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 Author  Topic: RON 9 Video from VHS Tape
Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Apr 18, 2010 - 4:26pm

Here is the Video from Tape #1 - it is about 9-1/2 minutes long. I posted it up with my other PT related videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqCkBy30JI4

Associated text on slip of paper included with the VHS tape:

Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron RON 9: May 1943, Ron 9 Squadron commanded by Lt. Comdr. RObert B. Kelly, whom you will see several times, arrived in the Russell Islands prior to participating in the New Georgia operation. In June 1943, Ron 9 set up its base on Lumbari Island on the north side of Rendova Harbor and these are the scenes you will see here. The two beached boats you see are PT-153 and 158. They had to be destroyed to prevent capture. The fires and injuries were the result of a bombing of the base which occurred quite often.

Someday soon I will try to find time to finish off the DVD's with sound track.

Dick . . .


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Hadly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 18, 2010 - 5:38pm
Very cool Dick . . . You always do so much, Thanks.
Hadly


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Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Apr 18, 2010 - 5:40pm
Dick,

Thanks a million for posting that Ron 9 Rendova footage from your PT tape. It's great thrill for me, and I know for a lot of other PT buffs, to see the details of those gray boats in color -- particularly the numbering and artwork on the charthouses and cockpit splash shields. It interestingly illustrates that some of the Ron 9 boats, at least during the Rendova period, had dark-painted over the originally white portions of those shaded numbers.

I've been looking at Google Earth images of the Solomons lately, and parts of the Rendova harbor area are certainly recognizable from some of those sea-level shots in your video.

Your period broadcast and musical additions are neat, too, and really add to the video.

Thanks again, and if you've got any other footage like this... Please! It's great stuff.


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Alex Johnson

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Alex Johnson  Posted on: Apr 18, 2010 - 5:44pm
To echo Hadly and Drew, THANKS, DICK! This is terrific and should shed some light on RON 9 boats and their crews. Appreciate it! ALEX


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Awesome Job Dick. I have all of that footage on CD, but never thought to add music to the piece. Love it..........


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TED WALTHER

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Dick;
you did an outstanding job!
TED


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David Waples

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I stand with the others Dick. Great work and thanks for posting it for us.
Dave

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 19, 2010 - 1:02am
Thank you very much Dick, very nice quality.

You can see what the writing on the drawing Steve posted means "This is the ONLY South Pacific island that looked like what they show in Hollywood movies.". It looked like a tough row to hoe out there... I had lots of sympathy for the guy getting a butt patching.



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WELL DONE!

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 20, 2010 - 10:02am
NICE VIDEO ! ! !


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