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by Edward
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Darwin Spitfires - new book
Replies: 2
Views: 4725

Re: Companion Website for book Darwin Spitfires

The author and publishers of the book Darwin Spitfires have provided a wealth of supplementary material for the reader at the website for the book including 12 appendices, maps, glossaries, pilot biographies, reviews of the book and links to numerous photos from the AWM archives. This is "how it's d...
by Edward
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: David Vincent's "The RAAF Hudson Story Book Two"
Replies: 0
Views: 2870

David Vincent's "The RAAF Hudson Story Book Two"

The well known WWII aviation historian David Vincent has completed the second volume of his series on the Lockheed Hudson bomber in RAAF service and the men who flew them. THE RAAF HUDSON STORY: BOOK TWO (2010) David Vincent $70.00 AUD Vincent is also the author of two other books on RAAF aircraft &...
by Edward
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Book on Story of Bert Kenizle and the Kokoda Track
Replies: 0
Views: 2522

Book on Story of Bert Kenizle and the Kokoda Track

This seems to be a banner year for books on the New Guinea campaign. Architect Of Kokoda tells the story of the planter Bert Kienzle and his role in surveying and establishing what would be known as the Kokoda track. It is written by his daughter Robyn. I always think that it's wonderful when storie...
by Edward
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on RAAF over Pt Moresby & Kokoda - 1942
Replies: 1
Views: 3204

New Book on RAAF over Pt Moresby & Kokoda - 1942

This has been a pretty good year for new books on the air war in the SW Pacific. How about this one? Storm over Kokoda by Peter Ewer covers the period between January 1942 - September 1942, including the first raids against Rabaul & Gasmata by RAAF Hudsons and Catalinas in January & February 1942. I...
by Edward
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 5172

New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific

Has anyone seen a copy of this book? Please chime in if you can provide some first and second impressions. Edward Whispering Death: Australian Airmen in the Pacific War Mark Johnston (Allen & Unwin - August 2011) soft cover 513 pages + photos Publisher's description of title "In Whispering Death , M...
by Edward
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: B-25D"Battling Biffy Serial Number 41-29701
Replies: 2
Views: 4984

Re: B-25D"Battling Biffy Serial Number 41-29701

Mr. Stickle, Thank you for sharing your story about Lt. Philip Germain of the 38th Bomb Group. According to the page for Lt. Germain at the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission he was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal as were the rest of the crew of the B-25. I include a copy of ...
by Edward
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book - "Exploding Fuel Tanks"
Replies: 1
Views: 3423

New Book - "Exploding Fuel Tanks"

Why did Japanese aircraft designers fail to utilize armor and fuel tank protection for their aircraft at the beginning of the Pacific war? What is the basis for all of the accounts of Japanese aircraft exploding, burning and falling apart after being hit by gunfire and flak? WWII historian Rick Dunn...
by Edward
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B25 41 30771 shot down near Cape Kusserou, Madang
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

Re: B25 41 30771 shot down near Cape Kusserou, Madang

Hi Joe, We do not yet have a page on your wife's uncle's B-25 but we would be glad to add one. Do you a photo of Lt. Besley? B-25D-1 #41-30771 405th Squadron 38th Bomb Group lost 21 December 1943 Hit by AA fire south of Madang and crashed 150 feet off shore at Cape Kusserou, Madang No survivors were...
by Edward
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B17 Hoomalimali
Replies: 7
Views: 5178

Re: B17 Hoomalimali

Steve, Thanks for the posting this. I had no idea that Taggart's memoir covered his time in Australia following his evacuation from Java. Michael, Information used for Peter Dunn's page was published in Damain Waters' book Beaus, Butchers & Boomerangs: Mareeba -The History of a WWII Airfield (2003) ...
by Edward
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-25 Sticky Kitty
Replies: 5
Views: 4102

Re: B-25 Sticky Kitty

Hi Strikered1922, 17thTRS Gunner Sgt Michael R. Maggio, 12034423 (MIA / KIA) Think he was from Cape May, New Jersey. Does anyone have suggestions on how to find them? There are two "Michael R. Maggios" in the US enlistment records. Maggio 12034423 is from NJ and was born in 1920. There is an 2006 ob...
by Edward
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Member
Replies: 1
Views: 2691

Re: S/Sgt Harvel Brown

HI Randy, Thank you for posting here at the Pacific Wrecks forum. The crash site of "Lil De-Icer" is still an open case with JPAC. I have been researching the history of the 3rd BG for the past eight years and would be glad to share what I have on the crew of this B-25. Edward http://www.pacificwrec...
by Edward
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Rescue from Shangri-La
Replies: 0
Views: 2692

New Book on Rescue from Shangri-La

Pacific Wrecks page on crash and rescue C-47A-35-DL "Gremlin Special / Guinea Gopher" Serial Number 42-23952 http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/42-23952.htm Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II Harper-Collins - 26 Apr...
by Edward
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New NIP Book on Pappy Boyington
Replies: 0
Views: 2384

New NIP Book on Pappy Boyington

BLACK SHEEP The Life of Pappy Boyington John F. Wukovits release date: 15 June 2011 The turbulent life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, the top U.S. Marine ace of the Pacific, is captured in memorable detail by the acclaimed author of One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle of Tarawa. Wukovits pulls no pu...
by Edward
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire
Replies: 7
Views: 6410

Re: B25 Mitchell Eight Ball esquire

Leo McMann "went west" = deceased aka "made the final flight"
by Edward
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 79
Views: 103852

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

[quote="Romeo 33 Delta"] New guy here ... just joined. I'm 66 years old, Vietnam vet (Mech Infantry 1968) and have been interested in the Pacific Theater since I was just past infancy. My natural father ( a C-46 pilot) was KIA in China 10 days before I was born. Just finished reading "Nanette" ... w...