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Robert Orrell

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Robert Orrell   Send Email To Robert Orrell Posted on: Jul 17, 2008 - 2:50am
Thanks - Ted and Dick.

We're getting closer. The attack report stated PT 20, 21 and 22 were put on inner harbor patrol so we've narrowed it down to 3 boats.

I'm still hoping for Robert's service records to arrive.



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29navy

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If everything works out, I'm planning on going to the National Archives tomorrow. I'll pull the deck logs and see what they say..they usually have a list of the crewmembers in the log.


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Robert Orrell

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Thanks for the great photo Ted.

Dick - great job enhancing the photo. Looking under the sailor's left arm I can make out part of the "2". Judging by the width of the numbers, I am leaning more towards the other number being a "0" because of the width.

Anyway - great work and thanks.

We'll get it!

And thanks for the Exec rank - this gives me more to explore.


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Robert Orrell

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Thanks - Charlie

Your help is appreciated


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29navy

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All Right Guys, I'm back from the Archives and here is what I found....

You all were wrong!!!

According to the deck log, on December 7, 1941, Robert W Orrelll was a Chief Quartermaster (serial number 267-97-27) on board the PT-30! He reported aboard on August 19, 1941.

The CO was an Ensign named R. R. Dupzyk and the XO was an Ensign named R. A. Williamson.

PT-30 and the other boats that were on board the RAMAPO didn't get put in the water until December 8 between about noon and 1300.

CQM Orrell was promoted to Ensign on September 12, 1942 and promptly relieved Ens P. R. Bynum as the XO. Ens, Orrell was detached from PT 30 on 11/07/1942. Don't know where he went to after that.

So that's the story of the mystery PT Boat of Mr Orrell.

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Will Day

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Another cool thing is the PBY deck load in the background....

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Robert Orrell

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Charlie - Thank you! Another piece of the puzzle falls into place!

On another note: Robert Orrell's daughter just emailed me that she received Robert's papers from St. Louis yesterday (Fri). I'm having a great week!

Thank you again!


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  TED WALTHER

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CHARLIE
WHAT ELSE DID YOU FIND? I AM WORKING UP A LIST OF RON ONE OFFICERS WHICH WERE PRESENT AT PEARL HARBOR/MIDWAY TIME FRAME. IF YOU WOULD E-MAIL ME.
TAKE CARE,
TED


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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In looking at Dick's enlarged photo, it looks to me that it is PT 30. Of course, we all will see something different, but in taking my Loop and placing it on the screen, this is whst I am seeing.......


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