Army & Navy - The PT Grows Up

In "PT Corner," an austere office in the sprawling Navy building, officers and their civilian helpers could afford to grin. The returns were all in. Their charges, the skittering, mighty midgets that the Navy calls motor torpedo boats, had well and truly proved their worth. In the Philippines they had shown themselves first-class weapons in a last-ditch fight. In the Solomons they had proved more: that they were indispensable in the defense of any beachhead.

Now the Navy had a new PT (see cut), stouter and better armed than the "expendables" that made Navy legend in the Philippines and...

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