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by David McNeill
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Info on work done on "Weeks" or other Nakajima-built A6M5s
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Re: Info on work done on "Weeks" or other Nakajima-built A6M5s

Try here matey

http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/

Don't know if any were made by Nakajima but you could always ask
by David McNeill
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17 at Pearl Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 3799

Try here matey http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/ph-air.htm Wrecked Army Air Corps B-17C (serial # 40-2074) bomber near Hangar # 5 at Hickam Air Field, following the end of the Japanese raid. This plane, piloted by Captain Raymond T. Swenson, was one of those that arrived d...
by David McNeill
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: HMAS Sydney search to start next year
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Best of luck to them, I think they'll need it!
by David McNeill
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: AAF crash at Darwin 1942
Replies: 13
Views: 8411

These guys might well be able to help. Never used them so have no idea what they are like though:

http://accident-report.com/index.html
by David McNeill
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Spitfires and Hurricanes
Replies: 4
Views: 4105

The Dutch used Hurricanes in Indonesia:

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/g ... hhids.html

The Seafire was also used in the Pacific:

http://www.odyssey.dircon.co.uk/pacspitfire.htm
by David McNeill
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Query about RNZAF Hudson page
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

Yes I believe so, once the Hudsons began to be replaced in frontline service by the Ventura, soe were withdrawn for conversion to transports and then joined No. 40 Squadron to compliment the C-47's and Lodestars they operated. They ran mail services and troops transport top most of the RNZAF's Paci...
by David McNeill
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Query about RNZAF Hudson page
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

Dave Homewood wrote:Does no-one bother to read these threads any more?
I do, never knew that any Hudsons had been converted to transports! Presume that this was a stop gap until more capable aircraft like the C-47 were available?
by David McNeill
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73101

Re: 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 afte...
by David McNeill
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: submarine found
Replies: 4
Views: 5189

Good website for dutch submarines, including details of WW II losses and wreck discoveries:

http://www.dutchsubmarines.com/index.htm
by David McNeill
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 47582

I don't know about the USA but for the UK: Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 This Act makes it an offence to interfere, without authority, with the wreckage of crashed, sunken and stranded military aircraft and vessels, and with associated human remains. It applies ? subject to certain conditi...
by David McNeill
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 47582

There are more wrecks that museums or individuals with the interest or capacity to store and/or restore them at the moment. However, many wrecks will not survive another half century out in the open for a variety of reasons. If human remains are present then the wreck is a wargrave and should be lef...
by David McNeill
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73101

David No problem, I already knew there was none in either of those countries when I first asked, was just making a point ;-) Dave And a good point it was. Personally I'm undecided about the merits of restoring the Swamp Ghost. I think I'd rather see the old girl preserved as an artifact like the Ha...
by David McNeill
Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73101

According to Warbirds registry there are quite a few: http://www.warbirdregistry.org/b17registry/b17registry.html[/quote] Really, and where are the ones in AUSTRALIA and CANADA ?? Dave[/quote] I'm sorry, I didn't have the time to go through the whole list. Surprised that there aren't any in either ...
by David McNeill
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 73101

Can you let me know where the B-17s are in Australia and Canada? Might pay to do a little research first me thinks! As far a the 'rush' goes, once more a little reasearch will show this attempt began in 2001 and there have been others since the seventies. There are also another intact and better co...