Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Discussion about wrecks and losses as well as historic sites in the Pacific.

Moderator: Moderator

Post Reply
roger-wilco-66
Corporal
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:10 pm

Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Post by roger-wilco-66 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:33 am

Hi,

I am desperatly searching for old high resolution, top-down recon images of WW2 airfields in the Solomons and around Rabaul. I know there are a lot to be found in the PW archives, but they are in a very low resolution. My search in some archives and over google were fruitless up to now.
Maybe someone on this forum knows where these old USAAF / USN / USMC images can be accessed?

Thanks,
Mark

Daniel Leahy
Lt Col
Posts: 284
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:21 pm
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Post by Daniel Leahy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:30 pm

Hi Mark,

I've just done a quick search of US Air Force Photos on the Fold3 website for the word "Rabaul" and it returns 180 results - some of these are just ground shots where the caption mentions "Rabaul", others are aerial shots, and others are of the 'top down' kind - such as this one of Rabaul town:

http://www.fold3.com/image/#46947312

I haven't gone through all of these, but you should have some luck through that site.

If you need to create a Fold3 account to see these items, please use the link below:

http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-5498454-10921089

Cheers,

Daniel
Daniel Leahy
Canberra, Australia

RAAF CASUALTY DATABASE
http://www.raafdb.com

roger-wilco-66
Corporal
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:10 pm

Re: Solomons / Rabaul WW2 airfield recon images

Post by roger-wilco-66 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:11 am

Wow, thanks, Daniel. Seems like a gold mine!


Cheers,
Mark

Post Reply