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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Great photo of long time friend and member Will Day with actor Cliff Robertson from the movie PT-109. Will made the model you see here, which as I understand toured across America to promote the movie PT-109. Will was a valued member here on the forum and although he has passed, I will always be thankful for the information he provided the group.

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Yes, Will Day. A member of this board early on in the late 1990's. He was a dear internet friend and member, with a great outlook on life. His knowledge and specially humor was always appreciated on this forum. The forum and I miss him much. As well as with the many members that have pasted on since 1995.

Will even rolled up his sleeves, as well as a few others and helped this forum retype and published the outstanding book in are "Doucemnts Page" . An Administrative History of PT Boats that can be down loaded by the click link below:

http://ptboatforum.com/AN_Admin_History_of_PTs_03-08-2016.pdf

Here is the list of members that helped with reviving the microfilm version of the book we made into a republished .PDF for all to download:
Will Day , Frank Andruss Sr., Jeff Davidson, Jerry Gilmartin, Gary Paulsen, Al Ross, Ted Walther, Mary Ann Washichek and Richard Washichek.

I mustn't forget his PT Boat Nickname webpage:
http://pt-boat-list.gdinc.com

Dick . . . .


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Helping with that book was very fun for me, and as it turned out is a great book to have with tons of good information. I still pull it out if I need to look up something that I know is in there.


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Yes, I thank all for the help. It was a big job and seriously damaged microfilm pages made the job even tougher to read and decipher. However it turned out looking great.

Funny, now the National Archives has a very easily readable copy of the original document, in a very good typewritten form.

But you need to download ours, its of course much better, or should I say "more-better!"


Dick . . .




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