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earl

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of earl  Posted on: Nov 11, 2015 - 9:04pm
HEYS/ DON,T KNOW WHAT I DID I GOT THIS DURN COMPUTER TEXT GOOF UP SOMEWHAT FIXED.FINALLY.VERY CONFUSING FOR AN OLD MAN THAT IS ALM OST BLIND/
AMYHOW. I DON,T KNOW IF ANYOME KMNOWS IT BUT WHEN I WAS IN SERCICE SCHOOL IN 1942 I WAS ASKED IF I WANTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR EITHEr PT BOAT OR SUBMARINE DUTY,, I TURNED BOTH DOWN AND I Was also told there would bea extra pay as they both were listeef As hazardus duty assignment.s
p/s guess what/when i got to numea,new caledonia they called me down to the assignment aREA AND WAS TOLD I WAS DRAFTED INTO THE PT BOAT SERVICE.I WAS NOT TOLD I WAS REPLACING JACK BELL, WEHO WAS KILLED IN THE DAYLIGHT RAID INCEDENT.SINCE NO ONE EVER TALKED ABOUT IT I DID NOT/BELEIVE IT OR NOT/ KNOW THIS UMNTILL ANOUT TEMN YEARS AGO.TALK ABOUT CLOSE MOTHED INFORMATION/THIS IS TRUE/
BE GOOD GUYS.IF YOU CAN,T BE GOOD THEN ENJOY WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING PEACE AND god BLESS ALL

earl richmond

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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: Nov 12, 2015 - 3:33am
Hazardous, with all that good solid 3/8" plywood protecting you? Not even that in most areas of the boat. Downright dangerous I'd say. I hope you got the extra pay at least.

Were attacks from aircraft the crews biggest worry?



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29navy

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Unfortunately, while they tried to get it, PT boat service didn't get additional "hazardous duty pay".

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earl

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GOT NO HSZARDOUSE DUTY PAY, THEY REMOVED IT LATER
I THINK ONE OPF OPUR MAIN COMNCERNS WAS WITH OOUR OWN PLANES/ FRIENDLY FIRE/ATTACKING US. WE GOT CAUGHT BY SOME BOMBERS ON OUR WAY BAck to base from a patrol. they kept making strafing runs on us even though we kept trying to signal them we were one of theirs, it seems they had the wrong recognition signals for the day.ther e was a trial on the incident and they were found aT Fault.no one got hurt but it could have turned out very badly.there ias a complete file record on the incident,. we also came under attack from our marine fighter planes st night.it seems that did not have enough training as to how to recognize the pt boats from japanese barges.later we started having marine pilots as passengers on some of our patrols so they could acclinate themselves about the boats before they went out on th eir patrols. boy/ did i have some fun when i was told we were having them aboad for a patrol. their meals slightly different , when that fork went up and down in front of their face





earl richmond

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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: Nov 13, 2015 - 3:46am
Damn Earl, that had to be awful. Seeing one of your own mistake you for an enemy and come at you firing. How would you signal that you were a friendly?

Hah, do I want to know what a "slightly different" meal was? I assume it wasn't a pizza something good.



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earl

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we had a white star on top od the day room..we signaled with our signal flagS, we yelled./ we jumped around hoping they would figure it out.finally all boats turned our guns on them and they apparently got the meswsage.we could not break radio silence, even in this situation.
the slightly diffxerentd meals were like greasy vienna sausage and dehydrated potatoes.etc
ps/ we ded the passengers first/cleabed up a l;ittle and then our crew ate but not the same stuff.

earl richmond

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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: Nov 14, 2015 - 3:33am
Thank you Earl.

I like sausage in most forms but vienna's are not one of them. Nasty little mush tubes with a bad aftertaste. It sounds like they were the same back then too.



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earl

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THEY WERE THE SAME THENBUT SOMEWHAT SALTIER THAN THE ONES GOTTEN AT THE L;OCAL STORE. NOT TOO BBAD THOUGH WHEN YOU MAKE A NICE SAUCE WITH THEMM AND ADD THE RIGHT SEASONING.

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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: Nov 18, 2015 - 10:33am
I picked up some cans Earl, ate one for breakfast and while it isn't as good as Spam I did finish it. At least they're cheap. What kind of sauce and spices would you recommend? My culinary skills tell me "fry them up with some onions and beans" but I'd like to try one of your recipes. I'll tell my son we're having "PT Chef's Special" for dinner.



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earl

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hey jeff
i noiled them in water for only a short time.took out of pot and draine4d the greasy water.replaced them in opot with tomatoes/onions/pimmientos=- chopped up and catsup.cooked onlfy till hot and added some peas/simmerred for only a sHort time /added salt/pepper and a very small dash of hot sauce.onlfy a FEW DROPS.SERVED WITH BREAD AND BUTTER TO SOP UP THE SAUCE.WENT WELL WITH BAKKED BEANS AND OR CORN BREAD.IF YOU WERE ABLE TO GET TOMATO SAUCE THEN USE IT INSTEAD OF CATSUP.

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