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TGConnelly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 5, 2013 - 12:29pm
Hello ...

Are there any former PT men here who were in RON 13, RON 16 and 16B or PT DIV 1?

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Robert J Stanton

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Robert J Stanton   Send Email To Robert J Stanton Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 7:03am
Garth,
Sadly, my dad ( Richard W Stanton) passed almost two years ago. He was a GM1st with Ron 16, PT 224 for his whole service career. He did talk some about the Aleutians, especially the waves. : )

Bob

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 7:36am
Bob, sorry to hear that your Dad made his final patrol. That type of duty was no picnic, where PT BOATS probably should not have been in this type of element.


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Thanks

He was stationed at Attu from fall/43 to spring of 44 then off to the South Pacific. And I of course have gotten much more interested in his service career after his passing.....

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 10:17am
Very tough duty in that area with many patrols cancelled due to weather conditions. Before they had installed those motor driven heaters on the boats, the first boats to arrive had a tough time. The boats in this area did escort duty, and some anti sub patrol. I think they finally pulled the Squadron out of the area sometime in 1944, and were sent to Seattle for overhaul and placement to the Southwest Pacific area.


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TGConnelly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 10:54am
Thanks Bob.

I am also sorry for your loss ...

I was kind of interested in knowing if any of those guys when they were up there if they had seen Sasquatch .........

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 6:05pm
Bob, your Dad probably would have enjoyed this day in Aleutians . Sorry for your loss, we do miss them immensely.
( I really hope that I do this correctly ).

http:/www.criticalpast.com/video/65675058381html


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 6:14pm
Oh crap, try this
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675058381_American-Navy-transport-ship_patrolling-coastline_mountains_patrol-torpedo


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colleen

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Garth - my uncle was in the Alutians - PT 300. Jerry Gilmartin also has a great deal of information on the movement of the Rons in Alaska.


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TGConnelly

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Colleen,

Hello .............

Thank you, yes ... Jerry has been kind enough as to help me to find out more about the boats in Alaska. He's a nice man for doing so.

If I may, may I ask you to go to www.ptboatworld.com and click on CONTACT US ... I'd like to ask you a few questions. Thank you.

Garth

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