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

PBJ LINKS

Marine Air Group 61 (MAG-61) - A website dedicated to the members of MAG-61.  Provides basic information on all Marine Corps squadrons that operated PBJ-1s, including an Honor Roll and MAG-61 reunion announcements and information.  Click on the MAG-61 logo to access this website.

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Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Twenty-Three (VMB-423) - A website dedicated to the men of VMB-423 who served in the South Pacific from May 1944 through V-J Day.  Provides squadron reunion announcements and photographs, and a squadron message board.  Click on the VMB-423 insignia to access this website.

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Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Thirty-Three (VMB-433) - A website dedicated to the men of VMB-433 who served in the South Pacific from June 1944 through V-J Day.  Provides squadron history, personnel roster, and numerous photographs of aircraft, personnel, and activities.  Click on the VMB-433 insignia to access this website.

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Robert Stark Ligon, Sr. - A Life Remembered - A website dedicated to the life of a VMB-613 pilot, First Lieutenant Robert S. Ligon.  A moving tribute that provides insight into the life of one of the men who served with Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  Robert S. Ligon Website

Restoration of PBJ-1J, Bureau Number 35857 - This website details the current efforts in restoring an actual PBJ.  Currently under restoration by the Commemorative Air Force in Camarillo, CA, meet the restoration team and learn of the progress on getting this aircraft back into the air.   Click on the Sarles' Raiders insignia to access this website.

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Devil Dog Squadron - The Devil Dog Squadron is a volunteer organization, dedicated to flying, maintaining and preserving a WWII B-25 bomber, the Devil Dog. The Devil Dog represents a VMB-612 PBJ-1J, the Marine Corps version of a B-25J.  The squadron's volunteers come from all walks of life and have wide variety of backgrounds.  If you are interested in helping to preserve the Devil Dog the are many opportunities to do so.  Click on the Devil Dog Squadron insignia to access this website.

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Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Twenty-Three (VMB-423) Photograph Album - A series of web-pages containing VMB-423's World War II unit photograph album.  This album covers the entire history of VMB-423 in a series of photographs.  To access these albums, click on the following links:  Album 1  Album 2  Album 3  Album 4  Album 5  Album 6  Album 7

Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Twenty-Three (VMB-423) Story Album - A series of web-pages containing a collection of stories and personal recollections of VMB-423 members. To access this collection, click on the following links:  Book 1  Book 2  Book3  

Pacific Ghosts/Wrecks -  A series of web-pages detailing the loss of a Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Thirteen (VMB-413) PBJ-1D piloted by First Lieutenant Glenn W. Smith over Tobera Airstrip in May of 1944.  Also covered is the discovery of the aircraft's wreckage in 1998 and the excavation of the crash-site to recover the remains of the crew.  To access these web-pages, click on the following links:  Aircraft History  Crash-Site 1  Crash-Site 2

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