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Topic: Set 2 - 5 new Melville Photos from Frank Adruss
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MORE MELVILLE PHOTO'S from Frank Andruss:


[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/melville-040.jpg[/image]

#40. This picture taken in September 1944, shows trainees working on Life Raft. Not sure what is happening on the Bow. Sailor has a cylinder, the other an Ax.

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/melville-041.jpg[/image]

#41. PT 486 at the Quay Wall. This boat would later become a sightseeing boat in Wildwood, NJ.

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/melville-042.jpg[/image]

#42. Trainees in 1944 getting first hand look at the 50 caliber workings. Wish I had this set up in my Exhibit.

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/melville-043.jpg[/image]

#43. One of the Mess Halls at Melville shows the boys with a hardy appetite. Taken in the Fall of 1943.

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/FrankAndruss/melville-044.jpg[/image]

#44. Trainees learning the inner workings of the 40MM Bofors Cannon. Taken in the summer of 1944.





Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Mar 14, 2008 - 8:17pm
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I wonder how hard it would be to recreate that 50 caliber training mount used at melville. That would make a great display would it not?



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 17, 2008 - 4:11am
Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Another look at Melville is upcoming, thanks to Dick who after I scan the photo's puts them on this site. My special thanks to him for all he does for this message board and for helping all of us. Also a nice welcome to Charlie who is working hard to create a book on Melville. I will be in line for that one.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 19, 2008 - 3:15pm
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