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|103k||Recruiting Poster featuring Motor Torpedo Boat (PT) commander Lieutenant John D. Bulkeley:|
This 1942 poster's text reads, "Ouch! The Japs don't like mosquitoes--especially the PT variety, with men like Lieutenant Bulkeley at the wheel and a picked crew shooting "stingers" into the sides of their warships and merchantmen. If you like to be where the attack starts -- there's a place for you right in the U.S. Navy. Go to your nearest Navy Recruiting Station today!" The poster includes photographs of Lt. Bulkeley and a PT Boat. The latter, shown flying a Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWO flag at its masthead, is probably PT-18 (an ELCO 70-foot type), photographed in 1941.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Navy photo NH 86429
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Drawing from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol. 2" by John Lambert and Al Ross
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