VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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. ?

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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.

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