Copyright Date: 1997
In Vitiaz Strait"
Cover Art: Hell
fought in all theaters of Naval Combat Operations during WWII
- but perhaps nowhere were they more suited to the environment
than in the island-studded tropical SW Pacific. On December
27, 1943, PT-190 and PT-191 were attacked by fighter and dive-bomber
elements as they made their way back to their base at Dreger
Harbor, on New Guinea. The Imperial Japanese navy, totaling
approximately 28 aircraft, surprised the PT's as they were
crossing the open stretch of water between New Britain and
New Guinea known as the Vitiaz Strait.