Mission # 3 to Truk Lagoon

https://vimeo.com/98265286 Hi Everyone, Trip number three back to Micronesia is on the horizon and I need your help to make it a success. As you may know, I have been researching the mysterious vanishing of Pan Am Airways flight 229 and the legend that the high-tech M-130 flying boat, the Hawaii Clipper, was a great…

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Getting ready for round III

Here is a very short montage of video I took on my last visit to Micronesia. As you can see, this effort had a lot of moving parts and many people making those parts work as smooth as possible. I could not take on an effort of this magnitude all by myself so my dear…

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75th Anniversary of the loss of the Hawaii Clipper

July 29, 1938, the Hawaii Clipper, on trip #229, was presumedly lost at sea 75 years ago today. The flying boat service between San Francisco Bay and Manila Bay required approximately sixty hours of flying time over six days with intermediate stops at Pearl Harbor, Midway Atoll, Wake Island and Guam. The Hawaii Clipper disappeared…

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Suspect Myrt aircraft

Seen above are some archival images of a Japanese Torpedo aircraft found on Moen island.  While not directly tied to the Hawaii Clipper research effort, it is a foot note in today’s history that still, to this day, interesting and historically valuable relics are still being discovered in this day in age.  It is things…

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A New Video for a New Year

Hello Friends, As we all turn the page from 2012 to 2013, I would like to first thank you for your constant support and belief in this project.  I am most humbled by your kindness and generosity in helping to solve this long lost mystery.  Together, we will actually fulfill that ambition this year.  In…

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A concrete slab can be such a beautiful thing

But only if it is the right depth, width, length and age.. THEN, yes, a lovely thing.  In seeking these surprisingly many objects of my affection, I enlist the help of local guides, translators and helpers to navigate me in and around the islands with safety and ease.   On my second journey, I had…

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Thinking about Chuuk

On cold days like today when the trees are bare and the wind blows cold, I am reminded of the heat and humidity that are Chuuk at this very moment on the other side of the world.  Nestled in the leafy tropical trees and hidden from the causal observer are ruins such as these… a…

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