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U.S. Crash Boats


While there is a lot of information available on crash boats, it is far from complete, sources conflict, and it is widely dispersed. Below is a list of people and organizations that have provided, directly or indirectly, most of the information I have presented here. The following books have been used as reference, and the following organizations and individuals have assisted in the compilation of this material.  Any omission is unintentional and is regretted.
PUBLICATIONS (Title and Author)
        Apollo's Warriors                                                                                    Michael E. Haas
        Air-Sea Rescue 1941-1952                                                                    Frank Ransom
        Boats of the United States Navy 1960                                                   Floating Drydock
        Crash Boats (Vols. 1 & 2)                                                                      Dave Linley & Terry Holham
        Crash Boat – Rescue & Peril in the Pacific During WWII                      Earl Mc Candlish
        History of RAAF Marine Craft                                                                L. Jubb
        History of RAF Marine Craft 1918-1986                                                G. Pilborough
        In The Devil’s Shadow                                                                          Michael E. Haas
        Lord Stand By Me                                                                                 Don R. Slessler, CWO4
        Pacific Motor Boat – April, 1944                                                           Sue Hitchman
        Pacific Motor Boat – June, 1944                                                           Robert Clark
        PT Boat Squadron                                                                                Angus Konstam
        PT Boats at War                                                                                   Norman Polmar
        Sea-Borne Deception                                                                           John Dwyer
        Serve to Save (SAAF Crash Boats)                                                      Guy Ellis
        The Army Air Forces in WWII,
        Services Around the World                                                                   Lester Adams
        The United State Mosquito Fleet                                                          Bob Ferrell
        The War at Sea                                                                                    Roskill
        U.S. Small Combatants                                                                        N. Friedman
        U.S. Army Ships & Watercraft of WWII                                                D. Grover
        U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of WWII                                           Scheina
10th ERBS website 
Michigan Maritime Museum
AAF Crash Boat History       
National Archives & Records Admin.
Army Air Forces Collection.com                        
Naval Base Parera             
AVR Society   
PT Boat World
 Fort Miami Historical Society, Mich                                   
Haggin Museum 
Hall-Scott Motor Co
Truman Library 
Trumpy & Sons
Herreshoff Marine Museum                                             
Huckins Yacht Corp.
Joiner Library – E. Carolina University   
U.S. Army History & Edu. Center
Joe McCuskers Air Force Base
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Louisiana Digital Library
Mariners Museum               
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Miami Heritage Society, Michigan        
U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Miami  Shipbuilding Corporation
USAF/AAF Crash-Rescue Boat Assn
Glenn Anderson
Randy Cunningham
Jim Jarvis M. Saggerson
 Richard Best John Drain  George Jepson Jr  J. Schmidt Jr.
Greg Bishop
Stuart Eddy
Guy Ellis
Bill Maloney  R. Schneider
Scott Bennedict  D. Ford   Wayne Mellesmoen Edwin Scott 
G. Blackman 
Bob Frankovich
Bruce Miley 
Harold Monsen
Milton Seagraves
George Shaw
Dale Booth
David Fricker  D. Morgenstern Phil Simons
Robert Boyden Salle Gilcrease Henry Morris
Donald Smith
Hank Snow
Kurt Brinkman
Don Brooks
 Clarke Green  R. Osborne  P. Tomlinson
Jean Buhler E. Griesel Michael Ottiger D. "Bud" Tretter 
Larry Caldwell Jay Groff Henry Payne  Leo VanGinderen
Ray Carr  Robert Hoffer  D. Price L. Vosloo 
T. Carroll     Ken Hunter Louis Risolio 
Daniel Walker
G. Chambers F. Heuer Tony Rive  Ed Wood
Bill Clingempeel  A. Jacks  Al Ross J. Zimmerman