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F16_Sulan
11-10-2004, 11:53 AM
Hi all! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
I´m interested in any info about air operations in Palau, IJA,IJN,USN and USMC...
USMC-squadrons VMF-121/122/114 as well as USN-squadron VF-12 in particular...

Planning a historical campaign in this area...

I appreciate any info at all, or booktips...

(Too bad there are 2-3 airfields missing on the PF map of Palau http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif)

F16_Sulan
11-10-2004, 11:53 AM
Hi all! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
I´m interested in any info about air operations in Palau, IJA,IJN,USN and USMC...
USMC-squadrons VMF-121/122/114 as well as USN-squadron VF-12 in particular...

Planning a historical campaign in this area...

I appreciate any info at all, or booktips...

(Too bad there are 2-3 airfields missing on the PF map of Palau http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif)

pacettid
11-10-2004, 12:48 PM
I have an excellent book on the Palau Campaign that I found at Books-A-Million entitled, Peleliu 1944: The Forgotten Corner of Hell, by Jim Moran.

This is an excellent source of information on the ground operation, and just about anything else you might need from an aviation perspective may be found online with judicious "Google" searches.

The Americans had comnplete air superiority in this theater and, based on my research, there were no air-to-air battles during this operation. So unless there is something I haven't discovered yet, the only historical missions you can build would be limited to Close Air Support and beach preparation.

If you are interested, I have built a historical Coop mission with all the Japanese beach defenses in their historically correct locations. You basically launch and recover on an Essex Class CV, with 8 Corsairs loaded with rockets and napalm to blast away to your heart's content.

A.K.Davis
11-10-2004, 01:42 PM
yup, there really wasn't much of an air-to-air campaign. Not sure why Palau is in game.

VMF114_Straw
11-10-2004, 06:29 PM
Here is a good link i found a while back while doing research on VMF-114 known as the "Death Dealers" one of there pilots Bill Cantrell wrote a book about his wartime exploits called Freinds'Dear Friends and Heroes.It took me about 6 months to find a copy,i tracked it down thru the publisher when i contacted them low an behold i was speaking to Mr.Cantrell he explained that the only printed a limited number
an the few that were left were earmarked for family, an that the procedes from the book went to charity an that i could find a copy at the local library.
I replied that i was calling long distance an was wanted to honor the pilots of VMF-114 by representing them in a online squadron as historical as possible an with factual information on our website ect..
He seemed surprised an asked if i would like him to autograph a copy an you could have knocked me over with a feather. It is one of the best ive ever read an my most valued treasure. http://www.bentprop.org/

regards
Straw

Latico
11-10-2004, 08:15 PM
Sorry couldn't find anything in regards to an airwar but I did find this link.

Link (http://www.microworks.net/pacific/bases/btnb_online/palau.htm)

Viking-S
11-11-2004, 02:08 AM
Some photos on pages from a book printed in 1945.

Page 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/PICT0039.jpg)
Page 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/PICT0040.jpg)
Page 3 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/PICT0041.jpg)