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by RSwank
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

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

Dena when I look through the list of names of the group that started in Melbourne, the majority are English seamen, then fewer Norwegians with one seaman from Sweden and one from Yugoslavia. The numbers, I think refer to a code/law under which these men are allowed to travel on a US ship or enter th...
by RSwank
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

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

Dena, Looking for US or Canadian or British merchant ships that are torpedoed in this area of the Pacific about this time, one ship I found was the Liberty ship "John Adams". It was torpedoed on 5 May 1942 by the Japanese submarine I-21. The ship has just been built in March and had taken a cargo of...
by RSwank
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

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

Here is a link which describes activity around Australia and include the names of some ships sunk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_naval ... ian_waters

The link also as a map showing how the shipping lanes came close to Tonga.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SoPacStratSit.gif
by RSwank
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

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

Dena, Interesting, it does sound like they boarded the ship in Melbourne. Is there a way you could post those pages online. Sometimes other eyes can pick out something. The links I gave to the ship losses can be "rolled back" to early months just by change the month in the link Here for example is M...
by RSwank
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

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

As to your other question, Tonga is located at 21.15S, 175.22W.
by RSwank
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

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

Dena, A thought about this. This link has the log of the ship. http://www.usswestpoint.com/newsletters/The%20shipslog.pdf The voyage from Australia went through the Panama Canal on about June 27, then the trip up to New York, arriving on July 2. I think another possibly is that they took stranded se...
by RSwank
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Questions about two Sergeants
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Re: Questions about two Sergeants

Steve, there is "reasonable" chance that this is the correct Donald N Sanford. He was originally from MN, was born in 1919 and served in the South Pacific. He was in the service for 4 years and 8 months. I don't know how far you go in your research, but there are some children listed. http://www.san...
by RSwank
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Questions about two Sergeants
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Re: Questions about two Sergeants

Steve. one last thing on Mc Cullough, he is listed as DNB on the archives.

http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/32/28-3123a.gif
by RSwank
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Questions about two Sergeants
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Re: Questions about two Sergeants

Here is the grave of McCullough in St Clair County.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... i=29103942
by RSwank
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Questions about two Sergeants
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Re: Questions about two Sergeants

Also on the NARA AAD there is an enlistment record for Robert R McCullough from St Clair County, MI. His serial number was 06913150. http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=F&sc=24994,24995,24996,24998,24997,24993,24981,24983&bc=sl,fd&txt_24995=McCullough&op_24995=0&nf...
by RSwank
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Questions about two Sergeants
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Re: Questions about two Sergeants

On the NARA AAD archives there is a Donald N Sanford with serial number 17018346. He was from MN.

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-deta ... 24,6094588
by RSwank
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Family of KIA
Replies: 1
Views: 1611

Re: Family of KIA

There is a statement in the MACR for this loss (given by Stewart A Anderson who was one of the survivors) regarding Barbee. He states that after six days on life rafts, they were strafed by a Japanese fighter. The men may have jumped in the water to escape the strafing, but Barbee was hit in the bac...
by RSwank
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG

After a little more research, I think this style of exhaust ("12" pipes on each side) was used on the P-39F and on the P-400 (a version of the P-39). These may be the only Allison powered planes to use this style as all photos I can find of P-40s use a "six" exhaust system. The Allison engine was a ...
by RSwank
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG

Photo of exhaust pipes.
by RSwank
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG

I received an e-mail from Vladimir. He does not think the above crash is the correct one. He sent a map showing the location of the area where the wreck occurred. It is a circle of radius 3 km, centered at -8.637,147.623 (as located on Google Maps). The pictures of the exhaust pipes look to me somet...