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My dad Victor L. Radzawich is 94 and was wondering if any other members of his PT 559 are alive? or is he the last survivor? he has never really talked about his service until now? He is in an assisted living home called Symphony Manor, broadway, Lancaster NY 14086. I think his phone was just installed today, but I don't have the number yet, but if you have info you could call him there. I'm sure he'd like to talk about it. he spent some time in the pacific, but contracted malaria, and then was stationed in the mediterranean sea, corsica, Italy, France, and even saw service in australia , the philippines,and Guam? I think somewhere I have seen photo's of his boat, and the tower with all the nazi stickers of ships killed...If anyone is still alive and remembers a guy who looked like errol flynn, That was my dad...He's in room 153 and the main number is , (716) 683-5150 for Symphony Manor..At 94 he may be the last PT Boat seaman alive, so hurry if you have questions...His son, Victor
PS if you have any info about him or RON 29, or his PY Boat 559, post a reply here, thanks, vic

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Steve Sobieralski

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Hello Victor,

I don't have any knowledge about the crew, but a few years ago I built a model of the 559, You can take a look at it, along with a model I built concurrently of PT 109 at the Model Warships website here:

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/misc/patrol/pt-35-ss/ss-index.html

While doing research on her appearance and color scheme I collected a few photos of the 559 and other Ron 29 boats from various sources and I also have more pictures of the model. If you or your father would be interested in seeing them let me know.

Steve Sobieralski
Tampa Bay Ship Model Society


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Very nice, could you send ne any pictures of his PT boat 559 and other ron 29 boats? I could print them and show him. I'm shur he'd get a kick out of it, Thanks, vic gwhpnut@yahoo.com

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Thanks Steve Sobieralski for the pictures and help...victor

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WOW, nice job on the 559 model..


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WOW, nice job on the 559 model..


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Vic;
If you go to www.fold3.com and search your Dad's name you will see he was also assigned to:
MTB RON 8 in 1942-1943 (Service Number: 650 19 46 RM3c, promoted to RM2c on 8/1/1943 ),
MTB RON 15 in 1944
MTB RON 29 1944-11/23/1944
Hope this helps.
Take care,
TED


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Thanks Ted, Yeah he started in the pacific, but had malaria twice, so the shipped him to the mediterranean, Mostly on Corsica...then Guam, Philippines,and Australia, According to him,, at least they ate well, he said he was sick of steak?...He said that's why others hated Navy men?


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Thanks Ted, Yeah he started in the pacific, but had malaria twice, so the shipped him to the mediterranean, Mostly on Corsica...then Guam, Philippines,and Australia, According to him,, at least they ate well, he said he was sick of steak?...He said that's why others hated Navy men?


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