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|104k||12 May 1944
Womens Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska
National Archives photo
LCDR Rowe, the guerrilla leader, said there was a garrison of about 300 enemy troops on the nearby island. Fearing an attack if the boat’s location became known, McQuilkin ordered the boat stripped and abandoned.
After removing all important documents and equipment from their boat, the crew, of PT-73 was taken aboard PT-75 and the stranded hulk was torched to prevent capture.
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