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by roger-wilco-66
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images
Replies: 2
Views: 4409

Re: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Wow, thanks, Daniel. Seems like a gold mine!


Cheers,
Mark
by roger-wilco-66
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images
Replies: 2
Views: 4409

Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Hi, I am desperatly searching for old high resolution, top-down recon images of WW2 airfields in the Solomons and around Rabaul. I know there are a lot to be found in the PW archives, but they are in a very low resolution. My search in some archives and over google were fruitless up to now. Maybe so...
by roger-wilco-66
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: FSX Solomon 1943 scenario
Replies: 0
Views: 2819

FSX Solomon 1943 scenario

Gentlemen, I have to mention this here because without the pacific wrecks website, this project would not have the extend to which it has been growing. I designed a freeware scenery for the FSX flight simulator, that regressed the scenery of the Solomons back to 1943. You will be able to fly from al...
by roger-wilco-66
Fri May 28, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Pagoda on Henderson Field
Replies: 1
Views: 4285

Pagoda on Henderson Field

Gents,

I am trying to locate where the famous Pagoda stood on Henderson field / Guadalcanal.
Pictures suggest the right place, but I don't know how the runways is oriented in the images.
So, if you face in the 60° direction of the runway, was the Pagoda to the left or to the right?

Thanks,
Mark
by roger-wilco-66
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: P-40 at Noro, Solomon Islands
Replies: 8
Views: 10489

Re: P-40 at Noro, Solomon Islands

That must be around the old Ondonga airfield then, and indeed, according to the PW records, RNZAF P40s were stationed there.

See http://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/ ... index.html


Cheers,
Mark
by roger-wilco-66
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Contemporary maps of Solomon airifelds
Replies: 1
Views: 2679

Contemporary maps of Solomon airifelds

Hi group, I see all these snippets of simple (army?) maps of the airfields and other installations in the Solomon Islands here on PW and wonder if there is a source or a database somewhere, and if and where these images are retrievable. I would need them for a private research project to see how the...
by roger-wilco-66
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 55368

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Nice thread, I have just finished "Flights of passage" by Sam Hynes, an autobiography of his time as a TBM pilot. Very interesting and a little unusual because he takes a very personal viewpoint and tries to describe what has happend through the eyes of a 21 year old "boy", in which - in my opinion ...
by roger-wilco-66
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New member
Replies: 0
Views: 2181

New member

Hi group, my name is Mark and I stumbled over pacificwrecks a few years ago. I'm very interested in history and have been researching here a lot lately for a private little project about the Solomon Campaign. What a wealth of information! I really admire the work and dedication of you guys. Best, Ma...