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by silvano jung
Sat May 12, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: HMAS 'King Bay' (AV 708) reference to salvage of flying boat
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

HMAS 'King Bay' (AV 708) reference to salvage of flying boat

Hi Daniel Thanks for your response. From an interview with Claude Choules in 2003 (WWII RAN demolitions expert), it has been determined that 'King Bay' was in Broome from December 1942 until February 1943. No ship's logs have survived or reached archives for this period. Finding these logs would be ...
by silvano jung
Wed May 09, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: HMAS 'King Bay' (AV 708) reference to salvage of flying boat
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

HMAS 'King Bay' (AV 708) reference to salvage of flying boat

Dear all I am seeking a reference to HMAS 'King Bay' having been in Broome, Western Australia, in 1942/43. The vessel was reported to have been there to salvage the 3 March 1942 flying boat wrecks. This salvage history of the vessel is mentioned in the website below: http://users.chariot.net.au/~len...
by silvano jung
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Kelly, R. 2003 - 'Allied air transport...' reference needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

Kelly, R. 2003 - 'Allied air transport...' reference needed

Hi all Asking a favour - can anyone with access to the below reference note the content and page number of the mention of the names Willard Beatty and Melvin Donoho, survivors of a B-24 Liberator shot down off Cable Beach, Broome on 3 March 1942? Kelly, R. 2003. 'Allied air transport operations Sout...
by silvano jung
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: A-20 Havoc - Moreton bay #40-3154
Replies: 3
Views: 3548

Hello Matthew

What do you do when you find wreck sites?

Would you be interested in bringing you side scan sonar to Darwin and Broome to look for flying boat wrecks?

Regards
Silvano
by silvano jung
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24 Crash 3 March 1942
Replies: 21
Views: 10678

Hi Anthony It would seem that 'Arabian Nights' was Serial No. 40-2374. See B-24/PB4Y Research Team 'Message Board' at the URL below: http://b24bw.proboards33.com/index.cgiboard=B24Aircraft&action=display&thread=1160984897 Serial No. 40-2373 was destroyed on the aerodrome at Broome. Regards Silvano
by silvano jung
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24 Crash 3 March 1942
Replies: 21
Views: 10678

Hi Anthony Perhaps I'm getting confused here, but there was a B-24A Liberator called 'Arabian Nights' (serial No. 40-2370) lost off Cable Beach, Broome on 3 March 1942. This is in the Indian Ocean, not Pacific. Furthermore, approximately 33 people were killed when the aircraft was shot down by a Zer...
by silvano jung
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: USS Quail (AM-15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2847

The arrival of the second USS 'Quail' in Australian waters is apparently captured in a photograph. See below text: ?The last men out of Corregidor. Corregidor was the last ditch. Bataan had fallen on the 8th of April, and American Forces put Cebu to the torch. In the last hours there was nothing for...
by silvano jung
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: US Navy Kingfisher wreck site salvage history - W.A.
Replies: 0
Views: 3385

US Navy Kingfisher wreck site salvage history - W.A.

Hi all I'm seeking information on a US Navy Patrol Wing Ten (Fleet Wing Ten?) Kingfisher crash at Cape Range National Park, Western Australia. The seaplane (Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher) crashed about 20 kms from Pot Shot on 17 May 1943. Both of the aircraft's crew were killed. Not much remains...