VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

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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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My grandson just discovered this web site for me. I hope to be able to attend the reunion in September.

Added: August 12, 2010
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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
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