PT-109 was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career.

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  • PT-109 was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. The incident may have also contributed to Kennedy's long-term back problems. After he became president, the incident became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring a song, books, movies, various television series, collectible objects, scale model replicas, and toys. Interest was revived in May 2002, with the discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard. PT-109 earned two battle stars during World War II operations. (en)
  • La PT-109 fue una lancha torpedera (Patrol Torpedo boat) de la Armada de los Estados Unidos. Su último comandante fue el teniente John F. Kennedy (quien luego sería Presidente de los Estados Unidos) en el Océano Pacífico durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. (es)
  • La PT-109 fu una motosilurante da pattugliamento del tipo Elco, comandata per l'ultima volta dal sottotenente di vascello John F. Kennedy (futuro presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America) nel teatro del Pacifico della seconda guerra mondiale. Il comportamento del giovane John F. Kennedy, che portò al salvataggio dei sopravvissuti del suo equipaggio dopo l'affondamento per speronamento della sua motosilurante da parte di un cacciatorpediniere giapponese, ne fece un eroe di guerra, contribuendo positivamente alla sua carriera politica. Nel maggio del 2002 una spedizione della National Geographic ha trovato ciò che si crede essere il relitto del PT-109 al largo delle Isole Salomone. (it)
  • PT-109 foi um barco torpedeiro da Marinha dos Estados Unidos. (pt)
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  • LTJG Kennedy on PT-109 in 1943. For other photos see
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  • La PT-109 fue una lancha torpedera (Patrol Torpedo boat) de la Armada de los Estados Unidos. Su último comandante fue el teniente John F. Kennedy (quien luego sería Presidente de los Estados Unidos) en el Océano Pacífico durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. (es)
  • PT-109 foi um barco torpedeiro da Marinha dos Estados Unidos. (pt)
  • PT-109 was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. (en)
  • La PT-109 fu una motosilurante da pattugliamento del tipo Elco, comandata per l'ultima volta dal sottotenente di vascello John F. Kennedy (futuro presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America) nel teatro del Pacifico della seconda guerra mondiale. Il comportamento del giovane John F. Kennedy, che portò al salvataggio dei sopravvissuti del suo equipaggio dopo l'affondamento per speronamento della sua motosilurante da parte di un cacciatorpediniere giapponese, ne fece un eroe di guerra, contribuendo positivamente alla sua carriera politica. (it)
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  • PT-109 (pt)
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