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    Re the loss of Pacific P38 ace Tommy McGuire, I found this very interesting story ... here -


    http://www.aerothentic.com/history/articles/McGuire.htm

    BLUTARSKI

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    Re the loss of Pacific P38 ace Tommy McGuire, I found this very interesting story ... here -


    http://www.aerothentic.com/history/articles/McGuire.htm

    BLUTARSKI

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    F19_Ob's Avatar Senior Member
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    oh THNX !
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    I...I...I got nothin here. Well at least I learned he was brought home. That I've never heard before. btw, notice my avitar?


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    Very interesting!!! That' similar to an account I've read before. Here I go digging again.


    Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!



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    Great read.

    Mcguire does say "hold tanks" and it lends credence to the actual official story......
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    Kanno,

    All the remains of US dead from the Pacific were brought home. Most are buried in the national cemetery in Punchbowl Crater at Diamondhead on Oahu (visit there if you come here to Hawaii). Others are buried at Arlington, some at their home towns.

    The largest recent (1999) find of remains were those of the members of Carlson's Raiders killed (many of them executed) in the August 1942 Makin Island Raid.

    If you go to those island battlefields today (I've been to most) you won't find any American or Japanese cemeteries. Lots of rusted out tanks and amtracks and many shipwrecks (that's what I was there for; to dive them). The Japanese also have recovered all of their dead, usually cremating them before returning their ashes tio Japan.

    We hear a lot about it here in Hawaii because this where the remains are brought for repatriation. There is a very solemn and impressive ceremoney at Hickam AFB whenever they are.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.pownetwork.org/remret2.htm

    ttt


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    Thank's for the Story!
    Mabe some new information will come up in the near future.
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    Se also...

    Sentai Ki-84 and the loss of Maj. McGuire.

    http://www.j-aircraft.com/faq/ki84_pt2.htm#71st
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