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by Gyrene
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: navy unit casu(f)51
Replies: 2
Views: 3541

Re: navy unit casu(f)51

Hi Larry, Welcome to the forum. Were you there when those Jap human torpedoes hit that oiler? I have a Marine buddy who was there at Ulithi with a TBM squadron. He mentioned that they once lost an aircraft on takeoff when the depth charges it was carrying exploded. I also have a "swabbie" buddy that...
by Gyrene
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 13102

Re: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found

More info on HMAS Sydney including a photo of some lifeboats and a damaged area that caused the ship to sink: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/na ... 93836.html
by Gyrene
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Anyone searching for "Heaven Can Wait" S/N 42-734
Replies: 6
Views: 6210

Re: Anyone searching for "Heaven Can Wait" S/N 42-734

I just received a reply from Stan Gajda on Ponape (Pohnpei). Stan has lived on Ponape for the past nine years and has documented the wreckage of the PBJ and the F4U that crashed on the island. He also knew of the loss of another F4U that ditched in the water off Ponape and was surprised when I inqui...
by Gyrene
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Anyone searching for "Heaven Can Wait" S/N 42-734
Replies: 6
Views: 6210

Re: Anyone searching for "Heaven Can Wait" S/N 42-734

As far as I know, only a PBJ and an F4U actually crashed on Ponape. Of course, that does not mean that the B-24 in question wasn't hit over Ponape and crashed on the reef or at sea. Let me e-mail this to a friend and see what I can find out.

Semper Fi,
Robert
by Gyrene
Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Hello from Dan on Kwajalein!
Replies: 2
Views: 5835

Re: Hello from Dan on Kwajalein!

Dan,

I can't believe you beat me to this forum!

Other members, I highly recommend you check out the links Dan provided above. The are of excellent quality and detail.

Semper Fi,
Robert
by Gyrene
Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greetings from the Outer Banks
Replies: 0
Views: 3113

Greetings from the Outer Banks

Robert Yanacek reporting aboard. I am a retired Marine who is very interested in the history of the Second World War and aviation (particularly Marine Corps aviation). My area of expertise is Marine Corps PBJ "Mitchell" history and operations. I have had the privilege of corresponding over the past ...