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VMB-413 Squadron Insignia

Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Thirteen

 

OFFICERS AND MEN OF VMB-413: PAGE 1

George Barlow and Crew

BARLOW-SNELSON CREW: Front Row (L-R) Sergeant Willie B. Tucker, Sergeant, George Carchia, and Sergeant Thomas L. Smith.  Back Row (L-R) First Lieutenant George S. Barlow Jr., and First Lieutenant Robert E. Snelson.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps (Courtesy of Bill Tucker)

BELL-SCHEINER CREW: Front Row (L-R) Sergeant Joseph V. Kadish, Staff Sergeant Anthony A. Matlosz, and Sergeant Morris Goldberg.  Back Row (L-R) First Lieutenant Jesse F. Bell, First Lieutenant Harvey Scheiner, and Staff Sergeant Edward A. Malloy.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps (Courtesy of Anthony Matlosz)

HELLING-HELMKE CREW: Front Row (L-R) Corporal Dale Spridik, First Lieutenant James R. Helmke, and First Lieutenant Frederick J. Helling.  Back Row (L-R) Sergeant Irwin Deutscher, Corporal Richard H. Willard, Corporal Danny Smeed, and Corporal Francis L. Alsobrook.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps (Courtesy of Irwin Deutscher)

VMB-413 MARINES: A group of VMB-413 Marines stand in front of their billeting area. The second Marine from the left in the front row is Captain John D. Curd, followed by VMB-413's last Commanding Officer, Major Norman R. Nickerson, and then by Second Lieutenant John M. Leggio, Jr.  The others have not yet been identified.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps (Courtesy of Janet Nickerson)

HOME FROM THE PACIFIC: Following their return from the southwest pacific these four VMB-413 pilots are (L-R) First Lieutenant George Barlow, Jr., First Lieutenant Harold Hottle, First Lieutenant John Berle, and First Lieutenant John Avelis.

Photograph: U.S. Marine Corps (Courtesy of Bill Tucker)

LIBERTY CALL: While awaiting embarkation for overseas, men of the squadron's transportation department enjoy a last evening of liberty in San Diego's Nite Owl Bar.  These three Marines are (L-R) Private First Class Andrew A. Ainslie, Technical Sergeant Robert B. Corey, and Corporal Otis J Harton.

Photograph: Courtesy of Paul Corey

SERGEANT WILLIE B. TUCKER

Photograph: Courtesy of Bill Tucker

SERGEANT JAMES E. SEE

Photograph: Courtesy of Lorrie Thompson

 

 

PILOT: Major James W. Cunningham served as a pilot and as VMB-612's first Commanding Officer.   He was subsequently transferred overseas to VMB-413 and was killed on February 27, 1945 when the aircraft he was flying was struck in mid-air by a PBJ from VMB-433.

Photograph: Courtesy of Jamie Capp

SERGEANT WILLIAM CLEMENTE

Sergeant William Clemente served with VMB-413 as a radio-gunner.

Photograph: Courtesy of Ed Clemente

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