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Sepik Pilot - Sinclair, James
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[EAN: 9780701803230], [PU: Robert Brown and Associates, Port Moresby, PNG], AUSTRALIA, NEW GUINEA, AVIATION, WORLD WAR TWO, BIOGRAPHY, BOBBY GIBBES, Transportation|General, Jacket, Flying in two different environments, but facing hazards in each was the lot of Bobby Gibbes (BG). First was the Western Desert in WWII and post-war in New Guinea where pilots were challenged by natural hazards -- mountainous jungle covered terrain and rapidly changing weather patterns, rather than German and Italian aircraft. After training with the RAAF BG was sent to Egypt where, in May 1941 he was posted to No 3 Squadron RAAF. No 3 became the top-scoring fighter squadron in the Desert Air Force and by April 1943 BG was farewelled as the Squadrons' commanding office with the rank of Squadron Leader, with.the DFC and DSO, a victoryu tally of 10 and half aircraft, five probables and nine damaged. BG was posted back to Australia where he led the Spitfrire fighter wing operating against the Japanese from the Darwin area. In December 1944 he was seriously injured in a crash there and his subsequent career as an officer was difficult and ended when he was discharged from his non-operational posting with the RAAF in 1946. After attempting to join the civilian/commercial world, almost inevitably, BG turned again to aviation and in 1947 joined Mandated Air Lines of New Guinea, flying DH84 Dragons, he and his wife operating two trade stores as a sideline.The airline objected to this and he resigned. Deciding to operate an air charter service in New Guinea he purchased an Auster aircraft, which soon became too small to handle the payloads available. Soon a second Auster was purchased and a pilot employed, thus was Sepik Airways born. What follows is an astonishing account of bush flying, constant battles with bureaucratic organisations and their officials --- these problems adding to the natural environment of their operations. Rugged Norseman aircraft, designed in Canada for operatuing conditions there, joined the fleet. But larger aircraft to carry greater payloads were needed and one of the most amazing twists of the story regards BG's purchase of three, three-motor Junkers 53 aircraft in Sweden in 1955. The aircraft were almost derilect had not flown for a long time and some lacked engines. Making the transaction BG outsmarted the law firm handling the deal, to buy the planes at far less than the asking price. At least one of the trio had flown with the Luftwaffe, possibly as a VIP transport. The pioneering spirit and determination that BG displayed in setting up his Airways company is also evident in his restoration of the Junkers, including re-engineing and on his subsequent flight, in the first one restored, from Sweden to New Guinea. A wonderful example of DIY in this fine biogrophy of an Aussie aviation notable. First published in Australia in 1971, with this reprint produced in Port Morsby in 1977, 189 oages including index. illustrated with b/w frontis photo of Gibbes with 50 b/w photos, colour tone end-paper maps. Green hard covers with gilt spine titles NF, ditto the text block, no inscriptions. Colour pictorial DJ also NF. Size: 25cm By 16cm

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Sepik pilot;: Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes, D.S.O., D.F.C
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780701803230
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Publishing year: 1977
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