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WW2 Bomber crash in Australia

Article about: Hi guys, Just a few pictures from sunny Australia that show a P51 fighter and B24 bomber crash site area. Thought you might like to see that some things can be found in Australia if you know

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    Hi guys,

    Just a few pictures from sunny Australia that show a P51 fighter and B24 bomber crash site area.

    Thought you might like to see that some things can be found in Australia if you know where to look


    Hope you enjoy!
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    Very interesting to see that pictures, what is the story about that planes?
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Hi Dimas,

    Not a lot to tell really, this is just one of dozens of airfields that were dotted around our northern part of Australia. This one was bombed a few times by the Japanese, which caught a few USAAF Liberators on the ground, and another couple crashed landed after bombing runs on the Japanese held islands up north.

    Most of these airfields were cleaned up after the war, and unfortunately nearly all of the aircraft were cut up and melted down for scrap. However a couple of the remote bases still have quite a bit of stuff laying around still.

    If your game, most of these places had ordnance disposal dumps that are still uncovered where unexploded and damaged stuff was dumped. I leave that alone. This airfield still has a lot of Japanese incendiary bombs just laying around!!

    Cheers.

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    Nice finds i like to see threads like this did you finds some interesting things accept the pistol

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    Great finds! Did you use a detector or was it mostly on the surface?

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    Great finds mate , didnt think you could find stuff like that in OZ, awesome , cheers Raymond

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    Rifleman
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    seems most of those 50 cal pills popped out when the plane burnt,

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    240stevek
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    Thanks for posting.
    Please, Can you show us more?

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    MCLMM
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    Great stuff!

    That pistol looks like a Webley & Scott, possibly a RAAF aircraft?

    I've been to a few publicly unknown wrecks on Cape York and in the Gulf Country so I feel your excitement.

    Any chance of PMing me with the name of the airstrip? I research stuff like this for a living and that Jap incendiary ordnance you mentioned has me intrigued.

    I don't think people know the extent of wartime relics in Australia. I have found all sorts of things, from SOE issue time pencils through to strip mags off a Japanese woodpecker MG. It's all out here folks.

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    you just need to know where to look, I'm planning a trip 'round victoria to see some of the less obvious sites. Most are training accidents through.

    should be good fun all-up.

    Luke

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