Researcher 13th Air Force, 5th Bombardment Group "Bomber Barrons"
World traveler and 13th Air Force researcher
and historian, Jeff has visited the battlefields of Guadalcanal
to dive and walk several exciting wreck sites. From home, he maintains
several websites: 5th
Bomber Barons and Out of
B-24D "Alley Cat" 42-40646
Discovered in 1997, this plane crashed into a ridge 1,500
feet up on the tip of the island. Jeff was the first to bring
back photos that lead to its successful identification!
B-17E "Bessie The Jap Smasher" 41-2420
This wreck has an incredible story, and despise 60 years
underwater is still easily identifiable as a B-17.
Reuniting Two Old Friends
D. H. Shelton was assigned to a different plane than usual. When
his friend Stuart heard that his usual plane was lost for over
55 years thought his friend was KIA.
13th Air Force Veterans
Jeff works in close collaboration with 13th Air Force Veterans