John Douglas January 2001 Wreck News Updates
Wreck related briefs from John Douglas in Papua New Guinea
East of Port Moresby, in a swamp lies a plane wreck with bones inside, unreported to officialdom since the war. [Probably American fighter]. It was reported to me by my network and I've sent a man off with a camera and detailed inspections. The trip will take about two weeks.
East of Wewak, past the Murik Lakes, the local people were traveling through some previously explored kunai/cane when a machete hit some metal! They had a look around at their discovery, found a plane with human remains, became scared of bad spirits and left quickly. I got the story through my contacts, sent a camera and travel funds,and now waiting a report. The weather has been bad and travel difficult, but results are expected soon.
Coastline from Cape Ward Hunt [Oro province] to Lae is not easily accessible, and a lot of planes crashed there as result of local dogfights or returning from combat at Lae,Buna/Dobuduru and Port Moresby. One man came in with details of a P-38E/F and stories of 6 or 8 more. He was given a camera, traveling funds and sent off.
B-25G Mitchell 42-64835
Located in kunai south of Wewak, center burnt, only the tail, wings and engines remain
Dobuduru crashed on take off is in "Warpath across the Pacific"
Oro Bay never used [in packing crate] Straight but corroded.
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