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

MAY 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.

May 1, 1945 -- Four planes conducted hunter-killer flights, negative.  Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrol missions.  One plane performed a special administrative flight.

May 2, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane conducted a search flight to Kusaie.  One plane flew a friendly atoll search in the northeast sector which was aborted due to poor weather.

May 3, 1945 -- One plane searched northeast friendly atolls.  Two planes conducted shipping lane patrols.  One plane performed a local flight to check 8280 frequency with negative results.

May 4, 1945 -- One plane flew a search flight over Kusaie.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lane.  Two planes performed flights to Roi and returned to Kwajalein.

May 5, 1945 -- Two planes flew shipping lane patrol missions.  One plane searched northwest friendly atolls.

May 6, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane conducted a search flight to Kusaie which was aborted due to poor weather.  One plane flew a photo flight over Mejit Island.  One plane flew an administrative flight to Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll.

May 7, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a search flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew to Roi and returned to Kwajalein.  One plane returned from an administrative flight to Eniwetok the previous day.

May 8, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Two planes flew to Roi.  One plane conducted a hunter-killer flight with negative results.  One plane dispatched to investigate dye-marker, negative results.

May 9, 1945 -- Two planes flew to Roi.  One plane conducted a search flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew a special administrative flight over Wotje Atoll.  One plane dispatched to investigate flares near Wotje Atoll, negative.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One aircraft and crew arrived on Kwajalein to serve as replacements for the aircraft and crew lost over Ponape Island on February 6, 1945.

May 10, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane searched northeast friendly atolls.  Two planes flew to Roi.

May 11, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a search flight to Kusaie.

May 12, 1945 -- One plane flew a friendly atoll search mission in the south sector.  One plane assigned to search the friendly atolls in the northwest sector, however the mission was aborted due to poor weather.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.

May 13, 1945 -- One plane conducted a search of friendly atolls in the northwest sector.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a special escort mission from Majuro over Jaluit.  Four planes and eight crews on detached duty  pursuant to Secret dispatch from CinPac and CinCPOA Advanced Headquarters to CMMARGILS AREA, dated 100734Z.  Requesting transfer of four planes and eight crews to report to Commanding Officer, Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Twelve, Saipan for temporary duty.  Secret dispatch from COMMAGILS Area to COMMARAIRWING FOUR dated 10238Z. complying with request.  Squadron Operations Order 3-1945 assigned the personnel to carry out the duty performed at the forward area.

May 14, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane aborted a search flight to Kusaie due to poor weather.

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