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 Author  Topic: European Elco Boats on D Day
gray40

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 28, 2007 - 2:05am
Hi all,

am asking if anyone has pictures of leads on images of 80ft Elco boats used in the English Channel on D Day.

have asked several of the more learned Brethren, and have some info, just seeing if anyone has info they can share off line for a Boat build trying to undertake.

I am specifically looking at Armament layouts and colours for the European boats of 1944

any help greatly appreciated

Graham


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Will Day

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Graham: Besides the three "special mission" boats of Ron2, the Elcos of Ron 34 (PTs 498-509) were in operation on D-Day. Tell me your e-mail address and I'll send you what pics I have.

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MTBRon 34 published a spiral-bound history of the squadron titled RON 34. I think you can buy one from the PT Boats, Inc. ship's store....

Will

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Hi Will,

thanks for the info

my email kcu61269@bigpond.netXXX.au

remove the "XXX" and you should be ok

many thanks for reponding, I am looking at doing a DDay era boat, but am proabably going to have to get another 20mm Oerlikon, they appear to standardise on 2, 1 either side of the Bridge forward section.

any info is very welcome

Graham


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Hi Graham,
Ken Campbell has a website about RON35 with a couple of photos of several D-Day boats, I especially like the shot of PT517. It is at web address of
www.members.cox.net/squadron35/index.htm. Also some action reports etc. It may help. Jerry




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