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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2018, 07:37:19 PM »
Awesome turn-out for mission - 05, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - October 23rd.

"Philippine's Campaign - Leyte"
Mission - 06 - Battle for Samar & Taffy 3
Date: October 25th, 1944 (09:00 hrs)

After Action Report:

Good work on hitting the enemy task force. The group sank the enemy battleship Mushasi, the sister ship of the Yamato. The group also sank two destroyers.

In the early hours of this morning, our Navy engaged the enemy in what is now being called, "The Battle of Surigao Strait". The US Navy used six battleships, cruisers, and destroyers to decimate the enemy fleet. The enemy lost six ships altogether, including 3 destroyers, 2 cruisers, and a battleship (Fuso).

Our air group has been transferred to the Taffy battle group, and further assigned to Taffy 3 for this next operation.

Intelligence:

Good Morning Gentlemen ...

Welcome to Taffy 3 ... the force is comprised of 6 escort carriers, 4 destroyers, and 6 escort destroyers. Your air group has been assigned to the following ships: the USS KitKun Bay, the USS Princeton, and the USS San Jacinto.

We've received submarine reports of a large enemy battle group steaming from the San Bernardino Straight, north of Samar. The enemy force was reported to be turning south, heading in our direction. The enemy battle force is comprised of two battleships, one was identified as the Yamato, 2 cruisers, and 4 destroyers.

We've sent a emergency message to Adm. Halsey for assistance, however, the TF-38 battle group is too far out of range to help us. The last sighting of the enemy group was in grid BZ-37, pad 2. The heading at that time was 135 degrees at 20 knots. It's possible that enemy aircraft maybe enroute to attack our ships, however, we have nothing on radar at this time.

The Mission:

We are sending everything we have to locate and engage the enemy battle group. Search for the group, flying a approach starting at grid CA-36, pad 5, then turn and fly north-west to grid BZ-37, pad 2, on your map. After the group makes contact and completes your attacks on the enemy's ships ... proceed to land at Tacloban airfield, grid BW-31, pad 2.



The group will be overflying an enemy held airfield located in grid BY-35, pad 3, on Samar. Attack and strafe this airfield on the way to Tacloban.

Airfield RECON Photo:


1st Squad (FM-2) - arm with bombs.  Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the destroyers. Also, provide CAP for the strike aircraft.
2nd Squad (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the battleships. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe this airfield in grid BY-35, pad 3.
3rd Squad (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the battleships. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe this airfield in grid BY-35, pad 3.
HQ & Guests (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the cruisers. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe this airfield in grid BY-35, pad 3.

Notams:

*All pilots to use same comms channel this mission.
*All deck aircraft have 1% fuel at this time.

1st Squad (FM-2) - seats 49-56
2nd Squad (TBF) - seats 1-24
3rd Squad (TBF) - seats 25-48
HQ & Guests (TBF) seats 57-68, AIR - START, zero fuel

Good Luck ...
« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 07:42:51 PM by AH_DealnDave »
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2018, 09:10:26 PM »
I figured FM-2s meant CVEs. Did you have to substitute the Princeton and San Jacinto for CVEs cause of space problems?

Too bad we don't get to land on them.

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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2018, 09:43:44 PM »
I figured FM-2s meant CVEs. Did you have to substitute the Princeton and San Jacinto for CVEs cause of space problems?

Too bad we don't get to land on them.

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I was able to use the San Jacinto and the Princeton for the mission. Eight TBF's are able to fit on their desks, however the spawn location has them in the center of the flight deck, see the attach photo. That means launching from the single catapult will be a must. This will extend our mission time a bit. We will also have to take our time getting off the decks as all the deck aircraft will only have one catapult to launch from.

Squad leaders should take the last assigned aircraft and assume ATC roles for launch, ensuring their squads get off the decks safely, thus limiting re-starts. Just my two cents on this mission.  :)

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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2018, 10:39:19 PM »
Hmm, yeah CVLs require some guys to make a pretty hard left hand turn to get to the catapult. Turning on deck becomes harder the faster a ship is going, since we're using catapults anyways maybe have the ships move a little slower? If you haven't already done that.

FM-2s are limited to 100lb bombs. I wonder how many a/c it will take to sink a DD. Can we sink even one if all of 1st dogpiles it? Gonna require some testing.

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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2018, 10:47:45 PM »
Throw in a couple of CVL's in the practice room, just a thought.
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2018, 10:54:35 PM »
Yeah I have two CVEs in there, actually maybe three... Could add CVLs but I'm not sure if the dogfight spawn points would give the same effect though.

A better option might be to forgo part the dogfight practice in favor of a COOP for practicing takeoffs. Just takeoff and then restart it a few times for practice.

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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2018, 08:05:41 PM »
Awesome turn-out for mission - 05, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - October 23rd.

"Philippine's Campaign - Leyte"
Mission - 06 - Battle for Samar & Taffy 3
Date: October 25th, 1944 (09:00 hrs)

After Action Report:

Good work on hitting the enemy task force. The group sank the enemy battleship Mushasi, the sister ship of the Yamato. The group also sank two destroyers.

In the early hours of this morning, our Navy engaged the enemy in what is now being called, "The Battle of Surigao Strait". The US Navy used six battleships, cruisers, and destroyers to decimate the enemy fleet. The enemy lost six ships altogether, including 3 destroyers, 2 cruisers, and a battleship (Fuso).

Our air group has been transferred to the Taffy battle group, and further assigned to Taffy 3 for this next operation.

Intelligence:

Good Morning Gentlemen ...

Welcome to Taffy 3 ... the force is comprised of 6 escort carriers, 4 destroyers, and 6 escort destroyers. Your air group has been assigned to the following ships: the USS KitKun Bay, the USS Princeton, and the USS San Jacinto.

We've received submarine reports of a large enemy battle group steaming from the San Bernardino Straight, north of Samar. The enemy force was reported to be turning south, heading in our direction. The enemy battle force is comprised of two battleships, one was identified as the Yamato, 2 cruisers, and 4 destroyers.

We've sent a emergency message to Adm. Halsey for assistance, however, the TF-38 battle group is too far out of range to help us. The last sighting of the enemy group was in grid BZ-37, pad 2. The heading at that time was 135 degrees at 20 knots. It's possible that enemy aircraft maybe enroute to attack our ships, however, we have nothing on radar at this time.

The Mission:

We are sending everything we have to locate and engage the enemy battle group. Search for the group, flying a approach starting at grid CA-36, pad 5, then turn and fly north-west to grid BZ-37, pad 2, on your map. After the group makes contact and completes your attacks on the enemy's ships ... proceed to land at Tacloban airfield, grid BW-31, pad 2.



The group will be overflying an enemy held airfield located in grid BY-35, pad 3, on Samar. Attack and strafe this airfield on the way to Tacloban.

Airfield RECON Photo:


1st Squad (FM-2) - arm with bombs.  Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the destroyers. Also, provide CAP for the strike aircraft.
2nd Squad (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the battleships. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe this airfield in grid BY-35, pad 3.
3rd Squad (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the battleships. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe this airfield in grid BY-35, pad 3.
HQ & Guests (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy battle group. The primary targets are the cruisers. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe this airfield in grid BY-35, pad 3.

Notams:

*All pilots to use same comms channel this mission.
*All deck aircraft have 1% fuel at this time.

1st Squad (FM-2) - seats 49-56
2nd Squad (TBF) - seats 1-24
3rd Squad (TBF) - seats 25-48
HQ & Guests (TBF) seats 57-68, AIR - START, zero fuel

Good Luck ...
Tomorrow night's mission for review … Good Luck All  :)
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2018, 07:47:51 PM »
Awesome turn-out for mission - 06, we had 20 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - October 30th.

"Philippine's Campaign - Leyte"
Mission - 07 - Battle of Cape Engano
Date: October 25th, 1944 (15:00 hrs)

After Action Report:

Good work on hitting the enemy task force. The group sank the enemy a battleship, a cruiser, and a destroyer. The group also preformed well on the enemy held airfield on Samar, destroying 40+ enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground.

Our air group has been transferred to the TF-38 battle group for this next operation.

Intelligence:

Good Afternoon Gentlemen ...

Welcome to TF-38 ... Your air group has been assigned to the following ships: the USS Intrepid, the USS Enterprise, and the USS Essex.

We've received submarine reports of a large enemy carrier battle group steaming from Japan to the northern area of Luzon, near Cape Engano. The enemy battle force is comprised of, 2x fleet carriers, 3x light carriers, 6x destroyers. Adm. Halsey has ordered this enemy carrier battle group to be destroyed as one the enemy carriers, the ZUIKAKU, was one the carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

The last sighting of the enemy group was in grid's BK/BL-69, pad 3/1 (the BK/BL line). The heading at that time was 180 degrees at 20 knots.

The Mission:

We are sending everything we have to locate and engage the enemy carrier battle group. Search for the group, flying a approach starting at grid BK/BL-66, pad 3/1, then turn and fly north to grid's BK/BL-68, pad 3/1 (the BK/BL line), on your map.



1st Squad (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy carrier battle group. The primary targets are the fleet carriers, secondary's are the light carriers.
2nd Squad (F6F) - arm with bombs and rockets. Attack the enemy carrier battle group. The primary targets are the light carriers, secondary's are the destroyers.
3rd Squad (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy carrier battle group. The primary targets are the fleet carriers, secondary's are the light carriers.
HQ & Guests (TBF) - arm with torpedoes. Attack the enemy carrier battle group. The primary targets are the fleet carriers, secondary's are the light carriers.

Notams:

*All pilots to use same comms channel
*All deck aircraft have 1% fuel

1st Squad (TBF) - seats 9-32
2nd Squad (F6F) - seats 1-8
3rd Squad (TBF) - seats 33-56
HQ & Guests (TBF) seats 57-68, AIR - START, zero fuel at this time

Good Luck ...
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 08:31:23 PM by AH_DealnDave »
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2018, 08:37:01 PM »
Hmm, I'll change the Yamatos to carriers in the practice room.

Then I will give SKAT extra tutoring on torpedo dropping and comment on every aspect of his attack runs until he is up to snuff.

Ah, life is good.

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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2018, 01:15:36 AM »
I'm beyond "PISSED" … this has now been "TWO" weeks in a row that our Hawaiian power company has lost power, AND they have done it on a Tuesday at the same time of day !!!

They claim that fallen trees were to blame, however during both instances there was no rain or high winds. I called and voiced my frustration with their company in a very loud and military manner, the poor young lady at the other end of the phone had her ear melted off the side of her head … I think.

ARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2018, 10:45:47 PM »
Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - November 6th.

"Philippine's Campaign - Leyte"
Mission - 08
Date: October 27th, 1944

After Action Report:

Good work on hitting the enemy carrier task force. The group sank 2x fleet carriers and 2x light carriers. Our air group has been transfered to the Bayug Airfield on Leyte for the next mission.

Intelligence:

Good Morning Gentlemen ... Welcome to Bayug Airfield.

The Air Group has been assigned to the 475th Fighter Group. The group will be flying the P-38L for the foreseeable future. We've received submarine reports of an enemy fast resupply task force heading for Ormoc Bay. The fast resupply task force is made up converted Amatsukaze destroyers (x6).

The enemy force was sighted in grid BS-31, on a heading of 180 degrees, speed 20 knots.

The Mission:

We are sending everything we have to locate and engage the enemy resupply force. Search for the force, flying a approach starting at grid BS-31, pad 3, then turn and fly south to grid BS-29, pad 3, on your map. After the group makes contact and completes your attacks on the enemy ships ... proceed to Ormoc Bay, grid BU-30, pad 2. Attack and strafe the enemy held port.

All Squad's (P-38) - arm with bombs and rockets.  Attack the enemy resupply force. The primary targets are the destroyers. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe the port in grid BU-30, pad 2.



1st Squad - Attack the "first two" leading destroyers in the column.
2nd Squad - Attack the "center two" destroyers in the column.
3rd Squad - Attack the "two destroyers that are in the trailing position" in the column.
HQ/Guests - Attack those destroyers "not sunk" by the above squads.

RECON Photo Ormoc Bay



Notams:

* All pilots to use same comms.
* All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (P-38) - seats 1-8
2nd Squad (P-38) - seats 9-16
3rd Squad (P-38) - seats 17-24
HQ & Guests (P-38) seats 25-28

Good Luck ...
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 10:52:30 PM by AH_DealnDave »
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2018, 10:21:01 PM »
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2018, 08:54:43 PM »
Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - November 6th.

"Philippine's Campaign - Leyte"
Mission - 08
Date: October 27th, 1944

After Action Report:

Good work on hitting the enemy carrier task force. The group sank 2x fleet carriers and 2x light carriers. Our air group has been transfered to the Bayug Airfield on Leyte for the next mission.

Intelligence:

Good Morning Gentlemen ... Welcome to Bayug Airfield.

The Air Group has been assigned to the 475th Fighter Group. The group will be flying the P-38L for the foreseeable future. We've received submarine reports of an enemy fast resupply task force heading for Ormoc Bay. The fast resupply task force is made up converted Amatsukaze destroyers (x6).

The enemy force was sighted in grid BS-31, on a heading of 180 degrees, speed 20 knots.

The Mission:

We are sending everything we have to locate and engage the enemy resupply force. Search for the force, flying a approach starting at grid BS-31, pad 3, then turn and fly south to grid BS-29, pad 3, on your map. After the group makes contact and completes your attacks on the enemy ships ... proceed to Ormoc Bay, grid BU-30, pad 2. Attack and strafe the enemy held port.

All Squad's (P-38) - arm with bombs and rockets.  Attack the enemy resupply force. The primary targets are the destroyers. After your attacks on the enemy ships, attack and strafe the port in grid BU-30, pad 2.



1st Squad - Attack the "first two" leading destroyers in the column.
2nd Squad - Attack the "center two" destroyers in the column.
3rd Squad - Attack the "two destroyers that are in the trailing position" in the column.
HQ/Guests - Attack those destroyers "not sunk" by the above squads.

RECON Photo Ormoc Bay



Notams:

* All pilots to use same comms.
* All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (P-38) - seats 1-8
2nd Squad (P-38) - seats 9-16
3rd Squad (P-38) - seats 17-24
HQ & Guests (P-38) seats 25-28

Good Luck ...
Tonight's mission for review … good luck to all.  :)
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2018, 09:26:48 PM »
Awesome turn-out for mission - 08, we had 22 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - November 13th.

"Philippine's Campaign - Leyte"
Mission - 09
Date: November 1st, 1944

After Action Report:

Nice work hitting the fast resupply convoy.  The group sank five ships.  Also, nice job working over the enemy held port at Ormoc Bay.  The enemy lost valuable supplies and equipment that could have been used against our troops.

The group also shot down 12+ enemy aircraft.

Intelligence:

Good Afternoon Gentlemen ...

Our tasking for today is the port village of Carigara, grid BU-31, pad 6, on your map.  This port is resupplying the enemy front lines. It needs to be neutralized so that our forces can push further west along the north coast road.

Carigara RECON Photo:


The port has AAA emplacements at medium strength.

There are normally enemy vehicle convoys traveling in and around this area.

This area is also protected by regular enemy air-cover. So, expect enemy aircraft in this area.

The Mission:

All Squad's (P-38) - arm with bombs and rockets.

Hit the port at Carigara, BU-31, pad 6, on your map. Attack and strafe the enemy held port.



Notams:

* All pilots to use same comms.
* All aircraft are ZERO fuel.
* If your aircraft is badly damaged, Tacloban airfield is an emergency alternate landing site.

1st Squad (P-38) - seats 1-8
2nd Squad (P-38) - seats 9-16
3rd Squad (P-38) - seats 17-24
HQ & Guests (P-38) seats 25-28

Good Luck ...
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Re: Philippines Campaign Briefs
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2018, 12:16:20 AM »
I spy, said my little eye … 4 juicy truck parks at the target area.  :)
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