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#21 bearoutwest

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 08:43 AM

Spitfires (not Seafires) also served on Coco-Keeling Islands (technically Indian Ocean), but also over Moratai and Borneo (so Pacific Theatre).



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

I think the Brits would have regarded this as part of the South East Asia theatre under Mountbatten, which sort of replaced CBI. 



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:36 AM

When you say

 

Supermarine Walrus

, I say Arado Ar 196!

 

Wherever German troops occupied a coast, they stationed the Ar 196 for watching.

 

AND: it was the boardplane of all (please don't be too picky about that) big German ships, so it saw action on all oceans, serving for surface raiders.

 

Two samples even flee with Japanese markings from occupied Penang!

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:53 AM

I think the Brits would have regarded this as part of the South East Asia theatre under Mountbatten, which sort of replaced CBI. 

 

Moratai and Borneo, I think was part of an extension of the Papua New Guinea campaign and under MacArthur's overall command - to be distinct from Mountbatten's CBI.

Certainly Australia was considered under MacArthur's fiefdom (and hence Spitfires over Darwin are Pacific not CBI theatre).

 

But we're probably splitting hairs now....as Seafires definitely involved in Pacific operations.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:15 PM

Blenheims used by RAF in Java 1942 - so yes, PTO

In post-1945 period a surviving Blenheim IV was re-engined with Japanese Sakae(?) engines and operated for a short while with the new Indonesian Air Force

 Interesting. Anything more on this, one write-up suggested that it was modified by Japanese, and when Indonesians tried to use it post-war, it crashed in takeoff.

 

EDIT: Found a writeup https://www.sas1946....p?topic=41780.0

 

Couple of pics from other source:

 

Sakai%2BBleinheim%2Bcarrynetwork%2Bcom.j

 

Sakai%2BBleinheim%2Bby%2Bweapontechnolog


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:33 PM

Theaters of the Pacific,

Pacific_Theater_Areas%3Bmap1.JPG


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:12 AM

Going back to the B-25, I don't remember reading about B-25's in the Atlantic. I know the British had a few so maybe they used them in the Atlantic? I would love to know if that's the case.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:58 AM

Going back to the B-25, I don't remember reading about B-25's in the Atlantic. I know the British had a few so maybe they used them in the Atlantic? I would love to know if that's the case.

I know the RAF operated the B-25's out of Scotland. Using them for anti shipping missions over the Atlantic and North Sea.
I know this from 1st hand, my Grandfather was a Crew Chief with 320sq.
And weren't there navy Mitchells patroling the US Atlantic coast?

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:54 PM

Is your granddad in this photo Stony?

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

Is your granddad in this photo Stony?
 
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Hard to tell, it is a rather grainy photo. But don't think so. This is a well known photo BTW.
My dad has some photo's of this era, when I visit him I'll dig them out.
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