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Acting assistant quartermaster
First Lieutenant Joseph Lupinos (Seated), and Technical Sergeant Ezra M. Nadleman.
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,...
(L-R) Corporal John H. Neagle, Sergeant Farley "J" Sutphin, and Corporal Joseph Santillo take inventory of the squadron's aircraft supplies.
First Lieutenant George L.F. Allen, First Lieutenant Albert W. Simmons, First Lieutenant Clayton R. Erickson, Sergeant Lester Robinson, Sergeant James H. Cullom, Staff Sergeant Richard S. Riggle, and Sergeant...
First Lieutenant Eugene L Amber, First Lieutenant Richard G. Spicer, Technical Sergeant Clifford P. Alexander, Sergeant Edward R. Bott, Corporal Robert W. Penman, Sergeant Charles N. Cannato, and Sergeant...
Arsenic and old lace
Boris Karloff visits with VMB-613 during one of a number of USO tours that performed for the men on Kwajalein in 1945. Karloff and his troupe performed "Arsenic and Old Lace."
Two unidentified Marines of VMB-613 at work in the squadron's bakery. The ovens are clearly visible in the background of the photograph.
Technical Sergeant Nicholas M. Bozic receives a trim from squadron barber, Corporal Charles Maglaras.
Barracks and showers
Looking towards the ocean, the barracks in the center of the photograph housed the Engineering Department. To the front of these barracks, the showers (behind the water tanks) and the head (small building...
Barracks and storage building
The two barracks on the center of the photograph served as billets for the Radio-Gunners, Navigators, and Mechanic-Gunners. On the center-left, crates of supplies can be seen in front of one of the squadron's...
First Lieutenant Jack M. Barton, First Lieutenant Robert F. Litzau, Technical Sergeant George G. McDearmon Jr., Sergeant Alva A. Evans Jr., Staff Sergeant Edward A. Januszewski, Sergeant Earle E. Walker,...
Coached by First Lieutenant William R. Hancock, "Nevils' Devils" placed second during the 1945 Island Baseball Championship. Front Row (L-R) Corporal Stanley V. Burek, Corporal Andrew Stepen, Technical...
Squadron recreational activities included basketball which was played in the Recreation Area near the Fleet Marine Theatre. In a brisk game between Navarres' Stars and the Flyers, seen above, Technical...
The squadron's "Beergarden" was a tented area located next to the Recreation Hall. It served as the location for enlisted men to drink beer in their off-duty time. Despite its fancy name, Marines commonly...
First Lieutenant Ross K. Bennett, First Lieutenant Donald F. Mileson, Technical Sergeant David A. Morrell, Sergeant William R. Clow, Sergeant Darrel W. Alderman, Sergeant Harold E. Barnes, Corporal John...
Horror movie actor Boris Karloff takes time to sign autographs for VMB-613 members following his performance.
First Lieutenant James Brotherton II, First Lieutenant Andrew J. Cooper, Technical Sergeant Fred Zapka, Sergeant Charles J. Rongstad, Sergeant Walter A. Brown Jr., Corporal James L. Milhousen, and Master...
First Lieutenant Louis Calder Jr., Second Lieutenant Carl O.H. Haroldson, Technical Sergeant David Rosenblatt, Staff Sergeant Robert E. Polakowski, Sergeant Edwin W. Beale, Corporal Howard H. Raugh Jr.,...
Marines at work in the squadron's carpenter shop. These men are (L-R Standing) Corporal James W. Edwards, Unidentified, Sergeant Rudolph L. Hubert, and (Foreground) Staff Sergeant Robert J. Augustine.
Certificate of clearance
A clearance certificate is an official document certifying the mail restrictions in the Pacific Theater.
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