The authors express their gratitude to the following key individuals who provided assistance in the preparation of 'Eagles of the Southern Sky':
- Kamada Minoru (Japan) translated original sources, provided countless answers to specific requests, and searched material held at the NIDS archives in Tokyo;
- Richard L. Dunn (U.S.A.) provided copies of translated Japanese key reference material held at NHC-Operational Archives, Washington Navy Yard;
- Jim Long (U.S.A.) provided expertise on Japanese aircraft technical specifications and performance;
- Peter Boer's (Holland) expertise on Dutch Mitchells in Australia as published on the website of The Corts Foundation (www.cortsfoundation.org), under 'Scientific Papers - Early B-25C Mitchells of the ML/KNIL,
- Bernard Baeza (France) who generously from his vast photo collection of Japanese aviation;
- Harumi Sakaguchi (Japan) always freely shared his insights and knowledge gained from his long years of meticulous research experience. It was Harumi's knowledge which led to the identification of the wreckage of Lt(jg) Yamaguchi Kaoru's reisen in the foothills of the New Guinea mountains. It was Michael Claringbould's visit to this site, first discovered by;
- Justin Taylan (U.S.A) of Pacificwrecks.com, which inspried Michael to one day compile the complete history of the Tainan kōkūtai in New Guinea;
- Japanese WW2 historian Takeda Nobuyuki (Japan) assisted considerably with the challanging issue of Japanese photo identifications, and.
- Aircraft markings and colour specialist Nick Millman (U.K) critiqued both the Japanese and Allied profile markings.
We are both flattered and grateful that the above personalities agreed to assist us.