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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: Jun 6, 2015 - 6:32am
Great story, and a lot of images I haven't seen before:
PT boat; Bob Reed wins his command at Melville, by Henry B. Lent: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b16225;view=1up;seq=1

Excerpted words of wisdom:

Toll the bell for Machinist's Mate McBrawn,
Who started the engines with the mufflers on.


Bow your heads for Torpedoman John,
Who fired his fish with the propeller locks on.


Page 131 shows a Huckins firing a torpedo.

There's also a list of logbooks including PT: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011903674;view=1up;seq=460. Page 12 shows the May 3rd 1943 page of The PT That Must Not Be Named.



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Good story! Usual wartime hype, but still a good book, of the type I read as a youngster,

Jeff G.


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Thanks Jeff, I have several of these books, and I love them. Nice to see them though on the Computer screen for viewing...........


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This was the first PT title I ever read....

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