Researcher and author of many articles and several books on WWII Pacific topics. Also, been involved with aircraft crash sites and memorials. He writes for Australian newspapers and Flightpath Magazine.
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Below is an incomplete list of newspaper, magazine and journal articles written by Bob Piper:
2012 "Glimmer of hope for long-lost souls" The Canberra Times (7 March 2012) [ Dakota A65-56 ]
1998 "Tumut Remembers Wartime RAAF Tragedy" Air Force News (December 1998) [ Beaufighter A19-108 ]
1996 "Gunning to commemorate wartime air crash" The Canberra Times (11 November 1996) [ Anson AX120 ]
1996 "WWII aircraft wreck brings back special memories" The Canberra Times (21 October 1996) [ Ventura A59-55 ]
1991 "The Royal Australian Air Force at Guadalcanal" Australian Defense Force Journal 87 (March - April 1991): p. 27-34.
1987 "Forgotten Air Raids" Canberra Times (3 October 1987) [ attacks on Horn Island ]
1987 "Horn Island Air Raids" AOPA (December 1987) AOPA - Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association [of Australia]
1986 "Dive-bomber 'blows-ins'" The Australasian Post (2 January 1986) [ Deba Vals on beach ]
1986 "The Duel" Sabretache: The Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia vol. 27 no. 3 (1986) p. 25-28. Petty Officer Kawato flew in what is believed to be one of the last Zero fighter actions in the South West Pacific during World War II.
1985 "The Forgotten Prisoner" The Australasian Post (12 September 1985) p.12-13
1985 "Townsville Under Attack" monograph (1985) RAAF Townsville Base Museum
1985 "Invaded!: Astonishing story of Japanese landings in Australia" RAAF News (Jan-Feb. 1985) 2 pages
1983 "Abandoned Japanese Bombers: Papua 1942" Sabretache: The Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia (Jan-Mar 1983) p.13
1983 "Epitaph for a Darwin Raider" The Canberra Times (12 February 1983) p.13
1980 "Search among the peaks" RAAF News (July 1980) [ Wirraway A20-116 ]
Year? Number One Strip Milne Bay Air Niugini Magazine
Year? A Song For Sister Sheah [ C-47 A65-54 ]
Year? The Day A Cat's Luck Gave Out [ Catalina A24-9 ]
Year? Zero In The Tree Tops [ A6M2 Zero piloted by Ito ]
Year? "War Comes To Australia" Article written to accompany Petty Officer Hajime Toyashima's flying clothing on display at the RAAF Museum, Victoria.