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by Daniel Leahy
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 8134

The following comes from the POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20071126/news01.htm Mass burials Oro relatives return to villages, find more bodies BODIES are being buried in mass graves along coastal areas in Oro Province as villagers return home to find more bodies as floodwaters and high...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Typhoon MITAG Hits Philippines
Replies: 0
Views: 2580

Typhoon MITAG Hits Philippines

The following comes from NEWS.COM.AU: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22815742-38196,00.html Philippine evacuees flee typhoon From correspondents in Manila November 24, 2007 07:48pm THOUSANDS of people are pouring into evacuation shelters as Typhoon Mitag barrels down on the eastern Philippines...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Earthquake Hits Sumbawa Island, Indonesia
Replies: 0
Views: 2680

Earthquake Hits Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

The following from NEWS.COM.AU: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22822417-38196,00.html Three dead in Indonesian quake From correspondents in Jakarta November 26, 2007 02:53pm AT least three people were killed and 45 injured when powerful earthquakes struck off the coast of Sumbawa island in cen...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 8134

Still more from NEWS.COM.AU: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22819100-38196,00.html PNG floods expose WWII bombs and shells By Lloyd Jones in Port Moresby November 25, 2007 06:40pm DISASTER officials in Papua New Guinea's flood-ravaged Oro Province are warning people to avoid unexploded wartime...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 8134

More on this from NEWS.COM - Australia has finally committed aid: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22803828-38196,00.html Aussie military planes provide flood aid By Lloyd Jones in Port Moresby November 22, 2007 05:39pm AUSTRALIAN defence force planes have joined a critical aid mission for thous...
by Daniel Leahy
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Earthquake Hits Lae, PNG
Replies: 0
Views: 2513

Earthquake Hits Lae, PNG

More natural disasters occurring in Papua New Guinea. This from NEWS.COM.AU: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22806634-38196,00.html Large quake hits Papua New Guinea From correspondents in Port Moresby November 22, 2007 09:55pm A 6.7 MAGNITUDE earthquake hit Papua New Guinea's port city of Lae ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 8134

Today I spoke with my mate in Popondetta who has advised that my friends in the area are okay, however, pretty much all hell has broken loose in much of the province. Here's more from today's NEWS.COM.AU website: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22796667-38196,00.html PNG flood toll passes 150 B...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 8134

More on this from yesterday's POST COURIER: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20071120/news06.htm Soldiers march into town POLICE and soldiers were sent from Port Moresby to Northern Province yesterday on a special flight to help protect people and property in the flood-ravaged areas. They were landed a...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Papua, Buka, Bougainville Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 7431

Hi Bob,
Sounds like a good trip to me - Am also hoping to head back in 2008. Any updates to your trip?
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Earthquake Hits Bougainville
Replies: 0
Views: 2501

Earthquake Hits Bougainville

Hi All, Just found the following on the NEWS.COM.AU website: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22795725-38196,00.html Quake hits Papua New Guinea November 21, 2007 01:49am A QUAKE with a magnitude of 6.3 struck the remote Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville late today, the US Geological Surve...
by Daniel Leahy
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 8134

Tropical Cyclone GUBA Hits Oro Province, PNG

Hi All, I only heard about this yesterday morning. It appears that after Tropical Cyclone GUBA headed away from Queensland, it hit Papua New Guinea and has caused tremendous damage in Oro Province - The Province where Popondetta/Dobodura and the tail end of the Kokoda Track are located. Oro Province...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Human Remains Sold in PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 5884

The story has also hit Australian newspapers... The following comes from THE AUSTRALIAN on October 5: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22538289-12335,00.html Aussie war dead remains 'sold in PNG' From correspondents in Port Moresby | October 05, 2007 OFFICIALS are investigating cla...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Human Remains Sold in PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 5884

Human Remains Sold in PNG

Hi All, This article appeared in the POST COURIER on October 5: http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20071005/news01.htm Graves dug up TRADING the skeletal remains of World War II dead has become a lucrative trade in the Northern Province. Villagers in Sanananda, Buna, Gewoto, Waju and surrounding areas ar...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: NEWS: Museum Boss 'Iced'
Replies: 0
Views: 6717

NEWS: Museum Boss 'Iced'

Hi All, The following article appeared in THE NATIONAL on October 4: http://www.thenational.com.pg/100407/nation4.htm Museum boss ‘iced’ By ELIZABETH MIAE The National Executive Council (NEC) has suspended National Museum and Art Gallery director Simon Poraituk to allow an investigation into the all...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: P-51's escorting B-29 videoclip
Replies: 4
Views: 6395

Some excellent ... but scary footage in there. A pity it's such low res.

I believe one aircraft is a Ki-46-III and another appears to be a G4M2. Some of the single engine stuff looks to be like a Ki-44. I could be wrong though...