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KatDerrick

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I have some pictures which I am in the process of scanning. These are of my father and crew of PT-323.



1944 September - Off Biak are captured Japs shown huddled in blankets on foredeck in cockpit are Lts. Newton, Costiagan and Elliott was written on the photo.




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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Kat

Welcome as a new member to this message board. Please contact me if you get a chance at mosquitofleet@comcast.net


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Will Day

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Thank you for contributing, Kat.

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KatDerrick

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Here are a couple more that I found and scanned.











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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Kat,
I am very interested in seeing more of these photos from the PT323. One of the members of Save the PT Boat, Dick Lowe was also stationed on board PT323 (he was aTorpedoman and was manning the bow 37mm cannon when the boat was hit by the Japanese Kamikaze plane in December 1944. I could relay these photos you have posted to him. We have a few photos that we obtained from Will Day but the ones you have are completely new to me. Would you be willing to share more of these with me?

Also, by the way are there any explanations/captions on the back of the last 2 photos? Thanks Jerry Gilmartin PT658 Portland, OR

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Will Day

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Kat: If you would like copies of the pictures I have, post your e-mail address.

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KatDerrick

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Well, I have the book that my Dad wrote with William P. Hall entitled "The Blackjacks". I am going to try and scan it.

As far as the pictures, I scanned those few a bit back. I will go though the boxes again and see if there is anything else on them. It might take me a bit though.

If I forget, nudge me at my email katderrick at hotmail dot com



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KatDerrick

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Two more








I would love help identifying any of the guys in this. My father is front and center.



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Jeff D

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Thank you for the images Kat, they are very interesting. It looks like they named the bow 20mm "Jean". Maybe somebody's wife or girlfriend? Or a mother-in-law with a loud bark.



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Kat, thank you for posting the photos of your Dad and his boat. They are historically important, and a source of endless fascination for us PT buffs.

Jeff D, I've noticed (and I know you have, too) through the perusal of hundreds (if not thousands) of WWII photos over the years that in addition to the classic and well-known practice of pilots naming their planes, a lot of guys would paint the names of wives and sweethearts on boats, vehicles, helmets, gun barrels and mounts, at their crew positions, gun stations, or, in the case of AAF mechanics/ground crews, on the nacelles of the multi-engined planes they serviced.

You certainly couldn't say those guys weren't thinnking of the girls back home!


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