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Officers' Club interior
The Officers Club was located across Ocean Road from the VMB-613's compound. It was constructed by the squadron's officers with the main part, shown above, simply being a corrugated steel Quonset hut.
The front area of VMB-613's compound. Lieutenant Colonel Nevils and Major Danser's quarters were located in the building in the center of the photograph.
Line crew at work
Members of VMB-613's line crew work on one of the squadron's aircraft. The aircraft's name, "8-Ball", is just visible above the opening of the 75mm cannon.
VMB-613's Galley is the area that all food for the squadron members was prepared. The squadron Galley was located between, and connected with, the Officers' and Senior NCO's Mess on one side, and the Enlisted...
Changing a number one stack
Three of VMB-613's aircraft mechanics perform maintenance on the engine of one of the squadron's aircraft. Through the efforts of the maintenance section, VMB-613 had the lowest operational loss rate of...
Commanding & executive officer's quarters
The quarters for Lieutenant Colonel Nevils and Major Danser were located in the squadron's front area on the ocean road.
VMB-613 basketball team
Front Row (L-R) Staff Sergeant Howard N. Odoms, Technical Sergeant Frank E. Robinson, First Lieutenant Arthur H. Navarre (Coach), Technical Sergeant Francis M. Jordan, and Technical Sergeant George S....
Senior nco barracks
The building to the right of the tents served as quarters for VMB-613's senior NCOs while the remainder of the squadron area is to the right. The top floor of these barracks served as quarters while laundry...
Marines hard at work in the squadron's Radio-Radar Shop ensuring that each aircraft's radars and communications equipment functioned properly.
Front Row (L-R) Corporal Howard H. Raugh Jr., Sergeant Charles N. Cannato, Staff Sergeant Allan B. Dover, Staff Sergeant Louis J. Brosius, Corporal Frank Haddix, Private First Class Theodore E. Adkins,...
Lieutenant Colonel George W. Nevils, First Lieutenant Francis S. Manning, First Lieutenant John W. Merritt, Technical Sergeant Alex Ohlson Jr., Staff Sergeant Allen R. Protheroe, Staff Sergeant William...
Seated (L-R) Sergeant Rabon A. Hargrove, Staff Sergeant Wilbur H. Watson, Technical Sergeant Verl A. Scott, Staff Sergeant Samuel H. Sommers, Staff Sergeant Marvin H. Sagehorn, and Staff Sergeant John...
Enlisted men's barracks
These barracks housed enlisted men and were located to the right of the barracks shown in the previous photograph. To the right of this photograph, the squadron's transportation area was located.
Front Row (L-R) Sergeant Major George H. Abrams, First Lieutenant Arthur H. Navarre, and Technical Sergeant Francis M. Jordan. Back Row (L-R) Technical Sergeant George S. Tompkins, Sergeant Conas S. Roberts,...
Squadron turret mechanics at work in VMB-613's Turret Shop.
When Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen arrived on Kwajalein they were assigned an area that had been vacated by the U.S. Army. Seen above is a number of the wooden buildings in the rear area after the...
In this view of the Officers' Club, VMB-613's squadron insignia can be clearly seen. The identity of the Marine that designed the insignia remained a mystery to most until his identity was discovered in...
Private First Class Richard G. Ryan Jr. at work in VMB-613's plumbing shop.
Red Cross unit
A Red Cross unit provided squadron members with doughnuts and refreshments at least once a week. They were located across Ocean Road near VMB-613's Officers Club.
Front Row (L-R) Sergeant Christopher J. Bradley, Staff Sergeant Robert G. Geslain, Master Technical Sergeant George B. Ryan, First Lieutenant Joseph Lupinos, Corporal Joseph Santillo, Master Technical...
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