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  TED WALTHER

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I went to the original facebook page, which I suggest you all look at, there are quite a lot of photos on all subjects. there are 3 albums of PT/MTB photos.

including these three photos I found:

LT Rollin Westholm, at the wheel of ......PT 109, his flag boat.


Officer at the wheel of another 80" ELCO, Tulagi. Does anyone have an I.D. on this officer?


I don't know this Officer either. The only 80' ELCO's that I know of that had a shark mouth painted on them was Rex Anderson's PT 156 RON 9 and Alfred Vanderbilt's PT 196 RON 12. Since the photos in the album were mostly Tulagi photos, I am thinking this is PT 156 RON 9(but I thought the shark mouth was painted on later at Mios Woendi 1944-45).
Take care,
TED


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Will Day

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Ted - Any chance the shark-mouth is the 116? I have seen a Tulagi photo captioned that way.

Will

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TED WALTHER

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Will;
it is possible. Can you find and post the photo of PT 116 that you are talking about?
Take care,
TED


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Will Day

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LEMME LOOK...

Will

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  TED WALTHER

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Will;
Never mind, I found it. The photo is on pg 98 of Frank Johnson's book.
Yes this is PT 116 RON 6. Now all I have to do is figure who the officer is. Alexander Wells was CO and Ralph Richards was Exec when they first arrived at Tulagi. But this guy does not look like either one. In fact, it is the same guy in both photos, so the second and third photo are of PT 116 RON 6
Take care,
TED


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Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Dec 29, 2015 - 8:41am
Wow! Great "new" photos of PTs at Tulagi! Gotta love 'em.

Observations...the inboard port cockpit bulkhead surface of the 109 in that Rollin Westholm photo sure looks rough...looks like wood, with vertical screws along the forward edge...and the inboard port cockpit bulkhead of the 116 looks very low in the photo of the Ron 6 officer...

Thanks for posting these, Ted.


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  TED WALTHER

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Drew;
The PT 116 officer appears to be standing on something to be so high, probably for better visibility forward(we used a mortar ammo box to stand on for shorter guys) or maybe just for the photo.
TED


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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: Dec 29, 2015 - 1:24pm
Nice Al, and good detective work Ted and Will, Another 109 pic maybe, very cool!

I see the rain cover post is tapered at the bottom, now I'm bothered that my render is wrong.

There was a step / seat in the inboard corner of the armor he might be standing on.


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Ted:

What is the site on facebook?

JBG


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Drew Cook

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Ted and Jeff,

At first I thought the Ron 6 officer was standing on something, but I made the comment on the low cockpit bulkhead due to the position of the throttles in relation to the height of the bulkhead...its much, much lower than usual.

And Jeff...what is a "rain cover post" and where is it in those photos?


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