November 26th, 2016, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Murrieta, DPRKalifornia
Originally Posted by 3Gunnah
I am suprised no one mentioned PT 109.
I read when I was a kid that after the 109 boat went down and JFK was rescued and finished his survivor's leave, he was sent back to the Pacific. He was given a PT boat that was used as a gun boat (no torpedoes, just extra guns on it), against Japanese barges around the Solomon Islands. Word was that Kennedy was pissed about the 109. When he sunk a barge, he had the crew spray a few extra rounds around the area, and he did not take prisoners.
My father having served on a destroyer during the war was telling me that at full throttle the crew sat or laid down on the deck and held on to something. The boat bounced so much on the open water that if you tried to stand, you would fall and bounce up and down off the deck and possibly get injured. -Lloyd