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by jose50
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: IWO JIMA KIA
Replies: 2
Views: 3716

Thanks Brigadier, for your quick reply. Now, who is Ted Darcy and how can I get in touch with him?
Regards, jose50
by jose50
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: IWO JIMA KIA
Replies: 2
Views: 3716

IWO JIMA KIA

Can anyone furnish me or tell me where I can find a list of the USMC/USN OFFICERS killed in action or who died as a result of wounds during the battle for IWO JIMA?
Thanks , jose50
by jose50
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Japan Renames Island of Iwo Jima
Replies: 1
Views: 4629

Iwo whatever..

Brigadier- an interesting story. In my humble opinion, however, I feel that the island in question should remain IWO JIMA just for the sake of the history and the memory of those who were killed there, Japanese as well as American.
Best regards, jose50
by jose50
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: WWII U.S. torpedo boat wreckage tossed up by Solomon Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 8576

torpedo boat wreck

Is there any more information about this torpedo boat risen from the depths? Are there any photos or videos of salvage? Was it raised high and dry on a reef or only just glimped? Any idea of identification? Too many questions? regards, jose50
by jose50
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Band of Brothers Pacific sequel
Replies: 4
Views: 5860

Band of Brothers Pacific theatre?

Brigadier, I just read with interest your post regarding a "Band of Brothers" type production possibly following a group of USMC through the Pacific campaign. Have you any more info on this? The original "Band of Brothers" was so compelling that I really thought that Hollywood would have done the sa...
by jose50
Fri May 18, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 27957

1st MARDIV on GUDALCANAL

Just an update here. at some point during the Gudalcanal campaign by the 1st MARDIV (AUG-DEC42) LT J P DALY was field promoted. I don't know the circumstances and wonder if anyone out there reading this could comment. Also repeating my requests for any stories/anecdotes regarding LTCOL Cresswell's b...
by jose50
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Jose 50
Replies: 0
Views: 3844

Jose 50

Hello all, jose50 here. My interest in the Pacific theater of WW2 was instigated by my dad who was a USMC officer during that time. Growing up I was often told stories of what it was like during that time. Of course, then, WW2 was recent history, a matter of 10-15 years. In the course of my investig...
by jose50
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 27957

nothing new.

Here it is March of 2007. Nothing new, just visiting the post to see if anyone has sent in a reply. Capt. J P DALY would have been 88 years old this year. My research has gleaned a few extra facts about Guadalcanal and LTCOL Cresswell's battalion. I also notice that my post has been viewed more than...
by jose50
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 86387

leave them be..

It would be an impossibility to raise and restore all the aircraft lost during the various Pacific campaigns. What would the criteria be? Why just aircraft? Why not raise and restore to running condition or museum quality the hundreds of warships lost during this time, or the submarines, or the oil ...
by jose50
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Art Buchwald
Replies: 0
Views: 3531

Art Buchwald

Writer/Columnist Art Buchwald passed away yesterday. Not only was Mr. Buchwald a prolific and famous man of letters, he was also a Pacific War veteran. A member of the USMC he served with distinction on Guadalcanal and other Pacific venues. Another Pacific ghost. R.I.P.
by jose50
Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 27957

same stuff

Nothing new, Just repeating my request for stories/anecdotes on 1MARDIV while on Guadalcanal. Especially any recollections of 2/1 Lt. Joe Daly XO B 1-1. Battle of Tenaru stories, Melbourne stories, etc. Also, any stories/anecdotes regarding USS SOUTH DAKOTA while Capt. Daly was commander of the MARD...
by jose50
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 19th Century Sub found in the Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 8174

19th century sub

A 19th century sub??? Really??I would have thought that after close to 150 years in the salt air and water that any ferrous hulk would be FAR more deteriorated than that! I mean... just look at some of the documented WW2 wrecks that are close to the same degree of oxidation and... it does give one p...
by jose50
Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 27957

USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

I had posted several queries in some of the old forums regarding my father Capt. Joseph P. Daly USMC. I remember asking about his time on Guadalcanal as a 2nd/1st Lt ( XO of B-1-1) and the Battle 0f the Tenaru. If anyone has any recollection or knows about him or LtCol Creswell's battalion during th...