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by Boba
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: A19-208
Replies: 1
Views: 1339

Re: A19-208

Apologies - this should have been addressed to Daniel Leahy. It's the sieve I call a brain!

Cheers,

Bob Alford
Lampang Thailand
by Boba
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: A19-208
Replies: 1
Views: 1339

A19-208

For Rod Mountford

Rod, you contacted the Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory re Beaufighter A19-208 and I provided a quick reply - if you need more please ask via bo.balford@hotmail.com

Cheers,

Bob Alford
Lampang Thailand
by Boba
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17 accidents
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: B-17 accidents

Hi Tony, Yep, 40-3067 was to fly the 14 December mission under Lt. Coats to Legaspi but aborted and flew into Batchelor with 40-3062, 3072, 3074, 3064 and 3070 on 17 December 1941. It then flew the 22 December mission to the Gulf of Davao again under Coats. In going through what I have on the Americ...
by Boba
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17 accidents
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: B-17 accidents

Hi Tony, Many thanks for the details - unfortunately the only things I have going on this one are two photos of the wreckage at Batchelor and the recollections of the 22 HAA Bty gunners that were manning the 3-inch A-A guns at the time - and no crew names. The 22nd HAA Bty blokes suggested it was Ma...
by Boba
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17 accidents
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

B-17 accidents

I am currently re writing Darwin's Air War and am now at the stage of completing a section on B-17 incidents during their period of operations from Batchelor and Daly Waters. There is one incident during May 1942 in which a B-17C or D model was damaged over the Celebes, made it back to Batchelor onl...
by Boba
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: RAF Losses (and Wrecks) in Malaysia
Replies: 7
Views: 5961

Re: RAF Losses (and Wrecks) in Malaysia

This may be of some help even without pertinent details. I was posted to RAAF Butterworth in 1969 and did quite a bit of walking in the hills on Penang Island. I came across the wreckage of two aircraft in the vicinity of a reservoir there - one appeared to be a Ki-43 and the other a Brewster Buffal...