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TGarth Connelly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 30, 2007 - 1:37pm
Hi All,

I realize that these are rare as hens' teeth, but do any of you have any?

I am going to request that I'd be allowed to upgrade my PT boat book and I've recently learned that Squadron now include color photos.

I think that color photos would definitely greatly help modelers.

You can contact me at PTConsultingNHR@aol.com.

Thank you,

Garth

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Drew Cook

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T. Garth,

I'd sure loan you any if I had, but I don't.

I think a lot of us are waiting with baited breath for Ted Walther to return from overseas, and possibly make the color photos he has of PT 61 available for us to view...

Other wise, I found three government color photos of PTs 332 and 333 "Underway off New York, 20 August 1943" on the internet.

They're photos # 80-G-K-3911 (PT 332) and # 80-G-K-3913 and # 80-G-K-3914 (PT 333). Can't remember what the actual source I grabbed 'em from was...

Good luck in your search, your PT book(s) are neat...


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TGarth Connelly

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Oh, yes I know of those two color shots you have mentioned. They're on the Naval Historical Center's website, right? Thank you, I will bear that in mind.

Ted has color shots of the 61 boat? Are they of her in service or are they post-war?

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Drew Cook

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Ted has mentioned before on this message board he has access to several color photos of PT 61 during the war, tied up next to an unknown 80' Elco that he believes may be the 109.

I think Ted has mentioned he believes the color photos of the 61 may have been taken in the Russells or at Rendova, possibly at the same time as the one on page 89 of Robert Ballard's book "Collision With History - The Search for John F. Kennedy's PT 109" (which is captioned as "A view taken from PT 109...").

The 61 was the 77' Elco tied up to port of the 109 in those famous "JFK in the cockpit" photos we've all seen for years, pretty much proven by that photo of the 61 in Ballard's book, which was almost certainly taken from the 109's foredeck.

That photo should be interesting for fans of the 109, as it shows the 109's port depth charge VERY close ahead of the port forward torpedo tube, not way up forward along the toe rails as usually sketched/drawn/modeled.


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ducati650

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Jan 1, 2008 - 4:18am
T Garth,
Did you ever contact Don Brown to see about using his color photos of his Dad's boat, 493?
Do you need his e-mail?
Ed


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TGarth Connelly

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Hi Drew,

I always thought that the 77 footer in those shots was the 59?

Ducati, I lost his email, can you email me it please?

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ducati650

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T,
Check mail.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of EARL RICHMOND  Posted on: Jan 1, 2008 - 12:23pm
HI HAPPY NEW YEAR
I AM ON AOL .I TYPED INTO UK SERVICE AND CLICKED ON IMAGES AND ENTERRED PT BOAT PHOTOS.CAME UP WITH MANY OF THEM.YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEARCH THRU THEM AND HOPEFULLY COME UP WITH A COLOR PHOTO? WORTH TRYING
EARL PT 108 RON 5





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I have 16 color pix of PT 150 and 7 more of the base at Ormoc. I'll try and send some to you as time permits, but I'm really busy with several projects and it may take awhile.


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Wayne Traxel

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Back in 1984 I was doing a model of PT-48 and contacted the former skipper, Ken Prescott, who was also skipper of PT-61 and an avid photographer. Ken sent color slides showing the color of PT-61 and indicated that when he took over command of 48 he used the same paint formula used on 61 to repaint
his next boat consisting of 2 parts Navy Blue, 10 parts Grey.

Took color slides to a photo processing place and had these made up + another set for Ken in appreciation of the loan of the slides. Ken eventually donated the color slides to PT boats Inc.













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