Dear Mr. Boswell,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck logs of the PT boats you are researching. However, according to our internal finding aids, we do not have any deck logs for these boats other than the one listed on Special List 44. We also could not locate a listing for squadron level deck logs for MTB Squadron 34.
Under normal circumstances, you would contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com and request that someone physically search the relevant boxes to confirm that the finding aids are accurate. However, NARA has recently closed the National Archives at College Park due to deteriorating local public health conditions, therefore the RDT2 staff are unable to physically access these records for the purpose of fulfilling non-emergency reference requests. Please monitor https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus for updates to NARA’s operating status in regards to the ongoing public health crises.
If the deck logs are not at the National Archives, then that means that they were most likely either lost or improperly disposed of by the US Navy prior to coming into National Archives custody. We are unaware of any repositories of World War II era deck logs that include US Navy deck logs not located at the National Archives.
We also located World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that contains war diaries and reports concerning the MTB RON 34’s activities during World War II, to include dates prior to August 1944. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. Please note that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order
Finally, we located Records Relating to Commander Task Force (CTF) 122-126, 1944 - 1945 in the Records of the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313). There may be additional records relating to CTF 125 and its superior and subordinate organizations. These records are not available online. For more information about these and other World War II related US Navy records, please email RDT2.
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We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!