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

AUGUST 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.

August 1, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Ocean and Nauru Islands.  One plane flew a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane performed a sector search.

August 2, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew a sector search.

August 3, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Three planes conducted a search for a lost plane.

August 4, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Six planes conducted a search for a lost plane.  

August 5, 1945 -- Two planes flew a patrol of assigned shipping lanes.  Four planes conducted a search for a lost plane.

August 6, 1945 -- Two planes flew a patrol of assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted an administrative flight to Engebi.  Four planes conducted a search for a lost plane.

August 7, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.

August 8, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.

August 9, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a strike against Wotje Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 64).

August 10, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a snooper mission over Ocean and Nauru Islands (Aircraft Action Report 63).  One plane conducted a strike against Mille Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 65).  One plane flew a strike against Wotje Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 66).  One plane performed a sector search.

August 11, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew a strike against Jaluit Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 67).

August 12, 1945 -- Two planes flew patrols of assigned shipping lanes.

August 13, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a strike against Jaluit Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 69).

August 14, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a strike against Jaluit Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 70).  One plane performed a sector search.  CinCPOA Advanced Headquarters Secret Dispatch #142315 ordered maintenance of security and cessation of all offensive operations.

August 15, 1945 -- V-J Day.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  All available hands attend V-J Day program at Richardson Theatre (V-J Day Ceremony).

August 16, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over an and Nauru Islands.  One plane flew a sector search.

August 17, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.

August 18, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a sector search.  One plane conducted a search for a tug boat.

August 19, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.

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