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» Topic: Looking for info on my uncle who was a PT captain

Hi there.

My Name is Noel Caldwell

My great uncle Charlie was a PT boat captain in WWII. I am interested in finding out a bit more about him as my middle name is Charlie (named after him)

Is there a list of crewmen and boats some place I could look at?


Noel Charles Caldwell.

Posted By: Noel Caldwell | Posted on: Feb 25, 2008 - 12:31pm
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What was your uncle's full name?


Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Feb 25, 2008 - 12:51pm
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Hi there

His name was Charles Caldwell. He survived the war and went on to have a career in politics.

I was hoping to find out what boat he captained. My dad told me yesterday that he has his diary’s from the war and if I get them I will post them in PDF for everyone to read.. So I will find out the info either way, but was interested to see if anyone on here was a relative of someone that served with him.



Posted By: Noel Caldwell | Posted on: Feb 26, 2008 - 6:30am
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LCDR Earl S. Caldwell first Commanding Officer of RON 1 and RON 2 is the only person with the same last name that I have info on.
I look forward to seeing those log books/diary.
Good Luck,

Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Feb 26, 2008 - 2:07pm
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Hum.. interesting

I will know this weekend what boat it was..


Posted By: Noel Caldwell | Posted on: Feb 27, 2008 - 12:06pm
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Noel, Read your post from two years ago. Hope you're still here. I have a Lt. (jg) C.A. Caldwell who commanded either PT 381 or PT 546 in July 1945. Actually have a War Diary report from RON 28, but it is unclear in the report which boat he commanded. Would love to see the diary you have. Please email me.


Posted By: Alamo Scout | Posted on: Mar 16, 2010 - 8:14pm
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Noel, If I were you, I would get your Dad's diary "copy written" before I released it publicly. I did the same with my Dad's diary. Get back with me if you need help.

Scott Cunningham

Posted By: Scott Cunningham | Posted on: Mar 18, 2010 - 9:28am
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