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by Mr.Chris
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: She's in New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 2978

Re: She's in New Zealand

Mr. Mountford Wrote: Hi well she should be in the States by now and hopefully will get the attention she deserves and restored to high standard. I hope there is no intention to fly her again as one crash is enough lol. . Actually, a plane that is flown has a much better chance of long term survival....
by Mr.Chris
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Early War MIA Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Early War MIA Philippines

Thanks very much for your help! It could have been Homer Vincent, as the date of his death is in '42
by Mr.Chris
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Early War MIA Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Early War MIA Philippines

All I know was his last name, "Vincent", and he was in the Army or Navy.
by Mr.Chris
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Early War MIA Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Early War MIA Philippines

Folks:

My Grandmothers brothers wife's brother was MIA in the Philippines in an aircraft crash sometime before the death march. He was a passenger. Does anyone have a list of such crashes before the death march?

Thanks,

Chros
by Mr.Chris
Mon May 04, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greetings,
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

Re: Greetings,

Dear sir:

I'm sorry to hear about your dad where was his squadron based when it was lost? What mission were they on when they didn't return?

Thanks,

Chris
by Mr.Chris
Mon May 04, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Info on work done on "Weeks" or other Nakajima-built A6M5s
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

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

Gaston: Your theory is interesting, except the Planes of Fame Zero is not the one that had its tail chopped by a Helldiver. The Akutan Zero was the one that got its tail chopped. The Planes of Fame Zero is the sister ship to NASM's. Both were captured together on Saipan. It's possible the Planes of ...
by Mr.Chris
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

Re: Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

If it wasn't true why would it be mentioned in Boyington's book? I'm going from memory, but I think his book mentions that he shot a plane that he thought was Japanese, and then he recoginized it as American and stopped firing.
by Mr.Chris
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Yuko Tojo
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Re: Yuko Tojo

Has anyone asked her who was responsible for the massacre at Nanking, and as head of the Army why Tojo didn't punish the officers and soldiers responsible?

Chris
by Mr.Chris
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Wrecks on Halmahera Island, Indonesia
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Wrecks on Halmahera Island, Indonesia

Hi James: Yes, Kao is a natural harbor where the Japanese kept their shipping. There were several air attacks there in late 1944 when the Allies were moving across the bird of New Guinea from Noemfoor to Morotai. One of my friends went diving there, and says to be careful about diving there. Says th...
by Mr.Chris
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: catalina
Replies: 1
Views: 2025

Re: catalina

Hi Paul:

THat's pretty interesting!
by Mr.Chris
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Dorniers in Manado
Replies: 1
Views: 1999

Re: Dorniers in Manado

Hi Paul:

You might check the Australian War Memorial Website. They have lots of wartime photos of Manado. Very cool.. Are Paul frm Indonesia?

Chris
by Mr.Chris
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: halmahera ship wrecks, Indonesia
Replies: 1
Views: 4784

Re: halmahera ship wrecks, Indonesia

Hi James: I've been to Halmahera while visiting Morotai. There are books which discuss Kao and Halmahera a little. One is called "Morotai" another is "Pacific Sweep". In Pacific Sweep I read about Tom McGuire getting his 20th kill over Galela (a few miles from Kao). The Australian War Memorial has p...
by Mr.Chris
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: The Beautiful and Priceless Wrecks at Ballale Island Removed
Replies: 14
Views: 6462

Re: The Beautiful and Priceless Wrecks at Ballale Island Removed

I agree, it is a terrible shame that they were recovered. I just wish they were around a bit longer, so I could've removed a couple of the Zeros.
by Mr.Chris
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: The Beautiful and Priceless Wrecks at Ballale Island Removed
Replies: 14
Views: 6462

I'm perplexed at what thats supposed to refer or mean. but thanks for posting it Try reading it again. Quote: It isn't worth beans until it's restored. And alternatively if they DON'T wish to sell it to you - you'd have to respect that surely ? Ah, so I've caught you making a broad generalization. ...
by Mr.Chris
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Getting into the field
Replies: 7
Views: 4578

Then leave the stuff in junk unrestorable condition there, and salvage everyhting else.