I have collected a number of original WW2 photo's (and prints) over the past couple of years and decided to make 8" x 10" photographic copies available of the ones where I own an original print, I believe some are quite rare!
Some have been enlarged from smaller originals. Some originals have printed details on the back and some don't.
I apologize about the scan quality shown here, they do not do the photo's justice.
The originals have been professionally scanned at 9600 dots per inch and then photographically printed on quality photographic paper.
(These are NOT laser prints they are 2nd generation chemically produced photographs)
2PTBoats - "A column of PT's put hard to starboard executing a swift turn"
3PTBoats - no description available - appears to be a speed trial between different boats - with smoke trails
PTCREW - "Monday morning re-hash occurs after every night action as the PT-ers talk over what happened - or failed to happen"
PTRendezvous - "PT Boats rendezvous near the flag ship for further attack orders"
Wash - "Spray from a PT moving at high speed almost screens it from view"
PTCARRIER - no description available - 2 PT Boats pass a Carrier at high speed - Carrier crew are on parade.
I believe the carrier to be the USS Hornet, steaming out of Pearl Harbour, circa 1943, with the southern shore of Oahu, Hawaii, in the background.
PTFlagsignal - no description available - a PT boat crewman signals several other PT's with flags
PTSilouhette - no description available - PT boat at speed silhouetted against a cloudy sky.
SASEBO620 - PT-620 makes trial high speed run out of Sasebo Harbor, Japan, it with other PT Boats were turned over to ROK navy by the United States. Official U.S. Navy Photo USN 438007 1-31-1952
(Obviously whoever wrote this credit has not seen a PT at speed)
So, maybe some of the later PT's may still exist in ROK, South Korea ?
PT10NY - This is a fabulous old PT photo, with a few slight marks on it but unfortunately there is nothing written on the back. Obviously it is in New York Harbor with Liberty Island in the background and is probably dated in 1943. PT10 (and up to PT19) was the very first 70' PT boat produced by Elco which was based on, and copied from, the Hubert Scott-Paine boat (PV70 - PT9) brought over from the British Power Boat Company.
All reproduction copies are 8" x 10" black and white high quality prints on photographic paper and are all priced at USD$12.99 or AUD$17.50 including GST
Airmail to anywhere USA is USD$2.00, allow around 7-10 days by airmail, and AUD$3.00 around Australia.
We can accept Paypal, Visa or Mastercard payments.
More to come, as funds and opportunity permits!
(C) Copyright 2005 - John Drain
(I am not claiming copyright on the content of these photo's, just the website page, I believe copyright has expired after 50 years)