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

MAY 1945

May 15, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a search flight to Kusaie.

May 16, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew to Roi.  One plane conducted a special flight to identify a liberty ship.

May 17, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane conducted a search flight to Kusaie.  One plane flew a search mission of friendly atolls in the northwest sector. 

May 18, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew to Roi.  One plane flew a search mission of friendly atolls in the northeast sector.  Two planes flew to Majuro for duty.

May 19, 1945 -- Two planes dispatched to destroy the remains of an SB2C in Wotje Lagoon.  Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew to Roi.  One plane flew a hunter-killer flight to Wotje and Maloelap Atolls.  Two planes arrived on Iwo Jima for temporary duty with VMB-612.

May 20, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane conducted a snooper flight over Kusaie.  One plane flew a search mission of friendly atolls in the southern sector.  Two planes on Iwo Jima flew a patrol in search of shipping to Haha Jima (Aircraft Action Report 1-Iwo).  

May 21, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane flew a search mission over Kusaie.  Two planes based on Iwo Jima conducted anti-shipping patrols to Haha Jima (Aircraft Action Report 2-Iwo).  Two planes flew snooper flights over Mille, Wotje, Maloelap, and Jaluit.  Two additional planes assigned to temporary duty with VMB-612 arrived on Iwo Jima.    

May 22, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Three planes conducted snooper flights over Mille, Wotje, Maloelap, and Jaluit.  One plane based on Iwo Jima conducted a daylight anti-shipping patrol to Chichi Jima (Aircraft Action Report 3-Iwo)

May 23, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  Two planes conducted snooper flights over Mille, Wotje, Maloelap, and Jaluit.  One plane flew a search mission over Kusaie.  Two planes returned to Kwajalein from Majoro.  Two planes flew hunter-killer flights, negative.  Two planes based on Iwo Jima conducted an anti-shipping patrol to Chichi Jima (Aircraft Action Report 4-Iwo).

May 24, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew a search mission of friendly atolls in the southern sector.  Two planes based on Iwo Jima conducted an anti-shipping patrol to Chichi Jima (Aircraft Action Report 5-Iwo).

May 25, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew a search mission over Kusaie.  Two planes based on Iwo Jima conducted an anti-shipping search to Hachijo Jima (Aircraft Action Report 6-Iwo).

May 26, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane dispatched to investigate 8280 frequency, negative.  One plane flew a search mission of friendly atolls in the northeast sector.  Two planes based on Iwo Jima conducted an anti-shipping search to Hachijo Jima (Aircraft Action Report 7-Iwo).

May 27, 1945 -- Two planes patrolled assigned shipping lanes.  One plane dispatched to investigate a light, negative.  One plane conducted a search flight over Kusaie.  Two planes flew to Majuro for duty.  Two planes based on Majuro flew hunter-killer missions, negative.

May 28, 1945 -- Two planes flew assigned shipping lane patrols.  One plane flew a search flight of friendly atolls in the northwest sector.  One plane flew a reconnaissance flight of Japanese atolls and a strike on Taroa Island (Aircraft Action Report 35).  Four planes departed Iwo Jima for Kwajalein pursuant to verbal orders upon completion of temporarily duty with VMB-612.

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