968 Winter 2019 PT Boats in the US Navy: Their Place in American Culture and Famous Personalities Connected with Them
Friday, 1:00–2:30, Feb. 8
Instructor: Blane Ampthor
The US Navy’s World War II Patrol Torpedo (PT) boat had its origins in several countries but is viewed as uniquely American. This weapon, considered experimental by the Navy, became critical to United States 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.