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 Author  Topic: PT-109 Deck Log
David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Nov 16, 2012 - 5:00am
Looking at Donovan's book, PT-109, I was wondering if Lt. Kennedy's deck log still exists. Donovan quotes from the log numerous times in the book. But I've never seen anything written about it since. Gene Kirkland's PT-King web site has text from the previous skipper, Lt. Westholm. These are worth reading. The following is a link to Westholm's log on Gene's site.

http://pt-king.gdinc.com/PT109.html

I wrote the Kennedy Library to ask if they know anything about it. Have any of you come across any information about the log?
Dave

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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If not mistaken Dave, the Kennedy Library has many documents pertaining to PT-109. I am not 100% sure of the deck logs are a part of that group. You can go online to the Kennedy Library and find hundreds of different documents now made public for viewing.


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David Waples

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Thanks Frank. I did a search and couldn't find anything. I sent them an email to see if they had it or knew of its existence.
Dave

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The logs, up tp to a certain point, are at the archives.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Something tells me that you are never going to see the deck logs which pertain to the sinking of the 109.


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TED WALTHER

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Nope. they are at the bottom of Blackett Strait near the entrance to Ferguson Passage.
Take care, TED


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David Waples

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Not so concerned about the documentation of the 109 sinking. I get it's proably under water. More interested in what occurred prior to that. I would think it would be interesting reading if part of it still exists. If I hear back from the Kennedy Library I will share it with you.
Dave

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Guys,

Archives II in MD has four Log books for the 109.
Dates are from July 10, 1942 - June 30, 1943.

Steve

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TED WALTHER

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Steve;
Your the man!!! That last logbook which ends in June 1943, encompasses the time period of when Bryant Larson turned over command to JFK, The "RE-PAINTING" in "Jungle Green" , the posting to Searlesville for JFK(Larson also took 109 to Searlesville, when it was first set up at the Lever Brothers plantation House)and the depth charge going through the deck!!
Awesome!!
Take care,
TED


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Jonathan Eno

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I do not beleivethat Deck logs held by NARA are not available for public viewing. Research requests, with specific questions relating to dates and incidents are recovered by archive techs and they resond with the information.
As such, I don't believe you will get to see the deck logs.
Jonathan


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