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    Tommy Hayes in Java, 1942

    Long ago and far away, in the days of first class privates with fourth class specialties, Tommy (Our Leader) Hayes was a 2nd Lieutenant. As a matter of fact, the time was 20 February 1942 and the place was Blimbing, Java.

    Tommy was a pilot in the 17th Pursuit Squadron (Provisional) part of the 24th Pursuit Group which was strung out from the Philippines through Australia. With very little to work with, they were rapidly loosing what they had. The successful Japanese were striking east of Java at Bali and Timor to cut the supply line from Australia.

    On February 20, Tommy was part of a sixteen plane escort of P-40s herding three B-24s and some B-17s of the 19th Bomb Group going to stop the invasion of Bali. The result - exactly as you guessed - they got the hell kicked out of them.

    Limping into Blimping Field with the canopy cranked back as the plane was shot to pieces, Tommy made a fantastic wheels up landing, no elevators landing right in the palm trees at the end of the strip. He came to rest on the duty runway. When the dust cleared and the shaking stopped, Tommy saw the "rescue" team drive up. Think of the joy and relief that flowed through his being. "I'm alive - I made it - help is here."

    As he looked up he watched a long arm with screwdriver in hand begin dog robbing the instrument panel. Nobody said a word.


    P-40Es in the Pacific: Dec 1941-Feb 1942

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    Quote Originally Posted by herosrest View Post

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    Last edited by herosrest; 01-12-2015 at 07:40 PM.
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    Yawn. Still at it, huh ~
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    Long time, Lg. Years just fly by, huh. Hope you are well.

    The pacific wrecks link in post #124 gives a picture of the missing Capt. Brown.

    Have a quick look at a couple of minutes of this vid - https://youtu.be/arWU-lzYjh0?t=1316 You might want to kill the audio...... Interesting clip at about 23:00

    There's a few seconds of Jap bombs obliterating Port Moresby, dogfight gun cameras, an at 23:10..... who is that guy?
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    I know you like this, so just for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milita...g_World_War_II

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    Quote Originally Posted by fancyf View Post
    I know you like this, so just for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milita...g_World_War_II

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    You know.............. I like you too. Love and best wishes to Quebec.

    http://www.fancysplace.com/smileys/p...ileysF@ncy.htm
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    Hey Hero Next time I am in the UK we should all get together for a pint or two
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    That would be cool.
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    This linked https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircra...42-012768.html item shows an image of Capt. Brown if he is correctly identified.

    He may be seen on film in the Youtube released US National Archive item https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F53Mo374edg titled 'The First Fighters in New Guinea, 1942 - 1944' which documents 8th Fighter Group.

    I cannot confirm the image given as Capt. Brown to be him. That is the same individual appearing twice in the film footage. That would be shortly before the move to Milne Bay during which Brown was lost.
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    I know you can hardly wait. Some of the mist has lifted from jumble. https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-39/41-6982.html

    So, An April 30' 1942 mission left 7-Mile Drome at Port Moresby around 1pm with 1st Lt. Paul G. Brown as one of eleven Airacobras led by
    Lt. Col Boyd D. "Buzz" Wagner on a strafing mission against Lae Airfield. This was the 8th Fighter Group's first combat mission. At 2:37pm, the Airacobras strafed Lae Airfield hitting parked aircraft and seaplanes then departing.

    A6M2 Zeros from the
    Tainan Kōkūtai scrambled to intercept the Airacobra formation near Salamaua. During combat, Brown's plane P-39D-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-6982 sustained damage but managed to reach the south coast of New Guinea before force landing a beach near Hood Point. The P-39 sustained a bent propeller, broken oil coolers, bent flaps and cowling damage but otherwise was intact.

    In early May 1942, Brown was taken to
    Abau Island where he met Japanese Prisoner Of War (POW) PO3c Yoshimitsu Maeda pilot of A6M2 Zero 1575 who force landed April 28, 1942 in the same area. Both men and the wreckage of his Zero were transported aboard the MV Matoma to Port Moresby. During early May 1942, Brown returned to duty with his squadron.

    In early October, 1942 a U.S. Army salvage team boarded a small ship that left
    Port Moresby bound for Hood Point to repair the Airacobra. Near their destination, the ship floundered causing salvage tools and fuel to be dumped overboard as the vessel nearly capsized. Later, some of the salvage equipment and parts were located with the help of native divers from Hula.

    After locating the Airacobra, an improvised hoist was constructed from the trunks of coconut palms and used to lift the wreck, since their A-frame was lost at sea. About 100 natives were used to tow the Airacobra to a clearing and an improvised runway was marked on the beach.

    On October 15, 1942 this aircraft was flown back to
    Port Moresby without operative flaps or landing gear. Any wartime service afterwards is unknown. Likely, it was scrapped or otherwise disappeared. Officially, this aircraft was condemned on October 31, 1944.

    No closerto discovering the fate of the missing flight in Australia, but confusion being related to it has been cleared up. The above is an important story with the US at that time, desperate to get their hands on the Japanese A6M Mitsubishi Zero and see what made it tick. Another machine was recovered at the time of Midway, from the Aleutian Islands.
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