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alvinzb

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My uncle was a warrant officer aboard PT523.He was killed in the battle of Leyte Gulf on October 27 1944.


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My cousin Lt. Robert W. Orrell was the skipper on PT 523. I have the crew list for that night.


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Would you share the list with me?


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This list was sent to me by Walt Kundis, Gunners Mate on PT524. Walt boarded the 523 after the attack to secure the lines for towing.

List of casualties: 8 killed

Brightman, William - Warrant Officer
Romeos, Raymond A. - Boatswain’s Mate 2nd class
Andrews, Harry E. - Gunners Mate 2nd class
Bougere, Louis C. - Motor Machinist’s Mate 3rd class
Carpenter, Robert A. - Radioman 2nd class
Stanley, James D. - Motor Machinist’s Mate 3rd class
Wajert, Frank J. - Seaman 1st class
Holloway, Earnest T. - Seaman 1st class
 
List of casualties: 8 wounded

Tappaan, Francis D. - Lt. Commander, RON 36
Orrell, Robert W. - Lieutenant, PT 523 skipper
Taylor, Strawn W. - Ensign, Executive Officer
Ackerle, Paul - Motor Machinist’s Mate 3rd class
Brooks, Joshua H. - Gunners Mate 3rd class
Depons, Celstin S. - Ship’s Cook 2nd class
Gigac, Joseph - Torpedoman’s Mate 2nd class
Faso, Carmine - Radarman 3rd class
 
There was also an Australian war correspondent on board.

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