The 56th FG "Zemke's Wolfpack" participates in many of Aces Highs Special Events.
FSO (Friday Squad Ops), Scenarios, as well as some Snapshot events. Here we will try
to keep current with whats going on in these events. If your looking to join in, look up
LilMak in the Melee Arena and give him a shout. Check in here to see what the guys
are up to these days!

 
FSO (Friday Squad Ops)  
 

December.."West to Warsaw: December 1944"..........

Operation Bagration was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation that occurred
between June 22 and August 19th 1944. In Apr 1944, Soviet leaders created a plan to attack the 'German Group Center'.
In order to prevent the Germans from detecting the build up of forces before the action, a deceptive operation was planned
to throw off the Germans. On 17 Apr the first deceptive tactic was employed to prepare for Bagration, which was to switch
the entire Soviet front to a defensive mode by ceasing major offensives and to construct defensive structures. Later, when
the Soviet forces in the area could mean nothing but an assault, Soviet forces started to spread false intelligence that the offensive was to be made against Army Group South in Ukraine, reinforcing something that the German originally expected.........more

 

Squad Statistics for November FSO "Disaster in the Dutch East Indies"
Squad Name Pilots Sorties Landed Deaths Captured Disco'd Crashed Ditched Bailed Kills Assists Objects
Destroyed
 56th Fighter Group  6  14  4  7  1  0  0  1  1  12  12  0

 

"Disaster in the Dutch East Indies" Frame Three.........

56th Fighter Group 
goat1
22:04:34 Departed from Field #16 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:40:50 Helps KB shoot down AKBmzawy.
22:59:27 Was shot down by BlkJak23 (crashed).
KB
22:04:35 Departed from Field #16 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:40:50 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by AKBmzawy.
22:44:06 Was shot down by and captured.
MARK4
22:04:35 Departed from Field #16 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:39:05 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by dagger1.
22:43:46 Helps HGANCHOR shoot down neodad.
22:47:16 Helps waxy shoot down AKAvman.
22:53:40 Skillfully ditched.
Odee
22:04:36 Departed from Field #16 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:46:25 Helps WyteNyte shoot down flifast.
22:52:33 Was shot down by Babadook (crashed).
56th Fighter Group stats:
Pilots: 4 Kills: 2 Assists: 4
Obj Destroyed: 0 Deaths: 2 Landed: 0
Bailed: 0 Captured: 1 Crashed: 0
Ditched: 1 Disco'd: 0

 

"Disaster in the Dutch East Indies" Frame Two.........

56th Fighter Group 
goat1
22:05:21 Departed from Field #13 in a P-40E
23:03:46 Was shot down by BFOOT1 (crashed).
KB
22:05:22 Departed from Field #13 in a P-40E
22:53:16 Shot down a G4M1 Model 11 flown by nk1dog.
22:58:08 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by Zubb.
22:58:43 Awarded kill as JDog crashes in a Ki-43-II.
23:01:59 Was shot down by BFOOT1 (exploded).
MARK4
22:05:21 Departed from Field #13 in a P-40E
22:57:46 Bravely Bailed from damaged plane.
Odee
22:05:21 Departed from Field #13 in a P-40E
22:53:43 Shot down a D3A1 flown by SKfgALPO.
22:54:33 Was shot down by Alpha81 (crashed).
56th Fighter Group stats:
Pilots: 4 Kills: 4 Assists: 0
Obj Destroyed: 0 Deaths: 3 Landed: 0
Bailed: 1 Captured: 0 Crashed: 0
Ditched: 0 Disco'd: 0


"Disaster in the Dutch East Indies" Frame One.........

Mission: Fighter sweep
Aircraft: Hurricane MkII
Combat load: 100% fuel DTs: 12 .303 MG

We departed Airfield A12 to the west with six pilots. Our mission was to sweep ahead of the bomber attack concentrating
on finding and destroying cannon armed A6M2s. The route of flight was generally to the northwest. About 1/3 of the way
to the target we decided to release our drop tanks feeling we had enough fuel to accomplish the mission without them.
Shortly after releasing the external fuel, we encountered three Ki-43 at approximately 26 thousand feet. They appeared to
be on a southern heading towards our bombers so we engaged them knowing we had additional friendly sweep aircraft
headed to target. The fight spiraled down quickly. One of our aircraft had mechanical issues (overspeed). And was forced
to disengage. The three scout aircraft were destroyed.

The remaining five members of the 56th continued the sweep to target field A9. We arrived ahead of our bombers despite
being slowed down by the engagement. Enemy contact over the target was sporadic and light. Our bombers released
ordinance without much interference and egress to the east. We left the target area and took over escort duties as the
B-25s turned SE towards friendly territory.

After ensuring the bombers were safe, we continued southeast towards our departure airport which was also the primary
target for the enemy. They had not yet attacked. Approximately fifteen miles NW of the airfield, we turned east as it was suspected the enemy was approaching from the NE. We were the first group to encounter the enemy approximately ten
miles outside our departure airport. The group consisted of a large contingent of bombers accompanied by a large fighter escort. After reporting the contact, we approached from their 2 o’clock position with the intention of drawing off the escort
to allow the assigned defenders to engage the bombers. A large fight ensued with us drawing off several escorts but we also became separated and spread out. The fight continued for quite some time. It ended with our group losing one more ship
and the enemy suffering heavy losses. Four of our ships returned home with six confirmed victories and eight damaged.


56th Fighter Group 
goat1
22:05:06 Departed from Field #12 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:27:34 Helps KB shoot down TheBug.
23:16:54 Takes on fuel/ammo/ord at field #12.
23:17:20 Helps Razor shoot down Lazy1.
23:28:46 Arrived Safely at Field #12
KB
22:05:07 Departed from Field #12 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:27:34 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by TheBug.
23:07:09 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by DRAGUN.
23:08:40 Was shot down by SNO (exploded).
LilMak
22:05:00 Departed from Field #12 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:27:40 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by Stampf.
22:45:51 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by SKspitIX.
23:11:43 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by Chuikov.
23:16:30 Arrived Safely at Field #12
MARK4
22:05:05 Departed from Field #12 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:27:40 Helps LilMak shoot down Stampf.
23:06:33 Shot down a Ki-43-II flown by nk1dog.
23:16:36 Arrived Safely at Field #12
Odee
22:05:03 Departed from Field #12 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:27:34 Helps KB shoot down TheBug.
22:42:07 Helps Picko shoot down PopeDope.
23:11:40 Helps piles3 shoot down CANUKK.
23:17:08 Takes on fuel/ammo/ord at field #12.
23:17:20 Helps Razor shoot down Lazy1.
23:28:40 Arrived Safely at Field #12
pollock
22:04:58 Departed from Field #12 in a Hurricane Mk II
22:27:34 Helps KB shoot down TheBug.
22:36:10 Was shot down by (crashed).
56th Fighter Group stats:
Pilots: 6 Kills: 6 Assists: 8
Obj Destroyed: 0 Deaths: 2 Landed: 4
Bailed: 0 Captured: 0 Crashed: 0
Ditched: 0 Disco'd: 0