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29navy

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This is a question for all of the WWII PT boaters. If you can remember, during WWII, did you refer to the executive officer as the "Exec" or as the "XO"? Nowadays, at least when I was in, it was the XO, but was wondering if that is a "modern" term.

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jan 23, 2010 - 9:34am
On our boat and as far as I know throughout the squadron, we used "Exec". I never heard the expression "XO" until well after the war.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Jan 23, 2010 - 2:13pm
Thanks , Bob,

That's kind of what I figured.



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Spoke to a couple of my PT BOAT friends about your Question. They too said they called him the Exec of the boat, although when speaking to him directly it was Mr. so and so, and of course the guy in charge was the Skipper.............


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