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by joad
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Edwin John Turk KIA December 25, 1943 - Beaufort Navigator
Replies: 2
Views: 8498

Edwin John Turk KIA December 25, 1943 - Beaufort Navigator

Hi I have the service record of Edwin John Turk held at the Australian National Archives. Does anyone have any information further information on him or his crew or the loss of their Beaufort? A link to a picture at the AWM is here: http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=106613...
by joad
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Wewak
Replies: 6
Views: 6022

Re: Wewak

hhhmmm, windjammer is pretty much just a low class dump now. the house wind on the beach has been washed out to sea etc etc
by joad
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: RAAF Hudson crew did report sighting IJN August 8, 1942
Replies: 0
Views: 1914

RAAF Hudson crew did report sighting IJN August 8, 1942

Hello This link below revisits the controversy around what happened in the lead up to the Battle of Savo Island. The US Navy has now moved to exonerate the RAAF Hudson crew from the slur that they drank cups of tea at Milne Bay before reporting the Japanese forces sailing towards Guadalcanal. http:/...
by joad
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: US P39 Aircobra recovery on Guadalcanal
Replies: 1
Views: 2426

Re: US P39 Aircobra recovery on Guadalcanal

sorry fellows - the aeroplane is actually a P38 Lightning. On Wednesday the Guadalcanal Premier fired off a pretty ill-informed statement on SIBC. The aeroplane was is not being removed, it was found last year by a fellow making a vegetable garden. Noo fees were paid to the national government. link...
by joad
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: US P39 Aircobra recovery on Guadalcanal
Replies: 1
Views: 2426

US P39 Aircobra recovery on Guadalcanal

JPAC have been in Honiara for the last few weeks. They have been quite busy and this news story appeared in yesterday's Solomon Star. The aeroplane and pilot have been recovered within the Honiara town boundary, I am sorry I don't know the hill number. But for anyone who knows it is about 1/2 way be...
by joad
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Info on Australian 23rd Anti-aircraft battery in Moresby
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Re: Info on Australian 23rd Anti-aircraft battery in Moresby

Hi There
Do you mean 2nd 3rd Light anti-aircraft regiment? http://www.antiaircraft.org.au/
Either way that link could help
by joad
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greetings from Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Re: Greetings from Germany

try here http://www.network54.com/Forum/594514/ This page is a joint effort by Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II and The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942. The purpose of this forum is to discuss and research the Pacific War. Topics about KNIL and Allied (armored) vehicles can also ...
by joad
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Aircraft Showcase - Pacific Theatre: Temora Aviation Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 4586

Re: Aircraft Showcase - Pacific Theatre: Temora Aviation Mus

Is there a Beaufort being re-built in Australia? Would parts of the aeroplane be some of those taken from the Tadji airstrip in Aitape? There were many of these wrecks in the bush along side the airstrip. I lived there for 2 years and recall a group of Australians cutting bits off them sometime arou...
by joad
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Coastwatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

Re: New Book on Coastwatchers

Hi Andy I see from a previous post you have purchased the book, what did you think? Did you pick up on the errors? Like the mention of a coastwatcher reporting a formation of "B-52" bombers..... This mistake was repeated twice, once in what was supposed to be a verbatim radio transcript of the coast...
by joad
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Coastwatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

Re: New Book on Coastwatchers

this book is not worth reading. it is a potted history taken from other books and a few interviews. There is sloppy editing and factual errors, e.g. a catalina is not a four engined aircraft and the evacuation of coastwatchers from New ireland was not done by PT boat etc etc and more. There is a lca...
by joad
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Push to recognise Japan WWII soldiers in Darwin
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

Push to recognise Japan WWII soldiers in Darwin

what do people think about this... Push to recognise Japan WWII soldiers in Darwin The head of the Northern Territory's war museum is backing a push to have Japanese soldiers officially remembered in the commemorations of the World War II bombing of Darwin. At least 242 people died in Japanese raids...
by joad
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Major Martin Clemens USMC - RIP -
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Re: Major Martin Clemens USMC - RIP -

gee there are a few errors in the above. Not to diminish Martin Clemens in any way at all Clemens was not a District Commissioner - He was a Cadet Patrol Officer. The District Commissioner_ Marchant - stayed in office and moved to Auki When war came to the Solomon Islands he was seconded to the Brit...
by joad
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Ralph Sooter USAAF MIA Shortland Island 1943
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Ralph Sooter USAAF MIA Shortland Island 1943

Ok some information, not withstanding the shocking HF radio reception, has come in A parachute is being held in Koleiai village in the Shortland Islands. the local people are saying it is connected to the wreck of a single seat fighter. Detail on the parachute is as follows Manufactured by Naval air...
by joad
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Ralph Sooter USAAF MIA Shortland Island 1943
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Ralph Sooter USAAF MIA Shortland Island 1943

Ok Jim

I will be in the West over the next month. I will ask around and post on this forum if i can find out anything more.

Regards

Adam