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“Pappy” Gunn, a latter day Daniel Boone

No account of the early days of the Pacific war is complete without mentioning “Pappy Gunn”, one of the most colourful characters to emerge during the early stages of the Pacific war. He left his mark on a number of … Continue reading

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Not their finest hour…

The Troubled Start of No. 18 (NEI) Squadron RAAF A fragment from “The Java Gold – The Odyssey” – Chapter one. “… In a frantic, belated effort to re-arm the colony, the Dutch Government had pre-paid a staggering 260 million … Continue reading

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