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by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: A site for the 5th Air Force
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Yes second address is correct

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: A site for the 5th Air Force
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Sorry about that bit hard to read address

Lets try

http://www.grafixnpix.com/wwii/usstuff.htm

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: A site for the 5th Air Force
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

A site for the 5th Air Force

Seems to be a lot of good photos and info on

http://www.grafixnpix.com/ww11/usstuff.htm

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 71st TRG F-6 Mustangs
Replies: 2
Views: 2945

Yes the 1946 date is not a typo as such, it means that no confirmed death took place on the date of the loss. So in order to settle the estate and widow type admin. Then the DOD was extended by 12 months. Normally they will note change the DOD if the remains are found after the one year extension. W...
by Colin C Tigwell
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Member Profiles
Replies: 2
Views: 3797

As far as I am concerned, if you save old airplanes you have to be a good guy.

Regards

Col Tigwell
by Colin C Tigwell
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Search for HMAS Sydney Sailor
Replies: 13
Views: 9854

Yesterday it was indicated that the RAN may have it down to three guys.

All from the engineering branch, hence the white overalls.

Are now seeking DNA samples fron relatives.

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Aircraft on Deal Island
Replies: 2
Views: 3245

I guess the real situation, is that he would not have needed either in the Oxford

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Beaufighter A19-202, crashed-celebes 6/12/44
Replies: 5
Views: 3956

Yes I suspect that file space restricts what they can put on the site. But lurking in the background is a pile of knowledge and reports that could help. Also if you write to the air force museum at Point Cook, they will copy all that they have on this matter. Reports will vary, caused by dating of t...
by Colin C Tigwell
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Beaufighter A19-202, crashed-celebes 6/12/44
Replies: 5
Views: 3956

Sorry that should read

http://www.adf-serials.com

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Beaufighter A19-202, crashed-celebes 6/12/44
Replies: 5
Views: 3956

Ah I suspect there is a lot more info on this. Rather than have a middle man, who may onloy muddle this up, I suggest. Log to http://www.adfserials.com There is a brief history on each Beaufighter there. However go one stage further and register for the forum/message board, and ask your questions th...
by Colin C Tigwell
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Aircraft on Deal Island
Replies: 2
Views: 3245

Aircraft on Deal Island

In September 1943, an Airspeed Oxford of the RAAF, crashed on Deal Island, and all four were killed. They were originally buried on the Island, but in 1944 were moved to the mainland. The serial of the airplane was AS618. The Island is fairly small, and has a small airstrip on it, which is no longer...
by Colin C Tigwell
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Search for HMAS Sydney Sailor
Replies: 13
Views: 9854

Yesterdays WA paper indicates remains have been flown home.

Also indicates that a small arms bullet was found in the skull.

So a bit more of the mystery starts to come out.

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Search for HMAS Sydney Sailor
Replies: 13
Views: 9854

My understanding is the remains have been recovered

Regards

Col
by Colin C Tigwell
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: then and now
Replies: 7
Views: 6443

I recall that a fellow called Mangles, did a video of his yaughting trips (complete with very nice looking young lady) around South East Asia. One Island they visited was loaded with mainly military vehicles. Got a 6x6 going and were driving it around. Maybe someone in Australia may remember it and ...
by Colin C Tigwell
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Geographical Database
Replies: 8
Views: 7543

The bomber you saw was a Handley Page Halifax.

Still with drinkable coffee in the Thermos.

Regards

Col