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 Author  Topic: Gunboats- Pt's 59,60 &61
Pat Fannin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Pat Fannin  Posted on: Nov 28, 2006 - 5:37pm
I am looking for information on any of the three mentioned PT Boats that were converted to Gunboats. My father served under Lennie Thom
on one of these in September of 1943. I am trying to find out which one.
I do know that he was a 40MM Gun Captain on PT 61 when Joe Atkinson was the Skipper.

My father's name was Walden Fannin from Ironton, Ohio. He had a nickname of "Rip", but that may have come after the war.

His service record is as follows:
Great Lakes NTS 6/942 - 8/1/42
MTBSTC Melville 8/1/42 - 10/42
MTB Base 2 10/9/42 - 5/1/43
MTB Base 3 5/1/43 - 9/1/43
MTB Ron 2 9/1/43 - 1/1/44
MTB Ron 3(2) 1/1/44 - 4/2/44
MTBTC Melville 4/2/44 - 3/2/45

He also went to Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio for flight training.

Any help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Pat Fannin

Pat Fannin

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Will Day

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Pat: Lenny Thom skippered PT-60 in her gunboat configuration. Al Webb was his first exec. Thom later commanded PT-587, nicknamed "THOMCAT".

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Will Day

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Pat: I have one picture of a PT-60 crew, although I suspect it is an earlier crew than the one your dad served in. If you would like to see it, send me your e-mail address.

Will

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  TED WALTHER

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Pat;
I also have a photo of PT 60's crew (THOM crew), I can send it to you if you send your e-mail address to me.


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Pat,

Send me your email and I'll send you a jpg of a drawing I did of the 59 boat as a gunboat.

Al Ross
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