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Muster: BS, CL, FL, GW, YT, ZZ

Debrief: After a short reading of historic events concerning Japan's surrender and the more meaningful portions of the MacArthur, Nimitz speeches and message to the troops, we began our fly over. For some as yet unknown reason CL was only able to fly for a short period of only 2-3 minutes before his computer dumped to desk top.  We tried a total of four restarts with not luck.  However, he did fly for a short time so he gets credit for this event. ZZ had some issues with TBD overheating, so he selected to fly in the gunners seat.  Both YT, and BS chose to do the same on the final mission start.  We also had an unfortunate friendly fire event that knocked out the lead P40 and put that section way behind the rest of the formation.

OpOrder 150326 Thursday 26 March 2015

Muster: 2000 EDT

Sortie: 2010 EDT

Theatre IP: 207.255.198.126:21000

Map: Kyushu

Communication IP: Team Speak 3: 207.255.198.126:9987

Mandatory mods/patches: 4.12.2, HSFX 7.02 [Engineering Help Desk: Patch Central]

Optional Mods: none

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Mission: 448

Campaign: Victory Japan

Target: Tokyo

Date: 2 September 1945

World War II is over. Formation fly over of surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Harbor. Massive show of force. During the final mission [447] negotiations were underway.  Japan had agreed to the terms of surrender but had yet to announce them formally which occurred on the afternoon of the 15th Japan time after the mission on the bridges.  When the word got back to Washington DC, it took a day to get the "Cease Fire" order through military channels [nothing has changed since then].  The official message went out at 1600 on the 16th of August 1945.  On the 19th, a Japanese delegation flew to Le Shima Okinawa in a white aircraft with green crosses [Japanese Hospital markings].  They then transferred to US aircraft and were taken to Manila PI to confer with General MacArthur. What was agreed upon and what actually happened will be discussed at the beginning of the mission.

 

Notice 150327

Victory Japan 96

1. The following pilots have been awarded theVictory Japan Campaign Ribbon for participation in: Victory Japan Flyover 448

Banshee 448

Centerline 448

Franklin 448

GreyWolf 448

Yorktown 448

Zightz 448

2. Congratulations all.

3. Effective 27 Mar 2015

 

After Action Report

Muster: BS, CL, FL, GW, YT, ZZ

Debrief:  We ran this mission twice but we all know, first sortie is what they would have done ... everything after that is practice.  Coop mission can be frustrating when you go down early.  Such was the case for ZZ, who went into the water at take off. Not death, just the quick end of a short mission. It happens sometimes, even today.  Modern aircraft carriers always conduct flight ops with a plane guard escort 1000 yds astern just so the pilot of such an aircraft can be rescued.  Net was GW.  He went down while strafing too low, something everyone of us have done more times than we can remember. Fl ditched after sustaining damage, a combat casualty.  Unknown if it was from enemy fire or self-inflicted, again we have all done both.  The good thing is, his was not a combat death either -- just a very short stay in Japanese accommodations -- literally, about 30 hours historically. BS and CL, both dropped their load out on their assigned bridge with damage but not destruction.  The both gain points taking down moving trucks. Both returned to mother safe and sound.  YT took down a single span of his assigned bridge [second sortie not so] iand stopped a convoy of trucks that could not get across; they were sitting ducks, or sitting trucks as it were.  He returned to his CV with all four burning on review of his combat camera. Last formal mission [of this WWII run] up next.

OpOrder 150324 Tuesday 24 March 2015

Muster: 2000 EDT

Sortie: 2010 EDT

Theatre IP: 207.255.198.126:21000

Map: Kyushu

Communication IP: Team Speak 3: 207.255.198.126:9987

Mandatory mods/patches: 4.12.2, HSFX 7.02 [Engineering Help Desk: Patch Central]

Optional Mods:

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Mission: 447

Campaign:Setting Sun

Target: Tokyo

Date: 15 August 1945

This will be a Coop Mission.  Take down the bridges of Tokyo.  We all start together and we only have one life.  Try not to get killed on the LAST combat mission of World War II, rookie.

 


 

Notice 150325

Setting Sun 95

1. The following pilots have been awarded the Setting Sun Campaign Ribbon for participation in:  438, Hiroshima 439, Tsushima 442, Nagasaki 443, Sendai 444 , Tsugaru 445, Tokyo 446, Tokyo 447.

Banshee 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 447

Centerline 438, 439, 440, 441, 443, 444, 445, 446, 446, 447

Franklin 439, 447

GreyWolf 439, 447

Yorktown 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 447

Zightz 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 447

2. Congratulations all.

3. Effective 25 March  2015

 

After Action Report

Muster: BS, CL, YT, ZZ

Debrief:  No resistance over Tokyo. Everyone got some time on convoys traveling into Tokyo.  All pilots scored at least 1000.  There were some structures that did not produce any scores [???] and I attacked one hanger three times [hit all three times] and not a scratch.  Rendering error?

OpOrder 150319 Thursday 19 March 2015

Muster: 2000 EDT

Sortie: 2010 EDT

Theatre IP: 207.255.198.126:21000

Map: Kyushu

Communication IP: Team Speak 3: 207.255.198.126:9987

Mandatory mods/patches: 4.12.2, HSFX 7.02 [Engineering Help Desk: Patch Central]

Optional Mods: none

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Mission: 446

Campaign: Setting Sun

Target: Tokyo

Date: 12 August 1945

Passing south, TF 38 takes a shot at Tokyo.  Most of the city is in ruins so look carefully for standing structures to take down. This is the penultimate combat mission of World War II [for the US anyway].


 
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