Papua New Guinea Wreck Detective
|John Douglas works and lives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. He is the owner and manager of Douglas Environmental Services (DES) an environmental consultant company. He spends his free moments wreck hunting throughout the country and developing
his knowledge of the battlefields. His unique military / aviation archeology
is immensely satisfying, and twelve years of exploring has led to a deep knowledge
of wrecks and battlefields in the South West Pacific.
Monthly wreck reports about John Douglas'
travels and wreck discoveries.
Papuan Wrec 'tecs
John Douglas' Team of Papua New Guineans who
report about WWII aircraft wrecks, and photograph them with
disposable cameras. Also, profiles of several of the wreck tecs,
their background and interests in WWII history.
Douglas has visited countless WWII wrecks. This is a list of his six favorite wrecksites.
Searches and Discoveries
From time to time particular requests
come to find a particular aircraft wreck. These searches are usually collaborative
affairs involving other explorers,wrec 'tecs, historians and relatives. In the course of these explorations, Douglas comes across human remains that are reported to the respective government agencies for USA, Japan and Australia.
John restored WWII trucks and military vehicles for a hobby in New Zealand. Read
his comments about tourism, recovery and preservation of WWII relics in Papua New Guinea over the years.
Douglas in Port Moresby
B-17E "Swamp Ghost"