Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen
October 1, 1943 - November 21, 1945
VMB-613 Insignia

FORMING & INITIAL TRAINING

The pilots departed in three echelons for NAS Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the first two transported by R4Ds while the last one flew the squadron’s PBJ-1s.  Upon their arrival at NAS Fort Lauderdale, all pilots received a day of lectures and training in link-trainers on how to use their sights for dropping the aerial torpedo.  Following completion, the pilots then flew to NAS Boca Chica, arriving at the same time as the remainder of the squadron who had been transported by bus.

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Socializing at the O-Club 

Navigators Enjoy Liberty

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