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by davidf
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24D 41-23762
Replies: 4
Views: 4174

Re: B-24D 41-23762

Bob, This is the crew list I have for 41-23762: Lt (later Capt) CROSSON, Norman R. Pilot [Survived. Rescued 14 Dec 42] 2nd Lt SPELTZ, Arthur N. Co-pilot [Survived crash. Died 24 Feb 43] S/Sgt WORKMAN, Charles B. Jr Gunner [Killed in crash] S/Sgt HILTON, James B. Gunner [Killed in crash] Cpl GEYDOS, ...
by davidf
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: MIA 2nd Lt. Daniel W. Davis B25 lost over Bougainville
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

Re: MIA 2nd Lt. Daniel W. Davis B25 lost over Bougainville

Dave, sorry for the delay. I have been out of action for awhile. My information came from the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) Searcher Unit files. This unit was responsible for search and recovery of missing personnel in the SE Asia region after WWII. There is a letter for the US Philippines Comman...
by davidf
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 1943 Rabaul Wreck-ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: 1943 Rabaul Wreck-ID?

The sinking ship in the link posted by PF is most probably the Manko Maru. Sunk by Captain Charles W Howe of the 90th Attack Squadron, the ship was originally identified as the Haruna Maru (sister ship of Manko Maru). The US Bombing Survey map of Rabaul Habour indentifies the ship as Manko Maru. Att...
by davidf
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: A24-49 Warwick Rose and crew
Replies: 3
Views: 3900

Re: A24-49 Warwick Rose and crew

Mike and Gordy, S/L Rundle led a RAAF searcher party which visited the Manokwari area between 5 June and 11 July 1947. This was after F/Lt O'Shea's report (23 Oct 1946) and Presumption of Death of the crew of A24-49 (4 Dec 1946). 1. It was concluded that the aircraft seen to crash by Sgt-Maj Beaufor...
by davidf
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: MIA 2nd Lt. Daniel W. Davis B25 lost over Bougainville
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

Re: MIA 2nd Lt. Daniel W. Davis B25 lost over Bougainville

David, 1. The US AGRS visited the crash site of your uncle's B-25 41-13130 (lost Sept 16, 1943) and recovered three remains. These were stored in the AGRS Mausoleum in Manila as Unknows X-3847, X-3852 and X3853. A local said that several remains were recovered by Australians soon after the crash. Th...
by davidf
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Locating 41-30084 "Hung Lo" in Halmahera, Indonesia
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: Locating 41-30084 "Hung Lo" in Halmahera, Indonesia

Brian, The RAAF Searcher Unit visited the wreck of 41-30084 in Jan/Feb 1948. They made three visits to the site and found no remains. It appeared to have made a "very good crash-landing" which was considered survivable. The wreck was located in sea near shore close to the mouth of Kali Tiga River in...
by davidf
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Australian?
Replies: 2
Views: 2503

Re: Australian?

Daniel is correct. This is the execution of RAAF F/Lt William Newton, VC (not an Allied Intelligence Officer). The link posted by PF is quoting (without attribution) from a Japanese diary captured during the war. Here is a link to a NAA War Crimes file with the translation of the diary entry (pages ...
by davidf
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Albert Frederick Walker
Replies: 2
Views: 3339

Re: Albert Frederick Walker

Hi RED, your certainly have a very interesting story to tell. It appears that Flt Sgt Walker was born in Te Aroha, NZ on 28 March 1910, son of Fredrick Angus Stanley & Marie Walker (née Guilding). He was married to Mabel Annie Walker (née Wrigley) and they had one daughter. They lived in Pt. Chevali...
by davidf
Sun May 02, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Pilot (USN) Details Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: Pilot (USN) Details Wanted

Correction - the name is Lt George Leland HUTCHINSON (not Gregory). Sorry.

David F.
by davidf
Sun May 02, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Pilot (USN) Details Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: Pilot (USN) Details Wanted

Dean, Lt Gregory Leland HUTCHINSON, US Navy, was attached to No 11 Squadron RAAF from 20 October 1941 for flying duties and as US Naval Observer. (Lt S.P. WELLER, USN was attached to No 20 Squadron on the same day). Survivor of the crash of A24-9 Cpl KEEN said that natives buried three dismembered b...
by davidf
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: P-40 at Noro, Solomon Islands
Replies: 8
Views: 9619

Re: P-40 at Noro, Solomon Islands

The P-40 seen near Noro may be RNZAF (18 Squadron) P-40N NZ3156 (42-104852). On 21 November 1943, NZ3156 crashed into jungle 300 yards from end of the runway at Ondonga after engine failure on take off. Pilot F/O John BEW was killed. According to NZ serials ( http://www.adf-serials.com/nz-serials/ )...
by davidf
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: HBO THE PACIFIC - 2nd teaser trailer -
Replies: 6
Views: 4329

Re: HBO THE PACIFIC - 2nd teaser trailer -

"The Pacific" mini-series will be shown on Channel 7 in Australia from 14 April.
by davidf
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 1Lt Joseph F. Miller
Replies: 6
Views: 4317

Re: 1Lt Joseph F. Miller

Hi Brenda, glad I could help. I don't know the last position of the plane. However, I did take a quick look at MACR 14964 on footnote.com.... It gives the location as "About 2° 40 Out Of Laoag On Approx. Course Of 40°". Laoag is near the NW corner of Luzon. It also appears that there were a further ...
by davidf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 1Lt Joseph F. Miller
Replies: 6
Views: 4317

Re: 1Lt Joseph F. Miller

Breea, This plane was C-47A-70-DL Serial 42-100717, 46TCS, 317 TCG lost 27 Aug 1945, MACR 14964. Crew: MILLER, Joseph F, 1LT, 0-699699, NC EYDEN, Kenneth D, 1LT, 0-721049, NE PROFFITT, Samuel S, 1LT, 0-695695, VA GRICE, J Gart, PFC, 34828083, GA WALKER, Sumner, S/SGT, 11020627, MA Passengers: SALVAT...