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Jack Heyn & Peter Dunn
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From Up Over To Down Under And Back

This CD-ROM's insert describes this product best: "This CD-ROM contains a small piece of WWII history, as experienced by one insignificant citizen soldier. It covers a time span from August 29, 1941 - September 5, 1945. It stretches from a small town in Eastern South Dakota; to large cities and small towns of Australia; bases in the jungle of New Guinea; the beaches of the Philippines - and back to a P-51 training base in F. Meyers, FL. Where he met Jonnie, his partner for sixty plus years."

The CD-ROM contains 526 scanned photographs taken by Jack Heyn, a photographer with the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 3rd Bomb Group (3rd BG) in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II. Heyn's collection is a mix of formal and informal shots of people, places and things he experienced.

The photos are presented 4-6 photos scanned together on a single page, viewed via your web browser. The training portion of the CD-ROM covers Jefferson Barracks, Savannah Army Air Base and Washington DC. Overseas at Australia, photos include Charters Towers, Townsville, Mackay, Melbourne.

In New Guinea, see his views of Port Moresby, Dobodura, Nadzab, Lae and Hollandia. Included are several sets of strike photos from Battle of the Bismarck Sea, Rabaul Simpson Harbor and paratrooper drop on Nadzab. Also, great photos of the USO show at Hollandia and colorful nose art seen around the Hollandia strip.

Philippines locations include Leyte and Mindoro, as well as strike photos to other targets, and several albums of captured Japanese photographs. FInally Page Field on his return home. Heyn has done a great service to history by collecting all his photographs and memories onto one CD-ROM to share with the world. coming soon...

Review by  Justin Taylan  

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September 21, 2023

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