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Wartime Higgins boat to be restored

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Hi!

    How about the Higgins boat outside the museum at Utah Beach, is it still there and in the same bad shape as before?

    Mats
     

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