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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: Aleutian PTs
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Hello ...

Are there any former PT men here who were in RON 13, RON 16 and 16B or PT DIV 1?

Garth

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Feb 5, 2013 - 12:29pm
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Garth,
Sadly, my dad ( Richard W Stanton) passed almost two years ago. He was a GM1st with Ron 16, PT 224 for his whole service career. He did talk some about the Aleutians, especially the waves. : )

Bob

Bob Stanton

Posted By: Robert J Stanton | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 7:03am
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Bob, sorry to hear that your Dad made his final patrol. That type of duty was no picnic, where PT BOATS probably should not have been in this type of element.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 7:36am
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Thanks

He was stationed at Attu from fall/43 to spring of 44 then off to the South Pacific. And I of course have gotten much more interested in his service career after his passing.....

Posted By: Robert J Stanton | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 9:16am
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Very tough duty in that area with many patrols cancelled due to weather conditions. Before they had installed those motor driven heaters on the boats, the first boats to arrive had a tough time. The boats in this area did escort duty, and some anti sub patrol. I think they finally pulled the Squadron out of the area sometime in 1944, and were sent to Seattle for overhaul and placement to the Southwest Pacific area.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 10:17am
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Thanks Bob.

I am also sorry for your loss ...

I was kind of interested in knowing if any of those guys when they were up there if they had seen Sasquatch .........

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 10:54am
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Bob, your Dad probably would have enjoyed this day in Aleutians . Sorry for your loss, we do miss them immensely.
( I really hope that I do this correctly ).

[url]http:/www.criticalpast.com/video/65675058381html[/url]


Steve

Posted By: Nuge210 | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 6:05pm
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Oh crap, try this
[url]http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675058381_American-Navy-transport-ship_patrolling-coastline_mountains_patrol-torpedo[/url]


Steve

Posted By: Nuge210 | Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 - 6:14pm
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Garth - my uncle was in the Alutians - PT 300. Jerry Gilmartin also has a great deal of information on the movement of the Rons in Alaska.



Posted By: colleen | Posted on: Feb 9, 2013 - 12:50pm
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Colleen,

Hello .............

Thank you, yes ... Jerry has been kind enough as to help me to find out more about the boats in Alaska. He's a nice man for doing so.

If I may, may I ask you to go to www.ptboatworld.com and click on CONTACT US ... I'd like to ask you a few questions. Thank you.

Garth

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Feb 9, 2013 - 1:08pm
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Does anyone here have anything on the Higgins boats which served in the Aleutians?

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 - 11:52am
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just sent you an email!




Posted By: colleen | Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 - 4:22pm
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Garth,
No Sasquatch sightings that we heard about, but......there was one of Errol Flynn and there was also a story about hitting a whale.

Steve,
thanks for the video clip.

Bob Stanton

Posted By: Robert J Stanton | Posted on: Feb 11, 2013 - 7:56am
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Robert,

Flynn did an USO/BOND DRIVE appearance up there?

Do you know which boat hit or was hit by a whale?

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Feb 11, 2013 - 8:27am
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My Dad had said 4 in his squadron were able to go to a USO show w/Errol Flynn and it was his boat, the 224 that hit a whale.

Bob Stanton

Posted By: Robert J Stanton | Posted on: Feb 11, 2013 - 10:53am
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Would you please contact me off site? If you don't have my email address, just go to www.ptboatworld.com and click on CONTACT US. Thank you.

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Feb 11, 2013 - 12:15pm
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