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by W.J.Swain
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.

Yes, thats why no MACR. Supplied the family with some photos last night..
by W.J.Swain
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.

June 29, 1944: 89th sq A-20 crashed into the hills at the south shore of Lake Sentani immediately after take off on a mission to hit villages in the Sarmi area. Cause of carsh unknown but witnessed by multiple crew members on other planes. Both men killed instantly. Pilot- Lockwood, Lt George Q, Jr....
by W.J.Swain
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: COl (Ret) Ed SHook 8th Sq 3rd Attack Group
Replies: 0
Views: 3171

COl (Ret) Ed SHook 8th Sq 3rd Attack Group

Another WW2 friend has made his final flight west.. Col (Ret) Ed Shook was one of my first contacts with members of the 8th Sqdn. Ed went out of his way to supply me with so much info its impossible to list here. His kindness and generosity allowed me to meet and make friends with most of the surviv...
by W.J.Swain
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Father's A-20 serial number
Replies: 3
Views: 2072

Re: Father's A-20 serial number

Yogi..

Glad you are going to contact Hickey.. Any info would be deeply appreciated!.. In return, I do have a large collection of photos of the 3rd ( dad brought back over 400 pics) that I would share. Please drop me a pm and I'll give you my email address..

Bill
by W.J.Swain
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Father's A-20 serial number
Replies: 3
Views: 2072

Re: Father's A-20 serial number

Yogi..

Author Larry Hickey wants to contact you about your dads A-20

Larry Hickey
E-mail Address(es):
larry@irandpcorp.com

Bill
by W.J.Swain
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 42-5515 P61 - wreckage investigated?
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: 42-5515 P61 - wreckage investigated?

Hello Chris..

Have you been in contact with JPAC??? If not, here's their site: http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/

Someone there should be able to help. They are slow to respond...

Bill
by W.J.Swain
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: 3rd Attack Group Book
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

3rd Attack Group Book

Gents.. A couple of the vets from the 3rd Attack Group were trying to pick up original copies of their book that was published in Australia back in 1944. With Originals running well over a hundred bucks, they tried a different track. Below is a letter from my good friend Jack Heyn, photographer for ...
by W.J.Swain
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire
Replies: 7
Views: 3526

Re: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire

Leo went west Dec 24, 2010..

Bill
by W.J.Swain
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire
Replies: 7
Views: 3526

Re: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire

A pic from my good friend Jack Heyn. Leo is in the back row in the shorts..

Image
by W.J.Swain
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire
Replies: 7
Views: 3526

Re: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire

Pete Dunn's website has info of the crash on it. One of the guys who swam/walked for help, Leo McMann just went west in Dec.

http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld173.htm


Bill
by W.J.Swain
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: A-20, little isadore
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Re: A-20, little isadore

Tom.. Your Uncle served in the 89th Sqdn of the 3rd Attack Group, better known as the Grim Reapers. He was lost on a mission in the Ipo Dam area. He was last seen over the target area with one engine smoking badly. Evidentally, there was another pilot, 1/Lt Avril Foreman, flying "piggyback" (laying ...
by W.J.Swain
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Buzz Wagner
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Buzz Wagner

Probably not the correct forum, but here it is.. Recent article in our hometown paper... Published: April 12, 2009 10:25 am Researcher’s work shines the spotlight on World War II hero 'Buzz' Wagner By DEANN HADIX-CARDARELLA For The Tribune-Democrat B.D.W. The initials are inscribed on a 1934 Nanty G...
by W.J.Swain
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-25 SN# 41-12907
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Re: B-25 SN# 41-12907

Hello.. Not sure how accurate this is, but this is what I have on this a/c: 405thSqdsn 38th BG. B-25C 41-12907 The HAPPY LEGEND, previously named "SCAT". A/C was declared lost on a mission to Buna on 5 Dec 42' when it failed to return. Found in the Kokoda Pass area by Australian's in Feb, 43'. One c...
by W.J.Swain
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: 3rd Attack Group Final Reunion
Replies: 0
Views: 2717

3rd Attack Group Final Reunion

3rd Attack Group Final Reunion Sponsored by the 89th Attack Squadron Austin, Texas, USA 23 - 27 April 2008 Contact:- Bill Robinson, 4302 Horseshoe Dr.,Needville, TX 77461 Ph. +1-281-342-0599 wdrobinson55@airmail.net
by W.J.Swain
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Jock Henebry, CO 3rd Attack Group
Replies: 0
Views: 2699

Jock Henebry, CO 3rd Attack Group

John Philip (Jock) Henebry Major General John P. Henebry, World War II Hero Dies at 89 Major General John Philip (Jock) Henebry, USAF Retired, a veteran and hero of both World War II and the Korean War, flew 219 successful combat missions, was Commander of the Third Attack Group, orchestrated the Ko...