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 Author  Topic: PTs 74, 127, 132, 190, 193, 194, 300, 312, 317, 321, 326, 331, 36
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Hello everyone. I need your help finding PT boat crews to interview for an upcoming book!

As the historian for the Alamo Scouts Assn., I am compiling an oral history of the unit to include accounts by PT boat members who had contact with and/or who supported Scout missions in New Guinea from Dec 43-Oct 44 and in the Philippines from Oct 44-Oct 45. I believe that including accounts from PT boat veterans adds balance and perspective to the Scouts incredible record of some 110 missions behind the lines without losing a man killed or captured, and will help shed light on the importance of PT boats and their crews in the Scouts success. It is hoped that the book will be published late this year. I have already interviewed over a dozen men and hope to continue for another six months.
Those Alamo Scouts missions supported by PT boats operated mostly from Fergusson Island, Mios Woendi, Biak, and Roemberpon Island in 1944, and from and from numerous advance PT bases on Leyte and Luzon. Those PT boats and other naval craft known to have supported Alamo Scouts training and live operations are:

PTs 74, 127, 132, 190, 193, 194, 300, 312, 317, 321, 326, 331, 363, 379, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 494, 495, 497, 522, 523, 524, 546, 551. LCIs 364, 432. LCS 10, LST 708.

If you served aboard one the boats listed above or on another boat which supported the Alamo Scouts, please drop me an email. Thanks for your helpand for your service. Please visit our website at: www.alamoscouts.org

zee61@aol.com


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Lance,
I just emailed you the contact info about one of our crew who was on PT127, Rolf Bruckner.

Jerry PT658
Portland, Oregon

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