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29navy

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Mar 14, 2011 - 5:03pm
In continuing the search for PT films at www.criticalpast.com, I came across this one from Normandy/D-Day: Start at the 1:20 mark.


http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675020542_wounded-American-soldiers_Landing-Craft-Utility_blood-and-flesh_attack-transport

Could be PT 72?

Charlie

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TED WALTHER

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Mar 15, 2011 - 10:49am
Charlie;
Better photos at:

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675046303_Landing-craft-on-D-Day_ship-underway_Landing-Craft-Tank_damaged-by-mine_PT_LCT

TED


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Mar 15, 2011 - 1:43pm
It was neat to see the RON 2(2) boats in their operational configurations. I have some of PT71 and 72 as built (offset turrets), so Charlie's find was helpful to see the transition. I have a number of on-board shots of PT 199 (Ted's find) from NARA (found by Chip Marshall). Here are a couple of them:


The above shot was cropped from a broader shot that shows her nested with several 83' cutters.




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Will Day

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Neat, Al!

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I love those two shots, espcially the second one. Thanks for sharing Al................


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29navy

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Nice photo.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is that wooden rack in the bottom left hand corner of the second photo?

Charlie

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Mar 16, 2011 - 5:00am
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what is that wooden rack in the bottom left hand corner of the second photo?



I'm not sure. These were special ops boats and the racks may have been storage bins for inflatable rafts or other "soft" gear. Maybe one of the Alamo Scouts has a better explanation.

I'll look at the other photos tonight and see whether any of them have something in the bins.

Al



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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Mar 16, 2011 - 7:27am
Are those 20mm mounts port and starboard amdiships?

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Will,

No. Those mounts are for .50s. I've seen a photo of her with the guns (twins I BELIEVE) on them ... But, I can't remember where, maybe on that critical past link Charlie provided ...

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 16, 2011 - 11:00am
I apologize, there are photos of the 199 in the links provided by both Charlie and Ted.

You can see the twin 50s in the photos in the link which Charlie provided.

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