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heywooood
06-17-2004, 05:31 PM
tubby fighter (http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/wildcat.asp)


I love these articles... 'specially the one about tryng to find the carrier that 'moved'

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/3tbm_avenger.jpg
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heywooood
06-17-2004, 05:31 PM
tubby fighter (http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/wildcat.asp)


I love these articles... 'specially the one about tryng to find the carrier that 'moved'

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/3tbm_avenger.jpg
Goin'fishin'

heywooood
06-17-2004, 07:05 PM
Ok - click on the link and scroll down to the article titled "Didn't We Tell You?"

About a pilot that volunteers to fly an anti sub patrol over a CVE convoy in foul weather.

It explains how pilots might find their way back to a 'lost' carrier..
the article answers many pertinent questions about certain PF forum hot topics...

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/3tbm_avenger.jpg
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heywooood
06-17-2004, 07:46 PM
in a Wildcat - because the catapult was not working, the Avengers were grounded. Even though the F4F had no anti-sub weapons... (thats right,catapult)

In foul weather...after plotting a search grid and incorporating the known speed and heading of his own carrier..which was changed without the pilots knowledge...ooops.

And it talks about the methods by which a lost pilot might locate his carrier without too much risk of giving away their position to the enemy...etc...

The one about Marion Carls shoes is kinda funny too.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/3tbm_avenger.jpg
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stansdds
06-18-2004, 05:34 AM
One acronym: SNAFU

IV_JG51_Razor
06-18-2004, 08:30 AM
Great site Heywooood! Thanks, I've bookmarked it.

Razor
IV/JG51 Intelligence Officer
www.jg51.net (http://www.jg51.net)

"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgement"

Woodrow79
06-19-2004, 05:19 PM
Great site heywood. The story about the Wildcat pilot almost not making it back was good. I liked the part where he goes into the situation room and tells them his name so they don't forget it!


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heywooood
06-20-2004, 08:22 AM
Yeah - I like that part too.. hehehe.

I'll bet those guys never lost track of who was launched after that episode...

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/3tbm_avenger.jpg
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