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VBF-83_Hawk
11-21-2004, 12:27 PM
On March 10, 1945 AVG-83 replaced AVG-4 and embarked onboard the Essex. The air group comprised four squadrons, VT-83 (TBM-3's), VB-83 (SB2C-4's), VF-83 (F6F-5's), and VBF-83 (F4U1-D's). As was becoming increasingly common, the bombing and torpedo squadrons embarked only 15 aircraft each to make as much room as possible for fighters to combat the increasing threat of Kamikaze attacks. Between them, VF-83 and VBF-83 added a total of 73 fighters aboard Essex as she departed on a cruise that would last until war's end.

A little over a week after leaving Ulithi in the Caroline Islands, Essex, with the other fast carriers took part in an attack on the Japanese home Islands. VBF-83 logged its first kills March 18 with VF-83 splashing nine the following day. These attacks were only the beginning however; Essex and the rest of her group were to be key players in a far more important task beginning April 1, 1945 - Operation Iceberg, the invasion of Okinawa.


Ok guys I have elected to recognize the already established VMF-312 so I have started AVG-83.

This will be a realaxed group flying in the 325th_Knife server or coop missions. SOme maps will be based on historic events.

I will create a web site soon (under construction at http://www.geocities.com/avg_83essex/ ) but you can check on the history and events of AVG-83 from these web site links.



http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1.htm
http://ussessex.bravepages.com/pilots_one.html
http://www.sinclair.edu/sec/his103/103d01.htm
http://www.kilroywashere.org/003-Pages/GlenWallace/GlenWallace.html

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Corsair14.jpg
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Hellcat_4.jpg
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Avenger12.jpg
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Hellediver_-_7.jpg

VBF-83_Hawk
11-21-2004, 12:27 PM
On March 10, 1945 AVG-83 replaced AVG-4 and embarked onboard the Essex. The air group comprised four squadrons, VT-83 (TBM-3's), VB-83 (SB2C-4's), VF-83 (F6F-5's), and VBF-83 (F4U1-D's). As was becoming increasingly common, the bombing and torpedo squadrons embarked only 15 aircraft each to make as much room as possible for fighters to combat the increasing threat of Kamikaze attacks. Between them, VF-83 and VBF-83 added a total of 73 fighters aboard Essex as she departed on a cruise that would last until war's end.

A little over a week after leaving Ulithi in the Caroline Islands, Essex, with the other fast carriers took part in an attack on the Japanese home Islands. VBF-83 logged its first kills March 18 with VF-83 splashing nine the following day. These attacks were only the beginning however; Essex and the rest of her group were to be key players in a far more important task beginning April 1, 1945 - Operation Iceberg, the invasion of Okinawa.


Ok guys I have elected to recognize the already established VMF-312 so I have started AVG-83.

This will be a realaxed group flying in the 325th_Knife server or coop missions. SOme maps will be based on historic events.

I will create a web site soon (under construction at http://www.geocities.com/avg_83essex/ ) but you can check on the history and events of AVG-83 from these web site links.



http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1.htm
http://ussessex.bravepages.com/pilots_one.html
http://www.sinclair.edu/sec/his103/103d01.htm
http://www.kilroywashere.org/003-Pages/GlenWallace/GlenWallace.html

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Corsair14.jpg
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Hellcat_4.jpg
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Avenger12.jpg
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/ussessexandavg83_1_files/Hellediver_-_7.jpg