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TED WALTHER

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Gentleman;
I have been writing John Iles quite frequently, he was Melville class 8, (I think, he remembers class 7(JFK's class), but he is not on the roster), arrived at Tulagi, he was first Exec on PT 59 under Hogan Levy, then was made skipper of PT 48 around May 1943, then was given PT 125 on "loan" from RON 6, then became Dick Kersey's exec on PT 105, did the daylight raid, then was made skipper PT 105 after Kersey was put on "staff". Remained out there until summer of 1944, then was sent back to Melville as Staff/Instructor, then he was skipper of PT 141 or 139(what ever boat was used as the 41 boat) during filming of They Were Expendable.
I have sent him many photos of all of his boats, because he has none, except the one photo of 105 in Kerseys book. I am looking specifically for a photo of his class(Charlie since you have the lists you can help me here, at least to narrow it down), and any photos of him on his boats so I can send them to him via e-mail.
any help would be great!
Take care,
TED


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29navy

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When I get home, I'll look through my files.



Charlie

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TED WALTHER

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Charlie;
Did you come up with info on John ILes class at Melville?
Thanks,
TED


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29navy

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I have the roster of Officer Class 7 and 8 and he is not listed with them. Class 7 Graduated at the beginning of December (Dec 3) and 8 graduated at the begining of January.

However, his name is listed in the Skeeter (the base newsletter) in the January 7, 1943 edition. It is a list of officers in the 9th Class who had lettered or made all-american or some sports award while in college. It lists:

Iles, J. R. - Loyola, Southwestern of Memphos - Football, Track.

So this would have put him in the same Class as Lenny Thom & Torbert MacDonald. Class 9 started December 7, 1942 and graduated Feb 7, 1943.

Charlie

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TED WALTHER

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THANKS CHARLIE! I will get this info off to him today.
take care,
TED


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Ted and Charlie,

I have a Class 9 photo. Where would you like me to send it, after
I get it scanned.

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I'm here at chsu@aol.com.

Thanks.

Charlie

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TED WALTHER

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Steve;
This would be greatly appreciated, I can send the photo to him tonight. Just click on the envelope above.
Take care,
TED


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TED WALTHER

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Guys;
If you want to see a nice interview with John Iles, go to this website link:
http://beta.lpb.org/index.php?/swi/swi_episode/lswi3309_november_6_2009
Just look at the quick color footage!
Enjoy,
TED


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  David Waples

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Hi Ted,
Thanks for the link on Mr. Iles interview. That was terrific! The color footage was interesting. I have a 1/48 build of the 105 boat under way and I would really like to be able to communicate with him about the boat. Is there any way you can put me in touch with him?
Thank you
Dave

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