New leads from Oakey, Queensland
2016 has started out with more than we imagined it would with an interesting new lead on our search in Oakey.
Oakey was put on the backburner due to our adventures in Vanuatu as well as a distinct lack of new information to research. Just about every lead we could follow, has been investigated over the past 16 years – or so we thought.
We received an email from an Oakey local who has remained in contact with us over the years. He described to us yet another story of an aircraft and parts burial not far from Oakey in an area previously investigated by not only us, but a number of people some years ago. It’s prompted us to visit the National Archives again and see what we can uncover, as well as make contact with State Government authorities and other organisations to see what information they have in their archives.
The story itself is very similar to those we’ve heard in the past regarding post war burials of aircraft and parts simply to get rid of them at the end of the war. It’s a story we’ve heard many times over, often with a slightly different twist to it each time it’s told.
Whatever the case, it has to be followed up. So we’re waiting to hear back from an archive in Queensland that will hopefully have some detailed information that could really point us in the right direction. But who knows. Maybe this story will lead us no where, or it just might be the one? Our contact will be having a beer with the Oakey local who shared the story with him to see what else he knows.