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by RSwank
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Questions about two Sergeants
Replies: 10
Views: 7270

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: 2414

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: 4312

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: 4312

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: 4312

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...
by RSwank
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Crash site in Chirime Valley, Owen Stanley, PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 4312

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

There was the crash of a P-47, possibly in the area of Goilala N.G as that is mentioned as in the search area. MACR 8082 for P-47 42-26681, flown by Philip Henry Vinall. Vinall was killed in the crash which occurred on 6 August 44. At some point his body was recovered. He is now buried in the Manila...
by RSwank
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Roy M Young Service ID 0-692112
Replies: 4
Views: 4297

Re: Roy M Young Service ID 0-692112

Roy M Young is still listed as MIA on the official military files. Here is a link:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/wwii/reports/aaf_m_y.htm

This implies that his body was never found, so it was never returned from overseas.
by RSwank
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 1st Marine Air Wing R4D 16-4706
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: 1st Marine Air Wing R4D 16-4706

Some of the War Diaries for VMJ-253 for 1943 are online on fold3.com. I can find the names of William Snyder and Neal Williams in them, so I think I am in the right group. The plane 4706 appears to have made many flights and appears in the diary up to June 18 1943 when it made a flight from New Cale...
by RSwank
Wed May 02, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Need Help With An ETO MIA
Replies: 7
Views: 4605

Re: Need Help With An ETO MIA

Arthur Littman was a casualty on the HMT Rohna, which was sunk Nov 26, 1943. Here is a link which has his name listed on the casualty lists. Search for Littman on the page. http://www.dvrbs.com/rohna/RohnaIndex.htm This sinking of the Rohna was kept very quiet during the war as it was sunk by a new ...
by RSwank
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: History of the USS Sculpin SS191
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

Re: History of the USS Sculpin SS191

Glad I could help. I read that report a couple of times and it almost seems like "they" (officers?) are trying to convince themselves one way or the other on what happened. They go through process of "collecting" evidence (interviews with who heard what) and finally decide that maybe the attack didn...
by RSwank
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Information On B-25
Replies: 1
Views: 2689

Re: Need Information On B-25

I wonder if possibly the date given in the question is incorrect. Below is a link about a crash on 4 Aug 43 off Wangat. It mentions that at least one website had posted the date incorrectly as 4 Aug 42. It has quite a bit of information about the crew and the story is very similar to what was posted...
by RSwank
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: History of the USS Sculpin SS191
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

Re: History of the USS Sculpin SS191

The war logs of US submarines are available for free on fold3.com. Log on and go to the WWII Section. Pick Browse all the Records and following into the section on Submarine Patrol Reports. You can actually find the report on the Sculpin for March of 1942. If you read the report of the attack, you w...
by RSwank
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Lost 1943
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

Re: Lost 1943

The MACR 1218 for the loss of B-15 41-30190 has an interesting map of the attack. The planes were on a low level attack on 2 destroyers at Simpson Harbor, Rabaul. The plane Rice was on was hit as it passed over one of the destroyers. Rice's plane dropped two bombs, one hit the ship and set it on fir...
by RSwank
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: U.S.S. Juneau Wreck
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: U.S.S. Juneau Wreck

Interesting. There is conflicting information about this. Some sources say three torpedoes were fired others say two. Here is a link to a fairly detailed description of the the I-26's movements. It notes that 3 tubes were damaged (out of the six forward tubes) in the grounding on 18 Oct 42 and relat...
by RSwank
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Dakota wreckage near Kaisenik PNG
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Re: Dakota wreckage near Kaisenik PNG

I think the serial number is mission the last digit. 43-1620 is not the serial number of a C-47, but the series 43-1620? is a series of C-47s. Both 43-16204 and 43-16205 are listed as being lost in New Guinea. 43-16205 was ground looped so can't be this wreck. But 43-16204 is listed as being lost in...