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by RSwank
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Prisoners Of War (POW)
Topic: American pilot POW in Borneo
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: American pilot POW in Borneo

I checked the fold3.com site for the name David Willfinger, David Wilfinger and soundex searches for any name that would "sound" similar. Fold3.com has the Missing Air Crew Reports for Army Air Force losses in WWII. It also contains info on enlistment records. No matches. I also checked the POW list...
by RSwank
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Nose Art Photos...Curious about their history
Replies: 7
Views: 5194

Re: Nose Art Photos...Curious about their history

There seems to be 4 versions of Target for Tonight (or Tonite) here, the first two are 5th AF planes. You have probably seen them, but perhaps some have not.

http://www.b24bestweb.com/Pics-T-TAR-TD.htm
by RSwank
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: A GREAT F7F Mystery-- need your help
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Re: A GREAT F7F Mystery-- need your help

There may have even been a 3rd P-61 lost at the same time. 42-39560, which seems to have gone down 3 or 3 mi off Iwo after the crew bailed out. http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=114901 "20 Apr 1945" "Iwo Jima, 2-4 miles NE " "Crew bailed out and crashed at Iwo Jima. Condemned inventory...
by RSwank
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: A GREAT F7F Mystery-- need your help
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Re: A GREAT F7F Mystery-- need your help

I think the witness has mis-remember or confused an incident. There was a crash of two P-61s Night Fighters on Iwo Jima on that date. Here is a link to a photo: http://www.fold3.com/image/55721841/ Here is a brief description: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&c=75 P-61B-1-NO, S...
by RSwank
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.

Here is the grave of Clair E Mattoon:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=58169793

A crash on takeoff would explain why there is no MACR.
by RSwank
Sun May 25, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: Info regarding George Q. Lockwood, Jr.

George Q Lockwood, Jr does show on the roster for the 89th BS in the 3rd BG, so that was his unit. Looking for any other information about him in the 3rd BG websites does not seem to show much else. I cannot find a MACR (Missing Air Crew Report) on fold3.com for him. It is possible that no report wa...
by RSwank
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 10
Views: 4191

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

Here is some translated information from a Japanese Website. It gives a location. -------------------------------------------------------- B29-# 42-63508 Crash date and time May 25, 1945 Crash position: Chiba Higashikatsushika gun, Shinkawa Village (now Chiba Nagareyama Shinkawa) Kiriya river Affili...
by RSwank
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Seeking info on B25J #44-29371 crash site.
Replies: 4
Views: 3204

Re: Seeking info on B25J #44-29371 crash site.

I looked up a little more info. Attached are three internment documents which give a little info. It would appear that the men were first interned in the AAF Santa Barbara Cemetery #1 on Luzon. This was a temporary cemetery. At some some point there was a consolidation to the Manila American Cemeter...
by RSwank
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Seeking info on B25J #44-29371 crash site.
Replies: 4
Views: 3204

Re: Seeking info on B25J #44-29371 crash site.

As you know the story, for others here is a link: http://flgrube1.tripod.com/id341.html Seven of the crew are buried at Zachary Taylor http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=3296689&PIpi=26105394 Reardon is at Golden Gate National Cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?pag...
by RSwank
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: US Marine Pilot Instructor MIA 7/24/1945 in Pacific
Replies: 1
Views: 1959

Re: US Marine Pilot Instructor MIA 7/24/1945 in Pacific

You may be able to order the accident report from website: http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ On this page there is listed some information about the crash: (Search for Moran on the page). http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/FG.htm The plane was FG-1A Corsair serial number 13937 from VMF-462...
by RSwank
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: US airman KIA July 25, 1943
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

Re: US airman KIA July 25, 1943

F/O Joseph Levy - Crashed in a P-40 on July 24, 1943 (July 25 on Japanese time).

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/levy.html
by RSwank
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Dena, I took a look in ancestry.com and found the reference you give to Joseph Bullas on a ship "Panama" on April 10th, 1942. I think you misread the reference. The ship was registered in Panama, but the name of the ship was the "Orville Harden". The Orville Harden was a tanker. Here is a link with ...
by RSwank
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Dena, The Oropos (note spelling) was a Greek ship that was sunk in December 1942. When it was sunk the crew was mostly British, so I suspect that was your Uncle's ship in 1941. Too bad we can't easily find where it was during the first half of 1942. http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship25...
by RSwank
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Dena, The Bennestvet was sunk near Cristobal on June 15, 1942. (see link in previous post). I find 9 names on the P-13 list that were apparently on the Bennestvet. They would have boarded the West Point at Cristobal, not in Australia.... so we cannot assume all the names on the P-13 came from Melbou...
by RSwank
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Dena,

Check the names on this link compared to your P-13 list (attached).

http://www.warsailors.com/singleships/bennestvet.html