Nov 27, 2013

Home of the real Sand Pebbles

Just clearing my desktop here. For some reason or another I once thought some readers might be interested in what is said to have been McKenna's real-life inspiration for the San Pablo.

Oh, to have been a China sailor before the Japs, before Mao, before Chaing.

ETA: USS Villalobos PG42. (PG=patrol gunboat)


armedlaughing said...

Images of Steve McQueen dancing in my head!

...with a BAR!


Unknown said...

Thanks for the ID - I was wondering.