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 Author  Topic: PT 561 and RON 29
Section8

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Section8  Posted on: Jun 6, 2024 - 4:16am
Hi everyone! I’m quite excited I found this forum and I hope some of you might be able to help me out.

My grandfather served on PT-561 RON 29 in the Mediterranean when it was called “Earthquake McGoon”. He unfortunately passed away many years back and was notoriously tight lipped regarding his time during the war.

I was wondering if someone might be able to point me in the right direction to find out about some of the missions this particular PT boat carried out, if there are any photos available, and if there was some way to get a crew list so I can see who served with my grandfather? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Here are a few photos I have of the 561 and some of her crew. Hope you enjoy them

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Here is another one of the crew..............

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Section8

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Thats incredible, thank you so much! You don't happen to have a crew list of some sort do you / or know where to get one or know how to find out about her missions?


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Section 8;

Go to https://www.fold3.com/
Then go to War Diaries
Then M
Then scroll down to MTB RON 29.

The log books, which have crew lists are at the National Archives.

Take care,
TED


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Cheers, thanks very much! I'll check it out!


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