John Douglas   May 2001 Wreck News Update

Wreck related briefs from John Douglas in Papua New Guinea

Got some photos of an Oscar that landed in grasslands on the North coast on New Guinea. According to locals, the pilot survived, burnt the plane and walked away. I've attached the villagers story [in Pidgin] for your enjoyment.

I've got cameras out still at Safia and at Kokoda where a village councillor says that he has two planes,one, a one engined ,shattered wreck, and the second a fairly complete twin with human remains. the councillor says they haven't been visited for a very long time by his people, so they are having to relocate them.

I've located a B-25 inland from Wewak that contains human remains. I'm trying to get an ID from the engine Nos. Watch this space as the story unfolds over the next few months.

Black Dougal

 P-40 Warhawk
This P-40 tail is in a swamp near Buna.

Ki 43-I Oscar

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