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Stanger_361st
12-04-2004, 09:43 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~atdouble/~318thFighterGroup.Saipan.html


According to this link P-47 used in Tinian and Guam 21,000 gallons of Napalm. 318th was first AirCorp in Pacific to use Napalm.

Qoute:On Saturday, July 27th 1944, the 318th became the first Pacific Air Corps unit to use a terrible new weapon: napalm. The 318th had gotten some napalm powder from the Navy, experimented until they got a good mix and put it in 300 or 165 gallon belly tanks rigged with a detonator. (No I will NOT post the recipe on this web site!). The result was a sheet of liquid fire about 300 feet long, 100 feet wide and 50 feet high that burned away cover, and penetrated pillboxes, caves and other strong points. This was first used on Tinian, just 3 miles away. When ground personnel went down to the beach to watch, the results were clearly visible across the water. The marines were quite enthusiastic about this new weapon. Reports from captured Japanese defenders indicated quite the opposite: they were both terrified and demoralized by it. Soon napalm was dropped on enemy strong points on Guam, Rota, Pagan, and Ascuncion Island as well. (I should probably make clear the use of napalm in flame throwers by ground troops was nothing new, but a marine couldn't carry anywhere near 20 gallons on his back.)

Meanwhile, fighting on Tinian and Guam continued. From June 22nd to July 31st, everyone flew 762 strafing sorties, 1322 bombing/strafing sorties, 74 firebomb/strafing sorties and 1796 combat patrols. The Japanese defenders in the Marianas were hit with 532 tons of bombs, 21,000 gallons of napalm, and 1.7 million rounds of machine gun ammo. This doesn't include what the ground troops and US Navy brought to the gig.

Not a show stopper but it would be nice to do some historical 318th ground missions with napalm.
Thanks
318th Stanger

Stanger_361st
12-04-2004, 09:43 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~atdouble/~318thFighterGroup.Saipan.html


According to this link P-47 used in Tinian and Guam 21,000 gallons of Napalm. 318th was first AirCorp in Pacific to use Napalm.

Qoute:On Saturday, July 27th 1944, the 318th became the first Pacific Air Corps unit to use a terrible new weapon: napalm. The 318th had gotten some napalm powder from the Navy, experimented until they got a good mix and put it in 300 or 165 gallon belly tanks rigged with a detonator. (No I will NOT post the recipe on this web site!). The result was a sheet of liquid fire about 300 feet long, 100 feet wide and 50 feet high that burned away cover, and penetrated pillboxes, caves and other strong points. This was first used on Tinian, just 3 miles away. When ground personnel went down to the beach to watch, the results were clearly visible across the water. The marines were quite enthusiastic about this new weapon. Reports from captured Japanese defenders indicated quite the opposite: they were both terrified and demoralized by it. Soon napalm was dropped on enemy strong points on Guam, Rota, Pagan, and Ascuncion Island as well. (I should probably make clear the use of napalm in flame throwers by ground troops was nothing new, but a marine couldn't carry anywhere near 20 gallons on his back.)

Meanwhile, fighting on Tinian and Guam continued. From June 22nd to July 31st, everyone flew 762 strafing sorties, 1322 bombing/strafing sorties, 74 firebomb/strafing sorties and 1796 combat patrols. The Japanese defenders in the Marianas were hit with 532 tons of bombs, 21,000 gallons of napalm, and 1.7 million rounds of machine gun ammo. This doesn't include what the ground troops and US Navy brought to the gig.

Not a show stopper but it would be nice to do some historical 318th ground missions with napalm.
Thanks
318th Stanger

RiesenSchnauzer
12-05-2004, 01:33 AM
Yes and while you are adding napalm could you fit it to a P-47N? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Steaky_361st
12-13-2004, 07:46 PM
Seems like a decent arguement...

Ill bump 'er sir!

*bump*