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Taylortony
11-18-2004, 03:27 PM
It's been a while.....


The Lt. Cmdr James D. Ramage was widely known in Task Force 58 as "Jig Dog," the popular, aggressive skipper of VB-10 (Uss Enterprise). Ramage, and Lt. Cdr Ralph Weymouth of VB-16, led the last two carrier-based SBD squadrons, as the other five "big-deck" carriers began using the SB2C-1 Helldiver, which fully replaced the Dauntless in the Fast Carrier Force at the end of July 1944. Eventually rising to the rank of U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, James Ramage is one of the most decorated individuals in the history of U.S. naval aviation. Nicknamed "Jig Dog" for the semaphoric pronunciation of his first and middle initials, Ramage grew up in the Highland area of east Waterloo. He graduated from East High School and attended what is now the University of Northern Iowa. His grandfather served in the Civil War and his father in the Spanish-American War. During World War II, Ramage became commander of the carrier USS Enterprise's dive bomber squadron. He was a squadron mate of air ace, Medal of Honor winner and Chicago O'Hare International Airport namesake Edward "Butch" O'Hare. The Lt. Cmdr James D. Ramage was widely known in Task Force 58 as "Jig Dog," the popular, aggressive skipper of VB-10 (Uss Enterprise). Ramage, and Lt. Cdr Ralph Weymouth of VB-16, led the last two carrier-based SBD squadrons, as the other five "big-deck" carriers began using the SB2C-1 Helldiver, which fully replaced the Dauntless in the Fast Carrier Force at the end of July 1944. Eventually rising to the rank of U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, James Ramage is one of the most decorated individuals in the history of U.S. naval aviation. Nicknamed "Jig Dog" for the semaphoric pronunciation of his first and middle initials, Ramage grew up in the Highland area of east Waterloo. He graduated from East High School and attended what is now the University of Northern Iowa. His grandfather served in the Civil War and his father in the Spanish-American War. During World War II, Ramage became commander of the carrier USS Enterprise's dive bomber squadron. He was a squadron mate of air ace, Medal of Honor winner and Chicago O'Hare International Airport namesake Edward "Butch" O'Hare. Ramage participated in 11 combat operations in the Pacific. He directed air attacks in the 1944 invasion of Saipan and was personally credited with crippling a Japanese carrier "and leaving it in a sinking condition." He also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and commanded aircraft carriers, attack wings and a carrier division in Vietnam. He has received the Navy's highest honor, the Navy Cross, as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, all for valor in combat. He has lectured on World War II Pacific campaigns in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. In 2001, the annual "Jig Dog" Ramage Award recognizing excellence in Navy carrier operations was created and named for him. "The callsign 41 Sniper was used to designate the strike leader in our bombing formations, it had nothing to do with our a/c number. 85 Sniper designated the strike leader for torpedo plane formations, and so on. While I flew a/c #10 most of the time, I also flew other planes from time to time depending on aircraft status, maintenance, etc." This skin has been produced by for use in Pacific Battles the New add on for IL2 Forgotten Battles and is modelled on the SDB-5 Dauntless Aircraft and has been weathered down to give the plane a distinctive lived in appearance,
I hope you enjoy this one and like the screenshots i took for you to view http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


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Monty_Thrud
11-18-2004, 05:59 PM
Good job TT...d/l and installed..ty..i swear one day i'll have a bash at making skins, i have photoshop7, just need to suss it out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

MaxMhz
11-18-2004, 07:38 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif you could have at least put a naked lady in the ...ah well

Great job man !