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by Justin Taylan
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 59
Views: 59143

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...
by Justin Taylan
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Kawanishi flying boats near Korovou in Shortland Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 5018

October 5, 1942 Raid

Darryl, Thanks for that mission reference. I have not looked into that mission in detail. Does anyone else have any details on that event, or pilots? You could be right - maybe that is when they were sunk! Sadly, for those early raids, especially USN there seem to be few photos. In that case, since ...
by Justin Taylan
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Kawanishi flying boats near Korovou in Shortland Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 5018

Details on those Mavis

Hi all, I visited these wrecks in 2003 and 2005. I became interested to ID those wrecks. Probably, they are MAVIS of the 851st Kokutai based in the area from September 1942 - March 43. They flew long range recon in Solomons. Recently, I met one of their veterans and he shared memories of the base an...
by Justin Taylan
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: mascot doll ????????
Replies: 1
Views: 2813

Kasher,

Hi there, here is some information about Japanese "Mascot Dolls". Maybe that is the item you mention. You should contact the article's author, she is doing research on the topic and can probably assist you more

The Mystery of Mascot Dolls
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/history/doll/
by Justin Taylan
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: New Website: TheSwampGhost.com
Replies: 2
Views: 10951

New Website: TheSwampGhost.com

New Website: TheSwampGhost.com There is no longer a relic like 'Swamp Ghost' in situ, on land, with equal history or intact condition. To track this ongoing news story, I have created a new website: http://www.TheSwampGhost.com Experience Swamp Ghost: Photos, video trailers and even see its (former...
by Justin Taylan
Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Seeking veterans of ATIU (Air Technical Intelligence Unit)
Replies: 0
Views: 3424

Seeking veterans of ATIU (Air Technical Intelligence Unit)

Dear all, I am looking for any veterans of the US Army ATIU (Air Technical Intelligence Unit) from any point in the war. In particular, i am looking for anyone who was at Eagle Farm, or involved with surveying crashed Japanese aircraft. Or, any veteran published books on this topic. The only book I ...
by Justin Taylan
Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: SWAMPY GHOST QUESTION - from one who was there
Replies: 17
Views: 31009

swamp ghost questions I would like to see answered

PWD Forum, 'Swamp Ghost' seems to still be a developing story. It was salvaged in May, and is on the dock at Lae presently. For background visit: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/swampghost/ Questions for anyone 'who was there' Its good to see Mr. Greinert using this forum. I have previously emailed Mr....
by Justin Taylan
Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: submarine found
Replies: 4
Views: 6553

another good link

PWD Fourm, Here is another good link, with photos of the USS Lagarto discovery, with photos: http://www.thaiwreckdiver.com/lagarto.htm Also, the sub's profile on PacificWrecks: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/subs/SS-371.html If anyone out there was involved in the discovery, or dives on this wre...
by Justin Taylan
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 100867

tourism

Foose, Hi there. Tourism 'in situ' is hypothetical now, but yes tourism was possible and happened prior to salvage. Like you said, most made private charters to the wreck, but walking in was very much possible. In September 2005, I went with a group of nine tourists, by foot to the site. This trip h...
by Justin Taylan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 100867

followups related to this developing story

Slapper (sorry, do not have your real name), This forum is for debate about all aspects of history and issues related to "Pacific Wrecks". There will be full coverage on the PacificWrecks website about Swamp Ghost coming soon. To answer your prior questions: I first met (the salvager involved with S...
by Justin Taylan
Sat May 27, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 100867

update to follow

Dear PWD Forum, This past month, the largest 'pacific wreck' story has broken with the salvage, and controversy realted to the B-17E known as Swamp Ghost. I am planning full coverage of this news story and issue in the near future (early June). Look for the update online. My name was brought into th...