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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.Elco 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.Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-126 and PT-159 at a floating drydock, 1944-45. Note mottled paint scheme, Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm guns aft, and 37mm cannon forward.
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.Elco 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.Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-126 and PT-159 at a floating drydock, 1944-45. Note mottled paint scheme, Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm guns aft, and 37mm cannon forward.
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.PT-245, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 20 (MTBRon 20), southwest Pacific, circa 1945.PT-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.PT-331, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), in Leyte Gulf, 1945. Note shell splashes in the distance.
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.PT-245, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 20 (MTBRon 20), southwest Pacific, circa 1945.PT-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.PT-331, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), in Leyte Gulf, 1945. Note shell splashes in the distance.
Mark XIII torpedoes on the deck edge elevator of USS Bennington ready for loading onto TBM Avenger torpedo bombers, off Okinawa, March 1945. Note wooden drag rings on the noses and stabilizers fitted to tails.Aviation Ordinancemen loading a Mark XIII torpedo into the bomb bay of a TBM Avenger aboard USS Bennington, May 1945. Note the torpedo’s plywood drag ring on the nose and wooden tail shroud.Torpedoman Second class Richard Malecki sitting astride a Mark XIII aerial torpedo aboard PT-184, May 1945. Note Mark 6 Depth Charge in the foreground and a twin Browning .50 caliber machine gun mount in the background.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.
Mark XIII torpedoes on the deck edge elevator of USS Bennington ready for loading onto TBM Avenger torpedo bombers, off Okinawa, March 1945. Note wooden drag rings on the noses and stabilizers fitted to tails.Aviation Ordinancemen loading a Mark XIII torpedo into the bomb bay of a TBM Avenger aboard USS Bennington, May 1945. Note the torpedo’s plywood drag ring on the nose and wooden tail shroud.Torpedoman Second class Richard Malecki sitting astride a Mark XIII aerial torpedo aboard PT-184, May 1945. Note Mark 6 Depth Charge in the foreground and a twin Browning .50 caliber machine gun mount in the background.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.
B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan, 28 Jul 1945.PT-377, an 80-foot Elco boat with MTB Squadron 27, transporting Vice Admiral Michiaki Kamada (seated) and staff to the signing of the Japanese surrender of Borneo aboard HMAS Burdekon in Makassar Strait, 8 Sep 1945
B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan, 28 Jul 1945.PT-377, an 80-foot Elco boat with MTB Squadron 27, transporting Vice Admiral Michiaki Kamada (seated) and staff to the signing of the Japanese surrender of Borneo aboard HMAS Burdekon in Makassar Strait, 8 Sep 1945

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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944