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

SEPTEMBER 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.

September 1, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Two planes dropped surrender terms to the Japanese garrisons on Wotje and Maloelap Atolls. searches of friendly atolls.  One plane returned to Kwajalein.  One plane flew from Kwajalein to Majuro.

September 2, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew from Kwajalein to Majuro.  One plane flew from Tarawa to Kwajalein.  World War Two officially ends following the Japanese government's signing of the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.  

September 3, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.

September 4, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew a search of the southern sector.  One plane performed a search of the northwest sector.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew from Kwajalein to Eniwetok.

September 5, 1945 -- Nine planes conducted and air-sea rescue search.  One plane performed a search of the northeast sector.  Two planes operating from Majuro provided air cover for the surrender of Jaluit Atoll.  One plane flew assigned shipping lane patrol.

September 6, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew from Kwajalein to Tarawa. 

September 7, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane performed a patrol of the northeast sector.  One plane flew a snooper flight to Ocean and Nauru Islands.

September 8, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew from Tarawa to Majuro.

September 9, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Two planes flew from Majuro to Kwajalein.

September 10, 1945 -- Two planes flew patrols of assigned shipping lanes.  One plane dispatched to destroy mine fields.  One plane flew from Kwajalein to Majuro.  Two planes flew cover for surrender of Wotje Atoll.

September 11, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

September 12, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane conducted a reconnaissance of Ujae Atoll.  One plane flew a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane returned from Kwajalein to Majuro.

September 13, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew from Majuro to Kwajalein.  One plane flew from Kwajalein to Majuro.

September 14, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Two planes dispatched to destroy an incendiary cluster on  near Carlos Island.  One plane provided escort for fighters from Majuro to Roi.  One plane conducted a reconnaissance flight over Jemo Island.

September 15, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

September 16, 1945 -- Two planes flew patrols of assigned shipping lanes.

September 17, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew from Majuro to Kwajalein.

September 18, 1945 -- Two planes flew patrols of assigned shipping lanes.

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