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TGConnelly

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Hello,

May I ask you guys a question?

If some of the Regia Marina's MAS boats were painted in a similar scheme, why would the USN even think about painting any PT in the Adaptor Scheme. A fighter pilot would see it and maybe mistake it for a MAS boat. Right?



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Hi Garth,
That is a good question! I have no idea why, maybe they were unaware or maybe trying to add confusion to the mix? Still a good question. Jerry

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Wouldn't you think it'd be dangerous?

Think about it, a Higgins did have a slight passing resemblance to a MAS boat, about the same size, similar deck layout ...

A P-51, 47, 38, Spitfire, Hurricane pilot flying along at 300 mph and sees a black and white striped boat? I wouldn't want to be on that boat. I mean - look at what happened to the 166.


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I dont believe that the deck was done in zebra and the yellow triangle on the bow was visible from the air.

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Bob,

Were you in RON 22? And, if so, which boat?

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No Garth, I am one of the volunteers on the restoration of PT 305. I was on the USS Parsons DDG 33 in the late 70's.

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Oh, OK. Thank you, Bob.

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