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by Dan King
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Haunted Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 15206

Haunted Pacific

Has anyone encountered odd or strange experiences while touring Pacific battlefields? I went to Rabaul with Gary Wachter and Tom McLeod in '03. A local native showed us to the "Yamamoto command bunker" but refused to go in with us. Inside I attempted to photograph some original Japanese writing on t...
by Dan King
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: KOKODA Released
Replies: 4
Views: 7416

Kokoda movie

I'd love to see it. Do you know if it will be coming to the States? I want to learn more about the Australian efforts against the Japanese. All we are exposed to here in the US is the American involvement.
by Dan King
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Losses over Chichi jima 1943-1945
Replies: 0
Views: 2970

Losses over Chichi jima 1943-1945

Where can I find losses over the Ogasawara Islands (Chichi jima, Haha jima) 1943-45? I found 1/2 of a crashed mustang back in '92 and want to go back to ID it. It had yellow & black checkered markings on the tail. It looked like it was blown up in mid-air because it was just one wing, the rear fusel...
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Geographical Database
Replies: 8
Views: 11406

Rabaul

Seeing the image of Simpson harbor made me homesick for Rabaul! I LOVE that place. I went wreck diving one day and was the only diver in the bay! It was me, the guide, the boat driver and then some old native fishing in a dugout canoe. Totally awesome!!
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Guadalcanal trip
Replies: 10
Views: 12527

Guadalcanal

Don,
Is the trip you are taking to Guadalcanal with Valor Tours?
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: LT Wilbert USAAF MIA
Replies: 1
Views: 4470

Wilbert

Do you have the Japanese source handy? I can read Japanese, maybe I can help.
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: MIA over Chichi jima 1943-1945
Replies: 9
Views: 9905

MIA over Chichi jima 1943-1945

Does anyone have information on US pilots shot down over the island and listed as MIA or KIA?
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Prisoners Of War (POW)
Topic: 93 y.o. Japanese Soldier Found Alive in the Ukraine!?
Replies: 3
Views: 13215

Japanese POW

When I was living in Japan I met a WWII Lt. General who was atually just a scientist working on turning vegetable oil into fuel for airplanes. He was captured by the Russians and was in the Gulag until 1961 or '62 when he was released by Kruschev under an amnesty program. I wrote up his story in the...
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Attu Alaska
Replies: 2
Views: 6006

ATTU Alaska

Thanks for the info! There used to be a tour company that went to ATTU to view the wild birds but they stopped going in 2000. According to their website it was too expensive to operate the tour due to regulations governing the facilities they were required to maintain. Has anyone been to Attu? There...
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Anzac Day 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 6240

Canberra

I was on a business trip and rented a car to drive down from Sydney to see your fine war museum back in '93. I had a great time!
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Geographical Database
Replies: 8
Views: 11406

Satellite imaging

Daniel, This is very impressive indeed!! Does the satellite imaging allow the location of metal in the jungle? Can we use it to look for crashes that are otherwise unknown? A part of me wants to find old wrecks, but a part of me feels that once they are found they are souvenired, pillaged or salvage...
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kokoda tour
Replies: 6
Views: 9219

PNG rabaul trip

I'd love to go on a PNG - Rabaul trip as outlined in your link! I went to Rabaul in '03 with Gary Wachter guided by Tom Mcleod (Museum of the Pacific in Texas) and had a fantastic time. I think Tom is planning on a big trip in '07.
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Papua New Guinea - 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 6651

PNG trip

Daniel,
When are you planning on going back to PNG?
by Dan King
Wed May 31, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Guadalcanal trip
Replies: 10
Views: 12527

Guadalcanal

Hi Don, I thought about taking the July-August "Valor Tours" trip to Guadalcanal with the side-trip to Tarawa. But since you say the Tarawa trip is out due to airservice problems...hmm..I might wait until next year. If I go to Guadalcanal I want to hop over to Tarawa; having not been there yet. You'...
by Dan King
Tue May 30, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Attu Alaska
Replies: 2
Views: 6006

Attu Alaska

Does anyone know of a way to visit ATTU? It doesn't seem there are any tour operators out there that go there anymore.