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 Author  Topic: Ted found the red sterned ELCO!!!!
Nuge210

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Jun 13, 2011 - 4:54pm
Hey Charlie,

Many thanks for posting. That is a nice find !!! I'm not sure if I ever saw a color shot of a Ron 15 boat before. And they sure look to me, like they have red on the sterns. Darn shame I can't make out any particular boat.

That is most definately Palermo harbor, so I'm guessing the movie was taken sometime in August, '43. The first three boats arrived in Palermo on July 24th.

I enjoyed, in the first few frames, the mines sitting on the dock. At least I guess that's what they are.



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Any idea why they were painted like that?

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Ray;
they were painted with a red stripe(looks like 24-36 inches wide) on the stern and yellow from the bull nose to just aft of the forward hatch. This was for Aerial Recognition purposes.
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