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by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Australian Tourist Collapses & Dies on Kokoda Track
Replies: 1
Views: 4367

More about this from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/062206/nation21.htm Kokoda memorial for Australian trekker A SIMPLE memorial has been erected on the Kokoda Track to mark the death of an Australian trekker who wanted to walk in the footsteps of the World War II diggers he admired...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: JPAC Deploys to Fiji
Replies: 7
Views: 8127

Thanks for those updates.

1/Lt James W Blose (0-427506) of the 70th FS, 347th FG is listed on the ABMC website as MIA on April 22, 1942. The aircraft is not listed as having a MACR on the Army Air Forces website.

This is most likely the pilot.
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Australian Tourist Collapses & Dies on Kokoda Track
Replies: 1
Views: 4367

Australian Tourist Collapses & Dies on Kokoda Track

The following comes from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/062106/nation4.htm Aussie collapses and dies trekking Kokoda THE increasingly popular Kokoda Track pilgrimage has claimed the life of an Australian man, who collapsed and died on a mountain despite his mates? attempts to save h...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: JPAC Deploys to Fiji
Replies: 7
Views: 8127

JPAC Deploys to Fiji

This was released by JPAC on June 16th: http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/PressReleases06/PR2006-22.htm JOINT POW/MIA ACCOUNTING COMMAND (JPAC) Public Affairs (808) 448-1937 public_affairs@jpac.pacom.mil RELEASE NO. #06-22 June 16, 2006 JPAC TEAM DEPARTS HAWAII FOR FIJI HICKAM AFB, HAWAII ? A JPAC recovery ...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: New Forum Section - Warbirds & Restorations (Rules)
Replies: 0
Views: 6699

New Forum Section - Warbirds & Restorations (Rules)

Hi All, With the recent hype on this board about warbirds and restorations, I've decided to setup a section about Pacific theatre warbirds and restoration projects. I'd prefer it if posts could be related to Pacific warbirds only - so no (or very little) ETO, MTO, post/pre-war stuff please. Also, I ...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Warbirds Seized
Replies: 3
Views: 10270

Warbirds Seized

Hi All, Not really related to Pacific aircraft wrecks/relics, but I thought I might share the following in relation to a number of Australian warbirds being seized recently by the AFP. The following comes from the Australian Federal Police website: http://www.afp.gov.au/media_releases/national/2006/...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112427

More about current salvage/recovery operations in PNG - A carryon from the recent Swamp Ghost issues. This comes from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/061606/nation8.htm Relic war looms By JULIA DAIA BORE A LEGAL battle is looming over a decision by the National Museum and Art Gallery...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Torpedo found in New Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 4980

The torpedo has now been destroyed. This from yesterday's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060613/news11.htm Torpedo in ENB set off ?We are now satisfied and happy that this dangerous bomb has been removed from our area,? some Balanataman villagers said. People were curious to see the e...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 86328

Out of respect for those who were killed, those who remain missing along with their next of kin, I have removed Mr Chris' post. I have also warned him via a Private Message. I respect the views of those intending to recover aircraft and ask that anyone who posts here respects the views of both sides...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 86328

Okay, I've added a poll to this thread so people don't have to post if they don't want to ... Just click "Yes" or "No" at the top of the page. This could get very heated, so please make all posts issue/fact oriented and allow each person to have their own views. Any flaming, bullying or childlike be...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112427

This from yesterday's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/060806/nation7.htm Proper park for war relics needed By BONNEY BONSELLA THE controversy surrounding the removal of the American bomber would have been adequately addressed if only a National Executive Council decision in 1997 for the deve...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112427

Good to see that people are posting their views about this recovery, just make sure things don't get out of control.... As far as I'm concerned, it should have stayed where it was. I was miffed that I missed out on visiting it last year as I had to return to Australia and that this year it won't be ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Torpedo found in New Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 4980

More from yesterday's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060607/news07.htm People fear bomb effects THE East New Britain Provincial Disaster office will continue to conduct awareness on the detonation and the effects of a war time torpedo that will take place soon. The submarine torpedo w...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Torpedo found in New Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 4980

Torpedo found in New Britain

Hi All, The following comes from the front page of today's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060602/frhome.htm http://www.postcourier.com.pg/images/shock%20discovery_p1.GIF Shock WWII discovery SHOCK DISCOVERY: Domin Turana (left) and former explosives officer Elias Babate examine the to...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 31, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112427

This just in from today's PNG press... From THE NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/060106/nation17.htm Board lets go of bomber By JULIA DAIA BORE THE National Museum and Art Gallery board of trustees decided yesterday that the controversial World War II fighter bomber, Swamp Ghost, be exported ...