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SkyChimp
04-20-2004, 07:26 PM
Let's pool our collection of Pacific war website links and relavent aircraft websites in this thread. Here are some cool ones:

Japanese Aircraft
http://www.j-aircraft.com/index.htm

Joe Baugher's site
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/

Captured Japanese Aircraft
http://www.pluth.net/captured/

US Naval History Center
http://www.history.navy.mil/

Naval History of WWII
http://navalhistory.flixco.info/

Naval War in the Pacific
http://pacific.valka.cz/

WWII TechNet
http://www.wwiitech.net/main/index.html

World's Aircraft Carrier List
http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/

NAVSOURCE Photo Archive
http://www.navsource.org/

US Navy Torpedoes
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/1592/torpedos.html

Japanese Medals
http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-medals/jap_medals-ww2.htm

All kinds of sounds, recordings, photos
http://www.earthstation1.com/wwii.html

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/wildsig.jpg

[This message was edited by Tully__ on Tue April 27 2004 at 04:22 AM.]

SkyChimp
04-20-2004, 07:26 PM
Let's pool our collection of Pacific war website links and relavent aircraft websites in this thread. Here are some cool ones:

Japanese Aircraft
http://www.j-aircraft.com/index.htm

Joe Baugher's site
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/

Captured Japanese Aircraft
http://www.pluth.net/captured/

US Naval History Center
http://www.history.navy.mil/

Naval History of WWII
http://navalhistory.flixco.info/

Naval War in the Pacific
http://pacific.valka.cz/

WWII TechNet
http://www.wwiitech.net/main/index.html

World's Aircraft Carrier List
http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/

NAVSOURCE Photo Archive
http://www.navsource.org/

US Navy Torpedoes
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/1592/torpedos.html

Japanese Medals
http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-medals/jap_medals-ww2.htm

All kinds of sounds, recordings, photos
http://www.earthstation1.com/wwii.html

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/wildsig.jpg

[This message was edited by Tully__ on Tue April 27 2004 at 04:22 AM.]

GK.
04-20-2004, 10:26 PM
Baugher's site i find particularly good. He lists the books he used to post his information. Its nice to get general info on a plane.

http://data.photodump.com/gk/shidensig.jpg
*Proud Chute Shooter*
"P40's can't out run the zero, so we'll have to outfly them." -Ben Affleck

luthier1
04-20-2004, 10:32 PM
Here's a couple more cool sites

Japanese Cockpits and Gauges:
http://www.sam.hi-ho.ne.jp/ki-44/

WWII Maps:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_ww2.html

HyperWar: collection of articles on battles of WWII; Pacific section:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/PTO/index.html

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg

DONB3397
04-20-2004, 10:35 PM
Good stuff, guys. Thanks. There went my library budget for the year.

Gunny124
04-21-2004, 05:55 AM
More of a personal note, but a good read none the less.

Diary of a Corsair Pilot (http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/winnia.html)

owlwatcher
04-21-2004, 06:24 AM
http://www.combinedfleet.com/

VF-2_John_Banks
04-21-2004, 12:27 PM
Not only about the pacific, but about the history of a whole outfit, which also fougth there. It has many interesting pilot accounts and some nice color pics. See for yourself:

http://www.kalaniosullivan.com/KunsanAB/8thFW/Howitwasb1a1.html

RAAF_Furball
04-22-2004, 12:08 AM
Canadian Military Pattern and other vehicles used by the Commonwealth during World War 2 (http://www.oldcmp.net/)

WWII Pacific Aircraft (http://www.pacificwrecks.com/)

B-24 Liberator (http://www.pacificwrecks.com/resources/tech/aircraft/liberator.html)

Technical info (http://www.pacificwrecks.com/resources/tech/index.html)

_RAAF_Furball, CO

click below for _RAAF_ website

http://members.optusnet.com.au/raafgames/crest.jpg (http://www.raafsquad.cjb.net)

click below for Fur's website

http://members.optusnet.com.au/nfurball/Images/plane_md_wht.gif (http://www.fur.cjb.net)

Latico
04-22-2004, 12:17 AM
History of the USS Enterprise CV6 and all of the AG's that flew from her deck. Also the de-classified Action Reports and Logs.
CV-6 Organization (http://www.cv6.org)

US Army Brochures on the force movements of both Axis and Allied forces in ETO and PTO
www.army.mil/cmh-pg/collections/WW2-Broch.htm (http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/collections/WW2-Broch.htm)

I've some more but have to look for them.

Tully__
04-22-2004, 06:43 AM
SkyChimp, want it sticky for a bit? Or will stickying it jinx it? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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BarkhornXX
04-22-2004, 10:25 AM
Scottly666 gave me this link last week;
http://pacific.valka.cz/

Scottly666
04-23-2004, 11:38 AM
Cabot CVL-28 (http://www.mcallen.lib.tx.us/books/cabot/cab00_02.htm)

The history of one of the Independence class CVL carriers, USS Cabot CVL-28. It's not formatted very well, but its a good read nevertheless.

Wonder if we'll see the CVLs in the game? I can imagine them being more of a challenge to fly from than the Essex or Lex class.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5579/belushi_1941_4.jpg
"Pull my finger to hear what I think about Hellcats"

RAC_Pips
04-23-2004, 12:28 PM
Hope I haven't doubled up on any of the other postings. I don't think i have. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Antopodean Hawks
http://p-40.tripod.com/

Australia At War
http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/index.htm

Australian Aviation Archive
http://users.chariot.net.au/~theburfs/index.html

Brown Shoe Navy
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/aviation/

Dutch East Indies Campaign
http://www.j-aircraft.com/jring/

Fleet Air Arm
http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Squadrons/1800index.htm

Historic Aviation Video's
http://historicaviation.com/historicaviation/index.po;jsessionid=2Xmoe3z2LzUn9Kbdw5nv7vHW(0CoUO xPt)?product=video

IJAAF Aircraft Photo's
http://www.ijaafpics.com/

IJNAF Aircraft Photo's
http://www.ijnafpics.com/

Military War Video's
http://www.militaryvideo.com/store/store.cfm

New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum
http://www.nzfpm.co.nz/

Pacific Spitfires
http://www.pacificspitfires.com/index.html

US Air Force Groups
http://www.web-birds.com/

US Naval Aviation Chronology in World War II
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/avchr5.htm

Warbirds Video's
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/

Hunger
04-25-2004, 08:05 PM
Not very big but quite intresting, and these guy has a Huuuuge library of reference.

http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/


Regards
Hunger

WUAF_Badsight
04-25-2004, 10:03 PM
Sticky ! Sticky ! Sticky !

JarheadEd
04-26-2004, 09:25 AM
Found this one googling my old unit, VMFA-312, VMF-312
http://www.f4ucorsair.com/index.htm

http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/p40.jpg

RAAF_Furball
04-26-2004, 10:34 PM
Tully - a little sticky would be nice ........

Here are some photos and stats of many Aussie (and other) aircraft - many in varied states of restoration.
Australian National Aviation Museum - Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne Victoria (http://www.aarg.com.au/)

_RAAF_Furball, CO

click below for _RAAF_ website

http://members.optusnet.com.au/raafgames/crest.jpg (http://www.raafsquad.cjb.net)

click below for Fur's website

http://members.optusnet.com.au/nfurball/Images/plane_md_wht.gif (http://www.fur.cjb.net)

jeroen_R90S
04-27-2004, 03:47 AM
Dutch East Indies website:

http://www.geocities.com/dutcheastindies/

and on this site as well, the order of battle for the ML-KNIL:

http://www.geocities.com/dutcheastindies/Dutch_OOB.html

Aircraft lists as operated by ML-KNIL:

http://users.senet.com.au/~mhyde/ww2_aircraft_netherlands.htm

Do-24 as used not only by the Dutch in the East Indies but also by the Lufwaffe:

http://www.dornier24.com/

A small aricle on Dutch B-339C and D's (de-navalized F2A-2s)

http://home.att.net/~jbaugher1/f2a_6.html

Jeroen

Tully__
04-27-2004, 05:22 AM
Sticky. Enjoy!!

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jbracer
04-28-2004, 06:18 PM
Here's a few from a different angle...

http://www.pacificghosts.com/

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

http://www.okwreckchasing.com/links2.html

http://www.mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/survivors/pages/44-74389.shtml

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/P38.html

http://www.aviationpics.de/

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/pursuit.htm

203Ku_Takasaki
05-16-2004, 11:28 AM
I have some links on my site...

Links (http://www.203ku.com/links.htm)

http://www.203ku.com/header2.jpg

tenmmike
05-16-2004, 09:57 PM
welcome to the forum ,if you are in fact japanese go here maybe luthier can use you http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=192102423

http://www.2-60inf.com/2-60_crest.gif 84-91

WOLFMondo
05-17-2004, 01:26 AM
http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/navy/rnfaa.htm
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm during WW2 inc squadrons, carriers and planes.

http://bill.nickdafish.com/sig/mondo.jpg
Wolfgaming.net. Where the Gameplay is teamplay (http://www.wolfgaming.net)

BlueRB
05-26-2004, 03:13 PM
I've made a flash gallery:
Pacific! (http://rune.blangstrup.dk/IL2_FB/IL2_Pacific!/index.html)
It's part of:rune.blangstrup.dk (http://rune.blangstrup.dk)
BlueRB

GrayWolf3rdXO
06-17-2004, 05:43 PM
Is going to be a add on to the Aces pack? Kindia like a mod?

WTE_Galway
06-23-2004, 09:23 PM
Historical RAAF Spitfires and P40's including profiles useful for skinning


http://www.pacificspitfires.com/

http://p-40.tripod.com/main.htm

MO_JOJO
06-25-2004, 03:23 PM
I don't think I saw this one posted yet. If I missed it, here it is again.

http://www.daveswarbirds.com/

I especially like the stuff about the "Cactus Air Force" on Guadalcanal.

Come 'n get it!

BigKahuna_GS
07-01-2004, 03:21 PM
S!

Nice list of links guys !

I'll try not to repeat too much :

Interviews of Saburo Sakai & Other Pilots, PTO Planes
http://www.warbirdforum.com/

History of Naval Warplanes/Squadrons
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org4-8.htm

5th Air Force Pilot
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Runway/9601/5thafdan.html

Various PTO Subjects
http://yarchive.net/mil/

Various Planes & Pilots PTO
http://home.att.net/~C.C.Jordan/

Allison Engines Site
http://www.unlimitedexcitement.com/Miss%20US/Allison%20V1710%20Engine.htm#Allison-powered%20Aircraft

http://rwebs.net/avhistory/

http://home.tiscali.dk/winthrop/stanwood.html

http://www.chuckhawks.com/index3.naval_military_history.htm

http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes/backdoor.htm

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/

____

CCJ: What do you define as the most important things a fighter pilot must know to be successful, relating to air combat maneuvering?

Robert S. Johnson :
It's pretty simple, really. Know the absolute limits of your plane's capabilities.
Know its strengths and weaknesses. Know the strengths and weaknesses of you enemy's fighters. Never fight the way your enemy fights best. Always fight the way you fight best. Never be predictable.

In "Fighter Aces," aviation historians Raymond Tolliver
and Trevor Constable compared Johnson's record with that of two German aces.
Werner Molders was the first ace to score 100 aerial victories and Erich Hartmann is the top scoring ace of all time with 352.

The authors noted that
Johnson "emerges impressively from this comparison." He downed 28 planes in 91 sorties, while Molders took 142 sorties to do the same, and Hartmann, 194.
________



http://www.aviationartcentral.com/images/art/stokes/stokes-turkeyshoot.jpg

"Angels of Okinawa"

IIJG11_Spreckels
07-09-2004, 10:19 PM
http://www.tincansailorsbook.com/index.html

WereSnowleopard
08-14-2004, 08:21 PM
Site with pictures of testing firing rockets like Tiny Tim.
"Installation of the Tiny Tim rocket in the TBF Avenger, 10 Jun 1944
A-20G Havoc with 11.75" Tiny Tim rocket, Area L, Harvey Field, Inyokern, 26 Jul 1944."
And more...

http://www.chinalakealumni.org/1944.htm

http://www.chinalakealumni.org/IMAGES/1944/0xx619-a%20F6F-5%2029DEC44.jpg
Cheers
Snowloepard

WereSnowleopard
08-15-2004, 08:23 PM
Nice website about "Pay Back!" Doolittle's Tokyo Raid


http://www.homeofheroes.com/wings/part2/01_doolittle.html

BP_Zip
09-03-2004, 08:56 PM
My uncle was a crewman on a B-25 in the Pacific. He showed me a book of his unit, with all sorts of photographs of "parafragging," where bombs with parachutes were let fly low over Japanese airfields.

So I did a Google, and came up with this site:

http://www.web-birds.com/13th/42/42nd.htm

It's got lots of nice photographs, insignias, unit details, and even names of crew. Looks like it could be used to come up with some coop missions... or campaigns...

BP_Zip
09-03-2004, 09:11 PM
Here's some pics of parafragging:

http://www.web-birds.com/13th/42/Goeroe2.jpg

Notice direct hit on AAA:

http://www.web-birds.com/13th/42/GoeroeExpBombs.jpg

Tvrdi
09-08-2004, 07:34 PM
http://www.gnt.net/%7Ejrube/Genjirou/cover.htm

http://members.tripod.com/Brian_Blodgett/Saipan.html

Moose_169th
09-10-2004, 06:23 PM
www.lo-mac.com (http://www.lo-mac.com) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just Kidding, hehe http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://202.173.131.219/sigs/sigpic169_1.jpg (http://169thpanthers.net/main/index.php)
Play Hard - Play Fair
Flying Officer "Moose"
169th Panthers

[VAAF]ruprecht
09-11-2004, 06:27 AM
The best and most informative book I've read about the war in the Pacific
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316159433/qid=1094905355/sr=ka-3/ref=pd_ka_3/103-3800357-7671029
Caution: it's quite disturbing in places.

http://imagehost.radsy.com/aviation/ruprecht_a10_ah64.jpg
ruprecht
4 SQN VAAF
"goggles on, chocks away, last one in the air is a homo."

VFA-195 Snacky
09-11-2004, 09:42 AM
my contribution

http://www.daveswarbirds.com/navalwar/

may be a repost but some good photos and info there

http://www.x-plane.org/users/531seawolf/b_a_presidential_first.jpg
"Navy1, Call the Ball- Roger Ball."

Dr_shang
09-13-2004, 04:47 PM
Imperial Japanese Navy: ships, pilots and planes:

http://www.de1939a1945.bravepages.com/japon/marina.htm


Kamikazes:

http://garaje.ya.com/majimenez1964/kamikaze%20Indice.htm

SuperFudd
09-24-2004, 01:06 PM
Perhaps of some interest would be the best of my own a/c photo collection, posted on my site:

HTTP://www.s93724247.onlinehome.us/

Yes, North American made the B-25. I will fix that "soon". ;>

voidcracker
09-24-2004, 11:57 PM
Cool links, yep.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

NoBunny
09-30-2004, 03:05 AM
Pacific Theater Atlases - May come in handy building missions

http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/ww2%20pacific/ww2%20pacific%20war%20index.htm

Mackane1
10-06-2004, 07:05 PM
...Not links but great reads by James Bradley:

"Flags of Our Fathers" (the truth behind the flagraisers on Mt. Suribachi)

and

"Fly Boys" (true story of captured TBM pilots)

WereSnowleopard
10-23-2004, 06:50 AM
Hello everyone,
Interesting link for you to look at:
WW II Pacific, Dec 7, 1941
Aircraft at Pearl Harbor
http://www.ww2pacific.com/aaf41.html

Cheer
Snowleopard

owlwatcher
10-25-2004, 02:33 PM
Here one that might be of interest for those livivg in the Eastern USA.
http://www.fighterfactory.net/

jbracer
10-26-2004, 02:21 AM
I know this thread is getting a bit long in the tooth, but I noticed one of the newer threads has pictures of the Islands/maps used in PF...
I read Flyboys in the summer, and saw that Chichi Jima is one of the maps in the game...
Kinda neat to re-create or fly one of the lesser known battles that I learned about....
Interesting read too. The book was mentioned several replies ago...

Enjoy....
TW

rodion_zero
10-27-2004, 12:32 AM
Funny no one mentioned this site:

LemaireSoft's
Naval Encyclopedia of World War 2

http://users.swing.be/naveditoen/edito/9855.html#220766

This is my primary ref site for my naval simulations (CAW and GNB2-GNB4), but I realized they are very good references if you wanted a "bird's eye view" of certain battles that occurred during a specific period, and want to use PF's FMB to create a realistic historically accurate mission.

Check out this cool BATTLE OF MIDWAY diagram:

http://users.swing.be/baten/tg/1252.html#1252

Here is the same display but now according to task groups:

http://users.swing.be/baten/type/1518.html#1518

Here is starting point for all Pacific engagements:

http://users.swing.be/naveditoen/edito/9885.html#9885

Enjoy!

-RODION

FRstone
10-30-2004, 11:25 AM
i have found an excelent source for info on naval battles in the pacific for those intrested on details to imply into thier missions

http://www.combinedfleet.com/map.htm

FRstone
10-30-2004, 11:55 AM
also this 1

http://www.cv6.org/gazetteer/midway.htm

Gr8r_Swiss
11-09-2004, 12:13 AM
Try my site... nothing too fancy, and not all Pacific Theatre...

Web-Birds: Warbirds on the 'Web (http://www.web-birds.com)

killer2359
11-09-2004, 08:12 AM
The following site has photostudies of absolutely AMAZING 1/15 scale models of various WW2 aircraft - especially outstanding are the Corsair and the SBD3

www.fineartmodels.com (http://www.fineartmodels.com)

InyerEye
11-13-2004, 07:58 PM
http://www.lodinet.com/rruss/midway/index.html

k9_unit
11-18-2004, 01:54 AM
Want to see some traing films on your fovorite war bird.no need to look any more.free to watch on line.i highly recomend that one on p51.but at any rate youll be busy for quite a while.enjoy.http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/

Kapt_A
12-21-2004, 03:16 PM
Here's another one if i missed it while scanning thru.

futurshox (http://www.futurshox.net/aero.php3)

Undead_20thFG
01-04-2005, 12:26 PM
Pearl Harbor Attacked
http://www.pearlharborattacked.com/pearlharborlinks.htm

Essential Pearl Harbor
http://www.essentialpearlharbor.com/

Battleship Row
http://www.ibiblio.org/phha/Main.html

Wingstrut_1
01-06-2005, 10:41 AM
Devastator is still around!

Yes a few still exist and are in decent shape

Devastator (http://www.tighar.org/Projects/Devastator/devdescrip.htm)

MO_JOJO
01-13-2005, 05:00 AM
Here's a chronological history of the Navy in the Pacific.

http://home.att.net/~ww2aviation/USNair.html

LEBillfish
01-20-2005, 06:48 AM
For you Tony fans....Though you may not be able to read it click on every link you can find on every page and everyone it leads you to.

You will find some stunning photo's.

http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~s244f/

Brissie
01-22-2005, 04:33 AM
A mixed collection of archival and some personal photos taken by my grandfather (RAAF pilot in New Guinea flew the Vultee Vengeance diver bomber)

here it is (http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/frankellis/frankellis.htm)

VF51_Flatspin
02-02-2005, 09:45 AM
Recently did a few Guadalcanal coops utilizing as much real history as I could find. Here were my sources:

Multiple Links (http://history1900s.about.com/cs/guadalcanal/)

Guadalcanal Chronology (http://www.friesian.com/history/guadal.htm)

Marine Hisory of Guadalcanal (http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Guadalcanal.html)

PacificFire42
02-06-2005, 06:58 AM
I laked this link http://pacificfire.narod.ru/Book.html http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Monson74
03-03-2005, 10:05 AM
http://www.guadalcanal.homestead.com/index.html

ddsflyer
03-10-2005, 03:31 PM
Wanna see the real thing?

http://www.planesoffame.org/museum-aircraft.php

click on the camera icons for pictures

Crouchy Eagle
03-31-2005, 07:02 AM
Does anybody know or have Zero Plane's skins? Thx

Orion_GR
04-11-2005, 06:43 AM
On this Website you can find weblinks for everithing about WWII.

http://www.aces-high.gr/index.php?option=weblinks&Itemid=69&topid=0