MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRONS

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MTB RON 21
Commissioned: 8,April 1943 - LCDR Selman S. Bowling
Decommissioned: 10,November 1945 - LT Harry R. Hunt USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 128,131,132,320-31
Assigned To: Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action in the New Guinea, Admiralties and Philippine waters. Squadron 21 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for action in the New Guinea area from Oct 1943 to March 1944.

MTB RON 22
Commissioned: 10,November 1943 - LCDR Richard J. Dressling
Decommissioned: 15,November 1945 - LCDR Richard J. Dressling
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 302-313
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. In April 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.

MTB RON 23
Commissioned: 28,June 1943 - LCDR Ronald K. Irving
Decommissioned: 26,November 1945 - LT Donald F. Galloway USNR
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 241-44, 277-288
Assigned To: South and Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action at Bougainville and Green, then action in the Philippines.

MTB RON 24
Commissioned: 10,May 1943 - LCDR N. Bert Davis
Decommissioned: 6,November 1945 - LT Joseph K. Roberts USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 106, 332-343
Assigned To: Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action in the New Guinea and Philippine waters.

MTB RON 25
Commissioned: 17,June 1943 - LT Daniel S. Baughman Jr. USN
Decommissioned: 9,November 1945 LT Frederick A. Stevens Jr. USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 115, 134, 344-355
Assigned To: Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action in the New Guinea, New Britain, Halmaheras and Philippine waters.




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