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Michael

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Hi all,im after a bit more info on my Grandad,Cecil Sellers MoMM3c(T).What does Com.MTB Rons 7th Fleet refer to.It is listed on his service record along with MTB4(USN715),MTB Base 6 and MTB Base 4 Dreger Harbor.Thanks again ,Proud Grandson of USN Vet.

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Michael:
"Com.MTBRons 7th Fleet" would normally refer to a title such as that held at one time by Cdr. Selman S.Bowling: COMMANDER, MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRONS, 7TH FLEET.

MTB Bases were just that, support facilities for the boats. BASE 4 moved as the war progressed; from Cairns, Australia to Milne Bay, New Guinea. There was also an Advanced Base 4 at Morotai. BASE 6 was at Milne Bay, while Advanced Base 6 was in Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines.

There was also an Advanced Base at Dregor Harbor, New Guinea.

I'm sure someone out there has additional/better info.

Will


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Michael   Send Email To Michael Posted on: Oct 21, 2007 - 11:55pm
Thanks again Will,i know he wasn't a Commander but thats how it is written,so it must just mean he was assigned to MTB Rons of the 7th Fleet.Boy its hard to find info and or photos of a serviceman when you have no oral history.Anyway ill keep searching one day a member might recall something about him.
Cheers from an Aussie PT family member

Michael Hallinan

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