Posted by: SJS | July 4, 2014

Happy July 4th! Some PT humor

PT cartoon

Best wishes to all for a happy and safe July 4th. It’s always great when Independence Day falls on a Friday or a Monday. So enjoy the long weekend.

In terms of humor and not-taking-themselves-too-seriously, PT sailors had to be among the best during WWII. Serving on such vulnerable boats on the front lines during some harrowing days in the Mediterranean and the South Pacific as well as the Aleutian Islands, the PT crews became adept at gallows humor.

Their well developed sense of irony is on full display in this cartoon. Maintaining a health sense of humor as well as a keen respect for the absurdities of war were important factors in their survival and effectiveness.

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