Milne Bay in colour!

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  1. Wildcat

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    Came across this on youtube. Check out the ultra rare shots of RAAF P40E's, Hudson's, Beauforts and USAAF P39's - in colour :cool: Note the RAAF aircraft still have the red dot in the roundel, this was phased out in late '42.
     
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    ???? Don't tease - where is it? :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Sh1t hot Andy! Thanks mate 8)
     
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    Very cool, thanks for posting.
     
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    :salute: Great post!
     
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    really good I'll watch the rest
     
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    Cheers - thats flick has got some great footage.

    Peter
     
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    That's some great footage, thanks for the link!
     
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    Great link Wildcat. :thumbright:


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    Great footage!
     
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    Very good stuff but, "for the first time in the Pacific war a Japanese invasion force had been turned back." ????? How about Coral Sea and Midway, well before Milne Bay? Just goes to show that the media seldom gets things right.
     
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    I believe they are referring to the fact that Milne Bay was the first land defeat suffered by Japanese forces.
     
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    Thats how I saw it as well.
     
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    Youall are probably right.
     
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    Thanks. Our formidable enemy. I haven't seen Beaufighters in motion pictures before. A Ballanitine series book about the Kittyhawks at Milne Bay airstrip was translated and published in Japan early in the 70s and I read it, but this is for the first time I see what it was like. Very nice.
     
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