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Topic: From Ron 15's War Diary
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Mission No. 238 15 May 1944

"PT's 216 ( Senior Officer Lt. Cdr. R. J. Dressling, USN ) , 302, and 305
successfully landed a group of agents in the Pta del Mesco area."

( I can't help posting something on the Med every now & then.

Arthur, weren't you on the 302 boat ?

Steve

Steve Nugent

Posted By: Nuge210 | Posted on: May 15, 2009 - 12:50pm
Total Posts: 321 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am



HI STEVE KEEP POSTING THE INFO THE MED IS ALSO A BIG PART OF PT BOAT HISTORY. UI AM SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF STORIES THAT CAN BE TOLD OF THAT AREA ALSO.PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER MAKES FOR A BIG STORY. THANKS FOR POSTING EARL

earl richmond

Posted By: earl | Posted on: May 16, 2009 - 6:26am
Total Posts: 197 | Joined: Oct 18, 2006 - 12:13pm



Steve,

Do you have any information about my grandfather, William Olson. He served aboard many boats in RON 15 and commanded PT 214 for a while.

Gunnar W. Olson

Grandson of Bill Olson
RON 15, PT 214; RON 37, PT 539

Posted By: gwolson | Posted on: May 16, 2009 - 11:19am
Total Posts: 15 | Joined: Jan 16, 2009 - 12:22pm



Hi Gunnar,

I believe you're Grandfather was the original boat Captain of the 204 during shakedown and the trip over to the Med. Soon after Ron 15's operations began in Tunisia, he is mentioned as the Exec Officer of the 203, during the rescue of a British MTB crew whose boat got stranded ( in 'At Close Quarters '). This must have been brief though. By June or July 1943, he was skipper of the 214, as you are aware. That is about all I know about him.

I have a copy of a photo of Bill, and it's not very clear. Do you have any pics ?


Steve

Steve Nugent

Posted By: Nuge210 | Posted on: May 17, 2009 - 8:59am
Total Posts: 321 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am



Steve,
Affirmative, I was the QM 3/c on the 302. Was a great tour of duty. They can send me back anytime.

I knew a Mr. Thomas Nugent from Cambridge, Mass. Any chance you are related ? A shot in the dark.

Go get 'em.

Arthur



Posted By: Arthur Frongello | Posted on: May 17, 2009 - 11:21am
Total Posts: 33 | Joined: Nov 7, 2006 - 4:49am



Arthur,

Sorry, not a relative that I know of. My parents grew up in Illinois, but moved to the Philadelphia,PA area in 1948-49. But I may be related to Ted....................

Best Regards,




Steve Nugent

Posted By: Nuge210 | Posted on: May 17, 2009 - 6:59pm
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Hey Steve,
Ted is one of my all time favourites,
Great bragging rights!
Cheers Mate

Michael

Posted By: Michael | Posted on: May 17, 2009 - 10:29pm
Total Posts: 218 | Joined: Aug 6, 2007 - 7:25pm



Even though my focus is the Guadalcanal PT's, I'm also interested in the Mediterranean Theater. If there are any more stories out there, bring 'em on...I'd love to hear 'em.

All the best,

Gene K.



Posted By: comcardiv1 | Posted on: May 18, 2009 - 12:13am
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Steve,

I would love a copy of the picture of my grandfather. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures to share.

-Gunnar

Gunnar W. Olson

Grandson of Bill Olson
RON 15, PT 214; RON 37, PT 539

Posted By: gwolson | Posted on: May 18, 2009 - 6:56am
Total Posts: 15 | Joined: Jan 16, 2009 - 12:22pm



Gunnar,
I have a downloaded copy of
"A BIOGRAPHY OF MTB RON FIFTEEN" BY LCDR FREDERICK W. ROSEN.
If you want I could email it to you, but I dont have your email address. You can see my email address by clicking on the "View Profile" button above this message. If you can, send me an email and I will send you a copy of this 31 page article. It mentions ENS OLSON several times. Jerry


Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: May 18, 2009 - 1:46pm
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