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by Justin Taylan
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 4229

DISCOUNTED - KOKODA TRACK REPORT

DEFENSE MEDIA RELEASE MSPA 287/08 Thursday, 4 September 2008 DISCOUNTED - KOKODA TRACK REPORT Australian Defence Force staff from the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby today reached an isolated site on the Kokoda Track to check reports that the body of an airman was located in the jungle ca...
by Justin Taylan
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Maj. Kenneth McCullar Crew
Replies: 2
Views: 2834

Details on Maj. Kenneth McCullar B-17

Dear all,

Here are the details on McCullar's B-17
http://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9209.html

If anyone has any crew photos or photos of this particular B-17, let me know so we can add them to this page.
by Justin Taylan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: U.S. Naval Air Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 4197

Re: U.S. Naval Air Museum

Hi there, Thanks for the update. Here are details on that A6M2 Zero. If anyone has any photos after re-restoration to add, let me know A6M2 Zero 5450 http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m2/5450.html Here are details on the George mentioned also N1K2 George 5128 http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircr...
by Justin Taylan
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Okinawa Visit - Seeking Contacts
Replies: 0
Views: 2472

Okinawa Visit - Seeking Contacts

Dear friends, I wanted to see if any readers were currently living or stationed on Okinawa. If so, would be interested to link up for coffee, or better yet to look at some history together. I will have an opportunity to visit Okinawa in March, the week of 13 - 20th. It will be my first visit to Okin...
by Justin Taylan
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost in Smithsonian Magazine, October 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 6664

Swamp Ghost in Smithsonian Magazine, October 2007

New Article on 'Swamp Ghost':

Smithsonian Magazine, October 2007 Issue

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/swamp.html
by Justin Taylan
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: May 10, 2007 Swamp Ghost's condition
Replies: 3
Views: 8497

On 'swamp ghost' and 'the truth'

Pete, Your right, the news articles actually use the term 'impounded at Lae'. http://theswampghost.com/news/2006/natl-11-16/alert.html You can read the PAC government's report on the salvage and its legality: http://www.theswampghost.com/news/pac/ This is actually the interum findings Yes, I have be...
by Justin Taylan
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Jaluit Devastators.
Replies: 3
Views: 4005

Dear all,

Here are details on the two TBD Devastators mentioned:

http://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/tbd/1515.html
http://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/tbd/0298.html

They are certainly historic wrecks, and are protected by the Marshall Islands from any salvage or removal of parts by divers.
by Justin Taylan
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: May 10, 2007 Swamp Ghost's condition
Replies: 3
Views: 8497

Shay, Hi there. As of last report, the Swamp Ghost is still on the dock at Lae, Bismarck Shipping where it was abandoned by the salvagers and became the subject of a year long PNG Government probe and PAC report. For a list of all news articles to date, visit: http://www.theswampghost.com/news/ http...
by Justin Taylan
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17 "Pluto", lost off Northern Aust. Mar 26 1943,
Replies: 22
Views: 25121

followup on Cape York Wreck

Dear all, After reading the news articles about the wreck discovery at Cape York, I was interested, and hopeful that this could be the B-17F "Pluto" that is MIA. With the assistance of Ben Cropp, the person who found it who shared his photos and video, we reviewed the images and I asked a number of ...
by Justin Taylan
Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: WWII U.S. torpedo boat wreckage tossed up by Solomon Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 7149

not a PT-Boat

Dear all, When I read this news release, I was excited too! But, skeptical. Within a few weeks, Danny Kennedy (Dive Gizo) in the Solomons had visited the site, and photographed the wreck. You can see those photos on the webpage below. Also, historian Ewan Stevenson provides an excellent historical r...
by Justin Taylan
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Query about RNZAF Hudson page
Replies: 9
Views: 12104

updated Hudson pages

Dear all, Thanks for spotting the errors on PacificWrecks.com If anyone has any other info or photos of these planes, let me know. Here are the updated pages: Hudson A16-119 http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/hudson/A16-119.html Hudson NZ2021 http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/hudson/NZ2021.html
by Justin Taylan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Pacific Ghosts - February Update
Replies: 0
Views: 4358

Pacific Ghosts - February Update

Dear PWD readers, A new Pacific Ghosts update has been added online: http://www.pacificghosts.com/listmanager/2.html Subscriber Apreciation Save $5 We are proud to offer a special $5 online cupon for orders via Google Shopping Cart. The Swamp Ghost A new website is devoted to the history, crew and i...
by Justin Taylan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: Pacific Wrecks February Update - Sub Discoveries
Replies: 0
Views: 4111

Pacific Wrecks February Update - Sub Discoveries

Dear PWD reader, A new update is now online. February Update - Sub Discoveries http://www.pacificwrecks.com/listmanager/2.html Midget Sub - Discovered Sydney Harbor by Divers USS Perch - Discovered off Surabaya USS Wahoo - Discovered off Northern Japan USS Grunion - Possible Sonar Contact USS Lagart...
by Justin Taylan
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: About Me: Justin Taylan
Replies: 2
Views: 3667

About Me: Justin Taylan

Dear PWD, To lead by example, I will post an introduction about myself. Hi there, my name is Justin Taylan. I am the creator of Pacific Wreck Database. I started this website over 10 years ago. http://www.pacificwrecks.com/people/authors/taylan/i My interest started with my grandfather who was in US...
by Justin Taylan
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 75
Views: 82363

New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

Dear PWD Users, In the past six months, the internet has been subjected to more SPAM and junk mail than ever before. Most of this is created automatically by computer programs. All this SPAM has swamped many online forums, with bogus members and posts. We have been deleting SPAM posts on the forum a...