Subject:     33rd Troop Carrier
Date:              Fri, 7 May 1999 21:05:01 EDT
From:            GOMACjdm@aol.com

I was surprised to find your home page while searching for the 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron of WWII. My Uncle Edmund Woodrow Whatley served at Townsville in the 33rd. I believe that he arrived there in November 1942.

Uncle Woody was a C-47 crew chief and one of his aircraft was named the "Sleepy Saloon". I have been searching for photographs that he made during that time and have attached two that were made at Townsville. I hope to have a large number of photos in the near future as other family members have agreed to give them to me.

Jim McCune


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The above photos have been copied from a Word Document and are currently of poor quality.



Subject:   See Attachment
Date:           Sat, 8 May 1999 09:24:21 EDT
From:          GOMACjdm@aol.com

The only identifying mark is that of the official censor. The rear of the photographs contain a stamp for Base 2435. Sorry that I can't be more helpful. You should contact Bob Monson - 33rd Historian - at bobnanmon@aol.com. He knows the names of the gentlemen in the pictures and has a story to go with the pictures. The man riding the horse in the barracks is Bill Tarver and the man next to him is Marcellus Lampe. I hope to have the details at a later date. If I find any additional pictures that can be attributed to Townsville, I will send them to you. Attached is a page from Look Magazine dated October 5, 1943 that contains nose art of the 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron - then operating in New Guinea.




Subject:   Ed Whatley
Date:           Sun, 28 Nov 1999 20:06:59 EST
From:          OldBobC47@aol.com

CC:              RTBest@aol.com, Moveraberg@aol.com, RECMVC@aol.com, ArizonaArt@aol.com,
                  Bobnanmon@aol.com, edwardgstein@worldnet.att.net (Ed Stein)


As a radio operator in 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 374th Transport Group, I flew many missions with Ed Whatley out of Port Moresby.

I understand that he stayed in the AF & died during the Berlin airlift.

I have a copy of our travel orders (round trip Moresby-Sydney) when we went for 7 days of R&R in July '43. If U R interested, I'll TRY to scan it & Em U a copy.

Bob Borchert.

NOTE:-  It is with regret that I have to advise that Bob Borchert passed away in 2000.



Subject:    Townsville Photos
Date:             Wed, 26 Apr 2000 12:46:07 EDT
From:           GOMACjdm@aol.com


I found some additional photos from Townsville that are from the same lot I sent to you last year. They came from a long lost photo album that has shots from New Guinea, Sydney, and Brisbane. From your posting on the web site I have received several contacts from men who served with my Uncle Woody. By chance do you have any information on a Joseph William Poynton from West Australia who was cited in the Argus, April 10, 1943, for action against the Japanese at Timor (Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal). I believe that he was a friend of Uncle Woody as I have a number of photographs of him and his family. See attached file.

Jim McCune

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Subject:    Crashes for 374th during WWII
Date:             Sun, 30 Apr 2000 15:54:20 EDT
From:           GOMACjdm@aol.com

I noticed that you are interested in crashes by military aircraft and have attached a recent list that I obtained.

Jim McCune


33rd Troop Carrier Squadron,
374th Transport Group


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