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

REUNION ALBUM - CENTRAL PACIFIC - 1994

During February of 1994, 16 members of Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen returned to the Central Pacific in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the invasion and capture of Kwajalein Atoll.  During their visit, the squadron members participated in ceremonies on both Kwajalein and Roi-Namur islands.  Following these events, the group flew to Ponape in the Eastern Caroline islands to visit the crash site of their aircraft that was lost during a strike in February of 1945.  On Ponape, the group arrived at the crash site, then climbed a very steep and overgrown hill to the location of the Japanese anti-aircraft gun that shot down their squadron's aircraft.  There, 49 years to the day, they laid a wreath in memory of their seven comrades that were killed.  Following their visit to Ponape, the members returned to the continental United States via Guam and Oahu.

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Kwajalein Today

Roi-Namur Today

Marshall Islands Veterans

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Ponape Today PBJ-1H Crash Site Group Photograph on Ponape

REUNION ALBUM - PENSACOLA, FL - 2004

In May of 2004, members of Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen gathered at Naval Air Station Pensacola for their biennial reunion.  During the reunion, members visited the Museum of Naval Aviation and were given a special tour of the museum's PBJ-1D aircraft.  Members also visited an early eighteenth century French fort, and the three historical districts of Mobile, Alabama.  Following their tour of Mobile, members ate dinner at Lambert's Café, a restaurant that lived up to its reputation for its excellent food and lively service.  However, the best part as one member put it, "... was to see my dear old friends once again."

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