VMB-613 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON SIX-THIRTEEN

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Dear Marine Squadron Family, I am the proud grandson of Major Gordon Feid. Sadly I would like to let his Marine family know that he passed on yesterday afternoon with his son and daughter at his side. I am starting to trace his past and its been great reading your newsletters.

Added: January 12, 2011
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I seem to have located the graves of all but one of the men who were killed in action on February 6, 1945 on, and above, Ponape. I also have the OPNAV-16-223 action report from that day.

Added: January 10, 2011
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Just a sad note to let everyone know that Michael Pasachnik passed away on January, 31, 2009, in Cooperstown, NY, following surgical complications. He was an extraordinary man who is greatly missed. Helen is doing well, and now resides in an assisted living facility near their former home. We send our warmest holiday greetings to everyone.

Added: December 15, 2010
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I was born in Newport in 1962. While I grew up around MCAS Tustin and El Toro, I never knew that my birthplace was home USCMS bombing squadron. Thanks for a great website!

Added: December 11, 2010
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hello, all. just a note to say how much i enjoy your site (it now occupies a place in a "favorites" folder of mine), it is quite comprehensive.

i have no connection to the -613 but, have always considered the b-25/pbj-1 one of the most handsome of america's twin-engined bombers. i discovered this site while surfing the web, sort of an internet accidental tourist.

btw, as you may already know, wingscale (a new plastic, scale model molder from the netherlands) has a 3-model series of b-25s: a -j plexi-nose, a -j "strafer" with 12 fixed 50s forward, and a -h with four fixed 50s forward and the pappy gunn 75mm cannon modification (god, i LOVE that one). oh, yeah, they're all in 1/32nd scale! price has yet to be fully fixed but, expect something in the $135-$150 range.

and, if the above three aren't enough for you, i've seen test shots of their 1/32nd b-17!!! yikes! the house is going to need an addition.

again, congrats on the site. the period photos of the base, aircraft, et al are a huge factor in making the site a great source of info on the squadron, its members and the time & place they inhabited during the war. thanks so much for taking the time to share it all.

"bung ho!" and keep'em flying...at least virtually.

later,
-J


Added: December 8, 2010
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My grandfather was in Kwajalein during WWII... Name is Hollis V. Morgan. Around 1945... Was wanting to check if anyone has heard of him or remember him. It would be great to find some people he may remember. Please let me know so I can pass along info to him. Thanks

Added: November 24, 2010
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I was on Kwajalein from 1970-79 and 81-91... grew up there.. have a facebook page called KWAJ PODGE.. many friends and old timers on there. I came across your site and was blown away.. all the memories I have of the islands all born from your presence on our island.. PLEASE come to facebook and tell us stories of our island. We are most grateful for your sacrifices and for the freedom you all gave us.. but only us kwajamites understand Kwajalein and its island life.. we would LOVE to swap stories of what was and what is. Thank you sooo much for your site .. the photos blew me away..

Added: November 21, 2010
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Wow! What a wonderful organization ya'll are! I enjoy reading your recollections and seeing your photos. Thank for sharing and God Bless!

Added: November 20, 2010
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my 23rd reg 4th marine division took Roi the island was just a big jap air base.
semper fi


Added: October 29, 2010
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You guys have done a great job with this web site. Still hoping to identify one or more of the airplanes at Roi-Namur on my next rip.

Added: October 5, 2010
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