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by West-Front
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: HBO THE PACIFIC - 2nd teaser trailer -
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: HBO THE PACIFIC - 2nd teaser trailer -

What did you think ?
by West-Front
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Capt Templeton AIF
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Capt Templeton AIF

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201001/s2800255.htm Breakthrough in search for WW2 Capt Templeton's remains in PNG One of the enduring mysteries of Australia's military campaign in Papua New Guinea during World War II may be close to being solved. The question of what happened to Ca...
by West-Front
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Replica and museum to replace Swamp Ghost
Replies: 4
Views: 5500

Re: Replica and museum to replace Swamp Ghost

I think the PAC report is the last word in terms of the dealings that went on to acquire the airframe. I suggest all those motivated to read it do so, and gain a better insight into how its come to be recovered / exported.
by West-Front
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Replica and museum to replace Swamp Ghost
Replies: 4
Views: 5500

Replica and museum to replace Swamp Ghost

Replica and museum to replace Swamp Ghost By BARNEY PONDROS A FIBREGLASS replica will be erected and a war museum worth K1.5 million will be set up in the place of Papua New Guinea’s most famous war relic, the B17 Flying Fortress – Swamp Ghost which is being exported to the US. Tourism, Arts and Cu...
by West-Front
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost news 01/20/10
Replies: 0
Views: 3104

Swamp Ghost news 01/20/10

Papua New Guinea’s most famous war relic, the Second World War B-17 Flying Fortress, dubbed the Swamp Ghost, is now at the Lae port ready to be shipped to the United States. The newspaper, the National, reports the aircraft has been taken out of the Voco Point timber yard of PNG Forest Products, wh...
by West-Front
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Betty Bomber control column
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Betty Bomber control column

Its displayed at the MacArthur Musuem in Brisbane. My understanding is that it was recovered just after 1945 hence its condition, not a recent recovery.

www.macarthurmuseumbrisbane.org/
by West-Front
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Betty Bomber control column
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Betty Bomber control column

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by West-Front
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Classis Wings Editorial
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: Classis Wings Editorial

I've read that print media journalists have a self regulating code of ethics where they disclose conflicts of interests, (either real or percieved) and exclude themselves from discussing particular topics because of self interest or relationships with one or more of the particpants.
by West-Front
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: LVT4 used in HBO's "The Pacfic"
Replies: 2
Views: 2628

Re: LVT4 used in HBO's "The Pacfic"

Its in a private collection based at Jimboomba, but will be at an MV event next month at Canungra.
by West-Front
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Classis Wings Editorial
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: Classis Wings Editorial

In relation to ?
by West-Front
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: HMAS Sydney & David Mearns book launch
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

HMAS Sydney & David Mearns book launch

My father and I attended a local book signing and lunch with David Mearns. He and his team successfully found the wrecks of the HMAS Sydney and the German raider Kormoran off the coast of Western Australia in 2008. http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/west-front/P1030099.jpg http://i325.photobuck...
by West-Front
Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Beaufort Bomber A9-141
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

Re: Beaufort Bomber A9-141

Photos from todays event http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/west-front/P1030038.jpg http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/west-front/P1030039.jpg http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/west-front/P1030031.jpg http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k384/west-front/P1030040.jpg http://i325.photobu...
by West-Front
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Beaufort Bomber A9-141
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

Beaufort Bomber A9-141

Open Day, Sunday 2nd of August 2009! The restoration of Australian World War II Beaufort Bomber A9-141 will be a highlight at the public Open Day at Caboolture Airfield this Sunday the 2nd August, 2009. Former Beaufort engineers, pilots, gunners, wireless operators and project volunteers will swing ...
by West-Front
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 41-9234: A Very Unusual B-17
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: 41-9234: A Very Unusual B-17

Thanks for posting Steve, a sobering reminder of the sacrifice of that generation

Also PM sent to you.

Cam