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Museums Curators & Staff
Interviews with museum curators and university staff
Bill Chapman

Bill Chapman
Lived in Papua New Guinea from 1961 to 1981. He was a founder of the Air Museum of Papua New Guinea, and was involved with the recovery and export of many aircraft.

Dennis Dogget

Dennis Dogget
RAAF Amberley Museum head of restorations, and worked on RAAF efforts to recover A-20 wrecks from New Guinea in the 1980's thru early 1990's. He oversaw the meticulous restoration of A-20 "Hell'N Pelican" and PBY restoration work.

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Lawrence Foanaota
Solomon Islands National Museum director and curator from 1972 to present. His musuem is located in downtown Honiara and includes WWII relics, guns and items collected from Guadalcanal area.

Tom McLeod

Tom McLeod
Museum of the Pacific founder and curator. Also, he is the author of the book "Always Ready" about the 147th Infantry Regiment and traveler to the Pacific.

Gene Strine

Gene Strine
Mid Atlantic Air Museum Vice President, life long aviation enthusiast, pilot and aircraft mechanic and WWII veteran. Recovery and restoration of P-61B "Midnight Queen" 42-39445.

Silvano Jung

Dr. Silvano Jung
Northern Territory University. Explores Aviation Archeology & PBY Research in Northern Australia, shares some of his research and insights about wreck related research, preservation, and legislation.


Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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