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Old 24th July 2018, 20:45
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Bong and McGuire

Hi,
is there any listing of the above two pilot's claims which tie up with known Japanese losses ?
I recall seeing somewhere that Bong once shot down an Oscar with only a few hits and this was confirmed when the wreck was found.

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Re: Bong and McGuire

Bruce,

Keep an eye on the South Pacific Air War series published by Avonmore Books. Vol 1 came out last year, covering 12/41-3/42. The authors are Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman.
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Old 12th August 2018, 20:15
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Re: Bong and McGuire

Hi,
thanks Bruce, I will do that
Cheers Bruce

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Re: Bong and McGuire

full listing in the latest issue of Many Souffan's "Aces" (Heimdal) for Bong (nearly 50 pages devoted to the ace and his aircraft)

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Re: Bong and McGuire

Hi,
Thanks but I guess that this is not in English

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Re: Bong and McGuire

Bruce,

Bong's claims should begin to appear in about Vol. 4 of the South Pacific series, assuming each volume covers about four months.

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Re: Bong and McGuire

Hi Bruce,
Thanks for that I will start saving now
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Re: Bong and McGuire

Bruce,

You can scrap my assumptions! South Pacific Air War is apparently intended to be a trilogy, with Vol. 2 soon to be released.
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Re: Bong and McGuire

Hi Bruce,
Cheers for that - still saving !
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