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by Andy in West Oz
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Cruiser: The Life And Loss Of HMAS Perth And Her Crew
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

Cruiser: The Life And Loss Of HMAS Perth And Her Crew

A new book by Mike Carlton. Here's a link and the blurb from that link. For the Australian members of this forum I don't think I've seen this cheaper than A$45 online. However, I bought my hardback copy from Big W for $29.95! Here's hoping it sells well. The last book on Perth I remember being widel...
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 53367

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

It's a good book, Richard, and thanks for reminding me about it. I remember reading certain sections with a lump in my throat. Read it in 1999 (time to read it again) when I lived in Bunbury. The cover, with the helicopter hovering off a cliff ledge on which lies the wreck of a B-25, is very dramati...
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Diary of 22nd BG Navigator Published
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

Re: Diary of 22nd BG Navigator Published

Seems good value. Thanks for taking the time to post.
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Australians in 19th BG
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Australians in 19th BG

I've been trying to remember where I've seen reference to RAAF personnel flying with 19th BG crews or even just serving with the unit. It's driving me nuts not being able to remember. Can anyone provide me with a few references/books etc where I can find this info please? Put me out of my misery as ...
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 53367

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

The reference work "Beaufighters in the Pacific - A History of the RAAF Beaufighter Squadrons in the South West Pacific Area" By Neville Parnell. ISBN 0-589-50181-X The definitive Pacific Beaufighter reference work. Received this book in the mail this week (could afford it at last) and it truly is ...
by Andy in West Oz
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Swamp Ghost - B-17E 41-2446
Topic: She's in New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 6386

She's in New Zealand

Some photos of her on the dock in NZ.

http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?ac ... 836&page=1
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 10753

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

Sounds lovely. HARS apparently have a nose turret for her as well her look will change again eventually.
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 11792

Re: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found

It is a good book. I picked mine up for just over A$30 from Big W. Kmart will have similar pricing.

Was thinking the same thing about a Centaur book. They would make a nice pair. I wonder if anyone's going to start talking Montevideo Maru now?
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 10753

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

Sorry for the double pic above. This is the one I meant to post:

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by Andy in West Oz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 10753

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

Finally got to see a Cat flying when the HARS one visited Temora recently. Really hit home just how slow and long the RAAF mining trips were. Here's some average pics on a very hot and heat shimmery day: http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/Andyinwestoz617/Temora30-310110281.jpg http://i40.photobu...
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: P-40E Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 4950

Re: P-40E Identification

Truth be told it seems I'm the only one with a hand in the project that's really interested in the authenticity of the restoration and the identity of the original aircraft
That's a sad thing to read but good on you Rosie for taking an interest.
by Andy in West Oz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 53367

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

This might not jump out immediately as being Pacific-based but they were posted to Australia towards the end of the war for deployment in the Pacific against shipping.

A Most Secret Squadron - The Story of No. 618 Squadron and its Special Detachment by Des Curtis DFC.
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 53367

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Thanks, John. As someone who is currently contemplating another bookshelf due to filling up the existing ones, I've delayed the decision somewhat by removing a few trade paperbacks I know I don't need.
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Capt Templeton AIF
Replies: 1
Views: 2493

Re: Capt Templeton AIF

Sounds promising.

Anyone read The Bone Man Of Kokoda?
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 53367

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

How do you find the Kindle, John? I can't bring myself to stare at a screen to read a book - have to turn and feel the pages. Sad, I know.