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by Daniel Leahy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 11013

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

MACR # 16433 states the aircraft in question was P-400 AP267.
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Missing - C-47A Serial Number A65-56 Tail Number VH-CIJ
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Re: Missing - C-47A Serial A65-56 Tail Number VH-CIJ

Hi Paul, The Pacific Wrecks profile for this aircraft has been updated since your original post, and now includes the following information: Wreckage During late 2011, Rod Pearce of MV Barbarian II with Norwegian diver Kasper Sommer and Danish diver Roy Torgerson found aircraft wreckage believed to ...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Mitchell A/craft A47-8 shot down 4/11/1944 Atapupu, Timor
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Re: Mitchell A/craft A47-8 shot down 4/11/1944 Atapupu, Timo

Hi Tom, I wish you luck on your trip! The RAAF Casualty Database profile for A47-8 can be found at the URL below - I'm hoping to add details of the loss ASAP: http://www.raafdb.com/view_aircraft.asp?id=708 Feel free to Contact Me through the site , and I'd be happy to add any information etc you'd l...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Listen Here Tojo
Replies: 3
Views: 2499

Re: Listen Here Tojo

For those who may not be aware, the Pacific Wrecks profile for B-17F 41-24552 "Listen Here, Tojo!" can be found at the URL below:

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b ... 24552.html
by Daniel Leahy
Thu May 16, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett
Replies: 3
Views: 3415

Re: Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett

This book can be downloaded as a PDF at the URL below:

http://airpower.airforce.gov.au/Publica ... Trace.aspx

I read it while in Darwin last year (when I got to see the remains of Wackett's Beaufighter) - Quite a good book!
by Daniel Leahy
Thu May 16, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: ¿Anyone knows Pacific Fighters PC game?
Replies: 1
Views: 2566

Re: ¿Anyone knows Pacific Fighters PC game?

Hi there,

Welcome to the forum!

I used to play Pacific Fighters, and worked on quite a few aircraft textures some years back. I've been meaning to get back into it, but just haven't had the time.

Feel free to drop me a line if you want to chat about PF.

Cheers,

Daniel
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 23973

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Just joined the forum. First of all, welcome to the forum. Storm over Kokoda by Peter Ewer - another good book covering the aerial campaign in New Guinea, drawn mostly from the anecdotes of Australian and Japanese aircrew. Covers a smaller timeframe and area. I've had this book for a while, but hav...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost Returns to Pearl Harbor
Replies: 2
Views: 37100

Swamp Ghost Returns to Pearl Harbor

Hi All, The following appeared on the Star Advertiser News website on April 10. WWII bomber returns to Hawaii By Star-Advertiser & news reports POSTED: 09:17 a.m. HST, Apr 10, 2013 LAST UPDATED: 01:29 a.m. HST, Apr 11, 2013 A famous World War II B-17 bomber arrived Wednesday at the Pacific Aviation ...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Re: Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944

Hi John, Sorry, I didn't see this post earlier (I haven't checked the forum in a while). How did the search go? The Pacific Wrecks page for this aircraft can be found HERE , and a profile for your uncle can be found at the RAAF Casualty Database HERE . I'd be very interested in hearing from you - pl...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: P38 Lightning Crash Biboorah Qld Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

Re: P38 Lightning Crash Biboorah Qld Australia

I'm yet to find a photo of Duke, though this might be of interest... Missing Aircrew Report #15853 seems to deal with this case - it is available at Fold3, HERE . Duke was serving with the 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group at the time of his death. The MACR lists the following: "Pilot was ...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24D 41-23762
Replies: 4
Views: 2403

Re: B-24D 41-23762

Hi Bob,

I'll see if we can get this updated ASAP.

Sounds like a very interesting project - Would love to hear more about it. Keep us posted!

Cheers,

Daniel
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 43 Squadron RAAF Info
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: 43 Squadron RAAF Info

Hi there, Sounds very interesting... Almost certain TROVE would have nothing. Theses documents - if they still exist - would probably either be held by NAA or AWM, though only a basic reference may appear online. I'm assuming you've already checked the squadron ORB (diary) which should be available ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Warrant Officer George, RAAF B-17 Co-Pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 3550

Re: Warrant Officer George, RAAF B-17 Co-Pilot

The WWII Nominal Roll only shows one "S S GEORGE" though he served in the Australian Army, not the RAAF. I have four RAAF members with the surname of "George" being killed during the Second World War - these are as follows:- FSGT GEORGE, CHARLES LESLIE - 467 Squadron (ETO) FLGOFF GEORGE, LLOYD - (ET...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images
Replies: 2
Views: 2891

Re: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Hi Mark, I've just done a quick search of US Air Force Photos on the Fold3 website for the word "Rabaul" and it returns 180 results - some of these are just ground shots where the caption mentions "Rabaul", others are aerial shots, and others are of the 'top down' kind - such as this one of Rabaul t...