Recieved the following Email from Peter Dunn, Webmeister of the "Townsville at War" WW II Website.Just wondered if any of you might have picked up anything on it.I didn't
Did you see any media coverage on the 60th Memorial of the crash of a B-17C Flying Fortress at Bakers Creek near Mackay in Queensland. 40 Americans were killed in this crash during WW2 and to this day it is still the largest air disaster in Australia.
I used a few of media contacts to try to get some coverage in the USA so we can try to locate the rest of the relatives who do not know about how and where their loved ones were killed. I know it was covered in the Washington Post. Just interested to see how much coverage it received in teh US.
I went to Mackay on Friday and just returned today (Sunday). Had a very good weekend. The 5th Air Force flew in the Brigadier General (1 star General) from Japan in a Hercules. He's the 2nd in command.
Also in attendance was General "Skip" Hall (3 star General, retired) ex commanding General of the 5th Air Force in Japan. I had the job of drivng them around in Mackay on Friday. Only thing was I don't now my way around Mackay, so I appointed "Skip" as the Navigator. He did a good job too!!!