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JFK on PT-109, Solomon Islands 1943 Late in the night of August 1, 1943, Lieutenant John F. Kennedys Patrol Torpedo boat, the PT-109, was attacked by a Japanese destroyer in the South Pacific.
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Future President John Kennedy as PT Boat Cmd. Their boat was cut in two. Kennedy was credited with saving the survivors by carving a message on a coconut and natives took it for their rescue.
Today 8-2 in 1943, future President John F. Kennedy is serving as commander of a torpedo boat in the Solomon Islands when his ship is fired upon by the Japanese navy. The PT 109 was split in half in the crash and sunk. Kennedy and his crew swam to an island and they were eventually rescued. Kennedy was credited with saving the crew. May of us read the book and/or saw the movie PT109 about this part of WWII - Pacific Theater historic event.
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