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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #270 on: March 07, 2018, 02:51:25 AM »
Minutes/Awards from Solomon Islands Campaign Ceremony:

Navy Cross:
AH_DarkWolf destroyed 9 enemy aircraft in a single mission (x3), mission #20, #37, and mission #39
AH_SKATTrash destroyed 9 enemy aircraft in a single mission, mission #31
AH_Hollywood (ace in a day x11)
AH_Twenty destroyed 8 enemy aircraft in a single mission, mission #2

Distinguished Service Cross:
AH_Deal'nDave (ace in a day x7)
AH_DarkWolf (ace in a day x6)
AH_SKATTrash (ace in a day x7)
Most Flyable Enemy Aircraft Destroyed - AH_Hollywood (107)
Most Enemy Ground Objects Destroyed (a/c, cars, artillery) - AH_Jack (w/58 total)
Most Enemy Ship Hits (includes both ship destroyed (prior to rule change) and hits) - AH_Kawilder (w/9 hits)

Legion of Merit Medal:
AH_Archie (ace in a day x5)

Distinguished Flying Cross:
Nominated by Twenty ... _AH_Jack for a DFC for successfully clearing our CO's six on Mission 34.

Nominated by BBQ ... HQ Approved: _AH_Turbo for the Navy / Distinguished Flying Cross* with Valor: Final Mission of the campaign, with little regard for his own safety, cleared my six of zeroes that were shooting the crap out of me that would have ended in  my certain death  at least twice and pretty sure later on he intercepted another before it got close enough to shoot at me, but it was coming for me and my shot up plane.  Additionally, he is an exemplary wingman. Never complained and throughout the campaign was always there when I needed him, and always waited for me to call him in to finish a kill on a target I had somehow managed to put a few rounds into, then he was right there to blast him.

Nominated by BBQ ... Approved by HQ: _AH_Bear for The Distinguished Flying Cross for his excellent leadership of 1st Squad throughout the campaign. He was consistently prepared and maintained our flight cohesion in every mission he lead without complaint, and when things when pear shaped he used it as a teaching opportunity and focused on how to improve teamwork without placing blame on any specific pilot. I've flown under more than a few squad/flight leaders, and his performance during this campaign as a squad leader stands out as one of the best lead campaigns I've flown.

AH_Twenty (ace in a day x3)
AH_Olds (ace in a day x2)
AH_BBQ (ace in a day x2)
AH_Autorotate (ace in a day x2)
AH_Lippy (ace in a day x1)
AH_Fraggman (ace in a day x3)
AH_Col. Hogan (ace in a day x2)
AH_kawilder (ace in a day x2)
AH_Jack (ace in a day x1)
The Squad with the highest survival rate as a whole for the entire campaign, currently HQ and 1st Squad (tied w/ 72%).

Air Medal:
Nominated by Twenty ... Third flight for an Air Medal for destroying approximately 50% (17) of enemy aircraft without losing a single pilot during mission 42.
1st Squad for mission #5, sinking all enemy ships, every pilot flying with the squad this day recorded a ship hit with a torpedo.
AH_Twenty, Fraggman, ShrtAprch, and z50 in mission 22a, shooting down Adm. Yamamoto's aircraft
AH_Turbo for 4 Enemy Cars and 13 Enemy AAA Destroyed during mission #27
For the TBF flights (1st Squad, w/_AH_Kawilder; 3rd Squad) in their mission, all ships where destroyed, 10 aircraft attacked ships, with only one aircraft lost, during mission #32
AH_ShrtAprch : First pilot in squad to kill an Enemy A/C Float plane with a Torpedo, during mission #32
1st Squad - Most enemy naval shipping hit or destroyed
2nd Squad - Most enemy aircraft destroyed
3rd Squad - Most enemy group equipment / vehicles destroyed

Meritorious Service Medal:
_AH_Hollywood for keeping the stats for the campaign
_AH_DarkWolf for providing numerous skins for the campaign
_AH_DarkWolf for building and hosting the Campaign Warm-Up Room every week
Nominated by Twenty ... _AH_Jack for hosting 90+% of all campaign missions
_AH_Deal'nDave for building the campaign

Combat Readiness Medal:
For Flying a minimum of 80% of all missions (34, based on 42) and surviving (23 missions or more, rounded down):

HQ:
_AH_Col. Hogan
_AH_kawilder

1st Squad:
_AH_Bear
_AH_z5o
_AH_BBQ
_AH_Darkwolf

2nd Squad:
_AH_Hollywood
_AH_Olds
_AH_SKATTrash
_AH_DealnDave

3rd Squad:
Nominated by Twenty ... _AH_Nimble for a Combat Readiness Medal, It was beyond his control that he was not able to attend the final missions due to his move.
_AH_ShrtAprch
_AH_Jack
_AH_fraggman

Purple Heart:
Nominated by Twenty ... _AH_Jack  for successfully returning and landing a severely damaged aircraft (TBF) with no Elevators and damaged Rudder on mission 18.
Nominated by Twenty ... _AH_Fraggman for successfully returning and landing a severely damaged aircraft (SBD) with no Ailerons, half Elevator and damaged rudder on mission 35.
Nominated by BBQ ... Approved by HQ: _AH_Turbo for a purple heart for getting his extremely damaged plane back to base in the final mission.
AH_SKATTrash - Mission #3, brought plane home severely damaged and he was badly wounded.

Solomon Islands Campaign Ribbon:
Awarded to all pilots who flew 50% of the total campaign missions (21)

Mission Specialist Ribbon:
_AH_DealnDave for building the Solomon Islands Camapign

Misc. Awards:
Nominated by Twenty ... _AH_Nimble for a Purple Toe, for flying after getting stung by a bee in the nipple.
AH_Nimble - "Order of the Golden Kite - Green (Japanese Combat Award)", during Mission 35a, Nimble greatly assisted the enemy by destroying "two" friendly aircraft in the air and causing a third to ditch over friendly territory.  :)

Lastly ... thank you to "ALL" the visitors that joined the campaign, Special thanks to the following visitors who participated in 10 missions or more:

MOG_Dickieboy
Kopfdorfer
HVY_Jimmy
Alpha
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 03:22:48 AM by AH_DealnDave »
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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #271 on: March 12, 2018, 07:51:12 PM »
There will be a bit of a delay in getting these awards updated on the website. My paint programs will not play nice with Win 10. So I can't skin or make ribbons\medals at the moment. Worst comes to worst, I guess I can plug in the old comp and do the work there.

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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #272 on: March 13, 2018, 04:00:26 AM »
Do I need to send you my copy of Photoshop?
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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #273 on: March 13, 2018, 04:48:43 AM »
I'll eventually figure something out. I have a newer one, it does'nt work with Win 10 out of the box either but I understand I can patch it into functionaility. It has some quirks I don't like though so I may poke around and see what else is available.

The main program I've always used dates from 1997, it worked fine until Win 7 64-bit which causes it to crash alot. I still preferred to use it despite the crashes and time wasted. Alas, it is completely dysfuctional is Win 10.

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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #274 on: March 13, 2018, 05:02:57 PM »
DW,

I have a copy of Photoshop 6.0 (old as dirt) and it works well with Windows 10, do you want me to send you a copy?
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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #275 on: March 13, 2018, 06:13:01 PM »

I have Photoshop 6.0 that allows me then to install PS7.

One buggy thing is that it always tries to update. Other than that.. very stable in Win10.

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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #276 on: March 13, 2018, 07:14:44 PM »
I don't think I need you guys to send me anything, thanks. I'll keep in mind that program as a possible replacement though.

The old program I always used was called Corel Photo-Paint 8. When I got Win 7 and it started crashing I got a copy of Corel Paintshop Photo Pro x3. I did'nt like some of the things it did though, so I kept using Photo-Paint 8 despite the crashes.

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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #277 on: March 15, 2018, 06:22:03 AM »
Alright, the Solomons Campaign awards have been added to the squadron pages. Congrats to all the awardees and let me know if I missed anything.

I must ask that in future the awards list could be organized by pilot, it would make things mucho easier for me. Everyone was kinda spread all over the place, had to keep going over and over the list. Some of the nominations were for pilots of X squadron on Y mission without listing who from that squadron actually few Y mission. Had to go back through the scoring thread, only some of the score images no longer work. Ahhhh!!  :bomb-034:

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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #278 on: March 15, 2018, 02:14:53 PM »
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Some of the nominations were for pilots of X squadron on Y mission without listing who from that squadron actually few Y mission. Had to go back through the scoring thread, only some of the score images no longer work. Ahhhh!!   -DW

What missions do you need. I have all the data.. damn Photobucket went to a pay site half way through the campaign.

Are they Mission #5 and #32?

I can PM them to you?
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Re: Solomon Campaign Briefs
« Reply #280 on: March 15, 2018, 06:19:33 PM »
No I don't need any more, I think I was able to glean the info from the honorable mentions.

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