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by jose50
Thu May 27, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hi All..Once again Doc Bogo is correct regarding the Ishiki Brigade's historic past (I.E. the "Marco Polo Bridge Incident". I believe that the battalion was also involved in the infamous "Rape of Nanking" but I may be mistaken. At any rate, I am in possession of a shin-gunto(?) that is, a noncom's s...
by jose50
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Right you are, there, Doc. I was being kind. I'm wondering if the producers at HBO really talked to vets who were there or actually did the research that's available in order to portray the real event. As I mentioned before though, it all goes to continuity, etc. and keeping with 'historical fiction...
by jose50
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hello everyone, It's been awhile since I've been to this site and I apologize for being so tardy. I am mightily pleased that some searches have come to fruition via some info that I may have passed along. I have been anticipating the HBO series "The Pacific" and have enjoyed watching it for the firs...
by jose50
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

[b][color=#0000FF][/color][/b]Hello John, Welcome to the Pacific Wrecks forums. I almost despaired of hearing from anyone who may have been familiar with Creswell's battalion. There's a person whom you may want to contact in regard to learning more about your great-uncle. His name is Bill Bartsch an...
by jose50
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

[b]Hi, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply to this post. You can do no better than to be in contact with Peter Flahavin regarding the Guadalcanal campaign. There is a gentleman, however, who is researching a book about the Tenaru River fight. He is Bill Bartsch and I'm sorry to say that I've ...
by jose50
Sat May 03, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Eric, Many thanks for the updated information. Life, as we know it, has taken me down several different paths lately but hopefully I will be able to devote some time to my quest soon. Again, thank you for thinking of me while in Maryland at the archives. Best regards, Joe
by jose50
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hello Again... jose50 here. I'm intrigued that this particular thread has recieved the most views of all the others. Yet I have no joy as to any anecdotes or stories. If you find this subjuect to be intriguing, please leave a post. I promise I won't bite. The first hand history of the Solomon Island...
by jose50
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 59105

Re: Recover them Yes or No --NO!

Again, I have to agree with the foregoing post. Given the thousands of tons of war materiel lost, shot down, sunk, broken, sabotaged, burned, abandoned, left to rot, and otherwise orphaned, I've got to say, "Where do you start?End?Begin?Stop?" What criteria is used as to what would constitute a "wor...
by jose50
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Gauging interest in a complete Google Earth airfield tour...
Replies: 9
Views: 8208

Re:

[quote="hi_stik"]I'm not out to "beat" anyone to it, it's just I've gotten to like making Google Earth tours, and on this one, I'll be using some tricks like using photos from the website, basic HTML stuff, and advanced views, etc. It'll be slicker than snot when I'm finished. I should have it done ...
by jose50
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Why not post a message?

Hello all, jose 50 here. I've noticed that my posts to this forum have received the most viewings: to this date almost 3,000. If you'd like to comment on anything regarding the first part of the Guadalcanal campaign or Naval operations concerning the USS SOUTH DAKOTA in the latter part of the Pacifi...
by jose50
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 59105

Ya...whatever...If you've nothing better to do..
by jose50
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Eric, Thanks (in advance) for checking on the internet research. Just in case you do get there, I am interested primarily in LTCOL Creswell's battalion, especially unit after action reports as I am trying to put together a timeline of my father's experiences on the 'Canal. (He was XO of B-1-1) In re...
by jose50
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

Thank you for that info. I tried a year or two ago to contact the USMC historical command but found that they were in the middle of moving from the Washington Navy Yard to Quantico. I Hope that they've made that move by now. Is it possible to do research online? It's all but impossible for me to und...
by jose50
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 19544

USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA BB-57

jose50 here again. It seems that I post a reply to my own posts at the rate of about three per year. I notice, however, that this topic receives more attention than any other in this forum. I must infer, therefore, that there are folks out there who are interested in this particular topic, i.e 1st M...
by jose50
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Human Remains Sold in PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 4456

PNG skeletal ramains

Brigadier- I would think that the use of DNA testing could narrow down whether or not any particular set of remains belong to any specific ethnic group. Personally, I think that if exhumed remains could be identified in this fashion then they should be returned to their country of origin. For the re...