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Travis B

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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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Frank J Andruss Sr

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

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


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Travis B

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Thank you all for the quick response.


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Jeff D

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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.



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Jeff D

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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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Another of the 190...

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Known as a clean sweep


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Jeff D

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


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Those guys looked chill, but at the same time also looked like they didn't F' around.. need more proof ?? check the emblems on the side of the bridge!.. nuff said.. & ftr, I love the broom, that's how you send a message without being loud about it..


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