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 Author  Topic: Return of lend lease WWII PT Boats
Robert Englund

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Robert Englund  Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 - 8:51am
Anyone interested on the return of lend lease WWII PT Boats frrom Russia. It happen in the summer of 1956. I was there as part of the crew to receive them. E-mail me at

robertbobbyedmond@hotmail.com

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Randy Finfrock

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Randy Finfrock   Send Email To Randy Finfrock Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 - 8:09pm
Sure Robert, I'd be interested. Welcome to the PT Message Board!
I've sent you an e-mail. Thanks,

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Tell us about it Robert. Got any pictures?

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Robert Englund

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no pictures but I will try to post a internet address of one picture taken at Columbus Quay Bremerhaven Germany or just type that in on your web browser .. It might take you to some pictures of a web page done by a air force grunt. Just scroll down th page

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OK BOB I will fill you in on what I can remember 56 years ago..

I was station in Bremerhaven Germany at the WWII german officers trainning school were we had a ship to shore radio station(NGB). The Weser River Patrol was assign to send 2 patrol boats to Kiel Germany in the summer of 1956 to meet the Russians who were returning some lend lease WWII PT Boats. I was assign to go as the radio operator. I do not remember just how many their were, 30 or 40 or more and the boats were in bad shape except for the 50cal and 40mm guns along with the radio equipment (TCS TRANSCEIVERS). Some of the spare parts were still packed in WWII packing. A second trip was made about a month later. You could tell that the boats were stored outside so they were stripped of anything worth keeping and destroyed.However 6 or 8 of the best were towed to Bremerhaven by the German LSU B (Labor Service Unit) and one was fixed up for the Captain of the base as I was assign again as a RM for its first run to the North Sea.If you have any more question shot me a e-mail....Later

Robert

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Robert Englund

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http://www.6913th.org/PH/CITY2.htm



Photo posted link - added 07-16-2012, DW


Hay guys try this address fot picts of the PT Boats in Bremerhaven.

Just scroll down the page 6 pictures Let me know if u fine them..



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Randy Finfrock   Send Email To Randy Finfrock Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 - 5:18pm
Thanks Robert, nice photo. Those boats did look a little worse for the wear. Now that we know what happened to most of the boats (except maybe the Captain's) I wonder if the spare parts were eventually shipped back to the states as surplus? It would be nice to have them 'show up' after so many years.

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Thanks, Robert.

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Thanks Robert. Boy it sure would be nice to have two MK 17 mounts show up!!

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Robert Englund

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Bob Sorry I never heard of a MK17 when I was in the navy 52 to 57. My sea duty was on a WWII AO and a WWII LST 344 before I got duty in Germany. Can u fill me in

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