Search found 116 matches

by Andy in West Oz
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 11730

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

Hi Rod

That's a different Cat that was in Australia before the QANTAS aircraft left Portugal. With the arrival of the QANTAS Cat, we'll have three airworthy ones here. How cool is that?

Andy
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: AHS Centaur wreck found
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: AHS Centaur wreck found

Completely agree with you on all points there, Dean. Finding the Centaur is wonderful and hopefully gets people thinking about the Montevideo Maru.

I'd like to see another attempt to find the USS Indianapolis but, obviously, Australian government funds wouldn't be forthcoming there!
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

Hi Bob

Just over $90 with postage thrown in. A bit beyond my resources at present unfortunately (given my recent book buying bonanza!).

Andy
by Andy in West Oz
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Are there any Japanese Zero's still flying?
Replies: 4
Views: 8922

Re: Are there any Japanese Zero's still flying?

I think a show at Chino would be your best bet.
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

Thanks Baders. I tracked Neville down but can't afford a copy of his latest printing unfortunately.
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 11730

QANTAS Catalina on the way

Has anyone been following the Cat Qantas has acquired in Spain or Portugal? The jury's still out as to whether they'll fly her as a 'Double Sunrise' Cat or a post-war 'airliner'. As of Oct 17, she was in Thailand with a few issues. A few pics here: http://www.qfm.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&...
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Lockheed Hudson A16-112
Replies: 2
Views: 4568

Re: Lockheed Hudson A16-112

Saw her fly for the first time in September just gone. She's my favourite aircraft in the Temora collection. Oh to see her fly with a Boston, Beaufort or, dare I say it, Beaufighter. Love the twins.
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Beaufort Bomber A9-141
Replies: 2
Views: 4087

Re: Beaufort Bomber A9-141

Don't know how I missed this, W-F. Great looking work on the Beaufort. I spent a few days back in 2001 doing some sandblasting and rivet drilling when they were still in the workshop in Brisbane. She was awe-inspiring then and looks even better now.
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

Re: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea

All the best with your search, rbreak. I'm afraid I can't help immediately but I am intrigued by the date of the crash. By 1945 (and I'm no expert) the Fortress in the Pacific had been largely replaced as a heavy bomber by the Lib. I would have thought any Forts still operating in the region would h...
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

I've been after that Beau book for a while now, Baders. Where did you find your copy?
by Andy in West Oz
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

Just started Crosley's They Gave Me A Seafire - his wartime career sees him end up in the Pacific with the RN's 'forgotten fleet'.
by Andy in West Oz
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 394th Bomb Squadron B-17Es
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

Re: 394th Bomb Squadron B-17Es

Apologies for posting without any useful info, Steve, but just thought I'd thank you for the pics. Haven't seen a nose gun mod like that for a while (been deep into C'th air forces in Nth Africa, Burma and Oz).
by Andy in West Oz
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

Been on holiday and moved interstate but have recently knocked over Drury's wordy Halsey's Typhoon and Hornfischer's brilliant The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.
by Andy in West Oz
Wed May 27, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

Here's the Amazon link with all the details, RR.

http://www.amazon.com/My-Sights-Memoir- ... 089141634X

Would love to see a pic of your 'installation'. accemagATbigpond.com
by Andy in West Oz
Tue May 26, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 59155

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

Just re-read "Nanette" by Edwards Park. A classic tale of a P39 pilot, his aerolplane, and his New Guinea adventures and the air battles for Port Moresby. Not a lot out there covering that specific period. His expanded version is "Angels Twenty" Top reads!!! Richard, have you come across Jim Morehe...