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by jdvoss
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Mystery A/C wreckage on Iwo Jima
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Re: Mystery A/C wreckage on Iwo Jima

Thanks so much for responding to my note. I have to agree that the imagery is a bit fuzzy but it no doubt is a C-124. It seemed a bit too big to be of a WWII vintage as well as the majority of the wartime debris on Iwo appears to have been cleaned up.
by jdvoss
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Mystery A/C wreckage on Iwo Jima
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Mystery A/C wreckage on Iwo Jima

While reviewing Iwo Jima on http://www.google.earth.com I noted the wreckage of a large aircraft on the island. Although the photo shows only a partial view of the fuselage it appears to be a transport and possibly postwar (maybe a C-124 ?). It's located at 24 deg 47' 15.52" N x 141 deg 18' 52.93"E ...
by jdvoss
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: New Guy In Saipan
Replies: 27
Views: 21337

Consolidated PB2Y Coronado

Ron: According to the Lonley Planet travel book for Saipan, they state that just off of Managaha Island there is a PB2Y Coronado in relatively shallow water. Apparently the PB2Y was at anchor when some Japanese, who were hiding on the island, swam out to the aircraft and placed some explosive charge...
by jdvoss
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: New Guy In Saipan
Replies: 27
Views: 21337

Derelict SB2C

The Helldiver was located about (+/- 100 yds) from 15 deg 16' 54.30" N x 145 deg 48' 25.02 E. I have looked at google.earth and see no signs whatsoever of the aircraft nor the very large quonset hut that was nearby. When I was there Marpi Pt. was "closed" for entry and I had to obtain special writte...
by jdvoss
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: New Guy In Saipan
Replies: 27
Views: 21337

Re: New Guy In Saipan

I was on Saipan in 1964 and found a complete ( although derelict) Curtiss SB2C Helldiver on former Marpi Pt. Airstrip. Does it still exist? It was in quite sad shape being subjected to the elements.