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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Oct 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
Well strange as it may seem Frank this thread has gone on mainly because you asked a question that has not been answered, and while many of the actual events can be dug up if one is willing to dig a little the answer to your question to Mr Ballard is the one that really needs to be answered!

David, on your last I do find that memory of an event does get a little clouded over time no matter who you talk to the story does seem to change over time, just human nature. Thats why taking first hand accounts is the best way.

Al sorry to have hijacked your thread.

Dick great screen captures now I know how Ballards Torpedo ended up in half (tongue firmly in cheek with that one).

Ted all one has to do is to add the missing rear section to the 109s hull and depict this visible under the water and you would be somewhere close, I'm sure someone will find this to be a challenge.

Jeff D. re Garth the idea is not to get steamed up over something such as this topic, there is such a wealth of history to be found that "I" at least find this really puts a smile on my face digging it up.

And Frank when someone does find those engines and the rest of PT109 what a day that will be!

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  David Waples

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I'm just curious as to how long this thread will continue, there must be another subject we can talk about. I know, let's all write letter's to Will to try and get him to send me his boat that he promised me 5 years ago. Ted, I might have had a gun like that back in the day. PT-109 projects? If I had the funds I would love to do PT-109 as she is slamming into the dock side tool shed in the movie, but Stan's days of modeling are almost behind him now.......................





Frank, I suspect this thread will end before you stop asking Will to send you his model.

Dave

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Frank Andruss

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Would love nothing better than to find those engines, I know it would tell a tell tale story, ok ok I am after 5 years going to stop asking Will for his boat, let's see there must be others I can get a boat from, lol.



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Will Day

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@ Frankie: SURE you will!

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  TED WALTHER

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Hey Will, why don't you post some photos of that boat so Frank will remember what it looks like:0)
Take care,
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Will Day

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There is a shot of it with Cliff Robertson on one of the other threads. How could Frankie forget?.....

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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Oct 12, 2014 - 10:46pm
Now Ted that's just being MEAN ,and I bet you bite the heads off rattle snakes to just for fun!!

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Frank Andruss

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He's terrible he has had me waiting for the Post man to deliver that boat for 5 years now. Just think what Stanley could do to make her look brand new again....................


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Oct 16, 2014 - 3:55am
OK OK 1 last time I swear. Some one posted a link to a video in which Ballard clearly indicates he believed the 109 went down in more than 1 piece, check from 24:00 on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLpGcyPBpEs.

Ballard says "I wanted to hear there was half of it waiting for me down there" in response to another mentioning a "slice theory". He then goes on to say how they gave up on the stern section due to too much rubble and went to search for the bow. Case closed.

Thank you all for the lovely 109 discussion, we should do this more often! *runs and hides*




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David Waples

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Thanks for sharing that Jeff. The more discussion you hear the more the pieces come together.
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