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Knightmare

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Knightmare  Posted on: Oct 20, 2015 - 5:45pm
I have 3 pictures of RON23 PT277 crew, 1 at sea and 2 ashore, and I'd like to know how to post these pictures in the hope that forum readers may be able to help identify some of the sailors. I also have a couple of pictures from PT Boats reunions that my father and mother attended many years ago that I'd like to post also. Thanks, Rick

Son of John Jay Mosko, BM2, RON23 PT277

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Gary Paulsen   Send Email To Gary Paulsen Posted on: Oct 21, 2015 - 6:49am
Rick,
Try watching this tutorial Dick made for posting to the message board.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9JmBPFiut0

Good Luck and welcome aboard.
Gary


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Knightmare

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Okay, thanks Gary. I watch Dick's youtube tutorial, so I'll give it a try now.

Here is the first photo, of the 15-member crew of PT277 at sea.



The writing on the back of the photo: "Here we are underway in the breeze. Joe. X"

Son of John Jay Mosko, BM2, RON23 PT277

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Knightmare

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Okay it did the slide show thing, so I'll try again.

 photo pt277-crew-atsea.jpg

The "you" guy is my father, and the "me' guy is "Joe".

Son of John Jay Mosko, BM2, RON23 PT277

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Knightmare

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Here is the 2nd photo.

 photo pt277-crew-ashore1.jpg

Writing on the front right top of the photo: "Invasion of Philippines"

The writing on the back of the photo: "This is part of our crew in full dress HA. You can see how tired we were when a guy had to fall asleep when his picture was taken HA."

The "you" guy again is my father and the "me" guy is "Joe X".


Son of John Jay Mosko, BM2, RON23 PT277

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Knightmare

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And here is the 3rd photo.

 photo pt277-crew-ashore2.jpg

This "Remember When" photo was stapled to a stock photo of the USS Cyrene. In December 1945 after being assigned to RON40 for a couple of days, my father was assigned to the Cyrene, which left Samar, Philippines on 21 December 1945 and returned to San Francisco on 7 January 1946. Joe apparently meant to send this photo to the "you" guy since Joe wrote my father's name above my father.

In a letter to my mother after my father died in July 1986, Joseph Aloysius Turnbull from Pittsburgh PA stated that my father was one of his best friends and a "PT buddy," but this Joe was a GM2C assigned to RON9. In this letter he made reference to Jesse Douglas Dunn, from Rochester NY, who was also a GM2C in RON9.

Rick


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Thanks for sharing Rick. Hopefully a few of the members will recognize the faces and put names to some of the other crewmen.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of rickas   Send Email To rickas Posted on: Oct 22, 2015 - 6:31pm
Great pictures - And yet another PT Boat crew whose average age can't be 20. Amazing what these young men and their equally young Officers accomplished. Hats off to them all.

Thank you for posting them. Someday, someone will be doing a web search and will find his/her relative in your pictures They WILL be excited, trust me on that. Nothing like a "discovery" to create a memorable connection with the past.

Rick Schaefer
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TM2c John E Mirus
Solomon Islands
Dec 43 - Jan 45

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Yea, great photos Rick. I have a Ron 23 roster, from the Archives II in College Park, MD, that has John J. Mosko listed. It is the Ron roster from September 1945.

My Dad was there at that time on the 286.



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Knightmare

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Thanks for the feedback/information guys. I found the name of somebody else who apparently served on PT277 from the following link:

http://www.seabees93.net/GI%20Green%20Island%206th%20ED.htm

"Squadron 23 boat names":

277 Knightmare [Stuart Walsdorf accounts]

So I was able to find the following information about him:
Bud Stuart Charles Walsdorf (1921-1987), MTB RON23 1943-1945, RM3C-RM2C-RM1C, buried in Dallas Texas, from Thorp township in Wisconsin. Served from June 1943 to March 1945 in the the South Pacific. Enlisted 8-8-1942. Reported to RON23 on 6-28-1943. Promotion to RM1C per BuPers Orders C/L 297-44 dated 3-28-1945, and transfer to MTBSTC Melville, RI per ComSerFor7thFlt STO No. P-636-45 dated 3-28-1945.

Rick

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