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When you stick your nose in other peoples business expect things like this to happen.Should have known better. :roll:

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Well, perhaps we should raise an Eyebrow, the same way Mr Spock does and wait and see where all this is going, before we start to sound like CNN with all their speculation following a plane crash.

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From my experience, there is almost certainly more to the story than what is in the press. However it does pose a unique opportunity. I would like to propose we start a WIX fund raiser to arrange the cost of all transportation for the fine group of folks (bureaucrats, no active Navy)down at the NHC. As a pirate, I will arrange a "salvage" party on one of the islands and invite them to drop in and report me to the authorities! It just strikes me as a win/win situation.

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Count me in can I wear the three corner hat? :shock:

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We are leavin' the scurvy dogs marooned on the island when we're done, aye Cap'n? Rum for all hands? Wenches?

That would be a win/win/win/win/win sityation! :partyman:

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It strikes me that an easier way to get aircraft out of new guinea and the surrounding area, would be to create a scrap metal company, employing locals, and outbid the current types that are doing it. When the scrap hits the docks in the country of scrapping, cherry pick what you want.

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[quote="HELLDIVERS"]Count me in can I wear the three corner hat? :shock:[/quote]

Ya I would go, as a salvager! Why do you think I look at WIX.. I love finding parts to make a buck off of and scrapping the trash. :lol:


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Richard Woods wrote:
It strikes me that an easier way to get aircraft out of new guinea and the surrounding area, would be to create a scrap metal company, employing locals, and outbid the current types that are doing it. When the scrap hits the docks in the country of scrapping, cherry pick what you want.

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I was recently looking for some wheel bolts for B-17 B-24 type wheels. I found a guy who had over 13.000 listed, so I called him. Sure enough the number wasn't a misprint. Unfortunately they scrapped them fairly recently ! :cry:


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I know of some B-17 wheel bolts sitting up on a mountan. 8)

What would you pay if they are good? :wink:

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Sorry, Curtis, this guy wasn't the only source, just the obvious one. I picked them up with the next phone call, They only had 400 or so. Our buy barely nicked them ! :lol:


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I suggest we just sit back, calm down and let the wheels of justice turn. I'm sure this will all get sorted out... Eventually. We just need to be very patient. In the end I'm sure that justice will be adequately served.


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As I previously casually mentioned "perhaps we should raise an Eyebrow, the same way Mr Spock does and wait and see where all this is going, before we start to sound like CNN with all their speculation following a plane crash"

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Regardless of what we think about recovering aircraft or leaving them in the field I think the right thought at this time is that Justin (and others) should not be detained and held against their will (even on a boat).The bottom line is that Justin and the others should be released and then we can continue the debate about recovering aircraft in the Pacific. Corrupting the islanders on the various poor Pacific islands is not my preferred path to see a plane fly again or to build a static display. Justin has done a lot of good work to document the American and Japanese losses in the Pacific and has volunteered to help a lot of people on his own dime including my Missing Air Crew Project to search for MIA cases. I hope Justin and others are allowed to go home and then we can continue the debate about the path different groups and individuals are taking to recover WWII aircraft. My two cents.

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