Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen
October 1, 1943 - November 21, 1945
VMB-613 Insignia

APRIL 1945

A daily summary of squadron activities for the month is provided below.  Additional details for significant events may be found by clicking on the links, which will open in a new window.

April 1, 1945 -- VMB-613 is attached to Marine Air Group Ninety-Four (MAG-94).  Four planes flew regularly scheduled sector searches.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie Island.  One hunter-killer flight to Wotje (Aircraft Action Report 34).

April 2, 1945 -- One plane flew a regularly assigned sector search.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie Island.  Three hunter-killer flights and one additional anti-sub flight were flown, all negative.  

April 3, 1945 -- Patrols of shipping lanes commenced pursuant to Change 3 dated 1 April 1945, to Operations Plan No. 2-44 and Operations Order 7-44.  Two planes flew regular shipping lane patrols between Kwajalein and Eniwetok.  Five hunter killer flights were flown, all negative.  One aircraft flew a special security patrol off Kwajalein Atoll.

April 4, 1945 --  Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Two planes conducted searches of friendly atolls.  One plane operated from Majuro in search of reported floating obstacle.  One plane conducted a search flight over Kusaie.

April 5, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane searched remaining friendly atolls.  Search out of Majuro for floating obstacle negative.

April 6, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Majuro obstacle search negative, secured.

April 7, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane conducted a search flight to Kusaie.

April 8, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

April 9, 1945 -- Two planes flew flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew to investigate oil slick, negative. 

April 10, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One search flight over southern friendly atolls, not complete coverage.

April 11, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Four hunter-killer flights.  One plane searched Kusaie.  One search flight over northwest friendly atolls, not completed.  Two planes conducted a special search for reported task force, identified as friendly tugs and tows.  One plane escorted VMF-111 on a strike to Ponape.

April 12, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane searched remaining friendly atolls to the south.  One plane searched Kusaie.

April 13, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane searched northeast friendly atolls, and one plane completed coverage of the northwest friendly atolls.

April 14, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane took off for Kusaie but weather prevented the completion of the mission.  One special flight for ground radar training purposes was conducted.

April 15, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

April 16, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

April 17, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane searched northwest friendly atolls.  One ground radar training flight.

April 18, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

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