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by Edward
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Upcoming Book on New Georgia Campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 18219

Upcoming Book on New Georgia Campaign

Dr. Ronnie Day's final work, New Georgia: The Second Battle for the Solomons will be published by Indiana University Press in March 2016. He passed away on December 22, 2014 in his hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee. He was 75. He had been on the faculty of the History Department of East Tennessee ...
by Edward
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 23976

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

Cap asked, "What is the exact title of the Black Cats book you mention? Many years ago I saw an ad for a book about the black cat planes of WWII. I did not record the title and have been unable to locate it since." There are at least three books on US Navy Catalina Squadrons which include "Black Cat...
by Edward
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Last of the 42nd BS MIA on Feb. 1, 1943
Replies: 3
Views: 2785

Re: Last of the 42nd BS MIA on Feb. 1, 1943

Hi Paul, I just came across your post. Congratulations on meeting and interviewing Col. Glenn Sorensen. The name of the 5th BG pilot was Capt. Jay P. Thomas. I have been collecting as much information as I can on the heavy bomber missions of 1, 13 & 14 February 1943 against Japanese shipping at the ...
by Edward
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: History of 317th Troop Carrier Group
Replies: 0
Views: 2255

History of 317th Troop Carrier Group

JungleSkippers.jpg Among Heroes: Tales of the Jungle Skippers By Philip Brinson Paperback, 447 Pages January 20, 2012 Price: $29.95 "Formed just two months after Pearl Harbor and rushed to the Pacific by General MacArthur, the 317th Troop Carrier Group entered combat at Wau, New Guinea just one wee...
by Edward
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Memoir by 80 Squadron RAAF Kittyhawk Pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 2220

Memoir by 80 Squadron RAAF Kittyhawk Pilot

Available as a free pdf download from the Air Power Development Centre website. Winner of the 2012 RAAF Heritage Award Joys and Dangers of an Aviation Pilot By Leigh Hindley (August 2013) ISBN 13: 9781920800802 Price: $20.00 (for hard copy) "From humble beginnings in Goulburn, New South Wales, Leigh...
by Edward
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Staff Sergeant Robert Greebull
Replies: 0
Views: 2368

Staff Sergeant Robert Greebull

The news reports about the return of Staff Sergeant Robert Greebull's ring to his wife apparently misspelled his name. "Betty McAleenan, 94, gave her husband Staff Sgt. Robert Greebull of the Wyoming Air National Guard her class ring to take with him as a good luck charm" http://www.nydailynews.com/...
by Edward
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Magazine "The Aviation Historian"
Replies: 1
Views: 2100

New Magazine "The Aviation Historian"

The Aviation Historian http://theaviationhistorian.com/index.htm Contents of Issue No 1 132 pages Messerschpitts at Five O'Clock! Yellow noses, crosses, swastikas . . . but not on Bf 109s. Nick Stroud looks back at a surprise airshow act The Tragedy of Flight Three Michael O'Leary investigates the ...
by Edward
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Collection of Stories by RAAF Wireless Maintenance Mechanics
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

Collection of Stories by RAAF Wireless Maintenance Mechanics

We Were WMMS: The War Of The Airwaves (Don A Brown, Ainslie, ACT 1992) Don Brown "Most of them didn't know exactly what they were getting into when they paraded for the first time at Melbourne's exhibition building. But these RAAF recruits were destined to be among a vital, mainly unsung, part of A...
by Edward
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Avenger #05885 wreck on New Georgia 1943
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: Avenger #05885 wreck on New Georgia 1943

Tom, Congratulations on your research. I hope that someone here at the forum will be able to provide you with some information on the mission and the exact location of the wreck. You may want to see a copy of book . Using Google book search I see that the USS Copahee is mentioned but not Menakasapa....
by Edward
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Martyrs of New Guinea
Replies: 0
Views: 1877

New Book on Martyrs of New Guinea

My Brother Vivian . . . and the Christian Martyrs of Papua New Guinea (West Pennant Hills, N.S.W. - Dec 2012) Patrick Redlich paperback 172 pages, facsims., maps, ports. $25 Australian dollars / £16 A NEW book explores the incredible story of a Little Bowden missionary who was murdered by tribesmen...
by Edward
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 4139

Re: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942

Hi Rich, There is no single good source on Port Moresby during the February - July 1942 period (or the Battle of the Coral sea) though at least two authors are preparing some excellent research on this period. David Vincent's recent book, The RAAF Hudson Story Book Two is a great reference on Port M...
by Edward
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 4139

Re: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942

HI Richard, The men of the U.S. 101st Coast Artillery with their .50 cailber machine guns arrived at Port Moresby on 3 May 1942 to bolster the AA defenses. Prior to that airfield defense was limited to the .30 caliber Lewis guns of the Australian Army (which did manage to shoot down two Japanese Zer...
by Edward
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: VP 44 Black Cats Green Island Speedy ARM2C
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

Re: VP 44 Black Cats Green Island Speedy ARM2C

Hello Arthur, The 93rd Seabees Battalion has an excellent website including an article (book?) GREEN ISLAND IN WORLD WAR II 1944: BASE No.7 BLACK CAT PBY CATALINAS And PT BOAT TEAMS by Milton W. Bush, Jr., Esq., 205 Tri-Mountain Road, Durham, CT 06422: 860-349-1418 http://www.seabees93.net/GI%20Gree...
by Edward
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 74
Views: 47010

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

Welcome Alain,

You have come to right place.

We welcome your questions and contributions.

Edward
by Edward
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Upcoming Book on the Australians at War in PNG
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Upcoming Book on the Australians at War in PNG

Mark your calenders! Hell's Battlefield": The Australians in New Guinea in World War II by Phillip Bradley The first single volume history to cover all the battles fought by the Australians against the Japanese in Papua New Guinea. Publisher's Description Hell's Battlefield is the first book that te...