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by Edward
Mon May 21, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Upcoming Book on Japanese Evacuation of Guadalcanal
Replies: 0
Views: 3003

Upcoming Book on Japanese Evacuation of Guadalcanal

Scheduled for November 2012 from Naval Institute Press Operation KE - The Cactus Air Force and the Japanese Withdrawal from Guadalcanal Roger Letourneau and Dennis Letourneau "This revisionist history questions some key traditional assumptions underlying Operation KE–the rescue of some 10,600 Japane...
by Edward
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Zero data plates - historical infos requested
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

Re: Zero data plates - historical infos requested

Hi AV8R,

Thanks for posting the dataplates. I would recommend that you also post these at the j-aircraft.com forums. Lots of experts can help you over there.

Edward
by Edward
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Posting Information
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

Re: Posting Information

Hi Sealion195, >Do you have to be a registered member to submit information you want to share. I submitted an email on the homepage and followed up with a personal email plus attachments "before registering" but never have received a response. Justin Taylan, who usually handles this, has departed fo...
by Edward
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on 13th Troop Carrier Squadron
Replies: 2
Views: 10924

New Book on 13th Troop Carrier Squadron

The Thirsty 13th: The U.S. Army Air Forces 13th Troop Carrier Squadron 1940-1945 (November 17, 2011) Seth B. Washburne $75 + S&H 800-pages with over 2,000 inserts of photos, maps, orders, photos of artifacts, or other items 70 color photos Hundreds of quotes from 73 veterans Exact locations of the ...
by Edward
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Memoir by RAN Patrol Boat Officer
Replies: 2
Views: 4558

Memoir by RAN Patrol Boat Officer

A Merciful Journey - Recollections of a World War II Patrol Boat Man Melbourne University Press (2005) Marsden Hordern 368 pages with 34 B&W photos This book has shot to the top of my "must buy" list. The excerpts that I have read indicate it is well written and compelling. A page on Hordern's patr...
by Edward
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett
Replies: 3
Views: 6726

Re: Biography of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett

Article from the msn website "9 News" War mystery subject of new book Visiting the final resting place of Wilbur Wackett in 2008 brought closure for Julie Parsons because her mother died never really knowing what became of the World War II hero. Ms Parson's mother Peggie became engaged to RAAF Squad...
by Edward
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: A24-64 Catalina missing 14th Dec 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 3033

Re: A24-64 Catalina missing 14th Dec 1944

Michael,

Thanks for your post. Can you provide the link to the Pacific Wrecks page that you are referring to?

Thanks,

Edward
by Edward
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett
Replies: 3
Views: 6726

Book on Mystery of Loss of RAAF Pilot Wilbur Wackett

Lost Without Trace By Leon Kane-Maguire November 2011 ISBN 13: 978-1-920800-64-2 Price: $25.00 (for hard copy) "In September 1944 a Beaufighter from No 31 Squadron, RAAF, crashed in the Northern Territory following a strike mission over Japanese-occupied Timor. Although evidence was discovered some...
by Edward
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: "Snowy" Rhoades "Diary of a Coastwatcher in the Solomons"
Replies: 0
Views: 2974

"Snowy" Rhoades "Diary of a Coastwatcher in the Solomons"

Diary of a Coastwatcher in the Solomons F. Ashton "Snowy" Rhoades (Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Fredericksburg, TX, 1982) 76 pages w/ illustrations & maps - softcover $5 US "The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to F. A. Rhoades, Sub-Lieutenan...
by Edward
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Looking for info on Lt. Richard Dennis 49th FG, 8th FS
Replies: 2
Views: 6132

Re: Looking for info on Lt. Richard dennis 49th FG, 8th FS

>Thanks Edward. I truly appreciate your help in looking up the Japanese records. Glad to be able to help. I wish that there was more to tell you. >I have sent a note off to Maxwell in hopes of finding out the serial number of his plane. This may tell me if the plane had ever been found and perhaps s...
by Edward
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Looking for info on Lt. Richard Dennis 49th FG, 8th FS
Replies: 2
Views: 6132

Re: Looking for info on Lt. Richard dennis 49th FG, 8th FS

"On December 18, 1st Lt. Richard H. Dennis of the 8th Sq failed to return from patrol over Buna. His home was in East Cleveland, Ohio." 49th Fighter Group History Pacific Wrecks webpage on Lt. Richard H. Dennis http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/dennis.html I have worked on this case for sev...
by Edward
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book - "Exploding Fuel Tanks"
Replies: 1
Views: 3270

Re: New Book - "Exploding Fuel Tanks"

The new website for Exploding Fuel Tanks is up and running.

http://www.explodingfueltanks.com/

Downloads available include chapter 1 in PDF and samples of the illustrations, artwork and photography.

Testimonials about the book from buyers and information on the author are also included.
by Edward
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on UP Correspondent Harold Guard
Replies: 0
Views: 2597

New Book on UP Correspondent Harold Guard

New book on the United Press correspondent Harold Guard who reported from Singapore, Malaya, Java, Australia and New Guinea during the early years of WWII. Once in New Guinea he covered the Kokoda campaign, the Battle of the Bismarck Sea and flew missions with the 22nd BG. It will be released on 19 ...
by Edward
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on 39th Fighter Squadron & Baker's Creek Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 3462

Book on 39th Fighter Squadron & Baker's Creek Crash

The diary of Capt. Samuel Cutler has been published in "Over and Out!": Sam's Story . Capt. Cutler was a ground officer with the 39th Fighter Squadron "The Flying Cobra's" from April - November 1942 and he covers their movement to New Guinea in June 1942 and transition from the P-400 Airacobra fight...
by Edward
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book "Zero Hour in Broome"
Replies: 3
Views: 4115

Avonmore's Website & "Zero Hour in Broome"

The architects and writers of the website for Avonmore books have provided some excellent up-to-date material to supplement and expand upon Tom Lewis' and Peter Ingram's book Zero Hour In Broome . While the presence of this material is easy to miss while looking at the webpage for the book, hopefull...