PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 208 | Replies: 5

 Author  Topic: Aviation Art Ordeal--ebay
QM

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 25, 2008 - 5:43pm
This picture for sale represents an attact by 38 Japanese aircraft on PT 190 and PT 191, Ron 12 on the morning of December 27, 1943. The boats shot down several airplanes. Although PT 191 was damaged, both boats returned to Dreger under their own power.

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

QM

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 25, 2008 - 6:34pm
More information about the painting. The artist is Jack Fellows. On ebay I could not determine if the item for sale was original or a reproduction. A small print of the picture, 6" x 5", is reproduced on the cover of "The Saga of MTB Squadron 12". The book was sold by PT Boats, Inc. but it is not on the ship's store listing today. If you would like to have a small glossy print, try to find a copy of the book.

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

  TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Apr 30, 2008 - 6:14am
When was this book produced? I would like to get a copy of it. I should have gotten it when it first came out. Sam Goddess and Bill Costello came to my unit back in 2000, Our XO sponsored the former RON 12 members at a ceromony we had for them. A copy of RON 12's commissioning program was given to all that attended. I still have mine.
Take care,
TED


Total Posts: 2897 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Apr 30, 2008 - 6:45am
Ted

I have an original copy of that booklet in my Exhibit, along with a couple of pictures. I will have to wait until the exhibit is over to scan the pictures, but I think one is Harlie at a table with others, and one shows more folks at a table. I love the program. I can't even remember where I picked it up. I even have the original sheet music for the song made about Ron 12, which as i heard it played only one time.............


Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

QM

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 30, 2008 - 5:24pm
The picture was reproduced on the cover of "Hell on Keels The Saga of Motor Boat Squadron 12". The book was published in 2001. It was marketed by PT Boats, Inc., but I could not find it listed with their current book list. You might ask PT Boats if any copies are available. I have an early complimentary copy of the book as a thank you for helping in financing the book project.

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Will Day

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Apr 30, 2008 - 6:25pm
HELL ON KEELS is for sale at jackfellows.com/books.

Will

Total Posts: 1909 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member