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

MARCH 1945

March 14, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission to Kusiae.  One plane patrolled regularly assigned search sector.  One plane conducted a search mission for life raft, negative.

March 15, 1945 -- Six planes patrolled regularly assigned search sector.  One plane flew a snooper mission to Kusiae which was aborted due to poor weather.

March 16, 1945 -- Six planes patrolled regularly assigned search sector.  One plane flew a snooper mission to Kusiae.  One plane conducted a special night patrol over Wotje Atoll.

March 17, 1945 -- One plane flew a dawn reconnaissance mission over Wotje Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 25).  One plane conducted a snooper mission over Kusaie.  Six planes patrolled regularly assigned search sector.  Three planes conducted a special submarine search, negative.

March 18, 1945 -- One plane conducted a snooper mission over Kusiae.  Three planes patrolled regularly assigned search sector.  Three planes conducted a special submarine search, negative.  Two planes conducted a special search for false signals on 1245 kilocycles, beacon frequency, negative.

March 19, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission to Kusiae.  Four planes conducted patrols of regularly assigned search sectors.  Small groups of pilots begin one-week periods of R&R in Honolulu on a rotating basis.

March 20, 1945 -- Three planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane flew a search of friendly atolls pursuant to Operations Order 5-45.  One plane conducted a search of a reported submarine contact, negative.

March 21, 1945 -- Four planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane flew a special search for false signals on 1245 kilocycles, beacon frequency, negative.

March 22, 1945 -- Five planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane flew a search of friendly atolls pursuant to Operations Order 5-45.

March 23, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie.  Five planes conducted regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane flew a search of friendly atolls pursuant to Operations Order 5-45.  One plane flew a reconnaissance flight over Mille Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 26).

March 24, 1945 -- Five planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie (Aircraft Action Report 27).  One plane conducted a security patrol over a beached ship.  Three planes dispatched to Majuro as a temporary base on hunter-killer missions pursuant to verbal orders from ComShoreBasedAirForce.  Two planes conducted hunter-killer flights near Mille Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 28).

March 25, 1945 -- Five planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  Two planes conducted hunter-killer missions near Mejit Island.  Three planes flew hunter killer flights near Mille Atoll (Aircraft Action Report 29).

March 26, 1945 -- Three planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane conducted hunter-killer flight  near Mille Atoll.

March 27, 1945 -- One plane flew a snooper mission over Kusaie (Aircraft Action Report 30).  Two planes flew regularly assigned sector searches.  One plane conducted a search of friendly atolls assigned pursuant to Operations Order 5-45.  Three planes returned to Kwajalein from temporary duty at Majuro.

March 28, 1945 -- One plane conducted a snooper mission over Kusaie (Aircraft Action Report 31).  Five planes performed regularly assigned sector searches.

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