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by Daniel Leahy
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Kokoda Article - A Current Affair
Replies: 0
Views: 3786

Kokoda Article - A Current Affair

Hi Everybody,

A bit late notice, I know, but I saw an advertisement this morning about a Kokoda article being aired on Nine's A Current Affair at 7 PM tonight.

Just thought those in Australia might be interested...
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 62721

Good idea for a thread...

I have quite a few on my "to read" list. Currently however, I am reading John Wurkovits' One Square Mile Of Hell - The Battle For Tarawa.
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 2/Lt William A Bujold (B-17 41-9011)
Replies: 1
Views: 3368

More on this from the AII POW-MIA Network: http://www.aiipowmia.com/inter27/in24080763yearshome.html 63 Years to Find His Way Home 24 August, 2007 After 63 Years, Airman's Remains Come Home By News 8 WMTW RUMFORD, Maine -- An Army airman, killed more than 60 years ago during World War II, finally ha...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: 2/Lt William A Bujold (B-17 41-9011)
Replies: 1
Views: 3368

2/Lt William A Bujold (B-17 41-9011)

Hi All, The following comes from the AII POW-MIA Network website: http://www.aiipowmia.com/inter27/in250807homelastww2.html Home at Last 25 August, 2007 WWII pilot is home, at last By Eileen M. Adams , Staff Writer RUMFORD - Ellen "Annie" Bujold had said years ago that she believed her son would com...
by Daniel Leahy
Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: SNJ bureau number 26458 (Palmyra, Feb. 25, 1943
Replies: 2
Views: 4767

Hi there, Thanks for the information ... I have added these details to the PRIAM database and they will appear in the next update. NORTH AMERICAN SNJ-4 TEXAN Bu No 26458 C/N 88-10385 VMF-211 25-FEB-43 Pilot - Lt Bruce Ffoulkes, Jr, O-11443 (Survived) Crew - PFC George A Burlingame, Jr, 354417 (MIA) ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: RNZAF aircrew found in the Solomons
Replies: 2
Views: 5266

Cheers for that Andy - Much appreciated!!! I've moved the topic to the MIA section.

Just FYI, the article is referring to RNZAF PV-1 Ventura NZ4578 of 4 Squadron.
by Daniel Leahy
Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 13068

Here are some more articles from the ABC website relating to this claim... August 16, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/16/2006620.htm Navy flags delay in HMAS 'Sydney' identification Posted Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:26am AEST It is expected to be at least a week before it is known whether ...
by Daniel Leahy
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 13068

More on this issue from ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/16/2006717.htm HMAS 'Sydney' searchers: We're being treated like criminals Posted 1 hour 56 minutes ago Updated 27 minutes ago One of the men at the centre of the latest search for the warship HMAS Sydney says he and his colleag...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Search for HMAS Sydney Sailor
Replies: 13
Views: 14720

I just came across this on the NEWS.COM.AU website: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22200017-2,00.html?from=public_rss DNA test fails to identify WWII sailor's remains By David Kennedy August 07, 2007 02:00am AN initial bid to identify by DNA testing the World War II sailor believed to be from ...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 13068

More about the possible Sydney discovery from the ABC today: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/12/2002693.htm Diver challenges HMAS 'Sydney' claims Posted 1 hour 37 minutes ago A commercial skipper and diver says a shipwreck found off Western Australia's Gascoyne Coast may not be that of HM...
by Daniel Leahy
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 13068

More on this from the ABC website on Saturday: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/11/2002432.htm HMAS Sydney found, group claims Posted Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:36am AEST Updated Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:42am AEST The patron of a long-running effort to find the wreck of the Australian World War II warsh...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Lt Woodie L McVay, Jr, USN
Replies: 3
Views: 5003

Here's the latest article which appeared in The Birmingham News on July 29. Thanks once more to Ted Darcy for passing this along: Lt. McVay's family needs help to bring hero home Sunday, July 29, 2007 The body of the Navy fighter pilot is out there, in a lonely grave for unknown warriors, waiting to...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Ens Harry Warnke, USN - Burial
Replies: 1
Views: 3463

Here is an article from the Post-Tribune relating to Warnke's funeral: http://www.post-trib.com/477893,warnke.article Thanks once more to Ted Darcy for passing this along. Pilot's 63-year story 'part of history' now July 21, 2007 By Christin Nance Lazerus Post-Tribune staff writer WESTVILLE -- The s...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Lt Woodie L McVay, Jr, USN
Replies: 3
Views: 5003

Lt Woodie L McVay, Jr, USN

Ted Darcy recently sent me this article which appeared on July 8: New information could help bring soldier's body home Sunday, July 08, 2007 By DAVID FERRARA Staff Reporter The sudden telephone call roused memories and sorrow that hadn't faded after more than six decades. The voice on the other end ...
by Daniel Leahy
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: A-20 heading down under....
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

According to the listing of A-20 survivors printed in issue 60 of Classic Wings, A-20J 43-21709 previously on loan to the Lone Star Museum was purchased by Steve Searle in late 2006 and will be operated out of somewhere in Queensland.