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

JULY 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.

July 1, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Three planes conducted sector searches operating from Eniwetok.  One plane flew to Eniwetok and returned.

July 2, 1945 -- One plane returned to Kwajalein from Eniwetok.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Three planes conducted sector searches from Eniwetok.

July 3, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie, negative.  One plane conducted a search of friendly atolls in the southern sector.  One plane dispatched to Majuro on a hunter-killer mission, negative.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a sector search operating from Eniwetok.

July 4, 1945 -- One plane flew from Kwajalein to Eniwetok.  Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane conducted a sector search operating from Eniwetok.  One plane returned to Kwajalein from Majuro.

July 5, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a sector search operating from Eniwetok.  One plane flew a hunter-killer mission from Eniwetok, negative.

July 6, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie, negative.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Four planes flew a hunter-killer mission from Eniwetok, negative.

July 7, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Five planes returned to Kwajalein from Eniwetok.  One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie, negative.

July 8, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.

July 9, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie, negative.

July 10, 1945 -- One plane flew a friendly atoll search of the northeast sector.  One plane flew a friendly atoll search of the northwest sector.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.

July 11, 1945 -- One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Two planes were dispatched from Kwajalein to Tarawa to assist in air-sea rescue flight, negative.

July 12, 1945 -- One plane flew a search of friendly atolls in the south sector.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Four planes, operating from Tarawa conducted an air-sea rescue search, negative.

July 13, 1945 -- Three planes flew to  Tarawa.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Two planes conducted an air-sea rescue search operating from Tarawa, negative.

July 14, 1945 -- One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  Two planes returned to Kwajalein from Tarawa.  Two planes conducted an air-sea rescue search.  Two planes flew a snooper and photo reconnaissance flight over Ocean and Nauru Islands operating from Tarawa (Aircraft Action Report 57).

July 15, 1945 -- Three planes dispatched from Kwajalein to Tarawa.  Two planes conducted patrols of assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a search of friendly atolls in the northeast sector.  Two planes flew a snooper flight over Ocean and Nauru Islands from Tarawa (Aircraft Action Report 58).

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