VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

SQUADRON LOG BOOK





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One of my neighbors, friends, and heroes growing up as a kid was Charles Schimonsky. Does anyone know him, have any pics or memories of him. Thank you to all of the men of 413!

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My father was corporal Isidoro Canales. Listed as radio-gunner onvmb 413 roster. His flight log lists pilots that he flew with.
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Stories or questions. Also have pictures and order documents as well. Izzy is buried at fort levenworth just inside the gates. He used to say a marine would guard the gates of heaven.


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My Grandfather was John N. Edens. He was a Leading Chief,Aviation with VMB-413 from it's inception until it's decommissioning. He was always very proud of saying that VMB-413 was the first Marine medium bomber unit. Sadly He passed away in 1997. I still have one of his dogtags and a canvas VMB-413 Jacket(i think) patch.

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My Uncle, August L. Stark was a turret gunner in VMB 413. He was in a PBJ-1D with Maj. Cunningham as pilot.

His last entry in his log book was dated Feb. 26, 1945.

Does anyone remember him or could give me the circumstances of his death?

Family history says he was shot down.

Thank you,

Augie Stark


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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
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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.


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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
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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
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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.

Added: May 30, 2012
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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
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