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CJ Skamarakas

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Here is a page that might be of interest which I ran across at the National Archives: the official secret radio call sign list for all MTB squadrons according to PACFLT. Enjoy.

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Jeff H

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CJ
Do you have a date for this document?

Thanks!
Jeff

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Jeff D

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Interesting, thanks CJ. I bet the one known as Pansy 1 got some teasing.


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Thanks for posting this!


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  TED WALTHER

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Yeah Jeff, I wouldn’t like to be in RON 17 either😱


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Drew Cook

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Cool...but what about Rons 1, 2, 3, and 3(2)?

I guess it was "Any/all MTB's -- Mosquitoes."


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  TED WALTHER

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Drew;
RON 1, 2, and 3(2), 6, 19, were already gone. 39 and 40 are missing though, and why 43 is on here is a true mystery.
Take care,
TED

BTW:

RON 2 and RON 3(2) original call signs were the word PREP followed by the first name of the Boat Skipper (these would change with the boat number if a Skipper and crew had to use another boat for the night patrol. Sometime later, call signs were changed to the name of liquor and cocktails (ie: Tom Collins, Rum and Coke. Whiskey Sour, Scotch and Soda, etc).
PT 36 PREP MARV(MARV PETIT)
PT 37 PREP LENNY (LEONARD NICKOLORIC)
PT 38 PREP BOB (BOB SEARLES)
PT 39 PREP BRENT (BRENT GREENE)
PT 40 PREP AL (AL HARRIS)
PT 43 PREP JIM (JIM CROSS)
PT 44 PREP FRANK(FRANK FREELAND)
PT 45 PREP LES (LESTER GAMBLE)
PT 46 PREP STILLY(STILLY TAYLOR)
PT 47 PREP MARK (MARK WERTZ)
PT 48 PREP TOM (TOM KENDALL)
PT 59 PREP DAVE(DAVID LEVY)
PT 60 PREP JACK (JACK SEARLES)
PT 61 PREP HUGH(HUGH ROBINSON
PT 109 PREP BRYANT(BRYANT LARSON)
PT 110 PREP CHARLIE(CHARLIE TILDEN)
PT 111 PREP RED ( JOHN CLAGETT)
PT 112 PREP WESTY(ROLLIN WESTHOLM
And LCDR Alan Montgomery was just MONTY.

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  TED WALTHER

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Will Day

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Seems to me "OAK" was one of the call signs off the Canal, although this may have changed from one mission to another...

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TED WALTHER

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Will;
What I posted were early Call signs at Tulagi. OAK was the call signs used at Rendova (Time frame July-Oct1943).
For example on Sept 14-15 1943

The mission was: Daylight investigaion of Doveli Cove to Takisukuru, Northern and western Vella Lavella.

Section T - OTC was LCDR Leroy Taylor(in PT 181) and consisted of:
PT 181 ENS. W. MILLS (OAK 46)
PT 178 LTjg G.C. MILLER (OAK 48)
PT 170 LTjg W.J. MAUL (OAK 34)


The mission was:Daylight investigation of Northeastern Vella Lavella, Marisi Bay to Lambu Lambu Cove.
Section R - OTC was LT L.R. HARDY (in PT 176) and consisted of:
PT 176 ENS W.E. Powell (OAK 45)
PT 175 ENS R.E. Balch (OAK 42)

Maple was the call sign used at Green Island:
Example: Oct 3-4 1943

Mission: Blockade enemy coast (New Ireland), attack and destroy any and all enemy shipping.
SECTION SUGAR: OTC-LTjg R. D. SPARKMAN(in PT 285) call sign:MAPLE SUGAR. AO: Huru Point to Cape Natat, New Ireland.

PT 285 LTjg W.E, POOLEY (MAPLE 45)
PT 286 LTjg J.M. STEWART (MAPLE 158)

SECTION DOG: OTC - LTjg T.W. DALTON (in PT 277) call sign: MAPLE DOG.
AO: Cape Pallister to Cape Wanata, New Britian

PT 277 LTjg J.M. RAINE (MAPLE 118)
PT 243 LTjg R.C. ROBINSON (MAPLE 139)
PT 288 LTjg J. FISHER (MAPLE 72) *** Replaced PT 277***


PT 282 LTjg J.C. CALHOUN (MAPLE 75), SPECIAL MISSION: Search for downed PBJ crew off East Coast of New Ireland.

BLACKCAT (CHARCOAL) assigned to work/search with boats in ST. Georges Channel.

TEA was the call sign used at Torokina,

Torokina Bouganville Based Boats
March 28-29 1944
2 sections of PT's(4 boats) working with a section of LCI's
Section William: Inshore Patrol area MIKE; Reini River to Jaba River
PT 284(TEA 158)
PT 280(TEA 166)

Section Charlie: Inshore Patrol area NAN; Laruma River to House Kiape
PT 63 (TEA 2)
PT 64 (TEA 164


Call Signs changed from base to base, mission to mission.
REF: All Above taken from actual after action reports.





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