MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRONS

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MTB RON 26
Commissioned: 3,March 1943 - LT Robert Leeson USNR
Decommissioned: 3,December 1945 - LCDR Lester H. Gamble USN
PT Boats: Huckins 78' PT's 255-264
Assigned To: Hawaiian Sea Frontier
Postscript: The squadron saw no enemy action.

MTB RON 27
Commissioned: 23,July 1943 - CDR Clinton McKellar Jr.
Decommissioned: 19,October 1945 - LCDR Henry S. Taylor USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 356-361, 372-377
Assigned To: South and Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action at Treasury and Green, then transferred to the Southwest Pacific and had action in the Philippines and Borneo.

MTB RON 28
Commissioned: 30,August 1943 - LCDR G.A. Matteson Jr USNR
Decommissioned: 21,October 1945 - LT D.M. Craig USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 378-383, 546-551,
Assigned To: Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action at Treasury and Green, then transferred to the Southwest Pacific and had action in the Philippines.

MTB RON 29
Commissioned: 22,October 1943 - CDR S. Stephen Daunis
Decommissioned: 23,November 1944
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 552-563
Assigned To: Mediterranean
Postscript: The squadron was operating under the British Coastal Forces, and saw action along the northwest cost of Italy and southern coast of France.

MTB RON 30
Commissioned: 15,February 1944 - LCDR Robert L. Searless USNR
Decommissioned: 15,November 1945 - LCDR Lawrence F. Jones USNR
PT Boats: PT 450-461
Assigned To: English Channel
Postscript: The squadron had action in the English Channel area. In June of 1945 the squadron was shipped to the U.S. for refitting and transfer to the Pacific, but the war ended while still in New York.







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