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by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 31, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Geographical Database
Replies: 8
Views: 11378

Dan, Thanks, am glad you like what we're doing with it. The satellite imagery was taken by NASA in around 2000 and is what the Google Earth software uses when hi-res images are not available (so what Google Earth has used for all of PNG). It is quite a low resolution so spotting metal is out of the ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 31, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

Hi "Slapper", In response to a couple of your queries.... The stories listed on this forum are only those published in PNG newspapers recently - Whether those reports tell the whole story or the correct story is another matter and not for me to discuss. Each story has been posted no matter what - Wh...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue May 30, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

...And this from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/053106/nation2.htm Union: Swamp Ghost better off in America PNG should allow the Swamp Ghost to be shipped to the US because it does not have the financial capacity to maintain the war relic, the PNG Trade Union Congress said yesterday...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue May 30, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

This from today's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060531/news14.htm ?Swamp Ghost? to remain in PNG for inquiry THE AMERICAN warplane B-17E that crash-landed in the swamps of Northern Province is sitting safely at the Lae Bismarck Maritime Wharf. The plane was to be shipped to the Unite...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun May 28, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

The Swamp Ghost saga has made PNG newspapers once again. This from today's NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/052906/nation17.htm Cabinet to decide fate of Swamp Ghost By YEHIURA HRIEHWAZI THE controversial Swamp Ghost, a WWII B17E bomber, is not going anywhere until a decision is made by the N...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat May 27, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Geographical Database
Replies: 8
Views: 11378

Further information about this project... Currently we're using NASA's satellite imagery available to download online (these files are quite large). We plot GPS positions on this, colour co-ordinating each reference as to what kind of a site it is - eg, Known Wreck (with correct GPS), Possible Wreck...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri May 26, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number on P-38 Lost 7/11/43
Replies: 3
Views: 5194

Am unable to find the serial for this P-38 as yet, though found the following reference in Osprey's "49th Fighter Group - Aces Of The Pacific" by Hess. Two days later, while on patrol over Wau and Salamaua, the 9th FS jumped a large formation of Zekes. Capt Thomas Fowler got one, but not before Flt ...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu May 25, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

Once again, Swamp Ghost has made one of the PNG newspapers... This from todays NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/052606/nation7.htm Uproar over giving up the Ghost ROCKS were hurled at a senior Papua New Guinean journalist in Lae yesterday by an expatriate trying to prevent pictures of a WWII ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 24, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

Some more news from PNG newspapers today... POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060525/news02.htm War plane guns seized TWO machine guns supposed to be shipped out of the country with the controversial American WWII B-17E bomber dubbed ?Swamp Ghost? did not have export licences. Customs of...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 24, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

And then this appeared in today's edition of the POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060524/news01.htm Swamp Ghost stalled THE Government has moved to stop the export of the wreck of a World War II B17E bomber from Northern Province through Lae. Acting Prime Minister Sir Moi Avei, announce...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 24, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

The following also appeared in today's edition of THE NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/052406/nation3.htm PM Must Intervene: Jojoga By Julia Daia Bore LANDOWNERS from the Agaiembo Lake area have called on Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare to intervene and stop the shipment of the Swamp Ghost ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 24, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

The following has appeared in today's edition of THE NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/052406/nation1.htm Government Grounds Swamp Ghost RELEVANT government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Commission, have been directed by the government to prevent the shipment of a war relic, a World...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon May 22, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

The following article has also appeared in today's edition of The National (another PNG newspaper): http://www.thenational.com.pg/052306/nation1.htm Swamp Ghost resurfaces after 64 years By PHILIP DOWA and YEHIURA HRIEHWAZI A GROUP of Americans have salvaged a World War II Boeing 17 Flying Fortress ...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon May 22, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112343

IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED Below is a photo which appeared in today's Post Courier newspaper in PNG... (It made front page). http://www.postcourier.com.pg/images/disturbed_p1.gif The article is available online from: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20060523/news05.htm US bomber taken from Oro swamp SWAMP G...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri May 19, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Geographical Database
Replies: 8
Views: 11378

We've been looking at developing this for some time... It's slowly getting there. Early progress is promising quite a bit.