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

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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