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by Daniel Leahy
Fri May 19, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112427

Recent buzz on the Internet indicates that the wreck of B-17E 41-2446 no longer remains in a Papua New Guinean swamp. Numerous reports indicate the aircraft was broken up and could currently be sitting in Lae awaiting shipment to the US. Though there are quite a number of these reports from reputabl...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed May 17, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112427

Hi All, I've made David's post "Sticky" as there has been quite a lot of speculation about either (or even both) the Swamp Ghost and Black Cat Pass B-17s being recovered. As I write this, there seems to be no hard evidence (yet) that either Fortresses have been, or are in the process of being recove...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: KOKODA Released
Replies: 4
Views: 7402

KOKODA Released

Hi All, The new KOKODA movie was released in Australian cinemas today. As mentioned in another post here, the official website for the movie can be found at: http://www.kokodathemovie.com I've just returned from seeing this flick and have to say that I am very impressed. Although you can tell it's s...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 2/Lt Robert Hoyle Upchurch (43-22786)
Replies: 4
Views: 8302

Thanks for that John - Much appreciated!
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Anzac Day 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 6227

I won't be at the Dawn Service this year, but will be heading to the National Ceremony at 10:30.
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Papua New Guinea - 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 6637

Papua New Guinea - 2006

Hi All, After last year's awesome trip to PNG with Justin, I will be returning later in 2006. My main goal is to head back and spend more time around the battlefields of Buna, Gona and Sanananda. I'm also looking at possibly visiting Milne Bay or flying to Kokoda. I doubt I'll get further up north, ...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: S/Sgt Richard Fowler King (42-100225)
Replies: 2
Views: 4182

The PWD site lists this aircraft at:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b ... 00225.html
The Army Air Forces website lists the MACR for this loss as being 4512.
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 2/Lt Robert Hoyle Upchurch (43-22786)
Replies: 4
Views: 8302

Another article about 2/Lt Upchurch http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123018929 Photos from the service can also be viewed here: http://www.af.mil/news/story_media.asp?storyID=123018929 Pilot burial solves two mysteries by Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr. Air Force Print News 4/11/2006 - SAN ...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: MIA Database Redesign - Request For Information
Replies: 5
Views: 8997

MIA Database Redesign - Request For Information

Hi All, Justin and I have been working on a redesign/update for the MIA section of the website: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/mia/index.html I would be interested in hearing what people would like to see in such a section, so please post any ideas relating to this. Also, I would love to hear from any...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Lt R E Kennedy (2/17th Battalion)
Replies: 1
Views: 4962

A bio page for Lt Kennedy has now been uploaded to the site:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/people/vet ... nnedy.html
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: 39th Battalion reborn
Replies: 1
Views: 3883

Thanks for that!

I recently bought "Mud Over Blood" by Carl Johnson - A nice collection of details about the 39th Battalions activities during the Second World War.

My grandmother's brother-in-law, Roy Schmidt, was KIA with the 39th at Sanananda in January 1943.
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Requesting Information - Veterans Of Buna, Gona, Sanananda
Replies: 1
Views: 4587

Requesting Information - Veterans Of Buna, Gona, Sanananda

Hi All, Before the forum went down, I had asked for any information about veterans who served in the Buna, Gona, Sanananda areas of Papua New Guinea between November 1942 and January 1943. I've now been in contact with a number of Australian and American veterans and relatives, though am still looki...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Admiral Yamamotos plane wreck
Replies: 3
Views: 5970

Yamamoto's G4M1 (c/n 2656) is located near Buin on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

Details of the wreck can be found on the database at:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/g4m/2656.html

I'm yet to visit the site, though I know numerous other PWD contributors have been there.
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: LT Wilbert USAAF MIA
Replies: 1
Views: 4464

Is there any chance that Wilbert may be his first name?
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Gasmata Raids - September 4/5, 1943
Replies: 1
Views: 4479

Thanks for that Phil. The 100 Squadron diaries seem to have the same basic information I already have. Am yet to check out the ANGAU reports. I've also been told that maybe one of the Kittyhawks was shot down on the September 5th raid, though have been unable to find any further evidence of this. Af...