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24 June 2016


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On the Australian 60 Minutes Programme last Sunday 4th Sept there was a segment about Wartime aircraft being taken out of PNG illegally.To do this there must be large bribes paid to Government officials.I have never found out who was the Government official who authorised all the aircraft at Tadji to be taken out by barge & shipped to New Zealand,Australia & USA.

Interesting piece of history.

While I never met American billionaire David Tallichet, as the story says he wrote to me from the USA offering to purchase some aircraft at Tadji.

I refused and some time later received another hand written letter from Wewak with the same request. I refused again.

John White was the Senior Curator of Aviation at the Australian War Museum in Canberra. He restored one of Aitape's Bristol Beauforts.

At least we have one standing there at Aitape High to claim our war history.

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