VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

SQUADRON LOG BOOK





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Howdy! My grandpa (Iacono, Jildo A.) was a radio gunner with 413 & speaks about his combat over a region known as "hospital ridge/rock" along with many of stories about dear friends he lost (a man named Greco) as well as stories of coming back after the bomber was rolled by AA while flying a mission...needless to say my grandpa is still tough as nails, 94 and still weighs the same as on his discharge papers! If anyone has any details, info or stories that even mention the name JILDO IACONO (eye-can-o), his friends OR ENEMIES (good or bad stories, he is wondering how many are left)! Thank you for your time!

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I found an old photo album that belonged to my stepdad, Eugene Harold Miller. It contains several pictures of people he served with. Some of the names on the backs of the pictures are "Capt W. Green & Crew - My Plane", "Chuck Mixan, Les Rose, Jess Ramsey", "Catholic Chapel on Emirau Isl", "Me & My PBJ". If anyone would like a copy of these photos, please let me know and I can email you copies of them.

Best Regards,
Steve Kelley


Added: April 4, 2014
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Its been a while since I last viewed your website. I just noticed today that there is a VMB-413 logbook for sale on ebay if anyone is interested which belonged to a Capt Roswell Burchard covering his pre VMB-413 days (1929-39). So says the ebay site. Thought it might be of interest to some of you. God bless you all!

Added: December 30, 2013
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Just reading our local paper and came across a Mr. John A Berle who has passed away at the great old Marine age of 92. Noticed that he was a Marine Aviator in WWII. There was no mention of his unit or aircraft so, being a USMC Pilot myself, decided to find out a little more.
Thanks to this very fine website, Mr Berle, lives on. And to that, I have learned just a little more about our band of brothers. Thank you and to those that have served. Semper Fi.


Added: December 9, 2013
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I wanted to let you know that my dad, Edmond H. Hight Jr, died on May 20th 2013 in Abilene TX. He was a proud member of VMB-413, and loved to go to the reunions until he couldn't travel anymore. My husband David and I went to several of the reunions and enjoyed meeting the other veterans and their family members, and miss those reunions. If you have a story to tell about Eddie, or a remembrance, we'd love to hear it.

Best Regards,

Sandy Hight-Haney


Added: May 29, 2013
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What a great website. My father Albert G. Wehner was a radiogunner in 413. His is in the photo marked "radio" in the cruisebook. After WWII he served in the Korean War and stayed in the Marines to retire as an air traffic controller at MCAS El Toro in 1964. He passed away in 1999. I have seen a photo taken of him in the Pacific with two other Marines. One he was friends with until he died, the other was shot down the day after the photo was taken. I wished somebody had written the name of that man on the back. Semper Fi

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Andrew Ainslie died on August 7, 2012 at the age of 88. He is loved by his wife, 5 kids, 9 grand children, and 20+ great grand children. My Grandfather is our hero and someone we fondly remember and miss. He never talked about his experiences much in WWII, but he was a proud Marine and we had the flag drape his coffin as he requested.

If any of you knew my Grandfather I would appreciate your contacting me to let me know how you remember him. Anything you could tell me of him. I would love to know more of his experience.

Hank Bailey


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My Dad,Andrew B. Galatian,Jr., was a 1936 Graduate of the Naval Academy and was a proud Marine Pilot for many years. He was a good man who loved his years as a Marine. He passed away in 1988 and is dearly missed.

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Just glanced at the web page today. Had my 89th birthday on Christmas eve and still going strong. I was a navigator bombardier in VMB 413. My log book shows fifteen months overseas with 49 missions-- mostly from Emirau. I still get a warm sentimental feeling whenever I look at a picture of a PBJ.

Added: February 1, 2013
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Joseph J. Guydish, 89, of Sheppton, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Sheppton, June 9, 1923, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Mehalick) Guydish. He resided for most of his life in Sheppton, however he did live for a few years in North Plainfield, NJ in the early
1960’s.

Joseph was a US Marine Corps Veteran of WWII, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, while serving in the Pacific Theater and was a member of American Legion, Knelly-Podany Post #616, Sheppton. Prior to his
retirement in 1985 he had been employed as a foreman for PPL.

He was also a member of Tirolisi Alpini, and a past member of the former Sheppton Lions Club. He enjoyed home improvement projects, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gloria Antonelli, to whom he would have been married 55 years on January 18th; three children, Diana Layton and her husband Blaine, Cape Coral, FL; Joseph M. and his wife Holly,
Mountaintop; and Gloriajean Rossi and her husband David, Conyngham; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 am with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s RC Church, 14 E. Oak St., Sheppton. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the
church Wednesday from 10:30 am until the time of the Mass.


Added: January 18, 2013
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