John Douglas   February 2001 Wreck News Updates

Email  Wreck related briefs from John Douglas in Papua New Guinea

The highlight of February was a visit to Gusap airstrip.Gusap was built in late 1943 early 1944, and was frontline for six months.Exploring is half done, the other half in May. I've written a special report on Gusap for you. One outcome of the Gusap trip is a potential restoration of a small bulldozer [airborne] that I found at Gusap. I'm getting the technical manual now, and collecting other information that I will need.

I'm working on a couple of PNG MIA cases, one on the Sepik River and another out of Popondetta, that will take time to solve. I added up the wrecks reported to me that seem to contain human remains that I need to check up on {time and money]. 22 sites. to investigate. Plus lots more vague tales to follow up on.

Four RAAF crew were recovered out of the sea near Kiriwina Island recently, so gradually the remains are being recovered.

Em Tasol
- John Douglas

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