VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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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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As a child I grew up in Newport, AR. in the 1960.
The airbase was long since decommissioned by that time. But i always wanted to learn about what it must have been like in it operating hay day. What was the history? Who were the men who flew from the airbase. Very little history is available in Newport for research. Most people who lived during that time have since passed way, and the few who do remember are not willing to talk.
But the Newport Airbase played a vital roll in winning the war.
I am great full for this website. To help preserve a vital history. And to the men and women who were there.I would someday like to see a documentary movie made about MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN.


Added: July 10, 2009
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There is a picture of my father, Arthur Lemaire, on page 4. He died in 1974, however, if anyone has any memories of him and would be kind enough to share them I would be extremely grateful.

Added: June 15, 2009
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Military Researcher

Added: June 10, 2009
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I've read a few comments and questions from Larry Lassise regarding VMF 221. In one posted on a helicopter site he asked about Robert R. Burns...my father. I'm seeking a way to contact Larry.
Jim Burns


Added: June 5, 2009
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It has been a pleasure viewing many of the photos. Seeing the crew photos and the young faces was fascinating, especially my Dad, Bill Semple.

Added: June 4, 2009
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