Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Aug 7, 2008.
Channel 4 - News - Rare wartime boat to be restored
I am surprised that even those few remain! Since they were wooden, most were stripped of their engines and such and simply set alight and burned in place. I saw a photo of hundreds of them being burned in the PTO after the war was over, and "Operation Downfall" was cancelled.
A number were saved since they were used in the Korean "Police action", but far too many went into the sky as smoke.
The other 3 (in the states) are in a parking lot of a restoration shop in Dillsburg, Pa. Just down the road from me, along with the Tiger/T-34 currently being refitted with a new engine as i mentioned in another thread.
How about the Higgins boat outside the museum at Utah Beach, is it still there and in the same bad shape as before?