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by richard rudd
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 2542

Re: Looking for A47-3 lost in Timor 1944

John.... cant help you re Manatuto...but Google Earth will give you a good? look at the coastline and ? cliffs. While you are there...might you visit the old Dili airfield.?..you can see it on GE. much closer to town than the new one on the coast. When I was thru there in an Auster in 1970 ..there w...
by richard rudd
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 23973

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Just completed "Zero Hour at Broome". One excellent read. Great history of that tragic event, and material on all the aircraft types at that time.
Pity no-one has yet found the wreckage of the B24, shot down off shore.
by richard rudd
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Re: information of any US, British, and Aussie kit?
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Re: information of any US, British, and Aussie kit?

D 152. guadalcanal. just off the road west from Honiara by about 10-25 miles, there is a Sherman tank dissabled during those battles, with a shell hole through the turret. About 10 miles east of Honiara lined up just inland from the beach are a dozen or so, amphtrack? vehicles. Top spot for relics, ...
by richard rudd
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on 39th Fighter Squadron & Baker's Creek Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1741

Re: Book on 39th Fighter Squadron & Baker's Creek Crash

Would be interesting to see a picture of the memorial at the Selfridge gate, Arlington National Cemetary, Ft Myers. Beside the Bruce Hwy at Bakers Creek there is also a memorial, a tower with a large brass B17 C on top. The actual crash site is slightly further east towards the coast, I believe. The...
by richard rudd
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Push to recognise Japan WWII soldiers in Darwin
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Re: Push to recognise Japan WWII soldiers in Darwin

Why not remember the brave and the dead ...from all sides. Lest we forget. Everyone are victims. The full military honours shown by the Australian Navy to the Japanese submariners that died in Sydney Harbour attack earned Australia great respect for its humanity from Japan... even then in the early ...
by richard rudd
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: MacArthur museum, Brisbane
Replies: 3
Views: 5034

Re: MacArthur museum, Brisbane

Yes it is. It was his Australian HQ
by richard rudd
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 74
Views: 46997

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

Sounds like a fascinating area for WW2 history. See Wikipedia re Battle for Ambon. The massacre at Laha was in retaliation to the Japanese loss of life when a mine sank a Jap ship in Bay of Ambon. Position of that ship should be known by some older Ambonese. Post again whatever you find,... any airc...
by richard rudd
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 23973

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Just finished RUFF STUFF by Tina Susedik. The story of Norbert C Ruff, pilot with the 80th FS in PNG, flying P39, P400 and P38. Fascinating yarn and good pictures. Gives a good insight into the problems of the Pacific war in the early days. He knocked down 4 confirmed and some damaged? all in the P3...
by richard rudd
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

Andy in the west. Re yr query Darwins Air War? under a Catalina picture. You'll see the name Bob Alford in an earlier post....
by him.
Large format soft cover book re the air raids, top read, excellent pics.
Aviation Heritage Centre Darwin has copies $25 +pp.
enjoy.
by richard rudd
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: new member- reseaching Uncle
Replies: 3
Views: 2524

Re: new member- reseaching Uncle

Hi Pansy.Late finder of yr post re yr Uncle and NZ 5429. A recycle it into Wrecks and Losses might help. Years ago I met Brian Bennet in Rabaul. Forester, wreck hunter/finder and worked with JPAC, the MIA US aircrew people. He would probably know of this aircraft and location. Try bjb_56@yahoo.com.a...
by richard rudd
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 48959

Re: Recover them Yes or No

Seems a bizarre criteria for recovery or not. Some recoverable /restorable wrecks may have had the pilot come to grief before... bailed out, or after the crash /landing... didnt survive on the ground. All wrecks with bone fragments, recovered and properly treated with respect, give the relatives clo...
by richard rudd
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 59
Views: 31635

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

Chhoky,.. Just after a airsurvey visit to Buin in '68, and a look at Yamamoto's Betty site.. there was a RNZAF Corsair that went missing in '43? found nearby, as locals cleared bush for a garden. Maybe one for you to hunt up and photograph .. if you dont already know of.

Safe travels
by richard rudd
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 58
Views: 23973

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Just finished a re-read of "The Searchers" by J Eames. Covers just a few of the many missing RAAF aircraft and aircrew, from the searcher parties put out thru PNG, Dutch New Guinea, Halmaheras and etc. Keith Rundle et al, really busted themselves in extremely difficult conditions. One guy even took ...
by richard rudd
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Erora Creek battlefield, Kokoda track, PNG
Replies: 0
Views: 955

Erora Creek battlefield, Kokoda track, PNG

Fascinating recent find, by Europeans,.. thanks to the local folk, of Japanese war dead, Australians? and numerous artifacts at this pivotal site.
See www.theaustralian.news.com.au. On the site 11 june 2010.

Rest in Peace indeed.
by richard rudd
Tue May 11, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Contemporary maps of Solomon airifelds
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Re: Contemporary maps of Solomon airifelds

Try the Lands Department, Honiara SI. In 71 we flew aerial mapping imagery around Honiara at various scales, when the old fields were more visible than they are now. It was all B&W stuff, but the prints and negs might still remain on file, in storage, archived ?? Also covered San Cristobal Is, Tulag...