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

PBJ LINKS

U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Aircraft Bureau Numbers - A web-page listing the Bureau of Aeronautics Numbers of all the PBJ-1s accepted for naval service.  Included in this listing are remarks identifying which aircraft were lost, as well as the cause of the loss.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  Bureau Number Listing 35000 Series     Bureau Number Listing 88000-89000 Series

PBJ-1 for the U.S. Navy - A web-page providing a history of the Navy's procurement of the PBJ-1s and general information pertaining to its use by the Marine Corps.  This web-page also includes a listing of the Bureau of Aeronautics Numbers, by model and production block, of all the PBJ-1s accepted for naval service.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  PBJ-1 Web-Page

Naval Historical Center - A web-page article published in the March-April 1986 edition of Naval Aviation News describing the Marine Corps' use of the PBJ-1.  Additionally this article provides technical information pertaining to specifications and flight handling characteristics.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  Naval Aviation News Article

North American PBJ Mitchell - A web-page providing a detailed history of the Navy's procurement of the PBJ-1s and in-depth information pertaining to the various models and production blocks.  Also included is a brief historical summary of each of the Marine Bombing Squadrons that were formed during World War II.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  PBJ-1 Mitchell Web-Page

Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dispatch Archive - Two web-pages articles published in 1997 in the Commemorative Air Force's magazine, The Dispatch. These articles contain basic information on the Marine Corps' use of the PBJ-1 Mitchell and the personal accounts of two  Marine Bombing Squadron Four-Thirteen (VMB-413) pilots.  To access these web-page, click on the following links:  CAF Article 1     CAF Article 2

Marine Bombing Squadron Aircrew Losses - A web-page providing a listing of personnel killed while serving with PBJ-1 units in the Second World War.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  PBJ-1 Unit Personnel Losses

Captain Doit L. Fish - Written by a son who never knew his father, this is a heart-wrenching webpage detailing the life, loss, and recovery of a Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Eleven (VMB-611) pilot who was killed-in-action.  An excellent tribute to a brave man, and a strong reminder of the cost of war.  To access this web-page, click on the link provided below:  Captain Doit L. Fish Webpage

Crash-Site of PBJ-1D, Bureau Number 35099 - A webpage providing information on the loss of a PBJ-1D in a stateside accident during April of 1944.  Also included within this website are many other documented crash-sites of other types of aircraft lost on the west coast of the United States.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West

Loss of PBJ-1H, Bureau Number 89050 - A webpage detailing the loss of a PBJ-1H in an accident in North Carolina during June of 1944.  Also included is highly detailed information pertaining to the subsequent attempts to locate the wreckage.  To access this web-page, click on the following link:  The Badin Bomber: PBJ-89050  

Sergeant Leland E. Baumbach Memorial Profile - Written by two seventh-grade students as a school project, this webpage is a memorial to VMB-613 member, Sergeant Leland E. Baumbach.  Sergeant Baumbach was killed-in-action on February 6, 1945 during a raid over Ponape.  To access this webpage, click on the following link:  Leland E. Baumbach Memorial Profile

Page 1  [2]  3  4  5

Updated: 03 Jan 2016    Top of Page    Previous Page    Print this Page