VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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Wow tomorrow is the 28 year passing of my dad and found this site tonight. He was Staff Sgt. Herbert R. Folk, found several pictures of him and one that names him as uunidentified, well I can tell you it is him (LAST LIBERTY: Staff Sergeant Robert W. Shock, Staff Sergeant Paul J. Yanacek and an unidentified Marine (L-R) enjoy their last liberty in San Diego, California prior to VMB-613's heading to the Central Pacific in late-November, 1944.
Photograph: Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen (Courtesy of Paul J. Yanacek) He is the U identified Marine.

Thanks for this site, it was a piece of his life missing, and to such a degree he did not even get a proper funeral as my relatives said they could not prove he was in the Marines. No service, no flag no marker. This must be rectified who do I contact?


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To Caroline Knapp:
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My Dad (William "Randy" Clow) served with your Dad. I always appreciated all the work he did on maintaining this site. I am sitting here with my Dad and just shared the news of Charlie's passing. On this day (November 11, 2014...Veteran's Day) it is even more emotional. He wanted me to convey his condolences to you...and let you know he remembers your Dad fondly. I met your Dad once, at the San Diego CA reunion. My Dad turned 90 years old in May. He is doing pretty well, considering he has dialysis, spinal stenosis and a pacemaker. His kidney doctor told him "you are in good shape, for the shape you're in". In honor of your Dad...let me say "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE"...he is remembered still by at least one fellow marine! Love to you and your family.


Added: November 11, 2014
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My brother Edward and I would like to let everyone know of the passing of our father, Ret Col Charles F Knapp back on February 5 of this year. He was a few days shy of 88 years old. After falling off a ladder back in 2009, he did recover and finished his remaining years comfortably in Colorado Springs. He was stricken with a sudden heart attack and just couldn't recover.

Prior to his fall he was very active (along with a few others) maintaining this website and staying on top of the newsletters and reunions.

This website is such a great source of information. I hope someone is able to keep it up and running for future generations as I fear so much of history is rewritten, lost or forgotten.

Thank you and Semper Fi to all!


Added: October 28, 2014
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Gentlemen I am an r/c pilot and in the process of building an exact replica of the plane called Love Bug. I hope to have it ready for the big r/c Warbird event this fall in Arvada, Co. The wingspan on this plane is 95" and will be about 27 lbs. It will be powered by 2 electric motors With 16" props. I'm building the plane to honor the pilot and crew who lost their lives on Feb. 6, 1945 as well as Pvt. William M. Farley on that same day. God Bless!

Added: February 21, 2014
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Thank you for this site. My dad was Andrew Jackson Cooper, 1st Lieutenant and Pilot... the Brotherton-Cooper crew, I think. My dad passed away in 1975, but I still remember his stories and his photo on this site was a wonderful find. Thank you.

Added: January 20, 2014
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My condolences to all who have lost family members. As I look over the posts I am very touched by the love I see here. What a reunion there will be when they all get to the other side!

Added: December 27, 2013
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My grandfather is Arthur E. Pitts, Jr. He is in some of the photos on your site. I am extremely happy to have found this! Thanks to all who have put this site together!! I would be happy to hear from anyone because I know that my grandfather would also be happy to receive some type of correspondence from someone connected to his time in the USMC.

Added: December 27, 2013
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I am so proud that my father, J Clifford Scott (MD) and all of the men in his squadron did their part and contributed so much during WW II to preserving our freedom, and earning freedom back for countless thousands of people in other parts of the world. He joined up (becoming flight surgeon)after struggling to lose necessary weight, and was very committed. His caring for the others in his outfit was strong and abiding, and in his late years he very much valued the squadron reunions as long as he was able, before passing on at age 99, in 2006. I know that most of the folks on this message are "children" and "grandchildren" to the young men of that day; I feel kindred to you all, and thank your families for what they did to help rescue peoples of the world way back then.

Added: November 9, 2013
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On August 7, 2013 Haven accepts its newest guard Sgt. John J. Duarte III. Marine Corps Hymn verse 3 “If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marine!** We love you Dad. Sandy, Debbie, John, Vicky.

Added: August 8, 2013
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Working and living on Kwajalein it was great to read your history and see all the pictures. Thank you Marines for your steadfast service!

Added: June 7, 2013
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