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Are there PT Boat records available online? I am trying to research my wife's grandfather who served on PTs 211 (Ron 15) and 155 (Ron 9). I've read through AT CLOSE QUARTERS and would like to find war diaries or action reports for those boats, if they exist.

 

Can anyone suggest other ways to research someone like this? I'm new to both the Navy and researching sides of the forum. Thanks!

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Are there PT Boat records available online? I am trying to research my wife's grandfather who served on PTs 211 (Ron 15) and 155 (Ron 9). I've read through AT CLOSE QUARTERS and would like to find war diaries or action reports for those boats, if they exist.

 

Can anyone suggest other ways to research someone like this? I'm new to both the Navy and researching sides of the forum. Thanks!

 

Here are a couple links that may be helpful. http://www.ptboats.org/20-09-05-gallery-019.html

http://affordable-beemers.smugmug.com/Mili...887&k=cCipB

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Thank you, those are helpful. I'm looking also for the more detailed, day to day activities of a particular PT boat, or squadron even.

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Here's some other links: http://www.battleshipcove.com/ has two restored PT Boats and a PT boat museum. They have a display for every PT boat squadron and may have a research room (My memory is fuzzy). http://www.ptboatworld.com/ There may be no one that has researched PTs as much as T. Garth Connelly. Edit: Here's another link with research info http://pt-king.gdinc.com/PTResearch.html.

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Personally, I think this website is your best bet:

 

http://www.history.navy.mil/research_and_collections.html

 

Take a couple hours and go through the different tabs on it and see what the Navy's holdings are. They hold ship logs, unit reports, etc. I think this ultimately will be your best bet.

 

Good luck!

 

MW

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I have been able to find a lot of information in the war diaries on Fold3. A quick look shows at lot for MTB RON 15 and PT 211 is mentioned in a lot of them. Will need a subscription to look and download but get one for a month, it will be worth it.

 

Curt

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