L968 Fall 2018 PT Boats in the U.S. Navy: Their Place in American Culture, Famous Personalities and Developmental History
Thursday, 11:50–1:15, Sept. 27
Instructor: Blane Ampthor
The US Navy’s World War II Patrol Torpedo (PT) boat has its origins in several countries but is considered uniquely American. This weapon, considered experimental by the Navy, became critical to US operations during World War II. It is now associated with Hollywood stars and leaders of our country and is featured in television and movies.
Blane Ampthor is a federal government employee who has had a lifelong interest in World War II history, particularly the role of the US Navy.