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:
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.