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by Dumspiro
26 Sep 2018 22:38
Forum: Media
Topic: Test Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 23685

Re: Test Thread

damn easy-moder :P you get that from a cereal box :D

still works? I haven't had a land line set last more than a couple years at best since the 90s
by Dumspiro
06 Jul 2018 04:31
Forum: General
Topic: IJ Sites Found Around Taiwan
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Re: IJ Sites Found Around Taiwan

NEW PINGTUNG(Heito) KAMIKAZE BUNKERS FOUND https://redbrickdaily.com/new-pingtung-kamikaze-bunkers-found/ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/10/03/2003679634 http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2017/10/03/thumbs/p04-171003-cave.jpg http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2017/10/03/thumbs/...
by Dumspiro
06 Jul 2018 03:48
Forum: General
Topic: IJ Sites Found Around Taiwan
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

IJ Sites Found Around Taiwan

Japanese WW2 Tunnels Found in Kaohsiung(Takao). Southern Taiwan https://tw.forumosa.com/t/extensive-japanese-ww2-tunnels-found-in-kaohsiung/170716 https://cdn2.ettoday.net/images/3394/d3394815.jpg go to link in article and use browser translate app. I can't figure out how to assign link to plain tex...
by Dumspiro
01 May 2018 23:46
Forum: General
Topic: Artwork from the Web
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Artwork from the Web

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by Dumspiro
01 May 2018 00:09
Forum: General
Topic: Shrine to a Zero Saint
Replies: 3
Views: 4538

Re: Shrine to a Zero Saint

UPDATE: looks like the shrine has a new statuette and recognition. Some new articles appeared last year. Sugiura Shigemine was one of many Japanese fighter pilots who lost their lives in fierce air battles waged in the skies above Taiwan during World War II. In a small community in Tainan, the final...
by Dumspiro
27 Apr 2018 05:05
Forum: General
Topic: Around Tainan
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: Around Tainan

from the you learn something every day folder: I literally park next to these buildings everyday. I knew it dated from the Japanese era, but thought it had always been a part of the big university in town. It used to be the headquarters of the Army garrison on Formosa. Tainan had been the main muste...
by Dumspiro
06 Mar 2018 23:05
Forum: General
Topic: Shiden-kai v Blue Planes
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Shiden-kai v Blue Planes

Henry Sakaida published a well-written and interesting report about how a pilot downed by a 343 Ku Shiden-kai has been identified. Great account of the battle. http://ww2awartobewon.com/wwii-articles/american-pilot-identified/ http://ww2awartobewon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_6923-1-1024x527....
by Dumspiro
06 Mar 2018 22:47
Forum: General
Topic: Aleutians Air Battle
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

Aleutians Air Battle

This is an excellent blog post about a guy's father's war experience as a P40 pilot in the Aleutians. Into the Wild Blue - Lt Beary's WWII Adventures http://bearynostalgic.blogspot.tw/2014/08/into-wild-blue-lt-bearys-wwii-adventures.html http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z1eNiAf4i2g/U_DzMWPwQJI/AAAAAAAACxQ/...
by Dumspiro
25 Dec 2017 04:44
Forum: General
Topic: Cool model of a Wildcat
Replies: 1
Views: 1440

Cool model of a Wildcat

1:48 scale model of a F4F-4 I found on a Japanese blog. Looks like the undercarriage and folding wings actually work. https://blog-001.west.edge.storage-yahoo.jp/res/blog-b6-6f/obayan_t/folder/1121388/77/35266677/img_4_m?1498462808 https://blog-001.west.edge.storage-yahoo.jp/res/blog-b6-6f/obayan_t/...
by Dumspiro
07 Jul 2017 07:36
Forum: Media
Topic: 1930's air war over China films
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

1930's air war over China films

Odd video showing vignettes of air combat over China before Pearl Harbor.
by Dumspiro
04 Jul 2017 04:13
Forum: General
Topic: Around Tainan
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: Around Tainan

These are from around the airfield south of Tainan, Okayama(Gangshan). This was a large airfield with an adjacent aircrafr assembly factory. Today the ROC Airforce Academy is there. This a fighter revetment that ended up outside the modern fence boundary. Used like a neglected storage shed now. http...
by Dumspiro
27 Jun 2017 23:28
Forum: General
Topic: Artwork from the Web
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Artwork from the Web

Post your finds: http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg92/hill9868/Petesnewpics077.jpg Beautiful diorama: more views here http://www.diorama.ru/gallery/dioramas/1207/ http://www.diorama.ru/_img/content/gallery/1207/photo.jpg still a favorite Farewell to Yamaguchi http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c460...
by Dumspiro
01 May 2017 08:35
Forum: General
Topic: Around Tainan
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: Around Tainan

Found a Beerseum. They have a fairly decent collection of beer history going back to ancient Egypt, but these babies caught my eye :) Pre and wartime bottles. I still drink mostly Kirin myself. https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c4e4/biz8ea0buq73t8y4g.jpg https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/951e/q9pexq...
by Dumspiro
27 Feb 2017 04:44
Forum: General
Topic: Warbirds in 3 Screens
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

Warbirds in 3 Screens

This is with 3072 x 768 resolution. Higher resolutions make other planes and icons look farther away, but with a big ass sky. :) https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/de05/j7ddqf1j7od9pfr4g.jpg from last S3 https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/cd0f/q8ah5usx58kcc224g.jpg set up was really easy. my vid card,...
by Dumspiro
04 Feb 2017 04:44
Forum: Media
Topic: TK artwork
Replies: 7
Views: 6862

Re: TK artwork

Some avatars I've used over time http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b6a9/055fv55yugjz8f34g.jpg http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f77b/y7kvbuuknn21wog4g.jpg http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/44f8/z9qjvebi7mh8gtw4g.jpg http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d985/ndtca27d9fcy7r44g.jpg http://www.mediafire.com/co...
by Dumspiro
08 Aug 2016 11:22
Forum: General
Topic: War Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 2057

Re: War Movies

A good one about Japanese holding out on Saipan Battle of the Pacific war crimes trial of Japanese in Philippines Blood Oath When Trumpets Fade has its moments To Hell with Heroes Steve McQueen, Bob Newhart and film noir - enough said Kelly's Heroes :) there were a lot of movies made during the 50s ...
by Dumspiro
02 Aug 2016 05:22
Forum: General
Topic: Around Tainan
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: Around Tainan

One interesting things I've found out is that there are many shrines around the island dedicated to Japanese soldiers. Tainan has a few. There are two odd little shrines which honor Japanese pilots who died in a plane crash. The figures are carved in the traditional form, except with the beard. The ...
by Dumspiro
01 Aug 2016 06:54
Forum: General
Topic: Around Tainan
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Re: Around Tainan

Japanese military target range http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/dfb2/1c7mvmra2hoc0m94g.jpg The lane on the left follows the border of the range, and all around its former perimeter. The park covers two-thirds and a high-rise development the other one-third. The outline is still easily discernible on...
by Dumspiro
01 Aug 2016 03:25
Forum: General
Topic: Around Tainan
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

Around Tainan

Last year during my search for a house I had the opportunity to check out or revisit some cool sites around town. Since I was using a scooter I could delve into all sorts of back lanes and alleys. Here are some places that would have been known to the original TK: Hayashi Department Store https://ww...
by Dumspiro
06 Jul 2016 08:47
Forum: General
Topic: Akatombo - Imperial Japanese Navy Type 93 Trainer
Replies: 5
Views: 4036

Re: Akatombo - Imperial Japanese Navy Type 93 Trainer

I think this is your bird, flying around the Heito Airfield in Formosa which had a military flight school pre-war http://www.5819375.idv.tw/phpbb2/files/06041102_867.jpg http://www.5819375.idv.tw/phpbb3/download/file.php?id=35121 http://www.5819375.idv.tw/phpbb3/download/file.php?id=35122 http://www...
by Dumspiro
05 Jul 2016 09:53
Forum: General
Topic: Akatombo - Imperial Japanese Navy Type 93 Trainer
Replies: 5
Views: 4036

Re: Akatombo - Imperial Japanese Navy Type 93 Trainer

Looks really nice. Especially the paint job.

I was about to post this free card model, when I saw you had posted.
http://papermodel.jp/akagi144.html
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by Dumspiro
15 May 2016 23:05
Forum: General
Topic: Pilot Interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 5686

Re: Pilot Interviews

First part is an author talking about Rabaul, then PBY pilot talking about New Guinea and New Ireland ops.
by Dumspiro
10 May 2016 11:02
Forum: General
Topic: Pilot Interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 5686

Re: Pilot Interviews

Talk from the author of The Last Zero Pilot. Very interesting anecdotes including Harada-san. Lots of new info and insights I hadn't heard before.

by Dumspiro
06 May 2016 02:50
Forum: General
Topic: Reisen Pilot Harada passes
Replies: 0
Views: 2012

Reisen Pilot Harada passes

He was 99. Harada flew against the US attempt to capture the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands from the Japanese. On 17 Oct 1942, he was shot down by a US F4F Wildcat fighter. He survived the crash landing and the subsequent days-long trek through the thick jungle, and made it to a Japane...
by Dumspiro
19 Mar 2016 21:12
Forum: General
Topic: A6M2
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Re: A6M2

Looks like a swipe from a giant raptor :)

I heard the Corsair chopped it up and both are out of action for quite a while.