PT 59-Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Two
October-December 1942

Crew:

Ens. David M. Levy                              Boat Captain
Ens. James J. Kelly                               Executive Officer
MoMM2/c Wiltgen                                Engineering
MoMM1/c Homer Facto                        Engineering
CQM Robert M. Nanney                       Quartermaster
TM1/c Burrell V. Rhin                           Torpedoman
GM1/c Kaiser                                       Gunnery
GM3/c Ostrander                                  Gunnery
GM3/c Beatty                                       Gunnery
MoMM2/c Blaylock                              Engineering
TM3/c Montague                                  Torpedoman
GM1/c Green                                       Gunnery
S1/c Dorrough                                      Deck Force
OC1/c Tanchuko                                  Ship’s Cook
S1/c Cline                                            Deck Force
RM2/c Mitchell                                    Radioman


10 October                              Hoisted aboard SS Roger Williams
15 Nov.                                  Waterborne, Noumea.
20 Nov.                                  Underway for Solomons (Espiritu) in company of PT 110, 109, 43,
                                              USS McKean, USS Manley.
23 Nov.                                  1445 hrs. Arrived at Espiritu.
                                              1930 hrs. Departed for Tulagi.
25 Nov.                                  1736 hrs. Arrived at Tulagi.
27-28 Nov.                             Patrol-no contact.
1-2 Dec.                                 Patrol-no contact.
6 Dec.                                    Patrol-no contact.
7 Dec.                                    Patrol-Lt. John M. Searles at conn. Engaged enemy.
9 Dec.                                    Patrol-Lt. John M. Searles at conn. Sank Japanese submarine.
                                              (IJN submarine I-3.)
11 Dec.                                   Patrol-engaged enemy. Fired four torpedoes at 4000 yards. 1 hit.
                                              (IJN destroyer Teruzuki.)
12-13 Dec.                              Patrol-no contact.
14-17 Dec.                              Patrol-no contact.
19-20 Dec.                              Patrol-no contact.
21 Dec.                                   Patrol-no contact.
22-26 Dec.                              Patrol-no contact.
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