VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

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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.

Added: November 15, 2011
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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.


Added: October 27, 2011
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My father Daniel J. Mahoney Jr. was a radio-gunner in the 413. He past away in 2004 and I never really got to hear very many stories of his time in the war. He served in WWII and for a short stint in Korea. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated. My son and I are very interested in finding out as much information as possible. He is missed every day. Thank you all for your service to our country. God Bless.

John Mahoney
Carver, Ma.


Added: October 14, 2011
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I've been trying to track down information about a dear friend's father, S/Sgt John B. Mauro USMC who served as a tail-gunner on a PBJ.

The only clues I had at my disposal came from his Flight Log.

After some serious searching Google led me to your web site, and we were all over joyed to learn S/Sgt Mauro was attached to VMB-413.

We also identified one of the OPS Officers, Catp. Daniels, who had signed S/Sgt Mauro's flight log.

Thank you for keeping the memories of these brave men alive.

Bravo Zulu

Semper Fi

Clifton James Hipsher
ICC USN (Ret.)


Added: October 8, 2011
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My Uncle George H. Fish served with the squadron as a light truck driver. He was deployed with them in the South Pacific from May 45 to the end of the war.
Any idea where I can find more information about him or what his duties would have been?


Added: September 11, 2011
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My uncle, James Helmke, was a pilot with Squadron 413. Yesterday would have been his 90th birthday. Our family recently came across this website and found a picture of our beloved uncle. This was truly a wonderful gift to each of us and especially my dad, his brother. So heart-warming to see pictures of these young men as they served our country...true American heroes.

Added: September 2, 2011
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I've been researching where my father, Robert P. Bradley,Staff Sergeant,USMC. I am thrilled to find find out he was part of the "413". I would love to learn more from any of his old mates....
He was very proud of my joining the US Navy (altho he insisted that the Navy was not as good as the Marines!). I married a Navy man (now retired after 30 years as a Seal) and we have a son who is a Navy Seal...So, the military tradition lives on with us! Wish I could come to the reunion....


Added: August 29, 2011
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Sgt. Lee J. Curl was my cousin. He was lost in WWII when his plane went down or was shot down in the Pacific. I have his Army record announcing his death (declared KIA one year afterwards). Does anybody know what happened to him or the history of when he was lost? Thanks. God blee you, Tom

Added: August 20, 2011
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Wiley Green was my uncle. Your grandmother, Ruth Habig Green is my mother's sister. Please know that Frank J Habig (your great uncle) was also in VMB 413 and so was George W. Jackson. George Jackson was married to Ruth Habig's sister Virginia, also nicknamed "Jean". There was a true family tie between Wiley F. Green, Frank J. Habig, and George W. Jackson.

Added: July 6, 2011
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Wiley Green was my uncle. Your grandmother, Ruth Habig Green is my mother's sister. Please know that Frank J Habig (your great uncle) was also in VMB 413 and so was George W. Jackson. George Jackson was married to Ruth Habig's sister Virginia, also nicknamed "Jean". There was a true family tie between Wiley F. Green, Frank J. Habig, and George W. Jackson.

Added: July 6, 2011
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