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  1. #166
    ca
    I love ROCKS because they ROCK!

    Jan 2012
    Toronto,Ontario
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    Nice find!
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    Looking For Rocks Is Just Like Golf, Always Keep Your Head Down!

  2. #167
    us
    May 2005
    Northern California
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    Thanks all for the replys. Good links Sailri..thanks! We still have some of the photos he took as a civilian.
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    Banking off a Northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze

  3. #168
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    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
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    I'm at a loss for words! What a wonderful Treasure!
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    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  4. #169
    us
    When you get Tired of the every day grind you turn to a place an time to slow down. Gold prospecting a way of life...

    Oct 2010
    Alabama/ Ohio
    GTI-2500, Whites V3, xplorer XS Cortes & XLT Cibola Tesoro Tiger shark Now using a Xterra 705, Ace 350...
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    Awsome finds man nice job on it like you said it wasn't found with a metal detector but better yet it was found by someone with the inthusasium of the value of the find. It has been a long day. HH and good luck with your research man, with your piece of history.....HH freddy
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  5. #170
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    Oct 2010
    Waterboro, Maine
    XLT, Excal II, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
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    I just read this entire thead and was at the edge of my seat the whole time. It has been mentioned several times in here that a book should be written, well I believe one has and it is right here. You definately deserve kudos for all your work and diligence. Most would have sought profit. Thank you very much!!!!!

  6. #171
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    Feb 2012
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    Wow talk about bringing history to life, congratulations on your find and thanks for sharing it with all of us!
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  7. #172
    us
    Apr 2012
    Long Island
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    Incredible fine!!
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  8. #173

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    Quote Originally Posted by packerbacker View Post
    pics 2 and 3
    This appears to be an old blog but I wrote about VPB-108 in two books: Above and Angry Sea and the Operational History of the PB4Y-2 Privateer. Interesting collection.
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  9. #174

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    OMG! That's Awesome! That's a find of a life time! I'm so glad that guy didn't take everything to the dump! There's a lot of history there. I'm glad the right person came along and did the right thing! Your The Best! That's got to be in the top 5 of TNet's best finds, if not the best!

    Great Job!!!
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  10. #175
    donald peterson

    Jan 2013
    somewhere between flagstaff, preskit
    Whites prism III
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    packer...what a find...how'd I mess this thread?

    fantastic find...there were five silk maps to go with the blood chit.
    I haven't found an original in years...and you find the entire enchilada ...

    thanks for sharing...i'd contact pearl harbor museum for donation...
    how many of our hero's die alone an unknown.
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  11. #176
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    Thank you all again for the kind words. Author 109, I bought your book "Above an Angry Sea", it was a great read. Pip, this stuff is now in the Northern California Military museum in Redding. I've often wondered if remnants of this plane could be found. It went down fairly close to land and he was very specific about the direction the attack came from. Storms have probably turned it to dust.
    Author 109, I sent you an email but you only had one post so I may have lost contact. I know your name though so maybe I can find you. Were any bodies of those lost ever recovered that you know of??
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  12. #177

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    Packer, just incredible. I started reading this thread and could not put it down. The photos and letters just document the role these men had in the war so well. The attitude these young men carried with themselves, and some to their graves is awe inspiring. What a testimonial to the integrity of these men defending our country, and to you Packer for documenting and bringing this all to light. In this era of "look at me" individuals, and pilfering anything for a few bucks, you have shown us the uncommon integrity of today, that was more common yesteryear. For that, I thank you Packer. Today is a great day. -Chuck

  13. #178
    us
    May 2005
    Northern California
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    Thank you Chuck, I'm humbled at your words.
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    Banking off a Northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze

  14. #179
    us
    May 2014
    Central NY
    Minelab 505,Garret at pro,Garrett propointer,Strong will and determination.
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    What a great find and story with such historic values love it thanks for sharing.
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    Leave no stone unturned.

  15. #180

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    Hello to all:
    Thank you for posting this photo of the crew. I have a similar photo.
    My fathers, Jerome Palma, was one of the survivor of this crew and plane crash. He is in the photo on the bottom right. He also received the distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and various other medals. He was very badly injured from the crash and spent about 6 months in the Honolulu Naval Hospital recovering from his injuries.
    He returned home to Chicago after the war and became a husband to Lillian, electrician, builder and father to 3 boys. He lived in Downers Grove Il. until 1981 and died from trauma caused by an injury to his head from the aircraft crashing into the ocean.
    He was a wonderful man and lived his life after the war with much honor and enthusiasm for life.
    He is truly missed by his surviving family.
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