SUBMITTED BY: Name: Tracy Baer From: Chambersburg, PA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I am writing on behalf of my father, Staff Sergeant Galen "Joe" Baer, proud member and brother of VMB413. Joe passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 and will be truely missed. Thanks to all of you who were close friends of my dad. He loved you all. His ceremony will include a service by the Landis-McLeaf Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Added: December 18, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Robert F Walser From: Rockville, Md. 20850 E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My husband is alive and well and was a navigator bombardier with the lucky 13. He would like to hear more about the reunions. Ron Lewis respond for my husband has a phenomenal memory. Rabaul was the first bombing target in 1944
Added: December 6, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Irwin Deutscher From: Washington, DC E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I was a navigator/bombardier with VMB 413 for a little over a year in the Pacific. I was heading home on a Dutch Freighter when the war ended. I find these messages from children and grandchildren of my old squadron members to be touching. Unfortunately I don't recognize names and can't help with information.
Added: October 29, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: RON LEWIS From: SAN DIEGO E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Thanks for the excellent site info. Just had one additional question for clarification. Which was the first target struck by VMB-413 in March 1944? Was it Rabaul or Bougainville? I know that both were hit at that time, but it is unclear, in several sources, as to just which one was hit first, and on what particular day. I am trying to update the sign that we have for the B-25J which stands in for our museum's PBJ-1J exhibit, and would to be both precise and accurate.
Thanks for your time and, more importantly, for your service.
Ron Lewis Historian Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation
COMMENTS: I am looking for the Tail Gunner(or a family members) of Maj. N.R. Nickerson's aircraft. Rabaul & Kaviang mission. This crew member reportedly lived in Rhode Island circa 1990's. You may contact me through this website's owner.
Added: October 18, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Sesh Sundararaman From: Philadelphia, PA E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My grandfather was Wiley A. Green. He passed away when I was in elementary school, about 14 years ago. He was also stationed in France and Germany when my mother was finishing high school (around '67-'68).
Added: September 22, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Jerrold J. Gearhart From: Rochester, NY E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My grandson just discovered this web site for me. I hope to be able to attend the reunion in September.
Added: August 12, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Robert Cullum From: South Carolina E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I'm trying to get information about my late father, William E Cullum, who I thought served with the 413 in WWII. I don't see him listed in the roster, though. Is the roster posted on your (terrific, by the way) website complete? Thanks for any help. Robert Cullum
Added: July 31, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: jeff shoff From: lititz pa. E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: my correct e-mail adress is email@example.com my uncle gilbert enck mia/kia at green island any one with info please contact me
Added: July 31, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Mary Hypke Prihoda From: Springfield, IL E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My Father was Leroy Hypke. If anyone has any information or stories about my Dad I would love to hear from you!