War Wrecks of the Coral Seas - Additional Web and Print Resources

WEB RESOURCES:

Wrecks of Truk Lagoon

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/truk_lagoon.html

A database of this WWII ship graveyard.

Solomon Islands Factbook

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/

factbook/geos/bp.html

Facts, maps, and more from the CIA.

Dive Discovery Solomons

http://www.divediscovery.com/solomons/

Links to dive operators and dive resorts.

Solomon Islands Scuba Diving Trip Reports

http://www.diveatlas.com/travel/IndexSolomons.asp

Journals from folks who’ve been there.

Solomon Islands: Dive Sites

http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/

solomon_islands/diving/divesites.html

Descriptions of wrecks and good diving sites from Pacific Island Travel.

JFK’s PT-109 Found, U.S. Navy Confirms

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/

news/2002/07/0709_020710_kennedyPT109.html

The story from National Geographic.

PT-109

http://www.history.navy.mil/

photos/sh-usn/usnsh-p/pt109.htm

U.S. Navy fact sheet.

A Whale of a Business

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/

frontline/shows/whales/etc/navycron.html

A look at the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, from FRONTLINE.

BOOKS

Bailey, Dan. WORLD WAR II WRECKS OF THE TRUK LAGOON. San Francisco: North Valley Diver, 2001.

Ballard, Robert. COLLISION WITH HISTORY: THE SEARCH FOR JOHN F. KENNEDY’S PT 109. Washington: National Geographic, 2002.

Darby, Charles. PACIFIC AIRCRAFT WRECKS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. Canberra: Kookaburra Technical Publications, 1984.

McGee, William. THE SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS, 1942-1943: FROM GUADALCANAL TO BOUGAINVILLE — PACIFIC WAR TURNING POINT. Miami: BMC Publications, 2001.

Rock, Tim. DIVING AND SNORKELING GUIDE TO TRUK LAGOON. New York: Pisces Books, 1994.

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Online content for WAR WRECKS OF THE CORAL SEAS was originally posted May 2003.