The book, “PT 105” written by the author Dick Keresey illustrates how beneficial the Pt boats were during the Second World War. Although the PT boats are described as susceptible and small, Dick implies that they were of vital use during the world war. Moreover crafts used by the marine soldiers were fast on deep water surface. This made it possible for the marine soldiers to sail for long distances. Dick Keresey the author of the book explains the manner in which the PT boats were of significant in the world war. Since the PT boats were small in size, it was extremely difficult for enemies to see the boats approaching. For this reason, the marine army easily attacked the enemies and rescued the captives (Keresey 97).
According to Dick Keresey, the PT boats gave new ideas to the United States soldiers because of the unique contribution to the fighting skills of the soldiers (Keresey 102). Boats had never been used before in fighting and attacking of enemies. For this reason, the PT boats were particularly used to assault the opponent. Since the enemies, Japanese soldiers had no expectation of the tough little fighters, TP boats; it made it easy for the marine soldiers to attack from the blind side. However, Dick Keresey the author of the book and also captain of the PT 105 suggest that the famous incident of the World War II is usually discussed inaccurately (Keresey 63). This is for the key reason that most of the authors describe the PT boats as ineffective and unreliable.
Dick suggest that the PT boats are usually mistaken to have been ineffective in the second world war basing on the fact that Kennedy F. John also a captain of PT 109 boat crashed and suck. Through a keen study of the book, the author, Dick Keresey vividly explains the key reason that caused the collapse of the PT 109 boat. He explains that the boat was shot more than twenty times thus making the captain, Kennedy F. John to lose control hence crashing and eventually sinking into the pacific ocean (Keresey 155).
The book contains various different pictures that represent the actual layout of the PT 105 boat. Although the boat has an extremely unstable bottom, the boat would float and cover fifty knots. This made the PT 105 a rescue boat that assisted to save almost all the people who had been captured by the Japanese. Dick Keresey also uses diverse pictures of the actual scene to assist the reader to draw the true picture happenings. Dick Keresey served as captains for the PT 105 boat in the Second World War. He was also an offier in New Georgia, Guadalcanal, Choiseul Island and Bougainvillie campaigns. He is also remembered to have established torpedo boat tactics and taught other marine soldiers after retiring from combat services (Keresey 144).
Through the different chapters of the book, the author, Dick Keresey describes the different experiences that he faces while sailing on the PT boat. The experiences Dick Keresey faced are still fresh in his memory hence capable of clearly giving true evidence of the happenings that took place. Dick Keresey in his story recalls the liberating coast watchers, dodging the deadly bombers and engaging in ferocious gun battles with Japanese army (Keresey 168). He later describes an incident that Kennedy saved him when he was almost drowning. He also describes how difficult it was to rescue the Japanese sailors through the use of the PT 105 boat.
Keresey, Dick . PT 105. New York: Naval Institute Press, 2003. Print