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Campaign in the Marianas Proposal
BobCard
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 10:56 AM UTC

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I recently finished the book, recomended for sure..a tad dry at times but full of facts and references. Since the date is 2010 count me in, with a ship and maybe a wingie thingie



Great James and welcome aboard. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with since there are just too many choices. I'm hoping for a little extra modeling cash by then, I would love to do a Grumman TBF-1C Avenger.
Your number 9 now, one more to go.
Thanks
Bob


BobCard
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 02:13 AM UTC
Come on troops, all these possibilities and from all these different groups on KitMaker, we only need one more to be able to submit.
Thanks for looking and thinking about it but we need one more to commit!
Bob
TuomasH
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 05:19 AM UTC
I'm in!
BobCard
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 05:39 AM UTC

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I'm in!



Hi Tuomas, quick and to the point.
Thanks and you are the 10th person interested and I will submit this to be approved as a Campaign.

I am starting to gather references and websites that concern the Marianas, if anyone has any to submit please PM me and I will include them.

Thanks everyone
Bob
BobCard
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 05:59 AM UTC
Just added additions to the possible modeling list on the first post.

I'll keep adding them as I find them,
Thanks for looking,
Bob
tmccall
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 09:10 AM UTC
I'd like to add my name to the list as well. My chosen topic, not included in the original list, will a 1/350th scale Gridley Class destroyer, USS MCCALL, DD-400. While not present at the start of the operation, the USS MCCALL joined TF 58 at Majuro 4 June. Two days later the force sortied for operations in the Marianas Islands. First, they directly supported the landings on Guam, Rota, and Saipan, and then raided Iwo and Chichi Jima to prevent enemy reinforcements from reaching the Marianas through those islands. Now, to get my order in with Yankee Modelworks!
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 01:32 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
As promised, here is a list from Barrett Tillman's "Clash of the Carriers..." for the Japanese planes used during the Mariana's Turkey Shoot. I'm adding the Allied code name or common English name in paranthesis.
Aichi D3A2 carrier dive bomber (Val)
Aichi E12A scout-observation floatplane (Jake)
Mitsubishi A6M2/5 (Zero)
Mitsubishi G4M2 land-based bomber (Betty)
Nakajima B5N2 carrier torpedo plane (Kate)
Nakajima B6Ni carrier torpedo plane (Jill)
Yokosuka D4Y1 carrier dive bomber (Judy)
Yokosuka P1Y1 land-based bomber (Frances)

Hope this list helps and I look forward to the build.-Don "Lakota"

grayghost666
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 06:33 PM UTC
hello Bob,
count me in,if i knew where the enlist button is.
my build will be either a ship or a wingey thing,no sure yet.
cheers,
Bruce
BobCard
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 - 02:02 AM UTC
Hello Tom and Bruce welcome aboard, I'll add your names to the current list. It isn't an approved campaign as yet and we may all have to signup when they list in the campaign section.

Don, many thanks again and I'll add these to the Japanese planes listing.

Bob
BobCard
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 07:16 AM UTC
Banners have been added.
Both designs were created by Andrzej Snigorski - endrju007
He has developed each so that they may reflect which side of the war you wish to model.
Thanks to Andrzej for his excellent work.





Moving along,
Bob
russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 11:15 AM UTC
Here's a couple of photos from Saipan. For reference purposes, although they are goverment archive documents. First up, an LVTA4.



.50 cal quad gun trailer.



M8 HMC



An M7 moving through a cane field.

BobCard
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 02:10 AM UTC
Some nice reference photos Russ. Always like Tokyo Rose but always wondered what was eddited off the bow. Never did find out what it was supposed to say.
Hopefully anyone interested in the campaign will speak up if they need info for any specific item in the campaign. Seems like we should have everything covered.

Thanks again Russ,
Bob
russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 09:57 AM UTC
In a lot of the photos I have the unit identification is scratched out for security reasons. Obviously the Japanese knew who they were fighting, but no one at home was supposed to know. It would save on decals if I just put a few white patches on a kit in the place of specific vehicle codes. If it was a personalized message it must have been really something considering what did pass the censors.
shneezbert
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:01 AM UTC
Count me in, I think I'm gonna do the LVT-2 from Italeri as I have it in my stash with the Big ED set. Now just gotta find some pics.
NickZour
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 09:08 AM UTC
I'm not in the campaign but I want to "encourage" you with my model

Mitsubishi G4M1 Betty Hasegawa 1/72 Marrianes islands July 1942

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=140752&page=1

Cheers Nick
Damraska
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 04:57 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

I will play. I would like to tackle "Almighty" from the Marine 3rd Tank Battalion. This vehicle appears on page 44 of Tank Battles of the Pacific War. The caption does not specify the location but, in my opinion, the unit information and background vegetation place it on Guam. It appears the same vehicle later fought on Iwo Jima.

I have a few suggestions:
1) I believe you can safely add the M32B2 to your list. The Army probably used M32s or M32B1s during the campaign, but I have not confirmed this.
2) I recommend spelling out exactly what islands were involved in the campaign. This will help prospective participants conduct research. For example, a search for "M4A2 Marianas" will not yield many pictures but a search for "M4A2 Tinian" will.
3) Some starter references may help participants get a foot in the door. For example, the site below seems to spell out the entire campaign in some detail, though I have only reviewed a small portion:

http://www.ibiblio.net/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Marianas/index.html


Good luck getting your campaign off the ground.

-Doug
retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 08:03 AM UTC
Would love to be part of this campaign! Sign me up. Not sure about it, but were there any P-40s there? If so, I am nearly finished with a 1/32 Flying Tigers, Tex Hills plane. If not, I'll have to go back to the 1/48 Zero.
russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 08:12 AM UTC
Hey, Matt, this campaign has been moved over to the campaign in the Pacific. Come over and sign up. Start date is Dec.7.