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by richard rudd
Tue May 11, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Contemporary maps of Solomon airifelds
Replies: 1
Views: 2845

Re: Contemporary maps of Solomon airifelds

Try the Lands Department, Honiara SI. In 71 we flew aerial mapping imagery around Honiara at various scales, when the old fields were more visible than they are now. It was all B&W stuff, but the prints and negs might still remain on file, in storage, archived ?? Also covered San Cristobal Is, Tulag...
by richard rudd
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: Images from Iwo Jima
Replies: 1
Views: 2996

Re: Images from Iwo Jima

Thanks for that site address. What a fabulous set of images. I gave my top vote to the dark beach scene of Marines unloading supplies by photographer P Queenan. That is an award winning shot. But what an awful and unhappy slice of terrain, gained at a terrible price. From the aviators perspective th...
by richard rudd
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: P-38 casualty ? other losses ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Re: P-38 casualty ? other losses ?

The intake gorge / Freshwater Creek..P38. That's an ineresting one. I spoke with old Hutch about that one many, many years ago, and he claimed to know nothing about it..!! The remains of the DH -84 were re-discovered by Steve Fowler of Cairns after 3 attempts, 25? 35 ? yrs ago. Terrible country; ver...
by richard rudd
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group
Replies: 5
Views: 4646

Re: C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

Are these codes for idiots... or worse?
by richard rudd
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Truscott Documentary in progress
Replies: 1
Views: 2295

Re: Truscott Documentary in progress

Hi, Bob Alford posts on this site. contact thru there. Lives Lampang Thailand. Subject re Catalinas has posts from Bob. Author of Darwin's Air War, as you probably know. Have a couple of aerial color pics of Truscott, taken about 5 yrs ago. Will be interested to see the doco/ DVD, having read the bo...
by richard rudd
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 11707

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

Nice pics What a graceful bird with those long wings. Will have to go someplace to see one in action. Bet it sounds good too.
by richard rudd
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 12396

Re: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found

There is now a large format hardcover book ( AU$60) produced by David Mearns, who led the Sydney search, and also recently found the Centaur Hospital ship, torpedoed off Brisbane. (Another book to come??) The HMAS Sydney book contains many fascinating historical and recent pictures,and those show th...
by richard rudd
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 11707

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

yes quite amazing how many. Will be good to see the flyers in action. The missions flown by the Black Cats to distant places, at low level in tropical conditions at night, are incredible. Better have the nav and headings right !... or smack into an island, as some did. A dangerous enough game just d...
by richard rudd
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: QANTAS Catalina on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 11707

Re: QANTAS Catalina on the way

See Classic Wings Issue #73... Catalinas Downunder. As listed....Consolidated PBY-5A BuAer48352 c/n 1714 A24-88 Aust Nat Aviation Museum Morabbin Vic. Fuselage, ex Murray River houseboat ....PBY-5A 44624 1988 RAAFA Museum Bull Creek WA. Canadian Vickers Canso 11060 CV-369 ex Geoterrex VH-EXG, to RAA...
by richard rudd
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: need help on how to contact a member "Taizou Nakamura"??
Replies: 5
Views: 7369

Re: need help on how to contact a member "Taizou Nakamura"??

Have a go at Google, too

Taizou has done work for Nobuo Harada, Kawaguichiko Museum / Harada Collection. Sent pvt post to you with some details.

rgds Richard
by richard rudd
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: need help on how to contact a member "Taizou Nakamura"??
Replies: 5
Views: 7369

Re: need help on how to contact a member "Taizou Nakamura"??

Click on People in this site. He's there. Can click on further and track.
by richard rudd
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Betty Bomber control column
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Re: Betty Bomber control column

Can Lt Col Guivarra, who donated this artifact to ? , confirm its stated provenance...and who collected it and when.? Having visited the Yamamoto wreck site and seen the severely crushed and burned front 2/3rds of the aircraft.. it would have taken a major dig / disturbance of the wreckage to find t...
by richard rudd
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: RAAF and 19th Bomb Group at Mareeba
Replies: 1
Views: 1664

Re: RAAF and 19th Bomb Group at Mareeba

Author of MBA 'drome wartime history, Damian Waters maybe able to help you.

Ive flicked you a pvt email re...
rgds
by richard rudd
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: under the ice
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: under the ice

If you are refering to the Greenland group...it was 6 ? X P38s and 2 X B17s that forced landed there. Finally located by ice penetrating radar, a steam gizmo 'the gopher' was deigned and built to melt a shaft down... some 270 ft !. Then a cavity was steamed out before dismantling the aircraft. There...
by richard rudd
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Wrecks for diving in Nth QLD
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: Wrecks for diving in Nth QLD

Sounds interesting,.. aircraft Id'd? Only other underwater that I have heard of.... P39 nr Double Is, Palm Cove, north of Cairns. B17 in Trinity Inlet and wreckage of a B24 that crashed off Yorkey's Knob beach. Well known B25 off Rocky Point nr Mossman. When water conditions arevery calm and settled...