"Savoirs of Guadalcanal"

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  1. Th!rdeye

    Th!rdeye New Member

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    Story behind this next composite. I didn't include it my other post of composites, because the story is so descriptive and gritty, i felt it could use its own thread.

    Please read the short story first. Composite is at bottom.

    source for story The Cactus Air Force

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  2. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Great story!
     
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    Wurger Siggy Master
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    Yes it is.:D
     
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    Hi,

    Very courageous stuff and very interesting

    I've done alittle research into Airacobras that came down under, P-400's infact, and have listed combined, some that arrived Poppy and those that arrived the long way via Sumac, then to Poppy

    AP305/AP344/AP353/AP381/AP383/BW108/BW121/BW125/BW135/BW136/
    BW137/BW138/BW139/BW143/BW145/BW146/BW147/BW148/BW151/BW154/BW156/BW157/BW158/BW159/BW160/BW162/BW165/BW167/BW173/BW175/BX136/BX137/BX138/BX149

    If any one can match Group numbers with some, we'd appreciate the help, though my centre is on the 35th PG and later 8th FG

    Best
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    It's amazing how at every turn fate can be decided by one warrior doing their job. Perhaps that one run DID save the entire Guadalcanal campaign but so did the Navy pilots that took out the transport ships.. what if ONE bomb didn't find it's mark?

    Interesting stuff.. thanks for the post
     
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    Dunno if this help,

    It a copy of an old photo I found in the back museum in Port Moresby PNG.

    No tail numbers just the letter and pilot.

    P39 Airocobra.jpg
     
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    I believe thats the 8th FG, before their conversion to P38's.
     
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    Nice story 3rdeye.
     
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