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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2018, 04:11:24 AM »
What model 38s?
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DW is correct, its the P-38G-5-LO.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2018, 12:48:50 PM »
FYI Skinners , historical squadron codes for the 1st FG are as follows :
27th FS    "HV"
71st FS    "LM"
94th FS    "UN"

Also , the record of USAAF Serial Numbers for all aircraft flown during WW2 , if correct , suggests that the P-38s flown by the 1 FG were mostly P-38G-10-LOs in the serial number range 42-12870 to 42-12966.
The P-38G-5_LOs were mostly assigned to the 82nd FG (NWE) and the 49th FG (New Guinea).

See here :   http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=P-38

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2018, 01:50:40 PM »
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27th FS    "HV"
71st FS    "LM"
94th FS    "UN"


Those squadron codes look identical to the 8th Air Force, 56th FG (P-47s).. hmmmmm

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2018, 04:06:01 PM »
That is interesting. They looked familiar , but they didn't twig my aging memory bells.
Shame on me for forgetting Zemke's Wolfpack.

My (main) source for Sqdn Code info is Combat Codes - A Full Explanation and Listing of British , Commonwealth and Allied Air Force Unit Codes Since 1938
by Vic Flintham and Andrew Thomas  Publisher Pen and Sword Aviation c2003.

This publication also lists the (better known) 56th FG Codes as you noted.
It seems that because the 1 FG was activated in the ETO earlier as part of the 8th Air Force  , then detached to the 12th for the Operation Torch landings in the MTO (and the 2 units were not active in the same theatre at the same time) that the 56th picked up the 1sts Sqdn Codes when they were activated in the ETO in Jan 1943 ( the 1 FG had been in the MTO since Nov 1942).

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2018, 06:18:58 PM »
Similar thing with the 31st FG who's spitfires we'll be flying later on. They started in the ETO then transferred to the MTO. Later the 78th FG used some of the same squadron codes in the ETO.

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2018, 08:10:53 PM »
The unit I selected is the 27th FS, 1st FG for the upcoming mission.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2018, 10:20:51 PM »
Excellent turn-out for mission - 04, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 10th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 05
Date: June 20th, 1943

After Action Report:

Welcome back to Tunisia Gentlemen ... the group has been re-assigned to the 1st Fighter Group (P-38).

Great Job hitting the airfield and harbor area. The group destroyed numerous enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground. The group also destroyed many support convoys (vehicle) and trains.

Our airfield was once again raided by the enemy. We sustained no damage to our facilities and none of our planes were destroyed on the ground.

Intelligence:

The target areas for today, are the airfield, harbor, and fuel facilities in the town of Trapani, AF-17, on your map.



The target areas are protected by AAA (med. strength).

* Be advised there are enemy supply convoys moving in and out Trapani.

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the fuel facilities in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:



2nd Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the airfield near Trapani (AF-17, pad 1).

Recon Photo:



3rd Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the harbor area in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:



HQ & Guests (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the harbor area in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:



Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Tonight's mission briefing  :)
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2018, 11:27:10 PM »
WOOHOO!!! This sounds like fun.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2018, 01:34:35 AM »
Nice turn-out for mission - 05, we had 17 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 17th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 06
Date: June 25th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great work hitting the harbor, fuel storage, and airfield facilities at Trapani. Those facilities have been damaged enough that they should be out of action for the upcoming invasion operation.

Intelligence:

Radar has pick up a large formation of planes massing over Castvetrano, grid AF-16, pad 9, on your map.

The enemy formation looks to have at least 30+ aircraft. The types of aircraft are unknown at this time.

The Mission:

Scramble ... Scramble ... Scramble ... all squads (P-38's) will arm with default ammo, proceed to patrol area (AE-16, pad 3).



Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...

*Upon completion of this mission the group is being re-assigned to Malta.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2018, 03:45:20 AM »
P38s?

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2018, 07:32:06 AM »
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2018, 06:02:38 PM »
Nice turn-out for mission - 05, we had 17 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 17th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 06
Date: June 25th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great work hitting the harbor, fuel storage, and airfield facilities at Trapani. Those facilities have been damaged enough that they should be out of action for the upcoming invasion operation.

Intelligence:

Radar has pick up a large formation of planes massing over Castvetrano, grid AF-16, pad 9, on your map.

The enemy formation looks to have at least 30+ aircraft. The types of aircraft are unknown at this time.

The Mission:

Scramble ... Scramble ... Scramble ... all squads (P-38's) will arm with default ammo, proceed to patrol area (AE-16, pad 3).



Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...

*Upon completion of this mission the group is being re-assigned to Malta.
S~ All ... tonight's mission brief, good luck  :)
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2018, 02:18:07 AM »
Hey Dave, you mentioned P-40s next week. Are all three squadrons using them or will it be a mix of types for Mission 7?

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2018, 10:38:39 PM »
Hey Dave, you mentioned P-40s next week. Are all three squadrons using them or will it be a mix of types for Mission 7?

DW
I reviewed the mission brief DW, looks like everybody will be fly'n P-40E's of the 79th FG.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2018, 01:02:19 AM »
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I reviewed the mission brief DW, looks like everybody will be fly'n P-40E's of the 79th FG.

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