PT Boats Raid on Bongao Island

cshortridge73
14th August 2012, 14:37
By Lieutenant Commander Edgar D. Hoagland, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)


In spring 1945, as Allied forces prepared to advance from the Philippines to Borneo, PT boats were given the dangerous task of leading reconnaissance missions against Japanese-held islands. The author tells his own story as a young PT boat commander in the waning day of the War in the Pacific.

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chadburn
14th August 2012, 16:44
The American's have a good "crop" of preserved PT's some in running order, most of those that were in the South Pacific area were burnt out there at the end of WW2. Thanks for the article Bud.