VMB-413 Insignia

MARINE BOMBING SQUADRON FOUR-THIRTEEN

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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

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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.

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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


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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.

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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).

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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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my correct e-mail adress is cr8ter111@comcast.net my uncle gilbert enck mia/kia at green island any one with info please contact me

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My Father was Leroy Hypke. If anyone has any information or stories about my Dad I would love to hear from you!

Added: June 5, 2010
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Hello all, I am the son of William R Mallette. He also flew with the 413th group. He was buried 3 years ago with over 20 Marines from the Memphis area that fought in the pacific.

As I got older the light of what he and his fellow marines did in those B-25's amazed me. I have never been so proud of him. His only remark about flying 48 combat missions was..." I was surronded by much better men than me son ", that sounds like a true Marine. If anybody is still around that remembers my father, pls email me at the above email, thanks and thank God for you gentleman who fought that war. I really miss him.

Michael Mallette


Added: June 2, 2010
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