Interview with Phil Bradley

JT  What was the first wreck you visited, and what were your feelings about it?

PB  The first wreck I saw was the Boeing B-17E at Wau. The experience was a very powerful one, as if I had gone back in time.

   I had gone there with a local guy I worked with who knew exactly where it was. So of course we got lost and finally only found it when we saw the sun reflecting off it on a distant hill and found some local village guides who took us in.

  As it is on a grassy hill, it is easy to get a good perspective- it is even visible from the air and is used as a turning point for small aircraft flights to Port Moresby.� After seeing this wreck I just wanted to find more, and spent the next few years doing that.

B-17E at Wau
B-17E at Wau
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