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Picture of Hafenschutzeboote IL-08 in Bastia 1943
« am: 17 August 2007, 01:18:09 »
After about 12 years, I think I can finally identify this little craft. The picture is a copy of a photo found at the PT Museum in Memphis, TN in 1995. Last year I realized it is a modified Motoscafo Italian landing boat but the "JL-08" on the side made no sense.

However, "IL-08" is from the Livorno Hafenschutzflottille. Groener's V. 8 lists IL-08 but has no info on it. Can someone confirm that the first letter is indeed an "I?"

The passenger space is enclosed and a 2cm gun is on the bow. The enclosure looks a lot like a caboose from a train! The picture is from pictures connected with USN PT Squadron 15 and looks like it was left behind in Bastia, Corsica. I estimate the picture is from late 1943-early 1944.

I would love to see pictures of any other craft from The Hafenschutzflottille in Genoa, La Spezia, Livorno, Marsailles, or Toulon.

Dave G.
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