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by Daniel Leahy
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost Recovery - The Aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 10327

And the same from today's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060710/news09.htm PAC puts ban on museum war relics The Public Accounts Committee has directed the National Museum not to recover, salvage, sell or export any war surplus material. This is one of 22 directives the committee gave...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost Recovery - The Aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 10327

Details from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/071006/nation4.htm PAC orders freeze on war relics By ISAAC NICHOLAS THERE would be no more salvage, removal, export or sale of any war relics or surplus material from Papua New Guinea until the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee comp...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Another Salvager Party In PNG
Replies: 0
Views: 2939

Another Salvager Party In PNG

Hi All, This comes from Friday's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/070706/nation11.htm Salvagers attempt to recover war relics from provinces By JULIA DAIA BORE ANOTHER Australian salvage team is in PNG attempting to recover war relics in East Sepik, Madang and East New Britain. The team is fr...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost Recovery - The Aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 10327

This from today's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060705/news11.htm Swamp Ghost advice ignored THE National Museum and Art Gallery blatantly disobeyed advice by the Solicitor-General to sell any war relic without tender. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found no relevant laws giving...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost Recovery - The Aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 10327

Swamp Ghost Recovery - The Aftermath

Hi All, The B-17E 41-2446 (Swamp Ghost) recovery has again made PNG newspapers... This thread will be for PNG newspaper posts only - Hence being locked. This from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/070506/nation1.htm PAC nails museum By ISAAC NICHOLAS THE National Museum and Art Gallery...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Gauging interest in a complete Google Earth airfield tour...
Replies: 9
Views: 11683

Yes, it seems that in the past month or so a lot of hi-res imagery for Papua New Guinea has been released.

For example, here's the Swamp Ghost wreckage before being recovered:

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by Daniel Leahy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Women pilots is WW2 WASPS
Replies: 2
Views: 4578

Here's a summary of the stats that I've found doing a quick Google search:
http://www.twu.edu/wasp/wasp_facts.htm

25,000 applied
1,830 accepted
1,074 graduated
38 died
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Burma books
Replies: 5
Views: 8348

The "Bloody Shambles" series of books covers the air war in the 'Far East' extremely well. I believe the third volume concentrates on the RAF in places (including what is now Myanmar) between 1943 and 1945.
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: C-47A 42-24215
Replies: 1
Views: 3814

Crew details as per ABMC:

2/Lt Robert H Cameron, O-833022
2/Lt Stanley D Campbell, O-775783
Cpl George E Cunningham, 32412902
Cpl Carl A Drain, 32735839
Capt Vladimir M Sasko, O-393120
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 1/Lt Francis S Love (P-38 42-12848)
Replies: 0
Views: 3320

1/Lt Francis S Love (P-38 42-12848)

Hi All, In an effort to revamp the MIA and Recovery database, I've come across details for P-38 42-12848: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-38/42-12848.html The ABMC website states that 1/Lt Love is still listed as "Missing in Action or Buried at Sea" on the "Tablets of the Missing at Manila A...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: C-46 Meiduobai Mountain, Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 6068

I've done a check on the ABMC website for the full crew details based on this article and they are as follows: Capt Douglas R Wight, O-793471 1/Lt Herbert W Evans, O-740778 Cpl John W Hanlon, 38269554 PFC Gerard L Rugers 39180415 (All are still listed as MIA. Also note the spelling of PFC Rugers' fi...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Need Name Of Gunner (B-25 41-30370)
Replies: 1
Views: 4192

According to the ABMC website, Sgt Harold J Gross, 39244301 went MIA on February 15, 1944 while serving with the 71st BS, 38th BG.

Unfortunately I don't have any further information at hand.
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Sgt Willard J Beatty
Replies: 4
Views: 4696

In addition to this... 18 of the 19 US servicemen aboard this aircraft are still listed as missing. Of these, I have been able to confirm 17 via the ABMC website: Sgt Willard J Beatty, 6256686 PFC Nicholas D Bunardzya, 6999625 S/Sgt Howard C Cliff, 7021697 Sgt Samuel F Foster, 6252463 Pvt Joseph N G...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Sgt Willard J Beatty
Replies: 4
Views: 4696

Sgt Willard J Beatty, USAAF 6256686, is listed as on the ABMC website as having served with the 17th FS, 24th FG. This site lists Sgt Beatty as "Missing in Action or Buried at Sea" and remembered on "Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery". The details I have state he was aboard Kester's...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Charles "Chuck" Older (AVG)
Replies: 1
Views: 4672

Charles "Chuck" Older (AVG)

Hi All, I came across this on the web tonight: http://www.dailycomet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060620/APN/606200578 LA Judge Charles Older, presided over Manson trial, dies at 88 The Associated Press Charles Herman Older, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge who presided over the murder trial...