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 Author  Topic: PT658 & PT veteran Bob Hart PT176 RON11 underway and his WW2 pics
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hello Shipmates
PT658 and the volunteer crew had quite a busy week! We wanted to test how the boat runs and were able to take one of our sponsors, Bob Hart and his family from the Denver area on an excursion this Thursday 10-10-13. We before the trip and presented Bob with an Honorary Plaque from the crew of the PT658, and also since he was the lead Motor Mack on his old boat, PT176 from RON11, we had him start up the Packard Engines before we got underway. I am posting a few photos taken while we were underway, and then I will post some of the photos that Bob brought with him and allowed me to scan from his time aboard PT176 and PT175 in RON11 as they were in Rendova and Guadalcanal and some other bases. It was a great time and we were honored to be able to do this for a real hero and his family. Thanks Bob! We hope you will come back soon! Jerry

1 On the way to pick up the Hart family



2 Approaching the dock



3 Frank Lesage (PT205 RON22) presents Bob Hart (PT176 RON11) with Honorary Plaque from crew of PT658



4 Bob Hart in PT658 engine room starting up the engines



5

6 Passing below Ross Island Bridge downtown Portland



7 Moving underway with Harts on board



8 Bob Hart and Jerry



9 McHales Navy?


10 Clearer PT176 crew


11 Names of above PT176 crew photo


12 Rendova aerial view



13 Rendova caption



14 PT176 crew pic Rendova


15 Crew pic Rendova names


16 Bau Island (Notice where the head was isolated over on the left)



17 Tulagi PT Base aerial view



18 PT177 RON11


19 PT131 in Samar


20 PT174 underway



21 USS Mobjack at Emirau



22 RON11 Emblem


23 PT176 crew Vella Lavella



24 PT176 crew Vella Lavella names



25 PT176 crew on bow


26 PT176 crew on bow names



27 Alongi on 20mm PT176 crewman



28 PT176 crew in Panama


29 PT176 crew in Panama names


30 Hart repairing captured Jap 110vac generator on stern of PT176


31 Crew on PT176 by day room


32 PT176 crewmen near radar mast


33 PT176 crewman sits on 50cal turret rails


34 PT176 crewman on Mark 13 torpedo


35 PT176 Bob Hart in Panama


36 PT176 crew in muddy road (Rendova?)


37 PT176 Hart and Alongi on Smoke Gen tank wearing grass skirts


38 Picture of location of Bob Harts old bunk in PT617


39 Caption for Bobs bunk photo





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Roy Forbes

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Those are outstanding Jerry. Thank you for the time it took to scan and post all those photos and thanks to Bob for so much back then and now.


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Will Day

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THANKS!

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Frank Andruss

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Jerry, thanks so much for sharing these great photos. It is always great to see new photos.


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  Wayne Traxel

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Jerry,

Those are excellent photos, Special Thanks to Bob Hart for sharing and you for posting them.

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David Waples

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Jerry, so glad to see your boat operational. Great work by everyone! Thanks also to you and Mr. Hart for sharing those photos with us!
Dave

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Thank you Bob and Jerry! I hope I age as well as you Bob, you look good.



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TED WALTHER

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Jerry;
You guys are the best!! It is always great to look at your photos of PT Boaters underway on PT 658! Thank Mr Hart for sharing his RON 11 photos.
Take care,
TED


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