VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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My Uncle Leroy A Savary served with VMB-614 MAG 62 in the Spring of 1944 at MCAS Cherry Point NC. His was a top turret gunner on a B-25H called "Zipper Strippin Mama". The aircraft was lost during a training exercise, with loss of all the crew. I have a letter (envelope) mailed May 22 of 44. He was killed soon after, before the group deployed. I would really like to find someone that knows where I might find more info. I'm retired Air Force myself, and I was named after this Marine. We are losing Veterans of the Greatest generation way too fast. God Bless these Veterans...Roy M Savary rmsavary@hotmail.com

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My dad, Charles (Chuck) Rongstad, was part of this squadron. Once a Marine, always a Marine!! God Bless you all.

Added: June 25, 2010
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thanks for this history.as a young man ,LESTER ROBINSON-RADIO/RADAR/GUNNER,WOULD TELL ME STORIES ABOUT VMB613.I LATER BECAME AN AIRFORCE PILOT.I RETIRED FROM DELTA AIRLINES AND LIVE IN HARTSVILLE,S.C.LESTER LIVES IN HARTSVILLE AND I TALK TO HIM AT POST OFFICE LAST WEEK.I AM BUILDING A MODEL OF 613S PBJ. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU . BOOSTER WINDHAM

Added: June 15, 2010
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Thank you Marine Bombing Squadron 613 for your service and this most informational website.
I have found my uncle, Joseph Chundak and his photo here. He served his country proudly in Japan and now some 60 odd years later I am going to visit the marines also in Okinawa, only not as a soldier but as a comic. I am honored to do so in his memory.


Added: April 16, 2010
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I want to express my sincere thanks for all your heroic actions in WW-II and after. I am currently a Marine KC-130J pilot and I have dove several of these B-25s on trips to Roi-Namur. I have a deep appreciation of the actions that occurred in the Pacific and especially on Roi-Namur and the surrounding islets as I was in 4th Marine Division as a Corporal and my unit (Weapons Company, 1st Bn, 24th Marines) landed on the islet to the east of Roi and set up mortar positions there during the battle. I am currently stationed on Okinawa, Japan with VMGR-152, MAG-36, 1st MAW and deployed to Afghanistan. I hope to re-visit the B-25s of VMB-613 on my next trip. Thank you for all you have done in the preservation of the American way of life and the pursuit of liberty and freedom.

Semper Fidelis,

Josh Vance
Major, USMC
VMGR-152


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R/S biographical data about "George Morgan Comer"

Added: February 26, 2010
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Apparantly the Raisin Jack recipe was very well traveled! Sgt. Homer J. Anderson (mech gunner) introduced me to it on my 20th birthday, July 4, 1944. He would bury it in the coral to ferment it. If anyone has any information about my friend Homer J. please respond to this website.

Semper Fi
-Charlie


Added: January 18, 2010
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This is a wonderful find for my husband, James Clifford Scott Lewis. Although he's heard stories about and from his namesake, Lt.Col. James Clifford Scott the flight surgeon, having context and faces brings a living vibrancy to the memories. Thanks too for the Raisin Jack clarification! Blessings to all and grateful thanks.

Lynne Lewis


Added: December 14, 2009
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My father, Sargeant Charles H. (Charlie) Perry served as a tail gunner with this squadron. Any information available concerning him that can be shared would be appreciated. Thanks to all who served and to those who keep the memory of these men alive and living today.

Added: November 17, 2009
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Does anyone have any info on my father (SGTMAJ. LUTHER J. ROACH), I know he was inwing ordinance.

HE PASSED AWAY AFEW YEARS AGO , WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ANY STORIES OR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH THIS mARINE.


Added: November 16, 2009
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