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MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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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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I just discovered your site and have spent two hours enjoying it, as I know my Dad would have done. He was Lt. Cmdr. James Clifford Scott,the flight surgeon. He loved the squadron with all his heart, that I know. He built a sailboat out there, dubbed "Light Duty", and evidently guys signed up 24 hours a day for turns to go sailing. After the war, he trained in psychiatry because of all the mental hardship and pain he had seen; he worked with veterans in PA.
Thanks for showing me how he and all the others lived. I am very proud, and of course saddened that some did not return. Gratefully yours,
Lorna Scott Porter


Added: November 16, 2009
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I just read the Nov. '09 newsletter and saw the question from Norbert Gibbs asking who made the Raisin Jack in the barracks on Kwajalein? Well I just got off the phone with my Dad & he gave me permission to tell all! My Dad, Randy Clow with the help of some friends are responsible for the Raisin Jack making. My Dad said he and "Red" (James Nelson, who just recently passed away) made it quite a lot. They even had an "OK" from the surgeon who said it would be ok if they drank it in 4 or 5 days. It was just raisins, yeast and water....let it sit for a few days with a cloth over the top of the bottle to keep the bugs out and let the air escape. Then they would stain the raisins out and it was ready to go. He said it was a lot of fun. You guys keep keeping in touch!!!! God Bless You - Happy 234th anniversary.

Added: November 10, 2009
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My grandfather whom I never met was Robert Augustine. He passed away due to cancer at the age of 34. I have many pictures of him but no war stories from him directly obviously. I wish I would have been able to know him. If anyone can give me any piece of history from this squadron please email me at scottglowenke@yahoo.com. Thank you all for your courage, bravery and service to this country. Thanks
Scott Glowenke


Added: October 5, 2009
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"PONAPE ISLAND: In addition to Airfield Number Two at Palikir, the Japanese also constructed an airstrip (Airfield Number One) at Nan Pohn Mal. Date of photograph and altitude unknown."

I have some photos of that airfield being bombed. Dated May 22 1944. I can email if desired. They're from a collection I have of my fathers photo's that I'm digitizing and researching. Thanks for your site. I didn't know the name of the field.


Added: September 12, 2009
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I'm a former Marine now working on Kwajalein as a civilian contractor. Thanks for all the pictures as I'm a history nut! I also go up to Roi Namur frequently.

Semper Fi!
Rob Chadwell
805-355-3798


Added: August 20, 2009
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I recently read the June 1, 2009 newsletter. I'm glad to hear that Charlie Knapp is doing much better. I hope to see him at the next reunion.

Semper Fidelis,
Sergeant Chuck Cannato


Added: July 25, 2009
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I just wanted to thank all the men of that era and the service to their country.My father Ralph McClain was in this Squadron.I am excited to see him in several photos. I know that he has always been proud to be a Marine.Dad does not have a computer but I live near by and will show him these pictures and play for him some songs on this site.Dad is 86 in good health living with mom.They have been married since high school.Thanks for making my dad in to a man!

Added: July 19, 2009
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