PT 120: My War in the Pacific

PT 120 is a half-hour documentary from the World War II Foundation focusing on the life of a PT (Patrol Torpedo Boat) crewman in the Pacific in World War II.

Tom Plymesser made 48 patrols on the PT 120 in the areas of New Guinea and New Britain in WWII. He saw extensive action against the Japanese on those missions.

Plymesser also talks about his training at the United States’ only PT base in the USA in Melville, Rhode Island.

Click Here for video of PT Boats in action in World War II

Narrated by veteran actor Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod

 

Tom Plymesser in 1942

Model of the actual PT-120

PT-120 in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On patrol in the Pacific

Tom Plymesser in 2018

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