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Notice 141212


Sext-Centurion Ribbon [600] 

1. The following pilot has been awarded the Sext-Centurion Ribbon for participation in 600 or more squad nights: 

Banshee
Yorktown
2. This ribbon shall be added to his personal awards page. 

3. Congratulations sir and well done. 

4. Effective: 12 Dec 2014
 

Command History 2014

 

Introduction:

“Any society that lacks a written historic record, has no future.”   How can you measure progress without a baseline?  As any novice in navigation knows, you only know where you are and where you are going by knowing where you were, and your current direction and speed.

 

Members:

At the start of 2014 Air Group 8 Doolittle Raiders had a total of three active members,  all of which were active in 2013:

Banshee [Active 2013]

Yorktown [Active 2013]

Zightz  [Active part of 2013]

 

Recruits:

Centerline 11 Feb 14

GreyWolf 04 Mar 14

 

Reactivated:

Blackwolf, now Franklin 25 Feb 14


Discharges:

None

 

Reserves:

None


2014 Active Roster 31 Dec: 6 pilots

Banshee

Franklin

GreyWolf

Centerline

Yorktown

Zightz

 

Command and Staff:

CAG8 01 Jan-31 Dec - vacant

DCAG8 1 Jan-31 Dec - vacant

CO VB8 [Bombing] 01 Jan-31 Dec - vacant

CO VC8 [Composite] 01 Jan-12 May - vacant, 13 May-31Dec  Banshee

CO VF8[Fighting] 01 Jan-31 Dec - vacant

CO VT8 [Torpedo Strike] 01 Jan-31 Dec - vacant

SAO [Air Training] 01 Jan- 25 Nov - vacant,   25 Nov-31 Dec  Centerline

SOO [Operations] 01 Jan-31 Dec - Yorktown

SEO [Engineer] 01 Jan - 19 Mar - Acting Yorktown, 20 Mar-31 Dec GreyWolf

 

One-on-One Training

None

 

Meetings:

Squad nights: 21 [1Q-21, 2Q-24, 3Q-19, 4Q-19]

Formal Training/Quals:  4[0, 0, 4, 0]

Formal Missions: 70 [14,23, 15, 18]

Practice Missions:  0.5 [0, 0.5, 0, 0]

Engineering:  6.5 [5, 0.5, 0, 1]

Fun Night: 1 [1, 0, 0, 0]

 

Attendance

<25%  # [1]

25-49% # [0]

50-74% # [2]

75-100% # [3]

 

Formal Missions: #

 

356 KATA 594

357 Yamakawa

358 Kure

359 Kobe

360 Osaka

361 USS Franklin

362 HI 88I

363 Off Okinawa

364 KANA 304

365 Kerama Retto

366 USS Nevada

367 Shimonoseki Strait

368 Kagashima

369 Off Sasebo

370 Cover TF54

371 Iceberg

372 Baka 1

373 Off Kure

374 Off Hiroshima

375 Doolittle 2014

376 Okinawa KK

377 Okinawa KK

378 Okinawa KK

379 Okinawa KK

380 Okinawa KK

381 Yamato

382 Hancock KK

383 Off Okinawa

384 Okinawa

385 Shimonoseli

386 Enterprise

387 Baka Okinawa

388 Shimonoseki

389 Okinawa

390 Kyushu

391 Kyushu

392 Rangoon

393 Okinawa

394 Night Okinawa

395 Okinawa

396 Rouen 56

397 Shuri Line

398 Omura

399 Nagoya

400 Enterprise

401 Malacca

402 Gan No Shu

403 Ashiya

404 Close Air Okinawa

405 Shipping Japan

406  Yokohama

407 Omara

408 Close Air Okinawa

409 Call for Support

410 Naha

411 Osaka

412 Kyushu

413 Kobe

414 Kanoya

415 Truk

416 Osaka

417 Kobe

418 Wake

429 Kure

420 Kure

421 Ube

422 Shokoku

423 Kanto Airfield

424  Tokyo Airfield

425 Bansai Airfield

426 TokyoPetro

 

 

Formal Training Topics

None --Air Training Officer vacant

 

Communication

 

Bulletin Board

Drydock @ 20th Bomb Group

 

Email Systems

@DoolittleRaiders.us

 

Team Speak

Team Speak 3

 

Website

www.DoolittleRaiders.us

 

 

Qualifications - Suspended most of the year

Basic Pilot Aircraft - 10

Air Traffic Control - 0

Carrier - 6

Bombardier - 0

Navigator - 0

Wingman - 0

Element/Section Lead - 0

Flight/Group Lead - 0

Plane Commander Aircraft - 0

 

Promotions - Suspended

Ensign - 0

Lieutenant junior grade - 0

Lieutenant - 0

Lieutenant Commander - 0

Commander - 0

Captain - 0

 

Awards

 

Veteran Service

Army - none

Navy - none

Air Force - Centerline

Marine Corps - none

Coast Guard - none


Leadership

CAG - none

DCAG - none

Squadron CO - none


Organizational Service

CAG Commendations [Service to Group] - None

Ely Commendation [First to achieve] - None

Iron Eagle [Tenacity in the face of real difficulties] - Centerline

Doolittle [Overwhelming Odds] - None

Mitchell [Development] - None

Earhart [Determination, dedication] - GreyWolf

 

Squad Night Attendance

Centurion 100

Centurion 200

Centurion 300 - Zightz

Centurion 400

Centurion 500

Centurion 600 - Banshee, Yorktown

 

Formal Mission Participation

25 Formal Missions - GreyWolf, Centerline

50 Formal Missions - Franklin

75 Formal Missions - Franklin

100 Formal Missions

125 Formal Missions

150 Formal Missions

175 Formal Missions

200 Formal Missions

225 Formal Missioni - Zightz

250 Formal Missions - Zightz

275 Formal Missions

300 Formal Missions

325 Formal Missions

350 Formal Missions - Banshee

375 Formal Missions - Banshee, Yorktown

400 Formal Missions - Yorktown

425 Formal Missions

450 Formal Missions

475 Formal Missions

500 Formal Missions

 

Joint Ops Training

Basic Course - none

 

Campaign Ribbons

 

74 Battle Wagon

80 Ryukyu Ruin

81 Operation Starvation

82 Home Waters

83 Olympic Foundation

84 Starvation II

85 Devine Wind

86 Doolittle Raid 2014

87 Flaming Finish

88 British Licks

89 Europe Victory

90 Ground Pound

91 Honshu Heat

 

Pending

92 Final Wake

93 Inland Sea

94 Incendiary Skies

 

Annual Ribbons

1 year

2 year

3 year

4 year - Franklin

5 year

6 year - Zightz

7 year - Banshee

8 year

9 year - Yorktown

 

Combat Action

Letter of Commendation - Centerline

Coast Guard Achievement

Air Force Achievement - Franklin

Navy Achievement

Army Achievement

Navy Combat Action - Zightz

Joint Service Achievement

Coast Guard Commendation - Banshee

Air Force Commendation

Navy Commendation - Banshee

Army Commendation

Joint Service Commendation

Aerial Achievement - Banshee

Air Medal - Yorktown, Banshee

Meritorious Service - Yorktown

Defense Meritorious Service - Yorktown

Bronze Star Medal

Coast Guard Medal

Airman's Medal

Navy/Marine Corps Medal

Soldiers Medal

Distinguished Flying Cross

Legion of Merit

Defense Superior Service

Defense Outstanding Achievement

Silver Star Medal

Coast Guard Distinguished Service

Air Force Distinguished Service

Navy Distinguished Service

Army Distinguished Service

Defense Distinguished Service

Air Force Cross

Navy Cross

Distinguished Service Cross

 

Organizational

None

 

Conference - Suspended

None

 

Badges -Suspended most of the year

Basic Pilot Qual - Centerline, GreyWolf

All Squadron Basic Pilot Qual - Centerline, Zightz

Carrier Qual - Centerline, GreyWolf

All Squadron Carrier Qual - Centerline

 

Major Changes

Patches

4.12

 

Modifications

HSFX 6, HSFX 7.0, HFSX 7.01, HSFX 7.02, SB2C Hell-Diver Airframe and skins

 

Communication

Drydock Bulletin Board on 20th Bomb Group website

 

Organization

20 Mar Greywolf appointed Staff Engineer

13 May Banshee elected VC Commander

 

Donations

+$30.00 Received

-$19.95 GoDaddy [domain name DoolittleRaiders.us]

-$107.88 JustHost [Website hosting $8.99/mo]

 

Notice 141212

7 Year Service

1.  The following pilot has been awarded the 7 year service ribbon for voluntary participation in the missions and goals of Doolittle Raiders and founding squadrons:

Banshee

2. This ribbon shall be added to your personal awards page.

3. The entire crew thanks you for your service.

4.  By direction, Doolittle Raiders, effective 12 Dec 2014.

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