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#3152240 - 06/08/10 04:49 PM Mission Requests  
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We have said that Rising Sun will be the stories of the pilots in the Asia/Pacific theater of WWII and not just a retelling of the American victory...and that the Japanese will be in it as pilots to the end and not just targets in a first person shooter.

So that we aren't lured away by our own unintentional biases, we would like to hear of stories that you might like to re-live...since at least half of our customers will be from places other than the US. Maybe things that are normally overshadowed by huge events (Pearl Harbor) but would be a good tale to tell (a Thai pilot who went out to shoot up the Japanese invasion fleet by himself.)

Boundaries
-Stories, not airplanes.
-Air war, not sea or land.
-History, not fantasy.
-Fun to fly, not a history lecture.









And thanks for the drop tank, Hinch. Perfect as usual.




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#3152241 - 06/09/10 01:15 AM Re: Mission Requests [Re: zerocinco]  
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Maybe dis one?


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#3152242 - 06/09/10 02:39 AM Re: Mission Requests [Re: No457_Squog]  
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Good one.

Right before Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

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#3152243 - 07/08/10 04:34 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: zerocinco]  
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Are you still in need for these? 'cause got a couple shots to try in case.


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#3152244 - 07/08/10 04:46 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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Sure. What interests you?

#3152245 - 07/08/10 07:09 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: zerocinco]  
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Browsing some magazines of flight and old-school games manuals I've found a couple of good stories to be told. Or lived again.

I'll try to write them to you.
Can I send a PM? Or prefer a proper E-mail?


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
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"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152246 - 07/08/10 07:51 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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PM or email at YAP site (if it's still working...I cannot believe I PAID to have someone screw up our website.)

Or just discuss it here. Everyone here is a WWII history buff (or they wouldn't be here) and would be interested. That also might jar some of them into requests of their own.

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#3152247 - 07/12/10 09:10 AM Re: Mission Requests [Re: zerocinco]  
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Didnt' forget or else, it's just I'm collecting material and organizing it before posting!
^_^

Better be prepared!

S!


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
Ice

"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152248 - 07/15/10 09:25 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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Ok don't really have too much time lately to put up this hints I have in a good form.

I'm sorry to offer them in such a raw format but really no time to dig up all the details.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Hill
His life in the days of the "Flying Tigers" was really interesting.

This two extracts:
On May 7, 1942, the Japanese Army began building a pontoon bridge across the Salween River, which would allow them to move troops and supplies into China. To stem this tide, 2nd Squadron Leader Hill led a flight of four new P-40Es bombing and strafing into the mile deep gorge. During the next four days, the AVG pilots flew continuous missions into the gorge, effectively neutralizing the Japanese forces. From that day on, the Japanese never advanced farther than the west bank of the Salween. Claire Chennault would later write of these critical missions, "The American Volunteer Group had staved off China's collapse on the Salween."

On Thanksgiving Day 1943, he led a force of 12 B-25s, 10 P-38s, and 8 new P-51s from Saichwan, China, on the first strike against Formosa. The Japanese had 100 bombers and 100 fighters located at Shimchiku Airfield, and the bombers were landing as Hills force arrived. The enemy managed to get seven fighters airborne, but they were promptly shot down. Forty-two Japanese airplanes were destroyed, and 12 more were probably destroyed in the attack. The American force returned home with no casualties.


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
Ice

"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152249 - 07/15/10 09:26 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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Then we have also this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Alison
With this record:

After returning home in May 1943, Alison was recalled to the CBI theater by Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold to co-command (along with Lt. Col. Philip G. Cochran) the newly formed 1st Air Commando Group, also known as Project 9. As leader of this secret and highly innovative flying unit, Alison led a composite wing of fighters, bombers, transports, gliders, and helicopters in the dramatic "aerial invasion of Burma," dubbed Operation THURSDAY. The 1st Air Commandos supported the British "Chindit" Special Forces' infiltration of Japanese rear supply areas. In March 1944, Alison's men flew more than 200 miles behind enemy lines, transporting, re-supplying, and providing fire support for over 9,000 Allied forces. Alison's innovative leadership and combat daring as co-commander of the 1st Air Commandos helped to turn the tide of the Allied war effort in the CBI theater.


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
Ice

"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152250 - 07/15/10 09:33 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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Then in the DOGFIGHT! TV Show : Season ONE - 04. Guadalcanal, we can find interesting missions flew in the pacific by John Lucian Smith, Jefferson J. DeBlanc and James E. Swett.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lucian_Smith

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_J._DeBlanc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_E._Swett

It's really too much respect to try to reduce what they did in just a tiny little box.
Please see by yourselves.


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
Ice

"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152251 - 07/15/10 09:39 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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Then I think Battle of Samar could really be an interesting piece of action.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_off_Samar.

Also during a fierce battle over Guadalcanal, it is said that american aviators, to help the latest waves of bombers and torpedo aircraft to hit their intended targets, the first waves, then unarmed and harmless, were performing real "dry" runs against firing japanese ships to give AAA gunners too many targets to hit and distract them form the real danger.

I'll have to look up better for this.

Last I'd consider Operation TEN-GO as a valid piece of history to recreate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ten-Go


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
Ice

"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152252 - 07/15/10 09:43 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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I know it's pretty poor and I beg pardon for the mess I made.

But it is with the best intentions.


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"It takes forever +/- 2 weeks for the A-10 to get anywhere significant..."
Ice

"Ha! If it gets him on the deck its a start!"
MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#3152253 - 07/15/10 09:45 PM Re: Mission Requests [Re: komemiute]  
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Good stuff.

First, you will see pics from the strike on the Salween River Gorge below. The paintings all show a huge structure wiped out by tiny bombs and not the pontoon bridge that was actually there. We have two problems: no water in the river that far inland and no believable pontoon bridge. But we do have bridges we can use to cross a gorge. Thus, we go with what we know is not exactly right...a big bridge. You won't have the ordnance aboard to drop it but you will have tanks, trucks, men and one 25mm AAA gun to fight. The sides are steep and we think we can give you the thrill of dive bombing in an airplane not designed for such maneuvers...and some fine scenery.









I have to check where the mission falls into the spreadsheet. We have several B-25 missions in China, Burma and also in the islands. Edward accurately placed the Bridge on the inaccurately named River Kwai to take out with B-25's flown by the 490th BS.

I will research the third request. If I can find something that will fit in, be fun to play and not be repetitive, we will stage this also.

Thanks for the requests.

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