VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

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My Uncle Joe Baer whom recently passed served with the Flying Nightmares during WW II in the Solomon Islands. He was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed. He is the main reason I joined the USMC and served from '74 to '78 as an aircraft hydraulicsman. It was a delight and an honor to have been related to him. With All My Love and God Bless, Randy L Wolfinger Sr

Added: February 13, 2011
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Very happy i found this website.
My father Herman Korngiebel was a proud Marine and member of this fine unit.
Thanks!!!!


Added: January 14, 2011
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Hi,

I posted a message earlier about my late father, William E Cullum, a Navigator Bombadier with VMB413. I see that the roster has been updated since my last post and I now see him listed. I would like to hear from any squadron members who served with him during his time in the Pacific. I think it was the best time of his life.

Bob Cullum


Added: January 12, 2011
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In general, even very personal! Excellent and interesting resource, I'll check back often.

Added: December 23, 2010
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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.

Taps


Added: December 18, 2010
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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
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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
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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.

Sincerely,

Ron Lewis
Historian
Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation


Added: October 18, 2010
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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
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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
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