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by whitesharkseeker
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Munda - The Dog Tag
Replies: 6
Views: 4141

Re: Munda - The Dog Tag

Incredible story! Can you follow-up with the veteran's story, unit, experiences, etc?

Thanks for the good post, Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 2941

Re: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG

Rediculous. A corpse in that climate would disintegrate in a matter of days. I've found many skeletons in caves from WWII and no clothing has ever survived the harsh climates. Hoax, nothing more.

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: New Guy In Saipan
Replies: 27
Views: 13922

Re: Consolidated PB2Y Coronado

Ron: According to the Lonley Planet travel book for Saipan, they state that just off of Managaha Island there is a PB2Y Coronado in relatively shallow water. Apparently the PB2Y was at anchor when some Japanese, who were hiding on the island, swam out to the aircraft and placed some explosive charg...
by whitesharkseeker
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: New Guy In Saipan
Replies: 27
Views: 13922

Re: New Guy In Saipan

I have that info but need to find it. In a nutshell, B-29 crashed into the mountain in 1945 after a mission over Japan. There were no survivors.

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Palau Group of Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: Palau Group of Islands

Not Palau!!!!! That's Ponape. Pics probably courtesy of Peter Flahavin.

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Sat May 10, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Replies: 3
Views: 4284

Re: Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

Is this event mentioned in Boyington's book? Find it hard to believe...

-eric
by whitesharkseeker
Sat May 10, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: E14Y1 'Glen' wrecks identified at Kwajalein Atoll...
Replies: 1
Views: 1828

Re: E14Y1 'Glen' wrecks identified at Kwajalein Atoll...

Need a password to see photos. Are you going to publish a book?

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Thu May 01, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 16877

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Joe, Just visited the archives...they are in College Park, MD--not Quantico. That will be the key for you since they store all the official action reports, war diaries, journals, rosters, muster rolls, etc. An amazing place! They also store the naval records and ships' logs/diaries, etc. Very overwh...
by whitesharkseeker
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Gauging interest in a complete Google Earth airfield tour...
Replies: 9
Views: 7291

Re: Gauging interest in a complete Google Earth airfield tou

I have been compiling, for some time now, a complete Google Earth tour of all the airfields of the Solomons, New Guinea, and the Philippines areas. I have used the text from the pacific wrecks website, and it will be arranged to play in a roughly chronologic order. Would anyone be interested in thi...
by whitesharkseeker
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Searching for family of Button Samuel, 415 Med Co
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

I call BS on this...my feeling is this guy is trying to swindle cash and, if he indeed has the dogtag of a "Samual", to just send it to you so you can research the family. Red flag on this....just my opinion.

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Re:Japanese Type 94 75mm Mountain Gun
Replies: 5
Views: 4212

Rod,

Sounds like a Japanese Type 92 70mm howitzer, commonly called the battalion gun.

Like to see pictures.

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Massacre of U.S. Pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 3963

I think the Airforce component involved in the attack were mainly support personnel of the 7th Airwing Command but need to review my material (packed away) to be sure. All were sleeping in tents that fateful morning....

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Massacre of U.S. Pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 3963

As a follow up. The ambush by the Japanese happened on March 26th, 1945 around 0500 and was conducted by some 250 infiltrators. They hit the western side of airfield #2 being guarded by the 5th Pioneer Battalion. Many of those Marines, however, didn't have ammo for their rifles since they turned the...
by whitesharkseeker
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Massacre of U.S. Pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 3963

Iwo Jima, near end of battle.

-Eric
by whitesharkseeker
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 16877

Joe, I'm not sure if it is possible to research online or not. The Marine Archives have records, some on mico film, including unit rosters, official action and after-action reports and war diaries. I'm planning a trip to Quantico and the Archives soon so may be able to check into this for you. Right...