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by Andy in West Oz
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Munda - The Dog Tag
Replies: 6
Views: 10211

Re: Munda - The Dog Tag

Very well done, Nick.

I hope you can do something about the bones being dug up on occasion (assuming they are human of course). Hotline to JPAC? :-)
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 60 Minutes Story 13/11/2011 (Australia)
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: 60 Minutes Story 13/11/2011 (Australia)

Hi Julz

Yep, saw that and my first thought was it was a reasonably small sub. Probably completely wrong. An impressive find either way. Here's hoping its discovery solves some mysteries and, perhaps, brings closure to some families.
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Remember Me: No 110 (Hyderabad) Squadron
Replies: 0
Views: 2150

Remember Me: No 110 (Hyderabad) Squadron

A copy of this beautifully-presented book arrived yesterday. Again, it might not jump out at you as being forum-relevant but the squadron spent a large part of the war flying Vengeances and then Mosquitos over Burma after its Blenheim period over Europe and the Med. The book is written by the daught...
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Diary Of A Spitfire Pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 2094

Diary Of A Spitfire Pilot

Not a book you'd immediately think is Pacific-related until you see the rest of the title is "over the English Channel and over Darwin". http://www.rosenbergpub.com.au/handleProduct.asp?id=138&catid=2 It is 1941 and you are 21, flying the most famous aircraft ever built. You have at your command a M...
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 4928

Re: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific

Btw, saw it in Collins and Angus & Robertson so attention from the big chain stores in Australia.
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 4928

Re: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific

I've got a review copy on the pile and completely agree with Daniel. From a few flick-throughs it appears a comprehensive look at Australians in the Pacific (and India and Burma). Obviously lots of chaps are mentioned. A well put-together book, great photos and interesting appendices. I particularly...
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 4928

Re: New Book on RAAF in SW Pacific

I haven't seen it in the shops yet, Edward. Might see it in some of the big chain stores in the next week or so when I get the chance. Certainly should be sold in those given the publisher.
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greetings A new member but a long time visitor to the site!
Replies: 2
Views: 3185

Re: Greetings A new member but a long time visitor to the s

Hi Yank, where have you tried already? Would the museum in Pensacola be able to point you in the right direction in terms of archives?
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on RAAF over Pt Moresby & Kokoda - 1942
Replies: 1
Views: 3060

Re: New Book on RAAF over Pt Moresby & Kokoda - 1942

Hi Edward Saw the book in several airport stores last month. Haven't bought it yet nor have I heard anything more than what you have written above (nicely done). If it's in the airport stores, I imagine it's in the bigger department store chains too. Here's hoping anyway. Certainly is a red letter y...
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Darwin Spitfires - new book
Replies: 2
Views: 4546

Darwin Spitfires - new book

Discovered this book by Anthony Cooper in a Collins book store in Wagga on Saturday. It caught my eye as is a substantial paperback. It details the Spitfire's role in the defence of Darwin and the struggles the squadrons had with lack of spares and replacement aircraft as well as the negative opinio...
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book on Coastwatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 6669

Re: New Book on Coastwatchers

Hi joad Sorry, mate, I missed your post asking me if I'd read the book. I'm afraid I haven't yet and it will be a long time until I do. You are absolutely correct though. There is no way in this world the "B-52" error is anything but a typo and evidence of poor proofreading and even worse referencin...
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book About B-24s in the Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 4047

Re: New Book About B-24s in the Pacific

Hi Phil Honestly, it is beyond the main focus of my website - British and Commonwealth aircrew - but I will be publishing a review for another USAAF book shortly so it wouldn't be too out of place as is suggested by my 'tagline' under the site's title banner. I will contact you via email to discuss ...
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: "Neptune's Inferno" - new Book on Guadalcanal
Replies: 1
Views: 2528

Re: "Neptune's Inferno" - new Book on Guadalcanal

Looking forward to this as Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors is a brilliant read. I am hoping his Ship Of Ghosts is of similar quality. Am going to wait for the paperback of Neptune's Inferno as my other two Hornfischer titles are in that format. I did, however, take the opportunity to flick through...
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: New Book About B-24s in the Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 4047

Re: New Book About B-24s in the Pacific

Hi Phil I hadn't heard of this book but as I read/collect in other areas, that is no surprise. It sounds like a superb read and I will keep an eye out for it. I recently bought Courage Before Every Danger, Honor Before All Men by Joanne Emerick. While my main focus is certainly not the USAAF, I took...