Originally Posted by mireland
Hey, M. Though you were USAF one time? :eek:
Ohh Ferk !Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoreguy
Originally Posted by herosrest
Shipping movements - 12 Feb 1942 - Gili Gili.
Why was the airport at Milne Bay named Gurney?
Tags: airport, milne, bay
Gurney is named in honour of Charles Raymond (Bob) Gurney who, as an early aviator, started flying for Guinea Airways in 1929. He was killed in action in 1942 whilst flying for the Royal Australian Airforce.
RAAF Garbutt (Townsville) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAAF_Base_Townsville
Malaria Frontline chronicles the Australian search to find a cure for malaria and the scientific breakthroughs.
http://www.acepilots.com/80fs.jpg Klik the pik
Weevil-infested toast, powdered eggs, salt pork, Australian jam, coffee, and chlorine-laced water once again passed for breakfast at Three Mile Drome on the morning of September 4, 1943. The pilots of the 8th Fighter Group might have felt they deserved better fare, at what could be the last meal for any one of them. Here they were, at a primitive, muddy airstrip in the malaria-ridden jungle of New Guinea, in the pre-dawn darkness about to fly a dangerous combat mission, sure to be outnumbered by Japanese Zeros. Why complain about lousy food? Lt. Jay "Cock" Robbins had been with the Group for almost a year, at first flying the under-performing Bell P-39 Airacobras, switching over to Lockheed P-38 Lightnings in the spring.
I like cake OR pie.
Hold the weevil. :p
"The Battling Bar stards of Bataan, no momma, no poppa and no Uncle Sam."
Is that lando in his armour, ready for battle. :D