VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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My father, Theodore Evermont Adkins, a member of VMB-613, passed away on April 3, 2013. He left his family in West Virginia to join the Marines at the age of 17. He was proud of his service to his country.

Added: April 26, 2013
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Ten year volunteer at Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, MCAS, Miramar, San Diego, CA. Until I joined the staff of the museum, I never knew the USMC flew any type of multi-engine bomber. We possess a B-25/PBJ at the museum which is in the initial stages of a two year restoration. In the meantime I am trying to learn as much as I can about the PBJ squadrons, the men and the missions. The website will be an excellent resource for me and thank you for your service and Semper Fi.

Added: April 24, 2013
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My grandfather was Ssgt Frank E Acker, he inspired me to enlist in our Corp. Sad to have to report we laid him to rest today. He was a great inspiration and a damn good man. Semper Fi gents.

Added: March 8, 2013
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Hello,
Thank you for maintaining this website. I was searching for information about my granduncle, Herbert Folk. He passed away some years ago unfortunately, and I was unsure what he had done during the war. I only knew that he was a marine, and possibly served on an aircraft. From the photographs I can see he was definitely in your unit.
Thank you also for your service.


Added: January 19, 2013
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I'm glad I found the VMB-613 website. I married John J. Duarte's daughter (Sandy Duarte)and now our children can read and see what their Grandfatherís Squadron experienced.

Semper Fi Marines!


Added: November 30, 2012
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I've been doing research on the squadron trying to find information on my grandfather and what he did. This was perfect for me. It's great to see someone remembering everything they did. My grandpa would have loved to see this.

Added: November 4, 2012
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I recently looked through some squadron pictures with my sister, and found several more of our dad and other airmen who are unidentified. If you are interested in some more pictures of people for your website, we would love to get you some digital copies. Just email and let me know. Semper Fi!!!!

Added: October 5, 2012
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Semper Fi Marines. I just received word of the identification of 7 Marine Airmen MIA from WWII. Their aircraft was a PBJ-1 which went down over the island of Espiritu Santo on 22 April 1944. I found your web while searching for information on the aircraft.

I salute you and remain eternally grateful for the sacrifices you made for our nation.

Thank you,
EHM


Added: October 2, 2012
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Sad to report the death of my uncle. Marvin "Bud" Vogel, 89, passed away Sept. 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Semper Fi Uncle Bud

Added: September 12, 2012
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My uncle, Jim Brotherton, was always proud of being a Marine, and had many good memories of the members of his squadron. He passed on July 19, 2012 and his obituary is available online at http://www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Jamesjim-Brotherton/#/Obituary.

Added: August 24, 2012
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