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PT 23

A number of torpedo boats were on the dockside at the Navy Yard, packed in wooden cradles for loading on board the Ramapo for shipment to the Philippines. In spite of being out of their element, they joined the fight against the Japanese. On PT 23 Gunner's Mate First Class Joy De Jong (De Jong, Joy Van Zyll) and Torpedoman First Class George Huffman (Huffman, George) traversed their .50 caliber machine gun by hand to bring it to bear on incoming aircraft and claimed a kill.

See also: De Jong, Joy Van Zyll; Huffman, George; Navy Yard; Ramapo

You can find out more about the attack on the Navy Yard in the following Osprey book:

CAMPAIGN 62 Pearl Harbor 1941


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