USS PT-323
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August 1944: Officers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 seen at Mios Woendi, Schouten Islands, Indonesia. At this time RON-21 was under the command of Lt. Paul T. Rennell, U.S.N.R. Lt. (j.g.) Emery M. Newton, Jr., U.S.N.R., commanding officer of PT-323 is seen sitting on the ground to the right of the stairs. Newton was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in RON-21.
(Photo courtesy of Kathleen (Newton) Derrick)



USS PT-323, date and location unknown. Note the after torpedo rack is empty.
(Photo from the collection of MoMM 2nd Class Enrid “Bud” Neet, USS PT-323)
Courtesy of Wayne Traxel



Officers and men seen on USS PT-323 while underway.
(Photo from the collection of MoMM 2nd Class Enrid “Bud” Neet, USS PT-323)
Courtesy of Wayne Traxel



Officers and men seen on USS PT-323 while underway.
(Photo from the collection of MoMM 2nd Class Enrid “Bud” Neet, USS PT-323)
Courtesy of Wayne Traxel



December 10, 1944: The wreck of USS PT-323 after being hit by a Kamikaze off Hingatungan Point, Leyte, Philippines.
(Photo from the collection of MoMM 2nd Class Enrid “Bud” Neet, USS PT-323)
Courtesy of Wayne Traxel





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