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Bill Mangus

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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2017, 06:15:06 AM »

More stuff. Isaac's escape from Tarawa is unclear.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2017, 06:39:15 AM »

More stuff. Isaac's escape from Tarawa is unclear.

Pacific Islands Monthly, April, 1942

   Bevington and his wife escaped from Tarawa by different
   routes.  She and the kids were evacuated.  He was on
   the Kiakia and got a radio message that warned him that
   Tarawa had fallen.  The Kiakia was able to make it to
   Suva by using sail and rationing water.  Sir Harry Luke
   sent the whole family on furlough to NZ for three months.
   
   BSIP: British Solomon Islands Protectorate
   
   Dr Lindsay Isaac is reported to have arrived in Suva from
   Tarawa, though it does not not say how he escaped.  His
   mother was a resident of Sydney. 
   
   New sport developed: "Air-Gunning for Mosquitoes."  The
   best way to get them was to use BB-pistols without
   loading any BB's.  A properly-directed blast of air
   would squish them against the wall.
   
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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2017, 07:28:48 AM »

Lots of ads and stories of Lockheed 14's.  Do we need to check Lockheed 14's for 2-2-V-1 fit?

RCS Viti Expenses Questioned
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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2017, 07:58:13 AM »

Re: The Search for Amelia Earhart Goes On (Nov. 25. 1937 issue)

Wishful thinking.  Dimity couldn't raise the money.  Never happened. 
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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2017, 08:05:26 AM »

Lots of ads and stories of Lockheed 14's.  Do we need to check Lockheed 14's for 2-2-V-1 fit?

That would be tough.  Very few Lockheed 14s survive and those that do are Hudson bombers.  As far as I know, there were never any Model 14s anywhere near Niku.  The U.S. Navy had Model 18s (Venturas) at Canton, but we've checked the Model 18 at the Air Force Museum.  The 18 was flush-riveted.  Not sure about the 14.
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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2017, 08:08:33 AM »

Please welcome new Forum member Keith Gordon.  Keith is from New Zealand and participated in the Niku IX expedition as a diver.  It was Keith who turned us on to the digitized PIM archive.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2017, 09:11:40 AM »

Please welcome new Forum member Keith Gordon.

Welcome, Keith!

There is a "New Member Introduction" thread where you may post something about yourself, if you wish.
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« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2017, 10:16:54 AM »

Welcome, Keith.  The PIM's make for fascinating reading.  Really put faces and places to our cast of characters in the south pacific.

Well done!
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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2017, 03:54:43 PM »

Thanks for the welcome Bill. You can find reference to Gallagher's death in PIM Oct 1941 article about Phoenix Islands. My wedding photo also appears in PIM Nov 1965 - you couldn't get away with much in the South Pacific in those days!
Welcome, Keith.  The PIM's make for fascinating reading.  Really put faces and places to our cast of characters in the south pacific.

Well done!
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Bill Mangus

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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »

Two more items from PIM:

Here's the article Keith pointed me to outlining Gallagher's death.

The second item is in the middle of a long piece detailing the author's travels around the islands.  It talks about the unfortunate acronym and later talks about Eric Bevington's rather uncommon good luck.  Start reading at that scrap of a paragraph at bottom of p. 32.
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Re: File No. 4439
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:20 AM »

That's really funny about the unfortunate acronym.  I always assumed that is was intentional and tongue-in-cheek, but it was apparently foot-in-mouth.
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