PT Boat Episodes: At General Quarters in the Pacific and a Five-Month Yachting Cruise in the Atlantic with a Young MTB Captain
by Roger M. Jones
Merriam Press World War II Memoir
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Author Roger Jones recounts eleven tales of his experiences as Executive Officer and later Captain of PT boats, including PT 163, PT 316 and PT 603 during World War II.
Included is the rescue of the crew of PT 168 aground off a Japanese-held beach; PT 163's close encounter with a Japanese motorized gunboat/barge, disobeying briefing orders and challenging an “enemy” ship off Morotai and even though the challenge was not answered, the mystery ship was not torpedoed which could have been a court-martial offense had the ship been Japanese; narrowly avoiding a disaster one dark night that could have killed some 30 natives in a canoe; and ordered to find and “take appropriate action” against a German submarine reported off Nantucket Island in the closing days of the war with Germany despite having no ammunition on board.
176 6x9-inch pages, with photos, drawings, maps, and documents
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