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Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

All,

It's still February 1942, and I'm still tracking the exploits of three United States fighter squadrons across WWII in the Pacific. Last time I showed you seven fights by the US Navy squadron, now I've got six fights from the US Army Air Force squadron. There are three fights in the Dutch East Indies, then, when Makassar falls, they retreat to Australia, where they participate in the defense of Darwin.

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Here come them Chickenhawks, looking mean in their P-40 Warhawks.​
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Captain Biasucci runs straight in, breaking up the formation of torpedo bombers.​

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But the Zeroes are swarming all over the flight of P-40s, which probably should have spent a little more effort in dealing with the escorts. To see how the fight went, please check the blog at:​

1st DEI:
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2nd DEI:​
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3rd DEI:​
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1st Darwin:​
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2nd Darwin:​
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3rd Darwin:​​
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I've also posted new squadron rosters:​
US Marine "Dirt Divers"​
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US Navy "Killer Pelicans"​
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US Army Air Force "Chickenhawks"​
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And in order to track the accomplishments of the three squadrons, and rank them against each other, I have introduced the 'scorecard,' tracking sorties, kills, losses, and awards:​
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So more to come, probably going back to the Killer Pelicans for the two Coral Sea battles, and then Midway, then probably a few missions for the Chickenhawks running out of northern Australia, up to New Guinea. And don't worry about the Dirt Divers, once Guadalcanal kicks off and Henderson Field is operational, they're going to be in for quire a period of sustained combat.​

I hope you're enjoying these as much as I (and my kid) are, it's been a blast on this end and I can't see us not playing a lot more of these. As a matter of fact, I've just purchased a bunch more aircraft, so soon the Battle of Britain shall begin!​

V/R,​
Jack​

belasirius31 Dec 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

I am sorry but from the first DEI to the last link I get a link does not exist

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Dec 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

Links corrected.

Calico Bill31 Dec 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

Looks interesting. I went here to the site you gave for the rules, TMP link but got " no such topic exists". Can you or Tango give me a link to the rules used? Thanks.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Dec 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Rules: PDF link

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