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LEXX_Luthor
11-01-2004, 07:29 PM
Fascinating diary linked to over at teh sinhq...

Marine Diary ~~> http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/winnia.html


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Sunday 7 March [1943]

....God have mercy on our souls. The news came in that we lose our Grummans tomorrow and get F4Us. We get 8 tomorrow or the next day. Have a few hops and go to Cactus where we get 10 more, theoretically. We are not particularly happy, being one of the best trained squadrons to reach this area. Resigned to our fate which may not be as bad as expected.[http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif] Celebration in honor of Lt. Bier's birthday, had several "harmonizing" records. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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LEXX_Luthor
11-01-2004, 07:29 PM
Fascinating diary linked to over at teh sinhq...

Marine Diary ~~&gt; http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/winnia.html


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Sunday 7 March [1943]

....God have mercy on our souls. The news came in that we lose our Grummans tomorrow and get F4Us. We get 8 tomorrow or the next day. Have a few hops and go to Cactus where we get 10 more, theoretically. We are not particularly happy, being one of the best trained squadrons to reach this area. Resigned to our fate which may not be as bad as expected.[http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif] Celebration in honor of Lt. Bier's birthday, had several "harmonizing" records. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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LuftLuver
11-01-2004, 08:22 PM
Excellent find.

This one is striking:

Japanese fighter pilots had great respect for our big bombers, which were difficult to shoot down and had ample ability to defend themselves. A Navy PB4Y downed six Zeros in a single engagement. Throw in a top cover of Corsairs to prevent a surprise attack out of the sun, and a low cover to prevent head on belly straffing runs, and the slow bombers were quite a hard nut to crack.

LEXX_Luthor
11-03-2004, 11:32 PM
*thump* for land based flight simming.