SUBMITTED BY: Name: George L. Bartlett From: :Potomac, MD E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Does anyone know Tom clemente who was a Navigator in 413. He was from NYC and went to Columbia I think. We went to Nav achool together and were close friends.
Added: September 8, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Patti Hunn Tichenor From: Birmingham, Al E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thanks to my brother for bringing this site to my attention. Our dad was Joe Hunn. He was proud of his service in the Marines and I was very proud of him. I love to tell people that I am the product of 2 Marines, that is why I am so tough. Sadly Dad died in 1986. Thank you for the pictures and info.
Added: August 28, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Peter Ingberg From: 34197 Olive Grove Rd Wildomar,CA.92595 E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: How can I get in contact with some of the people who have reqested that they would like to visit with us or that we knew there father or etc. ?
Added: August 23, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Philip From: Warner Robins Ga. E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My uncle was Lee V. Glenn. Sadly he passed a couple of years ago. He never talked about his time overseas ever but he was proud of being a Marine. My mother, his younger sister, loved him dearly and always used him as an example to us boys. She was always saying Marines are tough look at your uncle Lee. I was the only one who followed in his footsteps and joined the Marine Corps. Everyone always said he was harsh which is putting it nicely. But after serving in the Corps I could relate to him. I visited him a few months before he passed and we exchanged air crew wings. We talked about flying and aircraft engines. He told me he served with 413. I never realized that was his way of passing them on with memories behind them such as regiments hand down forever. Anyone who has served in the Corps knows what I mean. Semper Fidelis and Semper Paratus.
Added: July 28, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: James N. M. Doyle From: 7129 Overhill Ave, Las Vegas ,NV 89129 E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I joined VMB 413 about April 30, 1945, arriving in an "H" model with 75mm cannon.We were a replacement crew,and my assignment was with the 413. I was assigned to a tent, and my tent mate was a Donald Fallon(not listed in unit roster), a classmate from grade 7 and 8. We went to different high schools and had lost touch.I recall walking up the dirt path to the ends of the tents, turning right to the messhall. Also going into a wooded area where trees had been felled to watch movies. I had 27 missions but my log book was destroyed in a fire in 1960. Did not know this page existed, what a great find, even at age 86.
COMMENTS: Art Newcomb was my father, and was a pilot in VMB-413. He talked very little about his combat experiences, but remembered his time with the squadron fondly. He especially liked to recall one particular "Purple Alert" that ended with him losing half of his handlebar mustache to a female acrobat from a visiting USO troupe.
Sadly, Dad passed away in 2005 after a career in education.
Thanks to all those who developed and keep this site as a tribute to the dedicated Marines of VMB-413.
Added: January 15, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Phil Douglas From: Indian Trai, NC E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My father was Russel Douglas and was an armorer in the 413. Thanks for putting this together and would love to continue to get new info. Thanks, Phil
Added: January 8, 2012
SUBMITTED BY: Name: William F. Corvello From: Williamsburg, Virginia
COMMENTS: My Brother Roderick Corvello enlisted in USMC April, 1943. Following training, he became gunner on PBYs at Jacksonville, Fla, was then transferred to SBDs for short period. Finally shipped to South Pacific in 1944 and served with VMB-413 as radioman/armourer throughout remainder of WW 2 which ended when squadron was then based on Mindanao. Mustered out of the Marine Corps in 1945, completed college, rentered Marine Corps as pilot following completion of NavCad at Pensacola. Served in Korea 1952 flying F 9s. Left the Marine Corps following Korea service and employed as pilot with Pan Am retiring as Captain in 1975. Roderick passed away in 2009, age 85.
Added: December 18, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: John Eldridge From: Alexandria, VA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Dean Salmon was my dad's cousin. He was an inspiration then as he is now. He was always friendly and fun. In no small part, his service headed me towards the military where I ended up spending 30 years in the navy, served on five nuclear submarines. But, nothing like what those great Americans did when they were called. Good to see MBS 413 so well remembered. God Bless America.
COMMENTS: I am very thankful I found your website. My father, Charles Morris,was a navigator/bombardier. While my parents were visiting us in Orlando we found out that a B-25 would be at a local air show. He had been in very poor health but he wanted to see his beloved B-25. The transformation that came over him as we walked around the plane was unbelievable. When he described his experiences he forgot that he needed a cane to walk and the neck brace he wore just got in his way.For two hours he was back in the South Pacific with his buddies. My father passed in 1996. I was so fortunate to tape this experience and have my mother also in it. They met when they were in the Marines. Needless to say this tape is priceless to us. Our thanks to the men of the VMB-413 who made so many sacrifices for us. Semper Fi, Tom Morris p.s. My father had enough flights to be awarded an air medal but his service record book was lost and he never recieved it. If anyone has information on how to pursue this please let me know.