PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 144 | Replies: 4

 Author  Topic: Looking to identify RON22 crewmen in Miami shakedown
  Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Hello PT Boaters!
I was given these photos from a friend of mine, and he found them in an antique store, I have no idea who these sailors are but Iknow they were in RON22 during their stay in Miami during PT Shakedown training. They were there with an Elco squadron as well and you can almost identify the Elco RON insignia on one of their boats. Take a look at these pics and let me know who they are if you know them? Jerry

Gunners Mate in turret on PT


RON22 GM2c who the photos probably belonged to


Another RON22 GM


Possibly a Boat Captain from RON22 PT Boat in Miami


Another RON22 PT Boat Captain in Miami


Our RON22 GM poses with buddy from Elco PT559 in Miami. Look at RON insignia on nearby boat what RON is that? 35? Maybe


RON22 PT Boat Gunners in front of turret and holding Thompson SMG


Presumably two RON22 Officers in front of gunners shack in Miami


Posing in front of turret with RON22 insignia


RON22 Torpedoman arranging torpedo rack gear


RON22 Officer and GM pose in front of gunners shack in Miami


Gunners from RON22 pose in front of gunners shack in Miami shakedown detail base


Jerry Gilmartin

Total Posts: 1227 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 4:12am
Love the photo's Jerry. Could be a good source for my third book, Hmm, the wheels are turning.


Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 7:16am
Jerry:
That is RON 29. PT 559, you can see the back of the seat for the Thunderbolt over the guys left shoulder. I can't see what is on the stern of the other boat, but that is the RON 29 insignia on the cockpit spray shield. the other elco in photo #10 might be PT 552 with the 20mm in a MK 10 on stern but I am not sure.
Take care
TED


Total Posts: 2887 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Nuge210

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 10:31am
Jerry,

That Ron insignia in photo # 6, on the far left, looks like Ron 29 to me.
Lil Abner riding the torpedo.


Steve

Total Posts: 321 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am | IP Logged

  Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 10:36am
Thanks you guys! I still am trying to figure out what number Higgins boat that is from RON22? 302 through 314 I can see a "3" on the gun tub. Also I just noticed the GM2/c has the name "SOL" on his shirt just over his breast pocket. Does anybody know who SOL might be? Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin

Total Posts: 1227 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member