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by David McNeill
Thu May 25, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112485

Lets hope they can come to an agreement quickly and get the old girl safely on her way. Leaving her at Lae does nobody any good! Personally I hope that this might pave the way to the PNG National Museum ending up with the facilities to support a collection of warbirds in return for the export of sig...
by David McNeill
Tue May 23, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112485

You beat me to it Daniel, I was just about to add that link :) Good news that the old girl is finally going to be looked after. Shame that she won't be in Australia or PNG when she has been restored though. Did anyone else notice the bit in the second article about her being capable of doing 1,400mp...
by David McNeill
Wed May 17, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery
Replies: 68
Views: 112485

Swamp Ghost & Black Cat Pass B-17 Recovery

At the risk of spreading rumours there is a discussion over at Warbird Information Exchange about the supposed salvage of Swamp Ghost and the B-17 at Black Cat Pass: http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7309&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 Anyone got any knowledge of this? B...
by David McNeill
Mon May 15, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: New Guy In Saipan
Replies: 27
Views: 34574

Its listed as a 20th AF loss so perhaps somebody here might be able to help?

http://www.20thaf.org/
by David McNeill
Mon May 15, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 19th Century Sub found in the Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 8174

Some pictures and additional info are available here:

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/interna ... 87,00.html
by David McNeill
Tue May 09, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 19th Century Sub found in the Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 8174

According to the Times: A BRITISH explorer has found an early submarine that he believes was the inspiration for Nautilus, Captain Nemo?s vessel in Jules Verne?s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. Colonel John Blashford-Snell discovered the half-submerged, cast-iron wreck off the coast of ...
by David McNeill
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Information On P-39
Replies: 4
Views: 6376

According to the National Museum of the US Air Force: The Airacobra saw combat throughout the world, particularly in the Southwest Pacific, Mediterranean and Russian theaters. Because its engine was not equipped with a supercharger, the P-39 performed best below 17,000 feet altitude, and it often wa...