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Travis B

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I have a opportunity to buy what the seller is calling a PT boat victory flag. Has anyone seen one before? From what I have been told when a PT Boat would sink a barge they would fly this flag in victory, kind of the same theory when a fishing boat comes back they would fly a flag to show what they caught. Any help you be greatly appreciated.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Travis I have been involved with PT BOATS for many years and have never seen this type of flag on a PT. Usually these victories for barges were painted on the boats and no special flag was flown. In fact i am pretty confident that the flag you have is something recently painted and not something from WWII. You can see the kill marks on the 494 in the photo I have enclosed.

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NOT ORIGINAL. These are something that some guy makes and sells on ebay. Read his description carefully:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-US-NAVY-PT-BOAT-JAPANESE-BARGE-TYPE-I-VICTORY-FLAG/123363609911?hash=item1cb90b4d37:g:lcEAAOSwpEdbYQCe


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Travis B

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Thank you all for the quick response.


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Jeff D

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lol the seller has a fitting name, "scattaurus".

Still pretty cool Travis. The Chinese seem to think so too! He does not sound happy about them copying his design.



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Jeff D

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I ran across this image today, one of Charlies I think, they did let their mates know that they had a good nights hunt:

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Another of the 190...

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Known as a clean sweep


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Jeff D

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Thanks Will, I've seen that photo but never noticed the broom before. Not very observant am I.


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