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Topic: PT Boat Victory flag
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I have a opportunity to buy what the seller is calling a PT boat victory flag. Has anyone seen one before? From what I have been told when a PT Boat would sink a barge they would fly this flag in victory, kind of the same theory when a fishing boat comes back they would fly a flag to show what they caught. Any help you be greatly appreciated.


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Posted By: Travis B | Posted on: Dec 30, 2019 - 10:24am
Total Posts: 38 | Joined: Nov 23, 2019 - 10:11am



Travis I have been involved with PT BOATS for many years and have never seen this type of flag on a PT. Usually these victories for barges were painted on the boats and no special flag was flown. In fact i am pretty confident that the flag you have is something recently painted and not something from WWII. You can see the kill marks on the 494 in the photo I have enclosed.

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Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Dec 30, 2019 - 12:16pm
Total Posts: 3170 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



NOT ORIGINAL. These are something that some guy makes and sells on ebay. Read his description carefully:

[url]https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-US-NAVY-PT-BOAT-JAPANESE-BARGE-TYPE-I-VICTORY-FLAG/123363609911?hash=item1cb90b4d37:g:lcEAAOSwpEdbYQCe[/url]


Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Dec 30, 2019 - 12:20pm
Total Posts: 500 | Joined: Dec 28, 2006 - 3:02pm



Thank you all for the quick response.



Posted By: Travis B | Posted on: Dec 30, 2019 - 12:56pm
Total Posts: 38 | Joined: Nov 23, 2019 - 10:11am



lol the seller has a fitting name, "scattaurus".

Still pretty cool Travis. The Chinese seem to think so too! He does not sound happy about them copying his design.




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Dec 30, 2019 - 3:07pm
Total Posts: 1809 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



I ran across this image today, one of Charlies I think, they did let their mates know that they had a good nights hunt:

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Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Jan 2, 2020 - 1:58pm
Total Posts: 1809 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Another of the 190...

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Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jan 2, 2020 - 4:50pm
Total Posts: 1881 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Known as a clean sweep



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 3, 2020 - 8:37am
Total Posts: 3170 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Thanks Will, I've seen that photo but never noticed the broom before. Not very observant am I. [:-sunglasses-:]



Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Jan 4, 2020 - 6:36am
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