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

JANUARY 1945

A daily summary of squadron activities for the month is provided below.  Additional details for significant events may be found by clicking on the links, which will open in a new window.

January 1, 1945 -- One plane flew to Roi and returned.

January 2, 1945 -- Nine planes flew practice gunnery and bombing runs, using 100 pound G.P. bombs.

January 3, 1945 -- Ten planes flew practice gunnery and bombing runs, using 100 pound G.P. bombs.

January 4, 1945 -- Eight planes flew practice gunnery and bombing runs, using 100 pound G.P. bombs.

January 5, 1945 -- No flight operations conducted, however pilots and crews were placed on a submarine alert status.

January 6, 1945 -- Three planes flew a search and reconnaissance mission over Maloelap Atoll, negative results.

January 7, 1945 -- One plane flew to Roi for administrative purposes.

January 8, 1945 -- Two patrols, composed of five planes each, conducted an anti-submarine search, results negative.

January 9, 1945 -- Three planes flew to Roi and returned.

January 10, 1945 -- Five planes provided an escort for a disabled cargo ship from dawn to dusk.

January 11, 1945 -- Five planes provided an escort for a disabled cargo ship from dawn to dusk.

January 12, 1945 -- Four planes flew to Roi and returned.

January 13, 1945 -- Eight planes conducted a search for a lost plane of VMO-155, results negative.  Two planes flew a strike against Maloelap Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 1).

January 14, 1945 -- Six planes continued to search for the lost plane of VMO-155, results negative.  One plane flew a strike against Kaven Island, Maloelap Atoll  (Aircraft Action Report 2).

January 15, 1945 -- Ten planes conducted a search for a lost plane of VMO-155, results negative.

January 16, 1945 -- Three planes conducted a search for a lost plane of VMO-155, results negative.

January 17, 1945 -- One plane escorted VMO-155 on a strike of Jaluit Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 3).

January 18, 1945 -- Nineteen flights were conducted in search of a lost plane from VMF-111 from dawn until dusk, results negative. 

January 19, 1945 -- Fourteen flights were conducted in search of a lost plane from VMF-111 from dawn until dusk, results negative.

January 20, 1945 -- No flight operations conducted.

January 21, 1945 -- One plane escorted VMF-331 on a strike of Mille Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 5).

January 22, 1945 -- Nine planes flew a strike against Wotje Island, Wotje Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 4).

January 23, 1945 -- No flight operations conducted.

January 24, 1945 -- No flight operations conducted.

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