Author of Darwin's Air War (Revised Edition) Bob Alford has explored the wrecks and history of Darwin and Australia's Northern Territory. Working with veterans, on both sides and associations Alford has helped preserve wreck sites and research history. Today, he lives in Thailand and is working on another book project.
Author of WWII
Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon has just published a this impressive
new, and comprehensive edition that culminates over eight years
of new research, painstaking accuracy in creating maps, and photos.
Learn about diving the lagoon, discoveries
Author of the exceptional
book Doomed From the Start, detailing American Pursuit Squadrons in the Philippines.
A traveler to many WWII Pacific locations, he shares his thoughts
about issues related to Pacific history, preservation and wreck
photos from his personal collection.
Author of Flying Buccaneers, researcher and author focused on Pacific B-17 Flying Fortresses and units. Director of "Black Jack's Last Mission" and collaborator and co-author on other publications.
Phil Bradley, of Australia has traveled extensively in Papua New
Guinea, written for After the Battle Magazine and is currently
writing a book about Shaggy Ridge - where his father served in
WWII. Also, he has contributed an extensive wreck photo gallery.
Founder of Aerothentic
Publications, author of Black
Sunday, Forty of
the Fifth and The
Forgotten Fifth among others. Undoubtedly one of the most
knowable person in the world on the 5th Air Force, he has also
discovered many wreck sites and assisted with MIA issues.
Dog Tag researcher. Inspired by her great uncle's Pacific WWII service, Francesca began to research dog tags and helps to return tags to surprised veterans and their relatives
Active in travel and aircraft restoration
since the 1960's in New Zealand, and a traveler to New Guinea
and the Solomons, he is best know as the author of the book WWII
Aircraft Wrecks... And Where to Find Them. Today, he is still
active in WWII aviation, restoring P-40's.
Researcher and writer on Japanese aviation. Dunn has done amazing research using actual Japanese unit and signal intercepts to tell the complete story of what really happened in the air war over the Pacific. Also, special article topics written for Pacific Wrecks.
Author of The
Black Sheep and Black
Sheep One two impressive books about the real USMC's VMF-214
made famous by the television show, "Ba Ba Black Sheep"
and the unit's most famous personality and commander, Gregory
Larry Hickey researched and wrote Warpath
Across the Pacific the definitive history of the 345th Bombardment Group,
a book described as "the finest history of an air combat unit
ever published" and founder of International Historical Research Associates (IHRA).
Author of a book about Persevered
Japanese Tanks, Kelly has traveled extensively in the Pacific
in research. He contributes an interview and travel diaries for
recent trips to the Corregidor, Angaur, and Cairns.
Author and researcher of B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. Author of Under the Southern Cross and Strike Back. Involved with several websites and the Unbroken movie.
Author of Pacific
Island Battlegrounds of WWII: Then and Now. Hinz is a veteran
himself, and shares a series of additional wreck photographs from
his travels throughout the Pacific.
Experienced the war as a young child in northern Queensland. He is a Pacific War researcher and author, of books including the "Battle of the Bismarck Sea" and newest book "MacArthur's Eagles". He is also the founder of publishing company, Banner Books.
Dave McComb is a management consultant specializing in business process development. A lifelong student of World War II destroyer history, he has in recent years promoted the subject extensively via the web and numerous articles. He is president of the Destroyer History Foundation
Curator of the Museum of the Pacific
in Texas, the son of a Pacific veteran, traveler and collector of
many rare Pacific artifacts on display in his museum. Also, he is
the author of the book Always
Ready about the 147th Infantry Regiment.
USMC F4U pilot and veteran. He is the author
of the book, One Angel Left..
A Memoir about his wartime experiences, bailout over Rabaul,
and escape and rescue via PBY. He had the unique distinction of
returning to Rabaul, and seeing the wreckage of his former F4U Corsair!
A former Los Angeles Police Officer and FBI Special Agent who now works as an investigator with Northrop Grumman. A collector of Japanese military uniforms and equipment for over 30 years. Author of several books on Japanese uniforms, equipment and I-400.
Bruce Petty and his wife recently
returned to California after living on the island of Saipan for
five years. He is the author of Saipan:
Oral Histories of The Pacific War and Bluejackets Remember
Bob Piper is a researcher and author of many articles and books on World War II Pacific topics. Also, he has been involved with aircraft crash sites and memorials. He also writes for newspapers and Flightpath magazine.
Aviation author and researcher, author of USMC Aviators book detailing uniforms, equipment and gear.
Nautical archaeologist and military historian. He studied archaeology at Georgia Southern University, and Texas A&M University. Author and collaborator on many World War II books and unit histories.
Maybe someone will wonder how an Italian can be interested in matters so far away from his living place. I cannot give a satisfactory answer because these interests just happened. As a little boy I drew aircraft with the Red Ball insignia!
One of the few English language
authors writing exclusively on Japanese pilots and their wartime
experiences. The author of Imperial
Japanese Navy Aces and Japanese
Army Air Force Aces and The
Siege of Rabaul, His books have opened
a window to previously unknown side of the war.
Salecker has always been fascinated with the
B-17 "Flying Fortress", and has just published a book
on Pacific B-17's, Fortress
Against the Sun. Learn about his background, research process
and what fascinates him about this famous bomber, and his forthcoming
John Stanaway is the author of many Pacific
related WWII aviation books, including three titles in the
Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces Series on P-38, P-39, P-47
and P-51 Pacific aces. In an interview with Pacific Wreck Database, he
shares insights on his books and research.
Co-author of B-29
Hunters and 343
Kokutai Japan's Squadron of Aces, does an interview about
his background, interest and process of creating two superb English
books. He talks about research, collaborations with Henry
Sakaida and project about
the world-largest sub I-400.
Creator of Pacific Wrecks, Taylan's interest began with his grandfather's service and to document the wreckage that remains to this day. Has visited dozens of battlefields and hundreds of aircraft and shipwrecks.
Author of 40 published titles, many of which
are related to WWII Pacific, and the famous tail hook aircraft
like the F4F, F4U, Avenger and F6F. Tillman shares insights about
his research processes, and current releases and upcoming projects.
Researcher and author focusing on Japanese Veteran pilots. He has written for various aviation magazines, and the forthcoming book: Beyond Pearl Harbor:
The Untold stories of Japan’s Navy Airmen.
Andrew Wight is a underwater
explorer and film maker with an unusual background. Creator of Winged Ghosts of the South Pacific.