The Japanese WW2 aircraft wrecks of Kwajalein Lagoon by Dan Farnham PART 8

By Pierre Kosmidis Dan Farnham has been living on Kwajalein, working as a civilian contractor for the US Army, since December 2005. Dan has completed Parts 1 to 7, regarding WW2 Japanese aircraft wrecks in the lagoon and this is a wrap-up of all the stories and photos. All the links are below in RED and by clicking them […]

Balalae island, a tragic story of loss during WW2

By Pierre Kosmidis Based on author Ken Wright’s account Balalae airfield lies obscured in the vicinity of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. It would have been the final destination of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, flying from Rabaul to Balalae island, if his Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” light bomber of 705 Kōkūtai had not been shot […]

FOUND! The Killed in Action crew of the Aichi D3A1 “Val” of Papua New Guinea

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 […]