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Last year my Dad, Clay Cooper Jr. passed away. He was the XO and later CO of PT 324. I announced his death on this board through the below linked thread.
http://www.ptboats.org/cgi-local/sitenetbbs/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=423&pg=5&sc=20&x=0

I had many nice responses and condolences from the PT Boat community. I was wondering if anyone in the community might have photos of the 324 boat, or know where I might be able to locate some. I was the only one of my Dad's 8 children who served in the military (23 years of active and reserve time in the USMC). I have one photo of his boat which I was able to share in the above linked thread. If there are any more out there, my 7 siblings and I would love to see them. Thanks in advance.

Shep Cooper LtCol USMR (ret)


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Shep:

Sorry, but the closest I have are 2 boats from that squadron, PT 328 and 325. I checked for you in my photo's but I do not have one. I am sure WILL DAY might have something for you. Again sorry for the loss of your Dad. I hope as your family gathers for Easter, you wlll take the time to remember him as a Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, and as a Crewmember on perhaps one of the most exciting small boats ever to be designed. He and others who have gone before him are in Heaven serving God, only this time on a PT BOAT MISSION watching over your Family and Loved Ones.............


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Scooper: I have one photo of the 324 boat other than the one showing your dad on the cockpit. What is your e-mail?

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Frank and Will:

Thank you for your responses and condolences. We still miss Dad a great deal. He was, typical of his generation and WWII vets, a great guy and a wonderful father.

Will, thank you for offering to send a photo of the 324 boat, My e-mail address is: coopers5@indy.rr.com

I really appreciate it!!

--Shep Cooper


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Hello everyone. I need your help finding PT boat crews to interview for an upcoming book!

As the historian for the Alamo Scouts Assn., I am compiling an oral history of the unit to include accounts by PT boat members who had contact with and/or who supported Scout missions in New Guinea from Dec 43-Oct 44 and in the Philippines from Oct 44-Oct 45. I believe that including accounts from PT boat veterans adds balance and perspective to the Scouts incredible record of some 110 missions behind the lines without losing a man killed or captured, and will help shed light on the importance of PT boats and their crews in the Scouts success. It is hoped that the book will be published late this year. I have already interviewed over a dozen men and hope to continue for another six months.
Those Alamo Scouts missions supported by PT boats operated mostly from Fergusson Island, Mios Woendi, Biak, and Roemberpon Island in 1944, and from and from numerous advance PT bases on Leyte and Luzon. Those PT boats and other naval craft known to have supported Alamo Scouts training and live operations are:

PTs 74, 127, 132, 190, 193, 194, 300, 312, 317, 321, 326, 331, 363, 379, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 494, 495, 497, 522, 523, 524, 546, 551. LCIs 364, 432. LCS 10, LST 708.

If you served aboard one the boats listed above or on another boat which supported the Alamo Scouts, please drop me an email. Thanks for your helpand for your service. Please visit our website at: www.alamoscouts.org


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