MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRONS

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MTB RON 31
Commissioned: 5,April 1944 - LT John M. Searles USNR
Decommissioned: 17,December 1945 - LCDR Frank B. Gass USNR
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 453-455, 462-473
Assigned To: Pacific Fleet
Postscript: The squadron saw action in the Solomons, Marianas, Okinawa

MTB RON 32
Commissioned: 10,June 1944 - LCDR Robert C. Wark USNR
Decommissioned: 18,December 1945 - LT James E. Coleman USNR
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 474-485
Assigned To: Pacific Fleet
Postscript: The squadron saw action in the Solomons.

MTB RON 33
Commissioned: 2,December 1943 - LT A. Murray Preston USNR
Decommissioned: 24,October 1945 - LCDR Edwin A. DuBose USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 137,138,488-497
Assigned To: Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action in the New Guinea, Halmaheras and Philippine waters.

MTB RON 34
Commissioned: 31,December 1943 - LT Allen H. Harris USNR
Decommissioned: 9,March 1945 - LT Herbert J. Sherertz USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 498-509
Assigned To: English Channel
Postscript: Action in English Channel area June 1944 to October 1944 prepare boats for shipment to USSR.

MTB RON 35
Commissioned: 15,February 1944 - LCDR Richard Davis Jr.
Decommissioned: 10,April 1945 - LCDR Arthur N Barnes USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 510-521
Assigned To: English Channel
Postscript: Action in English Channel area June 1944 to October 1944 prepare boats for shipment to USSR.




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