EDMUND WOODROW WHATLEY
33RD TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON
374TH TRANSPORT GROUP
Subject: 33rd Troop
Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 21:05:01 EDT
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.
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
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 email@example.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
Bobnanmon@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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
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.
Subject: Crashes for 374th during WWII
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 15:54:20 EDT
I noticed that you are interested in crashes by military aircraft and have attached a recent list that I obtained.
33rd Troop Carrier Squadron,
374th Transport Group
Can anyone help me with more information?
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