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mikethepipe

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Higgins 78ft PT Boat
« on: February 25, 2012, 08:51:18 PM »

I've seen black & white photos of Higgins 78ft PT boats, from Squadaron (RON) 15 serving in the Mediterranean in 1944, with a light-coloured deck area at the bow, from stem for a length of about 5ft.  I assume this was for aircraft recognition.
Looking at the tone of the photos I would guess the colour was either white or yellow.  Can anyone confirm which colour it was, please?

Many thanks,  Mike
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Gra

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Re: Higgins 78ft PT Boat
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 06:57:37 AM »

Hi Mike

I have a photo in American PT Boats in WW11 Vol 1 page 49 by Victor Chun which is captioned as follows.
Ron 15 boats paint on the bow was part of identification for friendly aircraft. The bow had a 4 foot wide yellow stripe and the stern a 4 foot wide red stripe.

Hope helps.

Gra
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mikethepipe

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Re: Higgins 78ft PT Boat
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 08:43:30 PM »

Hello Gra,

Very many thanks for the useful reply and taking the time to post.  This is just the information I was looking for.

Mike
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