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by Richard Wright
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 6723

Re: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942

Ed, Much appreciate your reply! Was unaware of the 10st arriving on May 3rd. Gamble's book indicated that no troops arrived during the campaign...so that is NEW info, THANKS!
Will check out of other references...again, much appreciated.
Rich
by Richard Wright
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Allied Geographical Section maps
Replies: 3
Views: 8521

Re: Allied Geographical Section maps

Bads,
You can find the section maps at the University of Texas. Here is the url:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/new_ ... ml?p=print
by Richard Wright
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Air Campaign Against Rabaul
Replies: 3
Views: 7496

Re: New Book on Air Campaign Against Rabaul

This is one of the best books I have read on Coral Sea area. Personal accounts galore! Nitty gritty detail of Rabaul, Port Moresby, and the Australian situation during the time of the Coral Sea campaign. Never understould how disconnected and disorganized the American forces were at that early 1942 ...
by Richard Wright
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Richard Wright - Coral Sea Campaign interest
Replies: 0
Views: 3021

Richard Wright - Coral Sea Campaign interest

Hello other members! I have been visiting this sight for years and have gotten some great co-operation for its owner. I am retired, amateur military historian with interests in ancient, American Civil War, and WWII battles and situations...since I was 8 years old. My father served with the 2nd & 4th...
by Richard Wright
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New - Based Port Moresby
Replies: 1
Views: 3489

Re: New - Based Port Moresby

WOW, never expected to have boots on the ground! Hope you are still there...well, only if it is a nice place to be! :-) Could you inquire about how the base was in May 1942? Terrain (jungle or scrub), Laloki River traverse-able only a bridges, length of the 2 airstrips...etc. I am part of group of w...
by Richard Wright
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 6723

Kila Kila & 7-mile airfields in May 1942

Fellas, trying to simulate the situation at Port Moresby at the time of the Coral Sea campaign. Want to know what length each of these single strip "dirt" airfields were and what facilities each had. I have read in Gamble's book that the Japanese had destroyed all permanent structures at 7-mile just...