October 1, 2014
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PT Boats were used by the U.S. Navy in World War II. They were designed by a British engineer, Hubert Scott-Paine, to be lighter armed and to depend exclusively on speed for defense.

Did you know that the "PT" in PT Boats stands for plywood torpedo?

The VETERANS
Interactive Trunk for William Kimbrough "W.K." Manning
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Name: Manning, William Kimbrough
Year of Birth: 1926
Current Residence: Conway, AR
County: Faulkner County
War Time Duty (MOS): Combat Automatic Rifleman/Private 1st Class
Branch of Service: US Marine Corps
Theater of Operation: Pacific
Division: 3rd Marine Division
Regiment: 1st Marine Battalion, Company C
Major Engagements: Guam, Bonin Islands, Surrender
Biography: Mr. Manning stood watch over Japanese prisoners and their General Tachibana who would later be tried for the war crime 'Crimes against Humanity' for cannibalism. Fifty years later, he discovered the fate of those prisoners while watching a television interview with former President George H. W. Bush.



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