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

SQUADRON HISTORY

August 15, 1945 - V-J Day.  Squadron participates in program at Richardson Theatre on Kwajalein.

September 1, 1945 - Two aircraft dropped surrender messages to the Japanese garrisons on Wotje and Maloelap.

September 2, 1945 - President Truman declares the war officially ended following the Japanese government's signing of the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.

October 25, 1945 - The first group of VMB-613 members with sufficient points departs Kwajalein aboard the USS Salamaua for San Francisco, California via Eniwetok.

October 27, 1945 - Upon the transfer of Lieutenant Colonel Nevils, Major David M. Danser assumes command of VMB-613.

October 31, 1945 - Last of VMB-613’s aircraft are transported to Roi and turned over to CASU-F-20 for disposal.

November 1, 1945 - Last members of VMB-613 depart Kwajalein for the United States aboard the USS Alnitah.

November 7, 1945 - USS Salamaua arrives in San Francisco.  First group of VMB-613 members disembark and await transportation to MCAD Miramar.

November 12, 1945 - USS Alnitah arrives at Pearl Harbor then departs for San Diego.

November 15, 1945 - VMB-613 members in San Francisco embark aboard the USS Botetourt for transportation to MCAD Miramar.

November 17, 1945 - USS Botetourt arrives at San Diego.  First group of VMB-613 members disembark and report to MCAD Miramar for release from active duty.

November 21, 1945 - USS Alnitah arrives in San Diego.  VMB-613 is detached from MAG-94 and decommissioned at MCAD Miramar.

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