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Document for August 2nd:
Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 on August 1-2, 1943


Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 on August 1-2, 1943, (National Archives Identifier: 305237 ); World War II Action and Operational Reports, 12/07/1941 - 1946; Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1875 - 1989; Record Group 38; National Archives.

On August 2, 1943, while on patrol in the Solomon Islands, PT-109, with Lt. (jg) Jack Kennedy in command, was sunk after being rammed by the Japanese Destroyer Amagiri.
Read the Story of the PT-109 in Prologue...
More pages from the Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 in ARC...
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