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A close-up of the VMB-613's squadron insignia that hung outside the Officers' Club in the squadron area on Kwajalein. The squadron insignia on the sign was designed by the squadron Utilities Officer, First...
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...
Squadron league volleyball
Squadron members enjoy a brisk game of volleyball during off-duty hours. Athletics such as these helped to break the monotony of life on Kwajalein and served to boost morale.
Private First Class Michael D. Daniello delivering water in the squadron area. Since there was no source of freshwater on Kwajalein, it was necessary to desalinate seawater. Once desalinated, water was...
Located in the Transportation Area, the squadron's garage provided the facilities for the maintenance and repair of the various type of vehicles used by the squadron.
Technical Sergeant Francis M. Jordan, Staff Sergeant Howard N. Odoms, First Lieutenant Arthur H. Navarre, Technical Sergeant George S. Tompkins, and Sergeant Major George H. Abrams at work in the Squadron...
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...
Cleaning the cannon
An unidentified squadron member “punches” the bore of the cannon on one of the squadron’s aircraft called Flaming Fury.
Fleet Marine Theatre
Taken next to the movie screen at the Fleet Marine Theatre, seating and the projection booth can be clearly seen. This facility, built by the squadron's Construction and Maintenance Department, proved...
Squadron members enjoy some beer in the squadron's Recreation Hall.
Located in the squadron's recreation area near the Fleet Marine Theatre, the Recreation Hall proved to be very popular among squadron members. The tented structure to the right of the Recreation Hall was...
Squadron turret mechanics at work in VMB-613's Turret Shop.
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...
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.
Officers' Club veranda
The VMB-613 Officers' Club was constructed overlooking the ocean and was across the road from the squadron compound.
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...
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.
Marines hard at work in the squadron's Radio-Radar Shop ensuring that each aircraft's radars and communications equipment functioned properly.
VMB-613's police shed doubled as a laundry. Seen here, Sergeant Roy R. Emmerling and Corporal James E. Horton collect laundry from fellow squadron members.
Squadron members at the sea
Corporal Edmund E. Zitkus and Sergeant Francis J. Boleslanski standing in the sea washing something.
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