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  PT-150
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80' Elco




Wartime History
On March 5, 1943, PT-143 and PT-150, discovered I-17 rescuing three lifeboats full of survivors from the battle. The PT-Boats opened fire with their guns and torpedoes, causing the submarine to crash dive. The PT boats then sank the lifeboats with machine gun fire and depth charges.

On March 18, 1943 PT-150 and PT 192 fired at shore defenses and a storage tank at Linderhafen, and discovered the defenses were abandoned.

On July 14, 1943, PT-150 rescued P-40K "Pistoff" 42-45979 pilot 1st Lt. Donald H. Lee, Jr. from Huon Gulf near Lasanga Island off Lake Salus.

References
At Close Quarters PT Boats in the United States Navy pages 180-181, 191-192, 235, 388, 459, 462

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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