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by RSwank
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Lost F4U Corsairs
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Lost F4U Corsairs

A little background on why the planes ended up in Lake Michigan.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertain ... olumn.html
by RSwank
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Lost F4U Corsairs
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Lost F4U Corsairs

There have been many navy planes recovered from Lake Michigan including a F4U. There are probably still more wrecks in the lake.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_and_T_Recovery


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwNPTkoa9M
by RSwank
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

There are two photos on fold3.com of Jabor, Jaluit Atoll taken during WWII. Fold3.com photos are free to view and use (registration may be required). This first photo, taken November 1943 shows the harbor before bombing. North is toward the lower right side of the photo. So the lagoon is toward the ...
by RSwank
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Book page 17 (page 22 of the booklet below) shows where the various piers were located in the early 40s. http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/9884470 You can find Warf 1 and Warf 2 on Google Earth or Google maps today. The Main pier (German dock) has been reconstructed and lengthened and is not today ...
by RSwank
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Here is the entire book in which the "AE" photo was found. http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1223403/113?itemId=info%3Andljp%2Fpid%2F1223403&contentNo=113&__lang=en You can go through it page by page. (Slide your cursor along the left or right edge to get the arrow "next page" to appear. It...
by RSwank
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Tom, I ran across another article in the Pacific Islands Monthly, this one from April, 1936. The article starts on page 36. Nice description of the town. https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-311753908/view?partId=nla.obj-311808191#page/n37/mode/1up What I find interesting is that the author describes some the...
by RSwank
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Tom, I will play Devil's Advocate here. When I look at the full picture of the supposed AE on the dock, I think I see a scalloped canopy, probably on a small boat, just to the left of the people on the dock. The boat would appear to be right up next to the dock/wharf. I think there is possible a lad...
by RSwank
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

I would think there have to be some photos somewhere, unfortunately they may not be on-line. There is an interesting description of a visit by some Japanese princes to Jaluit in July 1935 in the September issue of the Pacific Islands Monthly. Article starts on page 25. http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-3116...
by RSwank
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Are you aware of any photos that show the dock? I note that there is a claim that this dock was built after 1935, but when I look at the original photo : https://www.archives.gov/files/news/Amelia%20Earhart%20possible%20sighting.pdf the pilings along the left side of the dock appear to be quite weat...
by RSwank
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 53
Views: 19270

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Just a couple of points. On this thread at post 457 there is an image of another page from the book, which shows the Printed Date as October 5, 1935 and the Published Date as October 10, 1935. The Librarian's stamp with a date of October 25, 1935 is on another page. So the Librarian stamp date is no...
by RSwank
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: VMB-612 Marine PBJ's off of Saipan
Replies: 9
Views: 6236

Re: VMB-612 Marine PBJ's off of Saipan

I believe this is a little more information on Madvay, Edward 1st Lt, O-023042 He was declared dead on 24 January, 1946. He went missing on 27 Nov 1944, flying a PBJ-1D, a navy/marine version of a B-25. His father was Michael Madvay, then living at 310 Drake Ave, Roselle NJ. His mother was Bertha. H...
by RSwank
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: 22 USMC Corsairs downed by tropical storm
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: 22 USMC Corsairs downed by tropical storm

The incident is discussed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMF-422

The documentary, "The Flintlock Disaster" is available here: https://vimeo.com/53437571
by RSwank
Sat May 13, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: USN MIA March 22 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: USN MIA March 22 1944

A slight followup on my previous post. There is a 37 page history of VP-33 on fold3.com. The first page is here: https://www.fold3.com/image/301981888 Regarding the loss of this crew, there is this brief reference. ------- From 15 of February to the 25th of March, 1944, the squadron was based at SAM...
by RSwank
Sat May 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: USN MIA March 22 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: USN MIA March 22 1944

Slightly off topic, but here is an interesting post that involves Kenneth Shields, one of the crewmen. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/239946-wwii-kia-brothers-usnusmc-phngcm-grouping/ fold3.com has some information on some of the men. (A paid site but often gives free access...