Port Moresby's Micro History:
Hustad Dog Tags & Artifacts
I dug up these items in 1989 at
the end of an old jeep trail 6 miles SE of jackson's in an area that
was occupied by australian troops, overlooking the Loloata
Island resort side of Bootless
The site was a disposal tip covered with australian kit /rations castoffs,
so i remember being suprised unearthing the stuff on the hillside a long way
from the usual area and wondering how they
ended up in an Australian sector.
Regina Oldfield Puzzo adds:
"In the PWD October 2004
newsletter, There was a reference to a 'Carl A. Hustard'.
Is it possible there is a misspelling? There was a Capt. Carl A. Hustad
that was a pilot (I know my uncle was on his crew for a time, 43rd BG).
The name similarity is uncanny. I know from another message board entry
that Carl Hustad died in 2001. This was a message posted in 2003 and
at that time Hustad's wife was still alive. It would be amazing if the
family could get these things."
Henry Mayer replied:
"The tag shot
attached shows the correct spelling- my mistake with the extra 'r' ,
i can only blame it on my advancing age. I was quite sure up until
i checked that i had gotten the spelling right...quite a suprise therefore
when the info matched. Also attached is a shot of some of the
items dug up with the tag, the capt bars would have to confirm the
identity also....not very likely there was someone else with the same
name and officer's 0- serial
Kris Trenary (grandaughter of Hustad)
"We are so excited about my grandfather's dog tags, glasses, etc. and
we are so excited about it! I just wish he were around to see this
well [Hustad died in 2001]"
Carl A. Hustad at 17-Mile 4th from the right in the
back row (under S-4)
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