Motor Torpedo Boat

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Collection Motor Torpedo Boat
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of a Motor Torpedo Boat.
Year Range from 1944
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Image of a Motor Torpedo Boat, or PT Boat, running on the Hudson River by New York City.
A house-to-house campaign by the Oshkosh War Bond Drive Corps sold over a half-million dollars of War Bonds to people in Oshkosh during the 6th War Loan Drive in December 1944. Richard and Ella White led the campaign in Oshkosh. 3,577 subscriptions were received totalling $748,000, more than enough money to sponsor the cost of building a Motor Torpedo Boat.
Object ID P2003.66.6
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place New York, NY
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War II
War work
Boat & ship industry
War bonds & funds
Torpedo boats
Title Motor Torpedo Boat
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