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

MARCH 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.

March 1, 1945 -- Six planes based at Eniwetok with the remaining aircraft at Kwajalein pursuant to Operations Order ComShoreBasedAirForce No.4-45.  One plane flew a snooper mission over Ponape (Aircraft Action Report 18).  One plane conducted a night harassing mission over Wotje Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 13).  One plane flew a night harassing mission  over Maloelap Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 14).  Two planes search for lost aircraft, results negative. 

March 2, 1945 -- Two planes conducted a snooper flight over Ponape (Aircraft Action Report 19).   One aircraft flew a special reconnaissance mission over Likiep Atoll.

March 3, 1945 -- Two planes escorted fighter-bombers of VMF-422 and VMF-113 on a strike of Ponape Island.  Two planes flew hunter-killer flights, negative.

March 4, 1945 -- Two planes flew snooper missions over Ponape.  Two planes conducted hunter-killer flights, negative.

March 5, 1945 -- One plane conducted a snooper mission over Ponape.

March 6, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Ponape.  One plane escorted fighter-bombers of VMF-111 on a strike of Ponape.  One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie.  Two planes flew patrols of regularly assigned search sectors.

March 7, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie.  Two planes conducted patrols of regularly assigned search sectors.  Two planes flew a special submarine search off Roi Island, negative.  One plane conducted a night security patrol over Kwajalein Atoll.

March 8, 1945 -- Two planes flew a snooper mission over Ponape (Aircraft Action Report 21).  One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie (Aircraft Action Report 20).  Two planes flew regularly assigned search sectors.  One plane conducted a night security patrol over Kwajalein Atoll.  One plane flew a submarine search near Roi, negative. 

March 9, 1945 -- Two planes flew snooper missions over Ponape (Aircraft Action Report 22) (Aircraft Action Report 23).  One plane flew a snooper mission to Kusaie which was aborted due to poor weather.  Two planes conducted a search for lost aircraft, negative.  Two planes patrolled regularly assigned search sectors.  One plane escorted a ship enroute to Eniwetok.

March 10, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Ponape.  One plane escorted fighter-bombers of VMF-422 over Ponape.  One plane conducted a snooper mission over Kusaie.  One plane conducted a search of friendly atolls north of Kwajalein.  Four planes searched for downed pilot, negative.

March 11, 1945 -- Two planes flew snooper missions over Ponape (Aircraft Action Report 24).  One plane conducted a snooper mission over Kusaie.  One plane conducted a search of friendly atolls.  One plane patrolled regularly assigned search sector.  One plane flew a reconnaissance flight over Wotje Atoll.  One plane flew a hunter-killer mission which was aborted due to poor weather.  One plane continued search for lost pilot, negative.

March 12, 1945 -- One plane flew a submarine search mission, negative.  Three planes conduct a patrol of shipping lanes.  One plane flew a snooper mission to Kusaie.

March 13, 1945 -- One plane conducts patrol of assigned search sector.  One plane flew a special reconnaissance mission to Likiep Atoll, negative.  All remaining planes and personnel return to Kwajalein from Eniwetok pursuant to dispatch order 120341, ComShoreBasedAirForce.

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