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Re: I've talk to.................

Posted by Jeff on Tue Apr 27, 2004 02:28:41 PM

In reply top I've talk to................. posted by Rob Rohr on Tue Apr 27, 2004 08:02:26 AM

I seem to recal an incident many years ago of a few aircraft, spitfire ( sucessful ), me109 and mustang ( both stopped by our customs and siezed ), I think, which were effectively to be smuggled from australia to england by the person who had legitimately bought them here but not the export rights to them and the spitfire was never returned and as far as I know there was never really any complaints about the paperwork in england where the spitfire ended up either.
makes me wonder if this might not be a similar sort of thing. the paperwork is there and correct but not for the item actually delivered perhaps? or at least close enough that some-one who doesn't care that much would say " yeah go for it."
it will be interesting to see if that new " those wrecks are ours " arrangements work out better or worse for people trying to recover things. afterall it states that they are now State owned airframes again, anyone for the US navy all over again but with the airforce and marines and .....
still think it might be a good thing Rob? you thought you had problems before with being able to salvage wrecks, this might make it completely impossible and justify the navy's case for the brewster corsair and anything else they want to say " that is ours " about.

: Rob and AnyoneElse,
: If these were true why would the Port of LA allow them to
: be unloaded, why would US Customs and US State department
: allow them to be un-loaded and if they are truely have be
: en stolen why has'nt State arrested these people and char
: ge them under the UNESCO Heritage theft act.
: The reason is because they had all of the paperwork signed
: and it was legal.
: I know for a fact that the PNG Goverment reps. here in the
: States have not filed any I repeat ANY court papers on an
: yone. I talk to the PNG Ministery for Cultural Affairs in
: DC sometime back and to his Knowledge their are no pending
: court case. Then I contacted the LA Federal Courts and th
: ey have nothing.
: So I geuss it comes down to this Why do you and some other
: Down-Under pesist in makeing Statements that We here in t
: he State are stealing ARE Heritage.
: Just to let you in on something, the State Department of t
: he Dept. of Defence are looking into declaring all Aircraf
: t in the PNG area as property of the USA. The Japaness Gov
: . right now has a bill working in its low House to declare
: all WWII artifacts theirs. Under the UNESCO Heritage Act
: of 1970 Signee Counrtys can declare certain artifacts thei
: rs.
: If this happens then the USAF are going to go in a remove
: Swamp Ghost and bring back home.
: Cheers Rob

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