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The Bambi

a novel by T. Garth Connely

A man is going through his late father's estate and finds a unpublished memoir on his father's computer. The man prints some of the document and reads it. He discovers a lot about his father which he never knew and realizes that his father led a honorable life and had an undying love for his mother. THE BAMBI is the story of an young and dashing naval officer named Tom Clarke. It follows his life from his experiences at a northeastern prep school in the mid-1930s to his experiences at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from the mid-1930s to the late-1930s and his experiences in the southwest Pacific during World War II as the skipper of a PT boat.

"Liked the characters and the role in the novel.  You showed great thought in the presentation on the book in regards to the letters and the things happening to them.  Wow!!!  Maybe you should think about a follow-on book about early PT's in the war similar to "They were expendable"."
From: Tom Blouch

New Book by Tim Connelly:

Sub Busters: The USCG's 83-foot Cutters in World War II

Read review and learn more about this new book -CLICK HERE

New articles for download:

Into the Dark Water:
The Story of Three Officers and PT-109

by John J. Domagalski, published by Casemate Publishers
Review by T. Garth Connelly

The Merit 1:48 scale Late War 80 ft. Elco PT Boat

T. Garth Connelly

U.S.Navy  PBR 31 Mk.II Patrol Boat River  "Pibber"

by Joe Caputo, IPMS/Ocala

Building an USCG 83-foot "Sub Buster"

by T. Garth Connelly and Christian Sheppard-Capurro
with Model built by Christian Sheppard-Capurro
Photos by Christian Sheppard-Capurro

Read Garth's review of the book by Allan L. Lawrence, Jr.
Deadly PT Boat Patrols, A History: Task Group 50.1 New Guinea 1942-43

Read testimonials from visitors & readers.

Just in case anyone is interested
in knowing;

02/21/2013 - Revell PT Boat Kits in Plastic, A Review

Is now available from AMAZON.COM

T. "Tim" Garth Connelly

Book Cover
Italeri book cover

from T. Garth Connelly
Building, Detailing, and Converting the 1:35 scale Italeri PT-596

More information here

For those of you who would like to purchase copies of my out of print books, I think a supply of my Vosper MTBs In Action  and other books may be available. MORE INFO

PT-68 "somewhere" in the South Pacific during WW II


Mark 7 Torpedo Director, description and instructions.
Provided by the National Archives via Mr. Harry S. Lockhart, Jr.

Converting the 1:72 Airfix RAF Air-Sea-Rescue-Launch
into a Royal Navy MGB

PT Consulting was founded to allow me to aid fellow authors, historians and scale modelers as we preserve our heritage and our history.

Through this web site I will endeavor to provide up-to-date research on things like camouflage schemes and armament packages and the like. See special note from Garth

Also, I will provide information on where to purchase matched paints and after-market accessories for your models to give you the best and most authentic look possible.

Please look around...and feel free to send me your thoughts and comments on how I can continue to improve this web site.

Squadron 13 in Alaska
Boats of Squadron 13 in Alaska tied up with a seaplane

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