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 Author  Topic: American PT Boats in WW II Volume II
victorkchun

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 24, 2010 - 10:31pm
Just signed the contract with Schiffer to do Volume II of AMERICAN PT BOATS IN WW II. The publisher wants me to submit more nice clear
photographs, including PT boat models. He prefers 8 X 10 glossy prints the best, however, digital images are also acceptable. Caption should
accompanys each picture. If you have rare pictures that might enhance
the book, please contact me. With your help I hope to make this book
the best ever. All pictures used will be credited to the senders of course.
Thank you all for your help.
Victor Chun
2584 Wellesley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Hey Victor,

If you need something specific, let me know. I may have it.

Al


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Victor
I think many of the photo's we have are considered rare, so really it is up to you the Author, to decide what you are really looking for. Maybe you could come up with a list of possible subject photos you might need....


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I have several good ones in my album at photobucket. If you are interested in any of them I have many of them at higher res.
http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Nathaniel%20Smith/

This is what a PT looks like after its port torpedo has been hit by a three inch shore battery.

Three people died that night and three were wounded. That is Pat Rogers RM1C in the background.

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Victor,
What's your time line for this?
Dave

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I have a very rare original picture of PT-32 in green with the Lewis guns that was taken after she reached the Philippines. Send me your email address and I will send you a copy. kellymark@fuse.net



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I have a very rare original picture of PT-32 in green with the Lewis guns that was taken after she reached the Philippines. Send me your email address and I will send you a copy. kellymark@fuse.net






Mark,

Could you upload that to this board? I'd love to see it as my Dad was on 34 at the same time.

Al Ross


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TED WALTHER

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Nat;
This photo just makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck! Look how close that damage is from the fuel cap, that's about 12 inches! Those that did survive are very lucky the did, if it was a windy night with choppy seas or with the right wind direction, 154 might not have made it back at all.
take care,
TED


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Nat
Notice on the deck of the Bridge area a lone tin of Flour sits there. The damage from shrapnel is evident in the photo. I wonder in what location the men killed were in refernece to this 5 inch shell strike. Notice it took out the entire spray shield almost to the deck. I wonder if the torpedo was in the roll off rack when the shell hit.............DAM CLOSE TO THE FUEL CAP is right.


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Nathaniel Smith

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I corrected my earlier post - I believe it was a three inch shell. Pat Roger was in the Day Cabin on the Starboard side. The photograph was taken back at Tulagi where the boat was taken for repair. Pat mentioned that the spray shield was very damaged but it was removed by the repair people prior to the photograph. Pat may remember the locations of people better. There are two other images in this series.



I think I located the actual gun on Shortland Island and it is supposed to still be there:
To get there, you travel along the back of Magusaisai Island, reaching the open sea just beyond Nuhu village. West of there is a large coconut plantation at Haleta, where one can land on the beach and follow it around to the guns which are right by the shore just west of tiny Manualai Island. About 50 meters east of the first gun is a short trail up the hill to a stockpile of ammunition with live Japanese shells still piled high. Moon Handbooks : South Pacific

Lt. Pessolano's PT-155 deck log put them right at this location.


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