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by Daniel Leahy
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Lady Southern Cross
Replies: 1
Views: 4366

According to "The Lockheed File" website, the "Lady Southern Cross" was a Lockheed Altair 8D Special, CN 152, VH-USB/G-ADUS. It was last sighted over Rangoon on November 7, 1935 and is believed to have crashed into the Gulf of Martaban at approximately 0216 on November 8th. In 1937 an undercarriage ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: AM1c Conrad Hugh Lawrence
Replies: 1
Views: 3770

I've checked the American Battle Monuments Commission website which lists Aviation Metalsmith First Class Conrad H Lawrence, 2684369 (USN) as believed killed on December 4, 1945. He had been awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. At the moment I don't have any other information, though "Quada C...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Lt R E Kennedy (2/17th Battalion)
Replies: 1
Views: 4962

Lt R E Kennedy (2/17th Battalion)

Hi All, I've just been made aware that Lt Reginald Ernest Kennedy, NX104115, passed away over the weekend. Lt Kennedy served with the 2/17th Battalion (9th Division) along the Huon Penninsula and later as a platoon commander with that Battalion in Borneo. Gavin Long wrote of Lt Kennedy in the Army's...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: W P Hickock Identified (USS Sicard)
Replies: 0
Views: 4915

W P Hickock Identified (USS Sicard)

Hi All, I have just come across this information on the JPAC website: http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/PressReleases06/PR2006-11.htm RELEASE NO. #06-11 Mar. 22, 2006 SERVICE SCHEDULED FOR PREVIOUSLY ?UKNOWN? SEAMAN FROM PEARL HARBOR ATTACK HICKAM AFB, HAWAII ? More than 1,500 Sailors, Soldiers, Marines and...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 2/Lt Charles Feucht (42-40972)
Replies: 1
Views: 4549

2/Lt Charles Feucht (42-40972)

Hi All, I've just been made aware of this news article (below) about the remains of 2/Lt Feucht being positively identified. Feucht was aboard 43rd BG B-24D 42-40972 which went down on November 5, 1943. The profile page on PWD for this loss can be found at: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Kokoda Track movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 10554

Yeah, it sure does look like it might be a good movie. (But then again, so did Windtalkers ....) At least it's getting the new movie treatment though. I'm not sure if the main website has changed, or whether this computer I'm on doesn't have the right Flash versions etc, but all I can get at the off...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Information On P-39
Replies: 4
Views: 6375

I'm assuming you're dates are mm/dd/yy. The closest loss I have for the 71st was on July 3, 1944 - P-39Q-6-BE 42-19999. Unfortunately I don't have the pilot's name or any details relating to the loss (yet). Pretty much all crew/serial/date information I have can be found on the PacALD system - http:...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Kings Canyon CA MIA
Replies: 2
Views: 5316

Thanks for the updates. I believe Mustonen was buried last Friday: Frozen WWII Airman Gets Proper Burial BRAINERD, Minn. -- For years, Leo Mustonen's relatives knew only that he died in a military plane crash -- and that his remains, along with those of his three comrades, were never brought home. T...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Anzac Day 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 6226

Anzac Day 2006

Hi All,

Was just wondering what people were up to this coming Anzac Day.

As I did last year, I will be at both services at the Australian War Memorial here in Canberra.
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-24 (A72-88) Found In Northern Territory
Replies: 1
Views: 5259

B-24 (A72-88) Found In Northern Territory

An article was recently published in the Sydney Morning Herald about the 'discovery' of 24 Squadron Liberator A72-88. Bush gives up secrets of the war By Lindsay Murdoch in Hayes Creek December 30, 2005 THE bush has kept the crash site of Flight-Lieutenant Arthur Cambridge's B-24 bomber a secret fro...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Kokoda Track movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 10554

I remember hearing something a few years back about Russell Crowe intending on doing a movie based on Australians in PNG during WW2. Whether it's the same one, I don't know. However, I did come across this at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481390/ The official movie website appears to be: http:/...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Program For Documenting MIA Cases
Replies: 3
Views: 4779

Program For Documenting MIA Cases

Hi All, Before the forum went down I was speaking with someone who had mentioned some software JPAC had been using in relation to potential Vietnam War losses. Apparently this was based around Google Earth. Unfortunately I have forgotten this person's name and contact details. If anyone knows anythi...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: 2006 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
Replies: 0
Views: 4731

2006 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Hi All, I was just wondering if anyone from the board will be attending the 2006 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne over the weekend of March 31-April 2. After experiencing it in 2005, I have to return this year and will be getting into town some time on Saturday April 1, then returning to...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Gasmata Raids - September 4/5, 1943
Replies: 1
Views: 4478

Gasmata Raids - September 4/5, 1943

Hi All, I'm currently doing research into a number of raids that took place on Gasmata by the RAAF on September 4th and 5th, 1943. In particular I am trying to find out more information about the loss of four Beauforts and their crews. On September 4th ten Beauforts of 100 Squadron, accompanied by t...