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by richard rudd
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Wrecks for diving in Nth QLD
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Re: Wrecks for diving in Nth QLD

B24 "Texas Terror" crashed into Mt Straloch, southern end Hinchinbrook Is. Wreckage and memorial in the bush. More your cup of tea.. Offshore from Cape Sandwich, between there and Eva island .. B17. Has been visited but not id'd. Someone in past years mentioned they found a torch dated 1942 and some...
by richard rudd
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 57864

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

Just finished "The Diamond Dakota Mystery" about the Dutch DC3 shot down north of Broome by Zeros on the way back to Timor, after giving Broome its devastating raid. Crash landing at Carnot bay, half way up the Cape Levesque Peninsula, crew and refugees suffered great privations and death for some, ...
by richard rudd
Tue May 26, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 57864

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

Negative on that one Andy. Can't recall ever hearing of it. Got a publisher? IBSN No? I'll chase one up. My many times read "Nanette" Hard cover,First published by Andre Deutch Ltd, London, 1977. IBSN 0 233 96977 2 For others interest.. Angels Twenty, University of Queensland Press, 1994. IBSN 0 702...
by richard rudd
Tue May 26, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 57864

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!!!
by richard rudd
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 18840

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

Gordy. Top pic of Swamp Rat and the P39 escorts... some long barrel jobs there. Was Park in the picture I wonder?. His books are not specific on dates so what he flew when and where is fascinating but a mystery serial # / aircraft wise. His log books may tell the story. Or 41st records might have so...
by richard rudd
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 18840

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

Hi Gordy thanks for all that..is that Edwards Park 0-792205 in the shot with #74.? In the PW data base there are details about him and some pictures, the color one being a bit of the Phillips painting...as per my pencil sketch.. which has #74 with the long 20mm barrel in the nose.. my assumption, P4...
by richard rudd
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 18840

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

Gordy, hi. I would love to know the serial # of the P400 flown by Edwards Park who wrote about flying it in the early Pt. Moresby days of WW2 The tail No was 74, and the book is called "Nanette" .. his name for the aircraft.. and one of the best reads about those torrid times... and his love of flyi...
by richard rudd
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Recover them Yes or No
Replies: 58
Views: 82647

Re: Recover them Yes or No

Just one example of the tragedy of NOT recovering wrecks. In the early 70s I was able to land at Gasmata, New Britain and have a look at the unique Japanese WW2 aircraft there. 1. Val dive bomber, in diving pose, blown up on its nose with the tail hook pointing skywards. Very complete, later recover...
by richard rudd
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: RAF Losses (and Wrecks) in Malaysia
Replies: 7
Views: 6389

Re: RAF Losses (and Wrecks) in Malaysia

Daniel hi, Had some communication over the years with GOH, Keng Loon. He is associated with the Malaysaian Aviation Heritage Centre.. they have a top site about their wreck hunts and finds. He flys with the RMAF... probably tooling about in Mig 29s by now. Dont know if this is still current gohkl_rm...
by richard rudd
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E # 41-2417
Replies: 3
Views: 3890

Re: B-17E # 41-2417

Monkey Bizz-Ness Two books give info on this machine... minor ref in Forgotten Fifth / Clarinbold.. p21. More comprehensive story and excellent pics of recovery in Queensland Airfields of WW2 / Roger Marks. Forced landed in open country on west side of Cape York peninsula. Located 5th July 1943, by ...
by richard rudd
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 5192

Re: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG

Yes, we can all be sceptical. Look at the picture and make up your own mind. In certain environments fabrics, bones and other things last longer than as usually accepted. I dont claim... nor does the originator that there is a "body" there, that would have disintergrated, but there will be bones, te...
by richard rudd
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG
Replies: 4
Views: 5192

Re: Pilot found hanging in tree on the Kokoda track PNG

A good picture on the 'Age' newspaper site. Very spooky. Dont think there has been anyone bailing out into the rainforest up that way since the War.At the cold high altitudes, some materials wouldnt rot away like down on the tropic coast. A most fascinating and remarkable find. Lets hope some detail...
by richard rudd
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found
Replies: 14
Views: 12371

Re: Claim HMAS Sydney wreck found

ABCNews 7am 17 March 2008...HMAS Sydney found. See posts in Search subject.
by richard rudd
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: HMAS Sydney search to start next year
Replies: 4
Views: 4683

Re: HMAS Sydney search to start next year

Monday March 17, 2008. The HMAS Sydney has been found by the search group overnight.*
Like they said ... the Kormoran was the key. Fantastic news... it will get heaps of publicity. Look fwd to the pictures! (*... ABC National News, 7am AEST)
by richard rudd
Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: HMAS Sydney search to start next year
Replies: 4
Views: 4683

Re: HMAS Sydney search to start next year

Sunday AEST.. on the news tonight. Search team has located the "Kormoran", which they believe is the key to finding the "Sydney". Was only in The Australian newspaper, Feb 29 that the vesel Geosounder was about to commence the search off Geraldton. Looks like the public funding is well spent. It wil...