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Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen

 

FLIGHT OPERATIONS SUMMARY

The following table provides a summary of Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen's flight operations, from the squadron's commissioning on October 1, 1943 through its decommissioning on November 21, 1945:

Month

Total Hours

Total Flights

Operational Losses

Combat Losses

October 1943

0.0

0

0

0

November 1943

84.6

37

0

0

December 1943

300.5

134

0

0

January 1944

906.8

435

0

0

February 1944

791.6

357

1

0

March 1944

1,565.7

784

0

0

April 1944

616.9

320

0

0

May 1944

726.3

427

0

0

June 1944

730.2

416

0

0

July 1944

642.9

352

0

0

August 1944

488.0

257

0

0

September 1944

822.2

427

0

0

October 1944

518.8

221

0

0

November 1944

81.9

57

0

0

December 1944

436.8

199

0

0

January 1945

725.8

308

0

0

February 1945

918.4

273

0

1

March 1945

1,266.0

302

0

0

April 1945

713.4

214

0

0

May 1945

947.0

306

0

0

June 1945

766.3

226

0

0

July 1945

861.0

271

0

0

August 1945

739.4

230

0

0

September 1945

405.4

154

0

0

October 1945

276.8

165

0

0

November 1945

0.0

0

0

0

Total

16,332.7

6,872

1

1

 

 

 

 

United States

8,194.5

4,167

1

0

Overseas

8,138.2

2,705

0

1

Completed strikes (one to nine aircraft participated in each):  78

Snooper and reconnaissance hops over enemy-held territory:  124

Hours on snooper and reconnaissance hops:  630.3

Hours of routine search & patrol:  3,616.6

Hours on hunter-killer searches:  469.2

Types of flights flown:  Aerial photography; day and night snooper and reconnaissance; air-sea rescue; convoy patrol; anti-submarine patrol; hunter-killer; test flights; strikes; patrol of friendly native atolls; dropping surrender messages and leaflets; supplying air cover for Japanese surrender; escorting SB2C and F4U squadrons on strikes; flying problems to be solved by the island ground control interception station; investigation of lights, dye-markers, life rafts, aircraft, flashing reflections, oil slicks, and false radio signals; weather flights; training hops in gunnery, cannon, rockets, and bombs, and; transportation hops carrying high ranking personnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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