyhoo, I would also like to know when you reunion is in 2008 because I would very much like to be there. Thanks again guys. SALUTE!!

Added: November 8, 2006
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