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by Daniel Leahy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: US Teams Head To India
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

US Teams Head To India

Hi All, The following comes from the AII POW-MIA site: http://www.aiipowmia.com/inter28/in020608indiasearch.html US defence team to look for pilots missing since WW II Itanagar, Jun 4 (PTI) A US defence team will arrive here to coordinate a search for hundreds of missing-in-action (MIA) American pil...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Harvard T-6 or SNJ
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

Re: PT-17 Crash in Burma

On 23 October 1944, an USAAF Stearman PT-17 crashed into a river in a remote part of Burma. Pilot was killed and passenger was missing. This is Accident # 528 on the US Army Air Forces Accident Report Microfilm for that date. TonyM. I'm assuming this is PT-17 42-16499 (MACR 9453). Does anyone have ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: The Beautiful and Priceless Wrecks at Ballale Island Removed
Replies: 14
Views: 10672

Thanks for that video clip - It is greatly appreciated! Any idea of when that video was aired?

I had intended of visiting Ballale sometime in about 2009/10 ... As they mentioned in the interview - There's no point now.
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Band of Brothers Pacific sequel
Replies: 4
Views: 5643

While in Melbourne late last year I just missed part of the filming for the show - A bummer.
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Anyone searching for "Heaven Can Wait" S/N 42-734
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

Basic details for this aircraft can be found on the Project PRIAM at the following URL:
http://www.pacificghosts.com.au/priam/v ... d=42-73496

I will try and get some more details on there ASAP.
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Spr W J Butler (RAE)
Replies: 0
Views: 2799

Spr W J Butler (RAE)

Hi All, My great great uncle, William James Butler, passed away on December 29, 2007. He served with the Australian Army between 1941 and 1942. Details of his short service can be found on the WW2 Nominal Roll at the following location: http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/veteran.asp?ServiceID=A&Vetera...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Harvard T-6 or SNJ
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

Actually, yes, you're right. See this thread:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/bboard/vie ... php?t=1717
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Papua
Replies: 3
Views: 6245

Re: Papua

Mr.Chris wrote:Be prepared for some serious culture shock.
HA! Definately. I loved my two trips to PNG though.
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Harvard T-6 or SNJ
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

Hi Chris, I can't recall hearing about Harvards/Texans/Mosquitos operating with frontline units in the South (West) Pacific Area, though could be wrong. The RNZAF operated Harvards, though these all appear to have been used as New Zealand based trainers. The first time I can think of Harvards going ...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Malaysia Brewster Buffalo
Replies: 14
Views: 9771

Hello All, It seems that things have once again gotten themselves out of hand on the Forum. As I had posted in another thread here some time back... ...I understand that posts here may become quite heated, so we'll be keeping our eye out for any 'flamers' etc. Feel free to have your own say, though ...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Malaysia Brewster Buffalo
Replies: 14
Views: 9771

The following page on the Air Pirates' site indicates that the wreckage of W8202 had been found: http://www.airpirates.com/gallery/Malaysia/Buffalo_info This Buffalo collided with AN171 while both were serving with 453 Squadron (RAAF). Both pilots - Sgt G T Harrison (W8202) and F/O R H Wallace (AN17...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: The Lighter Side Of War;
Replies: 0
Views: 2870

Some great shots there! Cheers for sharing.

I'm quite interested in the one at Sanananda Point though.
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-25D, 41-29701
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

John, According to what I have, the crew of B-25 41-29701 was as follows: Pilot - 1/Lt Terrence J. Carey, O-433651 Co-Pilot - 2/Lt Lauren S Meader, O-725629 Navigator - 2/Lt Philip E Germain, O-437349 Bombardier - 2/Lt Kenneth M Caisse, O-659517 Radio Op - Sgt Paul D McElroy, 14036314 Gunner - PFC R...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Jackson Airdrome
Replies: 2
Views: 2945

Tony, Jackson's Field and 7-Mile are one and the same. The field was named in honour of S/Ldr John Jackson (CO, 75 Squadron, RAAF) who was KIA on April 28, 1942. The current International Airport at Port Moresby still bears his name. Details of the airfields at Port Moresby can be found on the site:...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Human Remains Sold in PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 6099

Finally, there's more on this from PNG's THE NATIONAL: http://www.thenational.com.pg/121007/WEEKENDER_1.htm Work of art or human remains By Dr JACOB SIMET A few weeks ago there were reports in the media about supposed trade in "human remains" in the Oro province. It was claimed that foreigners were ...