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  C-47-DL "Flying Dutchman" Serial Number 41-18564 Nose 564
5th AF
374th TCG
33rd TCS

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Pilot  2nd Lt. George W. Vandervort, O-662204 374th TCG, 33rd TCS (died Nov 10, 1942, BNR) Portsmouth, OH
Co-Pilot / Engineer  Sgt Steven J. Pitch, 33118721 374th TCG (died Nov 10, 1942, BR) Etna, PA
Radio Sgt George R. Kershner, 35267797 374th TCG, 33rd TCS (survived) Dayton, OH
Passenger  Captain Theodore "Ted" W. Barron, O-31196 Chaplain (died Dec 29, 1942, BR) Wenatchee, WA
Passenger  Sgt James M. Verstay, 20633547 32d ID, 126th IR (died Nov 10, 1942, BR) Kent County, MI
Passenger  Pvt Vernon R. Moak, 39304877 32d ID, 126th IR (died Nov 10, 1942, BR) Josephine County, OR
Passenger  Pvt Charles W. Raddatz, 37139035 32d ID, 126th IR (died Nov 10, 1942, BR) NB
Passenger  Pvt Charles I. Stokes, 37139199 32d ID, 126th IR (died Nov 10, 1942, BR) NB
Passenger  Pvt Margarito Padilla, 38070304 32d ID, 126th IR (died Nov 10, 1942, BR) San Miguel County, NM
Passenger  Pvt Carlos D. Failing, 20634814 32d ID, 126th IR, E Coy (died Nov 17, 1942, BNR) Big Rapids, MI
Passenger  Pfc Gerald M. Grove, 37111466 32d ID, 126th IR (died Nov 17, 1942, BNR) Scranton, IA
Passenger  Pfc Frank A. Thomas, Jr., 37139278 32d ID, 126th IR (survived) Oakdale, NE
Passenger  Pvt Duane R. Butler, 36154720 32d ID, 126th IR (survived) Homer, MI
Passenger  Sgt Sgt Edward P. Holleman, 36155513 32d ID, 126th IR, HQ 3 Coy (survived) Hudsonville, MI
Passenger  Pvt Floyd L. August, 37139105 32d ID, 126th IR (survived) Dorchester, SC
Passenger  Pvt John W. Mobley, 39085305 32d ID, 126th IR (survived) Oakland, CA
Passenger  Tec5 Lawrence E. Peterson, 36308327 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR) IL
Passenger  Pvt John J. Bellus, 27139313 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR)
Passenger  Pfc Malvern E. Patton, 39382982 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR) Dayton, WA
Passenger  Pvt Theodore Romero, 39083083 [sic?] 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR) CO
Passenger  Pfc William L. Smith, 38083372 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR) CO
Passenger  Pvt Martin J. Brandon, 20636005 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR) MI
Passenger  Pvt Antonio T. Montes, 38070252 32d ID, 126th IR (died December 29, 1942, BR) Safford, AZ
Crashed  November 10, 1942 at 1:30pm
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas Aircraft Company. Constructors Number 4689. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47-DL Skytrain serial number 41-18564. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 374th Troop Carrier Group (374th TCG), 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron (33rd TCS). Australian call sign VH-CCU. Buzz Number / Nose number 564. Fuselage number "2" in white. Nicknamed "Flying Dutchman" in capital letters in yellow with a black outline and the nose art of a Dutch clog shoe with wings, by regular pilot 2nd Lt. George W. Vandervort who was of Dutch ancestry. The regular flight crew was pilot 2nd Lt. George W. Vandervort and co-pilot SSgt John J. Gerrity.

Mission History
On November 10, 1942 at 1:00pm took off from 5 Mile Drome (Ward) near Port Moresby piloted by 2nd Lt. George W. Vandervort on a flight to deliver cargo and troops to Pongani Airfield near the north coast of New Guinea. Aboard a total of twenty-three including the three air crew plus nineteen soldiers and a Chaplin from the 32nd Infantry Division (32nd ID), 126th Infantry Regiment (126th IR). When this plane failed to arrive it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA). This C-47 was the first loss of the 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron (33rd TCS) in New Guinea.

In fact, roughly 30 minutes into the flight while crossing the Owen Stanley Range in bad weather, this C-47 was unable to find the Kokoda Gap and was caught in a rain storm and experienced a severe downdraft that pushed the plane down to treetop height. Aboard, pilot Vandervort increased the engines to full throttle and began to pull up moments before the plane crashed into the rain forest at an elevation of 9,000' near Mount Obree (Mt. Obree).

On impact, the pilot Vandervort, co-pilot Pitch and five passengers were killed instantly. During the crash, a tree tore off the left wing between the left engine and fuselage. Pilot Vandervort was killed in his seat. Co-Pilot Pitch was thrown out the cockpit windscreen and his body landed 20 yards ahead of the plane. The wreckage caught fire and small arms ammunition began to cook off and explode in the flames. The seventeen survivors were able to escape the fuselage cargo door and too refuge nearby as the fire burned for several hours until roughly 5:00pm.

Passenger S/Sgt Edward Holleman who would later walk to safety recounted the crash:
"We had been flying for almost half an hour when suddenly the plane was caught in a downdraft and fell. Someone who was looking out of a window said “boy, that was close”! We clipped the tops of some trees. The next moment we crashed. I remember spinning out of my seat, a fire was burning fiercely and ammunition was exploding all over the place. Seventeen of us got clear through the door, walked and slid down a steep slope to a more level spot. It was raining and all immediately began to shiver from the cold. Several hours later when the flames died down, we were able to return to the plane. It was lying on the mountainside but was being held fairly level by the stumps of the trees cut down as it crashed. The front was destroyed back to the wings and only a third of the rear was still intact.

Fate of the Crew
Of the twenty-three aboard, seventeen survived the crash including eight with serious injuries. After the crash, the survivors removed some of the bodies from the plane. After the crash, Captain Barron was the only officer alive.

After the crash, the survivors were able to shelter in the intact rear fuselage to avoid the rain with one person able to sleep completely sheltered inside the lavatory. The day of the crash, the survivors began recording a diary on the toilet door written in pencil. Those who were the most severely injured were laid on the ground covered by a flat section of the fuselage wreckage.

After the flames subsided, they took inventory of everything that could be saved or used from the wreckage including three rifles, a first-aid kit, two weather balloons, a box kite and some flares. They recovered three boxes of K rations, a box of dried apricots, a half burned can of C rations, a small amount of rice and two chocolate D rations plus a 1 1/2 gallons of tomato juice.

The survivors were able to collect rain water and draw fresh water using a canteen from a spring nearby. The matches were wet and they used the lens from a pair of binoculars to focus sunlight on wood splinters from the damaged limbs to start a fire. Using a helmet to boil water they mixed C rations with Australian rations and a small amount of rice to make a stew. Everyday, planes were seen or heard, but failed to spot the crash site.

Passenger S/Sgt Edward Holleman who would later walk to safety recounted the crash:
"At night if a plane was heard, I would climb up on top of the fuselage and strike a flare. It seemed to light up the sky so much that we felt they couldn't help but see it, but so far as I know no-one ever did. During the day we kept the entire fuselage, which was a camouflage colour, covered with maps found in the aircraft. It was hoped in this way we would be spotted easier. The first attempt to launch a balloon above the tree tops was unsuccessful. However a second one was a little luckier. It started rising in the sky drawing with it the aerial which could be used as an anchor. It had just cleared the tree tops when a plane exactly like ours appeared out of the mists as if by magic, flew directly over us only to be swallowed up a moment later in the low clouds. Our last hope of attracting attention had disappeared when the balloon sank back into the jungle."

It rained nearly everyday day, sometimes for the entire day allowing them to collect plenty of fresh water. On November 11, 1942 one passed away. On November 12, 1942 the first group of four (Failing, Grove, Butler and Thomas) departed to find help leaving twelve at the crash site.

On November 14, 1942 the survivors attempted to launch a balloon with either a radio aerial or in hopes of being spotted by search planes, but failed. While searching the area beyond the crash site, the survivors found the body of Sgt Steven J. Pitch, who had been throw out of the cockpit on impact and the body of Padilla. Their dog tags were taken to Chaplin Barron who was injured and unable to move but said a prayer over each of their tags then their bodies were buried nearby in shallow graves dug using an ax.

Passenger S/Sgt Edward Holleman who would later walk to safety recounted the crash:
"While searching around the wreckage one day [November 14, 1942] we ventured further in front of it than usual when suddenly we came upon the body of the engineer Sgt Steven J. Pitch, who had been catapulted there in the accident. Beside him was the instrument panel with an unbroken compass."

On November 15, 1942 the fifth day the survivors at the crash site ate the last crackers and cheese. On November 16, 1942 the second group of four (August, Mobley, Kershner and Hollerman) departed to find help in hopes of increasing their chances of being found.

Afterwards, eight remained at the crash site. Over the next three day, the eight survivors ate only a small piece of cheese, and two chocolate bars then ran out of rations. On November 20, 1942 the eight shared 1/3 of a can of tomato juice over the next three days. On November 23, 1942 the men smoked the last cigarette and for the next two days there was no rain.

The survivors marked Thanksgiving and Christmas and remained hopeful they would be spotted or the two groups would bring help. On December 30, 1942 "Johnnie" (Pvt John J. Bellus) died leaving seven. On January 1, 1943 the final entry was "Fri 1 - New Year's Day Pat, Mart, Ted" and the the survivors were too weak to record more entries. The last alive was Captain Theodore "Ted" Barron who was alive but weak and blind from malnutrition and died in the arms of local people who first located the crash site.

First Group Departs
On November 12, 1942, the four most healthy survivors Pvt. Carlos Failing, Pvt. Gerald Grove, Pvt. Duane Butler and Pfc Frank A. Thomas left to find help departing to the west. They planned to trek until they found native people or Allied personnel then would send help to the others at the crash site. They departed with a rifle and 50 cartridges, 1/3 of the rations, a compass. wrenches with colored handles to give to native people as trade items, a single raincoat. On November 17, 1942 the four reached a narrow, rocky gorge and rapids of the Moni River and each man used a log to cross the fast-flowing rapids. Failing and Grove were swept away and never seen again. For two days, Thomas and Butler searched for them along the riverbank without success. Likely, both drowned where a waterfall dropped roughly eight and their bodes were never found and remain listed as Missing In Action (MIA). Departing, Thomas and Butler found native people who took them from village to village before reaching Safia where they were able to eat stored rations at Safia Airfield and were led to the southern coast of New Guinea. On December 12, 1942 they reached at Abau Island, thirty-two days after the crash. The pair were debriefed by Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU) Warrant-Officer David Marsh then flown from Abau Airfield to Port Moresby and hospitalized.

Second Group Departs
On November 16, 1942 back at the crash site, a second group of four survivors: Pvt. Floyd August, Pvt. John Mobley, Sgt George B. Kershner and Pvt. Ed Hollerman left to find help. This group carried the plane's compass compass from the instrument panel and attempted to trek to the southwest. For the first ten days, they were in thick triple canopy jungle, heavy rains and could barely see sunlight. On the third day, the came to a sheer cliff and had to go back an entire day's trek. On the fourth day they caught two frogs and a clam and divided them between the four men. On November 22, 1942 they entered a flat area covered with moss but were suffering from fatigue but continued trekking up and down mountains and difficult terrain.

On November 28, 1942 they found a walking trail then a hut with potatoes inside and met two native boys and took them to their village and were given local foods including potatoes, squash a banana and sugar cane to eat. The people did not speak Pidgin English and were in transit themselves and unable to help them. On November 29, 1942 the two youths took them to Badiga-Badiga a village with only two huts cooked for them and departed. Alone again, the second group began walking but found they started out in the wrong direction and had to backtrack. On December 1, 1942 they found an abandoned garden and made a fire to rest and gathered enough food. The next day reached a deserted village with 15 huts. On December 3, 1942 they group moved back to the abandoned garden and tended to Mobley who was sick with shakes and felt cold. The four waited a week in hopes local people would arrive and Mobley would recover. They heard people nearby but they fled when confronted. On December 8, 1942 two dogs with an old man and two boy arrived. That evening, the boys returned with a possum that was cooked on the fire and eaten by everyone.

On December 10, 1942 the four departed and found a village with people and were given sugar cane. The next day, a native police man arrived and were taken to Waga village where Holleman gave a native runner was given a note for the Australian authorities. On December 16, 1942 the group reached Kokobagu (Kukibago) village near Rigo. Meanwhile, after receiving the note, Australians Warrant Officer Ed Hicks and Medical Orderly Ron Davies began trekking inland to find them. All four were rescued, given food and treated for their injuries then transported to Port Moresby where all four were hospitalized. Mobley was hospitalized for months and the other two released quickly. Holleman who normally weighed 195 pounds weighed only 138 and took him 50 days to regain his normal body weight.

After the two survivors of the first group were found, ANGAU Warrant-Officer David R, Marsh, P473 and Lt. Arthur L. Ethell, PX56 with U.S. Army Private Scheer were flown from Port Moresby to Safia Airfield and began trekking to the crash site with native carriers in hopes of rescuing the survivors. Climbing Mount Obree (Mt. Obree), they found a pair of U.S. Army leggings but failed to locate the crash site. Suffering from cold, wet and altitude fatigue, they aborted their search and returned to the coast. Realizing the site would be difficult to locate, ANGAU offered a reward to any native who could find the site and guide the authorities.

Local people motivated by the ANGAU reward were the first to find the crash site and Captain Barron was still alive but weak, blind from malnutrition and so light he “felt like a baby" according to the natives. A bare semi-circle near the cargo door revealed how he had eaten moss for sustenance and moisture. They cooked bananas and attempted to feed him but he died in their arms. They left his body at the crash site but took his bible which he had made diary entries as proof they had found the crash site. Meanwhile, in early 1943, the crash site was spotted from the air on a ridge near the headwaters of the Awara River. A second ANGAU team led by Warrant Officer White trekked to the location.

Recovery of Remains
During early 1943, the second ANGAU team led by Warrant Officer White reached the crash site and recovered the remains of those that died at the crash site and their personal effects. Postwar, the recovered remains were transported to the United States for permanent burial.

This C-47 crashed on a ridge near the headwaters of the Awara River at an elevation of 9,000' into a flat area near Mount Obree in the Owen Stanley Range. The rear fuselage survived the crash nearly intact including the lavatory.

After the departure of two groups of survivors, the first group (Failing, Grove, Butler and Thomas) departed November 12, 1942 and the second group (August, Mobley, Kershner and Hollerman) departed November 16, 1942. The remaining survivors waited at the site for help.

During late December 1942, native people were the first to reach the crash site and found Barron barely alive but died in their arms. In early 1943, a second ANGAU team reached the crash site and recovered the remains of everyone aboard. At the crash site, they also found a diary on the toilet door written in pencil, starting the day of the crash on November 10, 1942. Notes were made about the weather, food eaten, their optimism, the deaths of crew members and memories of home were recorded.

On March 8, 1961 an aerial search for Piaggio P.166 VH-PAU missing in the same area resulted in the rediscovery of the crash site. At the time, it was unclear from records held by the Papua New Guinea administration if the plane wreck had been found earlier, so cadet Patrol Officer (Kiap) John Arthur Irvine Absalom organized a trek to the crash site. After a difficult three day trek that required a jungle path to be cut, he reached the site and was the second visitor since discovery in 1943. During this visit, the toilet door diary was taken back to Port Moresby.

During the late 1970s, the door diary and a fragment of the nose with "UTCHMAN" [Flying Dutchman] and the nose art of Dutch clog shoe with wings was displayed at the PNG Museum.

In the 1980s, the door diary was placed on permanent loan to the National Museum of the United States Air Force (USAF Museum). In exchange, a replica of the door diary was provided to the PNG Museum and displayed until the museum relocated in 2015 and is presumably in storage. Until 2001, the piece of wreckage with a portion of the nickname and nose art remained at the PNG Museum. Sometime afterwards, it was loaned or given to the USAF Museum.

Since the 1980s, the National Museum of the United States Air Force (USAF Museum) has a display "The Tragic Story of The Flying Dutchman" with the original door diary and sometime after 2001 added the fragment from the nose.

As the flight was deemed non-combat none of the crew or passengers earned the Purple Heart, posthumously.

Three of the crew and passengers (Vandervort, Failing and Grove) remain listed as Missing In Action (MIA) and are memorialized at Manila American Cemetery on the tablets of the missing.

Vandervort was officially declared dead on November 10, 1942.

Failing was lost trying to cross the Moni River and was officially declared dead on November 17, 1942. He earned the Bronze Star. Failing also also has a memorial marker at Highland View Cemetery in Big Rapids, MI at Block 15, Lot 341 with the epitaph "drown in performance of duty in New Guinea".

Grove was lost trying to cross the Moni River and was officially declared dead on November 17, 1942. He earned the Bronze Star. Grove also has a memorial marker in Willow Township, Greene County, Iowa.

The passengers who died at the crash site were officially declared dead on December 29, 1942 but this date is incorrect. According to the door diary, on December 30, 1942 "Johnnie" likely Pvt John J. Bellus died and on January 1, 1943 three were alive: "Pat, Mart, Ted" (likely Pfc Malvern E. Patton, Pvt Martin J. Brandon and Captain Theodore "Ted" W. Barron) and died sometime afterwards. The last man alive was Barron who was found by local people when they reached the crash site but passed away in their presence.

Pitch is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot P, grave 967.

Peterson is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot plot P, grave 929.

Bellus is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot plot P, grave 937.

Barron is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot section F site 1017.

Romero is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot plot Q, grave 506.

Smith is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot plot P, grave 550.

Brandon is buried at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot plot B, grave 1008.

Verstay and Stokes are buried in a group burial at Rock Island National Cemetery at plot E-10.

Moak is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery in Clarksville, AR.

Raddatz is buried at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, NB at Section 24SC, space 283.

Padilla is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.

SSgt John J. Gerrity, the regular co-pilot of C-47 "Flying Dutchman" did not fly the November 10, 1942 mission. Afterwards, General Kenney offered him a field commission to 2nd Lieutenant. After training as a fighter pilot he was assigned to the 35th Fighter Group, 40th Fighter Squadron. Later, he went Missing In Action (MIA) piloting P-47D Thunderbolt on March 11, 1944.

Thomas passed away on September 15, 1998. He is buried at Mount View Cemetery in Camden, ME.

August passed away in November 1972. He is buried at Dorchester Cemetery.

Butler passed away on September 11, 1992. He is buried at Albion Memory Gardens in Albion, MI.

Mobley passed away on February 22, 1992. He is buried at Florence National Cemetery at plot 2, grave 331.

Kershner lived in Australia after the war. He passed away January 5, 2002. His burial is unknown, presumed to be in Australia.

Jackie (Thomas) Blom
"PFC Frank A. Thomas, Jr. was my grandfather. He was also the last of the survivors of this crash to die in 1998.".

NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - George W. Vandervort
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Steven J. P#tch [sic Pitch]
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - George R. Kershner
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - James M. Verstay
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Vernon R. Moak
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Margarito Padilla
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Carlos D. Failing
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Duane R. Butler
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Edward P. Holleman
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - John W. Mobley
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Lawrence E. Peterson
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - William L. Smith
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Martin J. Brandon
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - John W. Mobley
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Lawrence E. Peterson
USAF Serial Number Search Results - C-47-DL Dakota 41-18564
WW2 Nominal Roll - David R Marsh, P473
WW2 Nominal Roll - Arthur L Ethell, PX56
The Pittsburgh Press "5 District Men Slain in Action - Sgt Steven J. Pitch" March 3, 1943 page 2
"Sgt Steven J. Pitch - Sgt Steven J. Pitch, 28, of Etna, who entered the Army a little over one year ago, first was reported missing December 3 [1942]. On Jan 30, the War Department wired his step-father J. Petrovich, of 55 Vine St. Etna, that Sgt Pitch had been killed in battle [sic plane crash] in the Southwest Pacific."
Minneapolis Sunday Tribune "23 Go Out 6 Return: Saga of the Flying Dutchman Lost in New Guinea Jungle" by George Weller (special to) December 26, 1943, page 8 [article spells Alust sic August]
The Spokesman-Review "Body Is Found" March 13, 1945 page 5
"Capt. Theodore W. Barron's body, with those of other passengers aboard a transport plane reported missing on November 10, 1942, had been located with the wreckage of the plane on a mountain in the Owen Stanley Range. Capt. Barron was the first reserve officer to be called to duty from Wenatchee prior to the United States' entry in World War II. He hd been on duty for two years at the time of his death."
ANGAU War Diary May 1944 Appendix A pages 5-6
(Page 5) "US Graves Registration Service Wrecked Transport - 'Flying Dutchman'
1. In a report from the Assistant District Officer ANGAU at Rigo, dated 18 Dec 42, the names of 4 survivors of a transport was wrecked on a mountain behind Mount Brown on 10 Nov 1942, were given - Sgt Holleman, Pte August, Pte Moeley, Cpl Kershner"
(Page 6) "12. Two ANGAU ground parties were sent in search of the Flying Dutchman, one part under Lt. ETHEL and one under Lieut. MARSH which included US personnel. Further information is being sought from the AO TUFI and you will be advised when this is at hand."
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - George W. Vandervort
FindAGrave - 2Lt George W Vandervort, Jr (photo, tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - Sgt Steven J Pitch (photo, grave photo)
FindAGrave - George Kershner
FindAGrave - Capt Theodore William Barron (grave photo)
FindAGrave - James N. Verstay (group burial photo)
FindAGrave - Vernon R. Moak (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Pvt Charles W. Raddatz (photo, grave photo)
FindAGrave - Charles I. Stokes (group burial photo)
FindAGrave - Pvt Margarito Padilla (grave photo)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Carlos Failing
FindAGrave - PFC Carlos Failing (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - Carlos D. Failing (memorial marker photo)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Gerald M. Grove
FindAGrave - PFC Gerald M Grove (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - PFC Gerald M Grove (memorial marker photo)
FindAGrave - Frank A Thomas (grave photo)
FIndAGrave - Duane R Butler (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Edward Holleman (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Floyd LaVerne “Middle” August (grave photo)
FindAGrave - John Woodard Mobley (grave photo)
FIndAGrave - Tec5 Lawrence E Peterson (grave photo)
FIndAGrave - Pvt John J Bellus (obituary, grave photo)
FIndAGrave - Pvt Malvern E Patton (grave photo)
FIndAGrave - PFC Theodore Romero (grave photo)
FindAGrave - PFC William L Smith (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Pvt Martin J Brandon (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Antonio T Montes (grave photo)
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - C-47 Dakota 41-18564
Escape From The Flying Dutchman (1981) by Robert Piper
Forty of the Fifth (1999) profile 12 "Agony of the Flying Dutchman"
The Sunshine Valley Gazette "The Story of Flying Dutchman / PNG Trek to rediscover WW2 crash site" February 26, 2020
Thanks to Jackie (Thomas) Blom, April Thompson, Bruce Hoy, Bob Piper and Edward Rogers for additional information

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