The PT Boat Forum

Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII

Forum Name: PT Boats - General

Topic: james sullivan

THIS IS a story my father related to me about a crewman shot while in patrol. NOW I could get some of this wrong here goes while on patrol there was a short burst of gunfire , ore just one shot , while going on patrol one man on the 107 was hit in the foot and lost his foot. MY father called him SHORTY AS A nickname anyone else know this story don't have where it happened . HE just said one shot shorty hit in foot. could find no mention in documents about this. Are there records for Squadron 5 after aug. 30 th

Posted By: james sullivan | Posted on: Aug 28, 2022 - 5:13pm
Total Posts: 13 | Joined: May 21, 2013 - 10:57am

Without a date,or a round about date, we are at a loss. I am pretty sure your Dad was on 107 when LT David Payne was Skipper, right or wrong?
Take care,

Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Aug 28, 2022 - 8:30pm
Total Posts: 3033 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am

In looking through my records I found no such incident on PT-107. Certainly some patrols made but nothing about injuries happening on those patrols. As you know or might not the 107 was lost in a fuel fire on the dock at Hamburg Bay in Emirau. In fact in that fire PT-63 was also lost.

Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Sep 11, 2022 - 7:06am
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am