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by Dan King
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 59
Views: 30250

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

It is an honor to be part of this community of people dedicated to preserving our WWII heritage. My late father, Marvin King, was a right scanner on a B-29 with the 371st Bomber Squadron (307th Bomber Group) flying out of Kadena, Okinawa. His aircraft was shot down by Russian-piloted MIG-15s on Apri...
by Dan King
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Admiral Yamamotos plane wreck
Replies: 3
Views: 4098

Re: Admiral Yamamotos plane wreck

Anyone up for visiting Yamamoto's wreck on Bougainville?
by Dan King
Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Guadalcanal trip
Replies: 10
Views: 8283

Guadalcanal

Thanks for all the information, Don. I can't wait to hear about your trip to Guadalcanal.

I'm going to Peleliu, Yap and Truk in the late summer.

Does anyone have any feedback regarding Yap or Truk?

Dk
by Dan King
Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Guadalcanal trip
Replies: 10
Views: 8283

Canal

Good luck in trying to get stuff off the island! They can be strict. I tried to get a spent .50 cal shell casing off the island, in '02, and it was taken away from me during luggage inspection. I did manage to get a few other things squirreled away, go figure. There are local villagers who will offe...
by Dan King
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73070

Recovery

Does anyone know why there isn't the same fervor to recover vehicles such as tanks, trucks etc..? There is intense interest in recovering all aircraft regardless if they contain human remains or not. Yet there seem to be a lot of tracked vehicles rusting into the ground witih no one clamouring after...
by Dan King
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Yap trip
Replies: 1
Views: 3034

Yap trip

Can anyone make recommendations on where to stay on Yap?
How about a good dive guide / tour guide? Anything to be aware of? Cautionary tales?
by Dan King
Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Haunted Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 9044

Grandfather's plane

Hi Macca, I have had similar things happen which made me beleive something or someone was guiding me. Obscure information falls into my lap, or people call me out of the blue with related facts. I'm not overly religious but feel there is a spiritual realm out there we can't see (or chose to ignore)....
by Dan King
Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: MIA over Chichi jima 1943-1945
Replies: 9
Views: 6462

MIA over CHICHI JIMA 1943-1945

author109,
What kind of information should I get from the wrecked plane to help identify exactly whose plane it was?
by Dan King
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: MIA over Chichi jima 1943-1945
Replies: 9
Views: 6462

MIA over Chichi jima 1943-1945

Thank you for your research. The tail was kind of crunched, so maybe it wasn't a checkered pattern, but it was definately a black & yellow design.
I want to return to the site and get serial numbers etc..to do some serious research and hopefully let his family / relatives know what happened to him.
by Dan King
Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73070

B-17

Amen, Daniel !
by Dan King
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: MIA over Chichi jima 1943-1945
Replies: 9
Views: 6462

Chichi jima MIA's

Author 109,
Do you know if any of the KIA or MIA US pilots flew Mustangs with yellow & black checkered tails?
by Dan King
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73070

Greenpeace?!

DaveM suggested people who want wrecks left alone should join greenpeace? Wouldn't someone from Greenpeace want the naughty, dirty, wrecked planes OUT of the jungle where their rotting hulks will pollute the environment? Does DavM even know what Greenpeace is or does? Maybe he meant to say "Green pe...
by Dan King
Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73070

B-17

"Airplanes grow in the jungle"? Sarcasm doesn't help. If someone has a different opinion then they are to be held in contempt? There is the wreckage of a cashed BETTY at the Chino Air Museum that is held in a state of conservation. It has been placed in a mock swamp with fake palm trees etc.. It sho...
by Dan King
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Torpedo found in New Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Torpedo

Very neat story! Not that rare to find supplies secured away from the shore. They find this kind of stuff in Okinawa all the time in the hills.

Still, a great story.
by Dan King
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73070

B-17

There are a dozen B-17s around in the States. I took a flight on one last year out of the Chino Air Museum. However, I don't beleive PNG has many B-17s laying around, does it? The $100,000 the Govt. got for selling the plane might seem big at the time, but the loss in tourism over the years will be ...