VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

SQUADRON LOG BOOK





COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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


Added: April 2, 2010
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
R/S biographical data about "George Morgan Comer"

Added: February 26, 2010
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




COMMENTS:
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
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address
 
« First ‹ Prev 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Next › Last »

Squadron Log Book provided courtesy of PHP Junkyard