The Wings Over New Zealand Show – 70th Anniversary of VJ Day – LIVE – 8/11/15 – 9pm ET
WARBIRD RADIO – On Saturday the 15th of August 2015 we will mark the 70th Anniversary of V.J. Day, or “Victory over Japan Day”. This was the day that saw rejoicing around the world following the news of the Japanese Empire’s ceasefire with the intention to surrender, finally ending the Second World War.
In this episode we will looking at the Pacific War. In the first half we’ll detail one particular incident that befell the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s No. 14 (Fighter) Squadron when an attempt to ferry a group of Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawks from New Zealand to the front line war zone at Guadalcanal ended in near disaster. This story is told by four veterans who were involved, fighter pilots Noel Hanna and top ace Geoff Fisken DFC, with wireless operator Joe McVicar and air electrician Owen Hicks.
We’ll also have some recent warbird news from around New Zealand and Australia, and for the second half Dave and Grant will be live discussing the Pacific War. If you have an interesting story to tell about the Pacific war, please call in and join the conversation.
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