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  TED WALTHER

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I just won this on Ebay, from the background the photo appears to be taken at Bastia, Corsica 1944, I also believe he is a RON 22 Officer, I have a few ideas, but can anyone I.D., him for sure?



This photo of a sailor was in the same group, he may or may not be a RON 22 sailor, any ideas?



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TED


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My good friend Mitch Cirlot tells it might be the original RON22 CO for PT-305.

His last name is Martar, was pronounced "mortar". You can see him about to leave the theater because of the diddy bag.

I might have his picture sitting on the 305!

Second photo shows this guy with a bootcamp stripe. Mitch did not recognize him, not familiar. He will continue to search.



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Higgins Fan;
For some reason, as soon as I saw this photo I thought of PT 307, I went through the photos I have saved on my thumb drive and originally, thought this was a photo of LTjg Paul Fidler USNR who was killed on 8 DEC 1944 with S 1/C Albert E. Ferrin when PT 307 bow plunged in rough weather. Then I looked at another photo and have decided this is not Fidler, It is LT. Edward Groweg, Skipper of 307(see crew photo below) before Fidler, later Groweg became Skipper of PT 306.

PT 307 RON 22 Crew 1944(first crew) L-R T-B Edward W. Ganz SC 2/C(KIA), William C. Fuller TM 2/c(WIA), LTjg Paul Fidler Exec(WIA5/44, MIA/KIA 12/44), Ralph Klann MoMM 2/C(KIA), Joesph Starita RM 2/C, Herman Smith GM Striker , Keith. Bonner QM ,Frank Sevevance GM, Daniel J. Callahan GM, James Kist MoMM, LT Edward Groweg Skipper(later Skipper of PT 306)



LTjg Paul F. Fidler, Skipper and crewmembers(seen here with Smith, Starita, Fuller) PT307.
LTjgFidler, Albert .E. Ferrin, S 1/C were lost in wave damage incident when the boat bow plunged 8 DEC 1944. On 31 MAY 1944, PT 307 was on a mission where they (306, 307, and 308) attacked a German DD and a Corvette, Fidler was wounded by shrapnel in buttocks, head, and shoulder. TM 2/C Fuller was also wounded, all told 3 men were killed(Ganz, Klann, and Ensign Kent Moorman) and 5 were wounded.


PT 307 RON 22 Citation presentation for bravery under fire LTjg Daniel T.Walker(KIA) and MoMM1/C George Beer(KIA). In The Enlisted man(Colorized photo in previous post) to me does look like Beer


LTjg Brent Creelman, Skipper, LTjg Daniel T. Walker, Exec and MOMM1/C George Beer(the two photos above) were lost when PT 311 struck a mine 18 NOV 1944. Wilhe A. Kaasinen RM2/C, Charles T. McCormack S2/C, William J. McKinney S2/C, Leigh Rothenberg Jr. TM3/C, Milton C. Sorenson GM3/C, George D. Sutherland F1/C, and Roy P. Widstrand F1/C were also killed. 5 crewmen survived, they were off duty in the forward berthing.
Take care,
TED


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