In the Solomon Islands, Kennedy is also remembered - the small island where he and his men initially swam to is now called Kennedy island and a shrine, created by Kumana, now stands as a memorial to the president he once rescued.
Similarly, you may ask, how did JFK save his crew?
Exhausted, Kennedy had to be helped up the beach by the man he had towed. He collapsed and waited for the rest of the crew. Alarmed by a Japanese barge that passed close by, Kennedy decided to swim down into Ferguson Passage, through which the American PT boats passed when they were operating in Blackett Strait.
Likewise, where is the famous Kennedy coconut now?
Everyone wanted to hear about the time he saved the life of John F. Kennedy. On Thursday, the story was remembered — coconut and all — as Liebenow, who died last year at age 97, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
What happened to the crew of PT 109?
Spilled fuel ignited on the water, causing crews of the other PT boats to assume there had been no survivors. Two crew members were never seen again, but 11 who survived, all wearing life vests, managed to board what was left of PT-109. One had been badly burned and couldn't swim.
Did JFK see the movie PT 109?
PT 109 is a 1963 American Technicolor biographical war film, filmed in Panavision, which depicts the actions of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as an officer of the United States Navy in command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 in the Pacific theater of World War II.
PT 109 (film)
|PT 109 |
|Box office ||est. $3.5 million |