Nicolas Duprey and Flo Thibeaux  New Caledonia Explorations

We are passionate about WWII planes wrecks. My name is Nicolas Duprey (15) and with my friend Florentin Thibeaux (17), we live on New Caledonia since few years and Flo just came, we are passionate about everything that is american especially about plane wreck. We already visited many wrecks and WWII sites. Thanks to Justin Taylan, Therese Angelo (Collections Manager at the RNZAF museum in Christchurch, New Zealand), and Craig Fuller (Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research), and all people who help us.

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R4D Dakota
Former wartime airfield with a R4D crash site and am unknown wreck site.

B-17 Flying Fortress
Identify disputed - one of two possible fortresses lost near Koumac

P-39 Airacobra
Crashed during a training mission.
Plaine Des Gaiacs
WWII American airfield and main repair area for the 13th Air Force.
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SBD Dauntless
Crashed on Mt. Mou during training on 5 December 1942

C-54 Skymaster
Aircraft presented to Charles De Gaulle, crashed on New Caledonia.

SBD Dump
Underwater dump of several SBD-III's
Ouen Toro Bunkers
US Bunkers and inscriptions by US soldiers in WWII

 

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