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  TED WALTHER

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Here are some RON 13 and RON 11 photos.



SERIA, BRITISH NORTH BORNEO. 28 JUNE 1945. A P.T. BOAT PATROL OUT FROM BRUNEI BAY ON A TWENTY-TWO HOUR PATROL P.T. 82 RON 13 WAS UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT I. G. MATZINER, OTC, 13 SQUADRON. P.T. 84, SECOND BOAT IN THE PATROL, WAS COMMANDED BY LIEUTENANT J. C. NELSON.

ANOTHER VIEW OF PT 82, TAKEN FROM PT 84.



PT 249 RON 20 PURIATA RIVER AREA, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. DEC 31 1944.COMING ALONGSIDE A LANDING CRAFT INFANTRY(LCI) GUNBOAT DURING THE COMBINED NAVAL - AIR FORCE OPS AGAINST THE JAPANESE IN THE AREA.


PT 341 "DEATH HAWK" RON 24 (THE SEA HAWK SQUADRON) FRIENDLY FIRE! APR 24 1944.MADANG, NEW GUINEA. . AUSTRALIAN TROOPS AND PT CREW EXAMINE THE PIER WHICH HAS BEEN ACCIDENTLY BOMBED BY THE RAAF.


RON 24 boat SEK ISLAND NG APR 27 1944



HANSA BAY, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-17. SERGEANT T. RAFTY, OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST, MILITARY HISTORY SECTION SKETCHING A PICTURE WHILE IN THE GUN TURRET OF A RON 11 PT BOAT, maybe PT 176.


RON 11 SKIPPER AT CONTROLS JUNE 17, 1944


RON 11 BOAT UNDERWAY, TRAIL BOAT TO STBD.
JUNE 17, 1944.

PT 176 "Minuteman" RON 11 LTjg Robert C, Fisher, USNR CO with Aussies and Native guides onboard. Morotai June 25, 1945.


RON 11 BOAT UNDERWAY TO BAM ISLAND JUNE 17, 1944


JUNE 17, 1944
BAM ISLAND, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-19. A UNITED STATES NAVY TORPEDO BOAT CARRYING A PATROL FROM THE 24TH INFANTRY BATTALION LEAVING THE ISLAND AFTER INVESTIGATING RUMOURS OF A JAPANESE RADIO STATION IN THE AREA


RON 11 boat June 25 1945 Oboe Two Operation Morotai.




Morotai Channel, Netherland East Indies. 26 August 1945. Three RON 11 boats rendezvous with two Japanese Navy Barges, for Halmahera area surrender.


RON 11 boats 26 August 1945 Morotai Channel



RON 11 boat 26 August 1945 Morotai Channel. Major General Harry H. Johnson (right), Commander of the 93rd Division and all US installations on Morotai, examining a Japanese Officer's sword.

PT Boats at Sea Film : https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F02560/
This looks like boats from RON 8 as I can see PT 144 "The Southern Cross"(cross painted on Radome) in the beginning of the film. Boats are moored at what looks like Mios Woendi.The boat the photographer is on is a RON 21 boat Maybe PT331 "The Ramblin Wrecker" The RON 21 emblem can barly be seen on charthouse, but PT 331 did have 4.5 inch rockets with modified T45 automatic rocket launchers.. later film boat has what looks like PT 115 "Hogan's Goat" RON 25 on stbd side. Nice night action Rocket and gun run too. later working with RAAF Bristol Beauforts. All nice footage!


film #2 : https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F02624/
nice aerial footage of RAAF Bristol Beauforts working with PT's.


ENJOY!
Take care,
TED


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Will Day

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Thanks, Ted!

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David Waples

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Nice pics Ted. Thanks for sharing.
Dave

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  TED WALTHER

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Guys;
When you get a chance, look at the film footage. It is good, and I have never seen it before. I think it goes with the later dated photos as I just read in ACQ, On 24 August 1945 LCDR Theodore "Ted" Stansbury RON 25 CO got underway with 16 boats and PT 115 was his Flag boat.
This was a fine moment for PT Boats! They took General Johnson and met with Japanese Army Lieutenant General Ishii and Japanese Navy Captain Fujita. At the conclusion of this meeting 37,000 troops, 4000 Japanese civilians and a huge cache of weapons (That included 19,000 rifles 900 cannons and 600 machine guns) were surrendered. This sizable Japanese force on Halmahera was completely cut off by the Direct Action and Coastal interdiction tactics employed by the PT Boats of Morotai
Take care,
TED


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Thanks Ted, always a thrill to see more photos of the boats in different locations.


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Thank you Ted, those are some interesting photos! Especially interesting with the descriptions, you are a true PT historian.



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Just had a chance to watch the vids, very cool! I especially liked the 20mm scenes of winding and mounting the drum.



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Will Day

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Look like Mk. VIIIs in racks on the 124 boat....

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