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Topic: Looking to identify RON22 crewmen in Miami shakedown
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Hello PT Boaters!
I was given these photos from a friend of mine, and he found them in an antique store, I have no idea who these sailors are but Iknow they were in RON22 during their stay in Miami during PT Shakedown training. They were there with an Elco squadron as well and you can almost identify the Elco RON insignia on one of their boats. Take a look at these pics and let me know who they are if you know them? Jerry

Gunners Mate in turret on PT
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22GMinguntubpithhelmet.jpg[/image]

RON22 GM2c who the photos probably belonged to
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22GMinfrontofRONinsignia.jpg[/image]

Another RON22 GM
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22GMinfrontofguntub.jpg[/image]

Possibly a Boat Captain from RON22 PT Boat in Miami
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22CO.jpg[/image]

Another RON22 PT Boat Captain in Miami
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22BoatCO.jpg[/image]

Our RON22 GM poses with buddy from Elco PT559 in Miami. Look at RON insignia on nearby boat what RON is that? 35? Maybe
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22andElcoRONbuddy.jpg[/image]

RON22 PT Boat Gunners in front of turret and holding Thompson SMG
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON2250calandThompson.jpg[/image]

Presumably two RON22 Officers in front of gunners shack in Miami
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22twoLTs.jpg[/image]

Posing in front of turret with RON22 insignia
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22twoGMs.jpg[/image]

RON22 Torpedoman arranging torpedo rack gear
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22TMandracks.jpg[/image]

RON22 Officer and GM pose in front of gunners shack in Miami
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22gunnersshack.jpg[/image]

Gunners from RON22 pose in front of gunners shack in Miami shakedown detail base
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/Jerry%20Gilmartin/RON22Gunners.jpg[/image]

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Total Posts: 1230 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Love the photo's Jerry. Could be a good source for my third book, Hmm, the wheels are turning.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 4:12am
Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Jerry:
That is RON 29. PT 559, you can see the back of the seat for the Thunderbolt over the guys left shoulder. I can't see what is on the stern of the other boat, but that is the RON 29 insignia on the cockpit spray shield. the other elco in photo #10 might be PT 552 with the 20mm in a MK 10 on stern but I am not sure.
Take care
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 7:16am
Total Posts: 2893 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Jerry,

That Ron insignia in photo # 6, on the far left, looks like Ron 29 to me.
Lil Abner riding the torpedo.


Steve

Posted By: Nuge210 | Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 10:31am
Total Posts: 321 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am



Thanks you guys! I still am trying to figure out what number Higgins boat that is from RON22? 302 through 314 I can see a "3" on the gun tub. Also I just noticed the GM2/c has the name "SOL" on his shirt just over his breast pocket. Does anybody know who SOL might be? Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Feb 25, 2011 - 10:36am
Total Posts: 1230 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm