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PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.Pvt Paul Romanick of Battery B, 103rd Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion, US 1st Infantry Division cleaning 40mm anti-aircraft gun, Sourbrodt, Belgium, 31 Dec 1944; note 6 swastika symbols his 6 killsElco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-122 traveling at speed, 1944-45. Note Mark XIII aerial torpedoes in their racks have replaced the heavy steel torpedo tubes allowing for Bofors 40mm gun aft and 37mm cannon forward.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-130 at cruising speed as seen from PT-143, 1944-45. Note Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm gun aft, and 37mm cannon forward on PT-130 and Oerlikon 20mm gun in foreground.
PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.Pvt Paul Romanick of Battery B, 103rd Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion, US 1st Infantry Division cleaning 40mm anti-aircraft gun, Sourbrodt, Belgium, 31 Dec 1944; note 6 swastika symbols his 6 killsElco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-122 traveling at speed, 1944-45. Note Mark XIII aerial torpedoes in their racks have replaced the heavy steel torpedo tubes allowing for Bofors 40mm gun aft and 37mm cannon forward.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-130 at cruising speed as seen from PT-143, 1944-45. Note Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm gun aft, and 37mm cannon forward on PT-130 and Oerlikon 20mm gun in foreground.
PT-325, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21) being hoisted aboard PT Boat tender USS Cyrene in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, Jan 1945.Smoke pouring through a large hole in the Ticonderoga’s flight deck from fires after a special attack aircraft crashed through the deck off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945PT-330, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), underway in the Philippines, circa 1945. Note the smoke generator canister on the stern.Gunnery practice with 40-mm Bofors MK 12 anti-aircraft guns aboard Hornet while her aircraft raided Japan, 16 Feb 1945
PT-325, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21) being hoisted aboard PT Boat tender USS Cyrene in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, Jan 1945.Smoke pouring through a large hole in the Ticonderoga’s flight deck from fires after a special attack aircraft crashed through the deck off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945PT-330, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), underway in the Philippines, circa 1945. Note the smoke generator canister on the stern.Gunnery practice with 40-mm Bofors MK 12 anti-aircraft guns aboard Hornet while her aircraft raided Japan, 16 Feb 1945
Crew of a 40mm quad anti-aircraft machine gun mount of Alaska loaded clips into the loaders of the left pair of guns, off Iwo Jima, 6 Mar 1945The splash close aboard the port side of USS Essex was caused by a Japanese D4Y Suisei dive bomber that crossed over the flight deck forward of the island before dropping into the sea, 19 Mar 194540mm Bofors gunnery drills aboard USS Makin Island, 21 Mar 1945, prior to the Okinawa CampaignA truck-mounted 40-mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun of UK 15th (Scottish) Division crossing the Rhine River near Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
Crew of a 40mm quad anti-aircraft machine gun mount of Alaska loaded clips into the loaders of the left pair of guns, off Iwo Jima, 6 Mar 1945The splash close aboard the port side of USS Essex was caused by a Japanese D4Y Suisei dive bomber that crossed over the flight deck forward of the island before dropping into the sea, 19 Mar 194540mm Bofors gunnery drills aboard USS Makin Island, 21 Mar 1945, prior to the Okinawa CampaignA truck-mounted 40-mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun of UK 15th (Scottish) Division crossing the Rhine River near Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
US Navy Lt Robert S Selby shoots the sun with a sextant inside one of the 40mm gun tubs aboard seaplane tender USS Castle Rock, Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Apr 1945. Note 40mm ammunition racks and PBM Mariners beyond.PT-490, an 80-foot Elco motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 33, transporting Gen Douglas MacArthur, LGen Robert Eichelberger, and staff from Iloilo on Panay to Bacolod on Negros in the Philippines, 7 Jun 1945.TBM-3 Avenger aircraft launching from USS Makin Island en route Wakayama, Japan to cover the evacuation of Allied prisoners of war, Sep 19453-inch guns in the stern gun tubs aboard the USS Essex, circa 1950.
US Navy Lt Robert S Selby shoots the sun with a sextant inside one of the 40mm gun tubs aboard seaplane tender USS Castle Rock, Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Apr 1945. Note 40mm ammunition racks and PBM Mariners beyond.PT-490, an 80-foot Elco motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 33, transporting Gen Douglas MacArthur, LGen Robert Eichelberger, and staff from Iloilo on Panay to Bacolod on Negros in the Philippines, 7 Jun 1945.TBM-3 Avenger aircraft launching from USS Makin Island en route Wakayama, Japan to cover the evacuation of Allied prisoners of war, Sep 19453-inch guns in the stern gun tubs aboard the USS Essex, circa 1950.
British cruiser HMS Belfast alongside American light carrier USS Bataan off the coast of Korea, 27 May 1952; note Bataan40mm Bofors mounts at the bow of French carrier La Fayette, 196240-mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns aboard Polish destroyer Błyskawica, 10 Oct 2005View up superstructure of USS Texas, 2007; note the muzzle of 40mm anti-aircraft guns, the foremast, and the spotters
British cruiser HMS Belfast alongside American light carrier USS Bataan off the coast of Korea, 27 May 1952; note Bataan's 40mm twin guns in foreground40mm Bofors mounts at the bow of French carrier La Fayette, 196240-mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns aboard Polish destroyer Błyskawica, 10 Oct 2005View up superstructure of USS Texas, 2007; note the muzzle of 40mm anti-aircraft guns, the foremast, and the spotters' stations

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