The WW2 Pacific Treasures of Kwajalein Lagoon by Dan Farnham PART 3 – “Gegibu Betty”, the Japanese G4M bomber found in an uninhabited island of the Pacific

By Pierre Kosmidis Text, photos and additional information by Dan Farnhham, used by permission   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES   The WW2 Pacific Treasures of Kwajalein Lagoon by Dan Farnham PART 1 – Exploring aircraft wrecks   The WW2 Pacific Treasures of Kwajalein Lagoon by Dan Farnham PART 2 – Warrant Officer Nobuo Fujita, the only man who […]

The WW2 Pacific Treasures of Kwajalein Lagoon by Dan Farnham PART 2 – Warrant Officer Nobuo Fujita, the only man who has bombed the continental US and the story of the E14Y1 floatplanes found in a shipwreck

By Pierre Kosmidis Text, photos and additional information by Dan Farnhham, used by permission   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES The WW2 Pacific Treasures of Kwajalein Lagoon by Dan Farnham PART 1 – Exploring aircraft wrecks   Locating and identifying WW2 aircraft wrecks: The Kwajalein Missing in Action (MIA) Project    An E14Y1 submarine-launched seaplane, code named “Glen” […]

2,251: Number of aircraft lost during the Vietnam War

By Pierre Kosmidis SOURCE FURTHER READING: 5,086: Number of helicopters destroyed during the Vietnam War The U.S. Air Force flew 5.25 million sorties over South Vietnam, North Vietnam, northern and southern Laos, and Cambodia, losing 2,251 aircraft: 1,737 to hostile action, and 514 in accidents. 2,197 of the losses were fixed-wing, and the remainder rotary-wing. […]

The South Pacific’s WW2 forgotten base

By Pierre Kosmidis Additional info and photos submitted by Kevin McCarthy  During WW2, Vanuatu was overrun by American troops in an effort to stop the advancing Japanese army and prevent them from gaining a foothold in the area. At the time, this South Pacific island nation, consisting of a string of roughly 80 islands, was a […]

The Nakajima B5N2 Navy Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber of Aua Island

By Pierre Kosmidis Rod Pearce has dedicated his time and efforts finding underwater aircraft wrecks and seeking closure to the families of hundreds -if not thousands- of Missing in Action (MIA) airmen from all nations that fought during World War Two. Rod has been diving in Papua New Guinea for 40 years and is credited […]