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 Author  Topic: Published memoir/diary of PT boat veteran
  atirado80

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of atirado80  Posted on: Jan 4, 2016 - 9:30am
Hello everyone,

My husband and I recently transcribed and published his grandfather's (Tom Hart) memoir/diary of his experience on a PT boat in WWII. It is a very interesting and personal account of day-to-day life on a PT boat, and their experiences at each stop along the way. He was in Squadron 16 on PT boat #221. If you are interested, it is available on Amazon as a paperback for $8 or e-book for $2.50. Thought this forum might find a few interested readers. Here is the link to the Amazon page, or you can just search Amazon for the name of the book, Squadron 16:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1502861097?keywords=squadron%2016&qid=1451928296&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

If you have any questions/comments, you can reach me at nancer22@hotmail.com.

Thank you!
-Nancy


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TheBridge

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TheBridge  Posted on: Jan 4, 2016 - 11:26am
Thank you Nancy. Personal stories by those who were there are really worth a read!

Bridge


P.S., can someone check me on this but the cover shot appears to be a reversed photo of the PT-105 which is an ELCO 80' PT...yes?
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atirado80

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Very good eye. It is a reversed image, but not sure if it's an ELCO PT.


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  TED WALTHER

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Nancy;
Welcome aboard! Yes that is PT 105 RON 5, an 80" ELCO on the cover of the book.

Here are some items from your Dad's boat PT 221.


PT 221 RON 16 Crew List.


PT 221 RON 16 LT. Pete Rock Crew.


PT 221 RON 16 Crew 1944


PT 221 RON 16 being off loaded at Manus Island, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea Sept.1944


PT 221 RON 16 Cockpit.


PT 221 RON 16 Underway, Philippines 1944-1945

Enjoy!
Take care,
TED

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atirado80

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of atirado80  Posted on: Jan 4, 2016 - 3:28pm
We had seen the first three pictures, but those last three of the boat are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them. Just for reference, my grandfather was the fourth from the left in the second row on the Pete Rock crew photo.


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jan 4, 2016 - 6:31pm
Nancy and Ted,
One of our Message Forum Members Pat Matthews (I think he goes by the "PATMAT" handle) his dad John Matthews was a crewman on board the same boat as your dad, PT221 and this is the source of most of the photos you posted. Pat and Nancy may want to get in touch. Also, just in case it interests you, I have the Squadron Diary written by Chief Cook Alvin Piotter who recorded every action of the PT221 and most all of the other boats of the Squadron. I could send it to your email address if you want to read it. I had it scanned to a giant pdf file but it is small enough to send as an email.
Let me know your email address or email me at my contact info on this Forum.
Jerry PT658 Crewman, Portland OR

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atirado80

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Jerry,
I would love to have the squadron 16 diary. It will be very nice to get a more complete view of what the whole squadron was up to, rather than just the 221. Please send it to my email andre.tirado80@gmail.com.


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  TED WALTHER

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Jerry;
Don't forget Greg Mathews too! I didn't know Greg and Pat were related!
http://mvmbc1.tripod.com/id8.html
Take care,
TED


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jan 5, 2016 - 1:52am
Ted you are right it is Greg not Matt. Sorry to both gentlemen for mixing it up! Nancy I will email that asap.
Jerry

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Just read the first few sections of the book. Interesting stuff, especially the interaction between the various crew members....

Will

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