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by Daniel Leahy
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: HBO "The Pacific" Sneak Peek
Replies: 2
Views: 3136

Re: HBO "The Pacific" Sneak Peek

It looks as if the above YouTube clip has since been removed. I did get sent this link today (with a downloadable QuickTime file):
http://www.pacificfans.com/trailer-videos
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Project PRIAM Technical Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2322

Project PRIAM Technical Issues

Hi All, I just thought I'd let you all know that the Project PRIAM database has suffered some technical issues which we are currently working on to resolve. The database still works fine, though I have been unable to update it since about February. Apologies to all those who I've advised would have ...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E 41-9234
Replies: 4
Views: 4509

Re: B-17E 41-9234

I'm not sure about the B-17s, but I know US aircraft (P-51 and B-24) that served with the RAAF retained the US serial in these stamps. These are however late war aircraft, so I don't know if the earlier aircraft kept them. The problem will be those aircraft which were delivered direct to the UK from...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: RAF Losses (and Wrecks) in Malaysia
Replies: 7
Views: 6430

RAF Losses (and Wrecks) in Malaysia

Hi All, I'm currently compiling a list of RAF/RAAF/RNZAF etc losses in Malaysia and Singapore from the early (1941-42) days. I remember some time back there was someone on this forum from a research group in Malaysia, and was hoping they might be able to get in touch with me regarding this research....
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Soryu and Hiryu losses?
Replies: 2
Views: 3507

Re: Soryu and Hiryu losses?

The Soryu and Hiryu were only sent to Wake after the first failed attempt to take the island. I've read that a total of 28 land and carrier based Japanese aircraft were lost during the second assault on Wake. Unfortunately I don't have exact details of these aircraft.
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Search for HMAS Sydney Sailor
Replies: 13
Views: 14067

Re: Search for HMAS Sydney Sailor

Details from Sydney Morning Herald: http://news.smh.com.au/national/hmas-sydney-sailor-to-be-laid-to-rest-20081026-58th.html HMAS Sydney sailor to be laid to rest October 26, 2008 - 11:42AM The remains of a sailor who is believed to have been killed when HMAS Sydney was sunk 67 years ago will be reb...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Lockheed Hudson A16-97
Replies: 3
Views: 4267

Re: Lockheed Hudson A16-97

Having been living in Canberra for about 5 years now, I've visited this site a number of times. There's nothing recognisable there, though a large rock has been set up as a memorial. I've hunted through the pine forest there and have found a large ditch in which I did locate some small rivet looking...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17 41-9151 Major Hall's plane what are the
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Re: B-17 41-9151 Major Hall's plane what are the

Unfortunately I doubt anyone could really provide the "chances" of finding any of these aircraft. The Pacific Wrecks profiles for each are at the following URLs: 41-9151 : http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9151.html 41-9122 : http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9122.html 41-244...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: pby5a wreck choiseul?
Replies: 4
Views: 3408

Re: pby5a wreck choiseul?

First of all, welcome to the Forum! I'm currently trying to locate the names of the crew of PBY-5 BuNo 48259. So far I have only been able to locate one name - Lt(jg) C Burkhardt - which is not listed on the American Battle Monuments Commission website, suggesting that either his remains have been r...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: DC-5 Losses
Replies: 6
Views: 5613

Re: DC-5 Losses

Tony, Here are a few DC-5 losses that I'm aware of... R3D-2 BuNo 1904 : Destroyed at Hawaii on December 7, 1941. DC-5 VH-CXA (44-83230) : Destroyed on ground during Japanese air raid at Jackson Field on August 17, 1942. DC-5 VH-CXB (44-83231) : Force landed near Charleville on November 6, 1942. Scra...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: South Pacific and Seas
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Re: South Pacific and Seas

From Wikipedia:
The Bismarck Sea lies in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the island of Papua New Guinea and to the south of the Bismarck Archipelago and Admiralty Islands.
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: C-47A # 41-18564 Flying Dutchman
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Re: C-47A # 41-18564 Flying Dutchman

Tony, The following crew list comes from the Pacific Wrecks profile - http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/41-18564.html Pilot 2nd Lt. George W. Vandervort, O-662204 KIA Co-Pilot S/Sgt John J. Gerrity (did not fly mission) Engineer T/Sgt Sgt Stephen J. Pitch, 33118721 KIA Radio Sgt George B Ke...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: RAAF Hudson A16-126 Located
Replies: 1
Views: 3421

RAAF Hudson A16-126 Located

Hi All, In May, Mark Reichman located the wreckage of Hudson A16-126 near Gasmata, New Britain. The site has been visited by the ADF who have confirmed the aircraft's identity. See below for recent news releases: Australian Defence Force: http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/Snowdontpl.cfm?CurrentId=7...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New book on Japanese aircraft wrecks
Replies: 1
Views: 3143

Re: New book on Japanese aircraft wrecks

I've just ordered a copy of this book, so look forward to reviewing it in the coming weeks. Cheers for the heads up!
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Human Remains Sold in PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 6099

Re: Human Remains Sold in PNG

Back in November 2007 (or thereabouts) I received a phone call from a female reporter at the ABC who questioned me regarding remains in the area and whether I had bought - or been offered to buy - human remains during my visits to Sanananda in 2005 and 2006. I forwarded details regarding my trips to...