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  • Purple fang
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    Well, this info is from Sakai's book. It was near the end of the war when the George appeared, & it was near mainland Japan. Um, sorry I don't have specific date. 1945 anyways.

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  • dgfred
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    What battle was the 4 Hellcats one purple?

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  • Purple fang
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    So McCampbell's feat occurred in 44? & his "wigman" must have also been a hell of a pilot. Good thing McCampbell's wig didn't interfere with his shooting. Just jokin.

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  • cst784
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    Originally posted by Purple fang View Post
    Speaking fighters in the main here. Here's a few examples.



    9 Zeroes in a day by a US pilot



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    This was Cdr. David McCampbell, the CAG of USS Essex, during Leyte Gulf. His 9 Japanese planes, a mix of Zeros, Tonys, Hamps and Oscars, was accomplished in one mission lasting just over an hour and a half. His wingman also accounted for 6 planes himself. The only thing that stopped these two pilots on this mission was the McCampbell lack of fuel and his wigman running out of ammo. Ironically enough during the Marianna's Turkey Shoot just prior to Leyte, McCampbell had shot down 7 fighters in one day.

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  • Wolster
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    Chuck Yeager - He combined this advantage with cunning, concentration, relentless ferocity and superb piloting skills to rack up a final total of 12.5 aerial victories—including five Me109s on 12 October and four FW 190s on 27 November.

    From chuckyeager.com

    I remember this from a game called 'Chuck Yeager's Air Combat', one mission was called 'Ace in a Day'. I loved that game!!!

    Last edited by Wolster; 06 Aug 07, 09:58.

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  • Purple fang
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    Most impressive shooting feat of WW 2

    Speaking fighters in the main here. Here's a few examples.

    Marseille 17 in a day

    9 Zeroes in a day by a US pilot

    Anton Hackl shot down a Lanc, a Stang, & a Mossie in one mission in his 1st time flying a Dora.

    Bully Lang 18 in a day in Russia.

    George Preddy 6 in a day.

    Saburo Sakai's pal got 4 Hellcats in one mission 1st time flying the George & said he would've got more, but ran out of cannon shells


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