Pacific aircraft wrecks and where to find them by Charles Darby

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Published by Kookaburra Technical Publications in Melbourne .

Written in English

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Statement[by] Charles Darby ; with photographs by the author.
LC ClassificationsTL671 .D34
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3913250M
ISBN 100858800357
LC Control Number81479326

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And Where to Find Them This book is the definitive photographic collection of World War II Pacific aircraft wrecks in the South Pacific. Every page is full of amazing photographs of Japanese and Allied aircraft in tropical jungles and abandoned airfields.

It was one of the first book published specifically on the topic of Pacific aircraft wreckage. Published in this book still remains the bible for WW2 aircraft wrecks in the south west pacific.

Vivid photographs and concise descriptions provide valuable information to wreck enthusiasts or people wishing to find information of the circumstances of relatives killed in world war two.5/5(4). Pacific Aircraft Wrecks And Where To Find Them by Charles Darby and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at PN A is no longer the only aircraft recovered in the "Pacific Aircraft Wrecks Mission" that is now flying - Murray Griffith's PN is now elegantly airworthy again.

Next to take the air will probably be John Fallis' PN in Lafayette, Louisiana. Charles Darby now rectifies this frustrating situation by presenting for the first time the results of his first-hand inspection of nearly 2, aircraft wrecks and crash sites over a period of some 15 years, together with the details of some of the many salvage operations in which he participated in.

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