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USMC VMF-312 F4U-4B Korean War CVL-29 Bataan(Apr 1951)
For Strike Fighters 2 NA with Korea Terrain(Korea3).
This campaign with some 28 missions cover the operations of the VMF-312 aboard of CVL-29 Bataan in the periode Apr 9 to Apr 16, 1951 in the Korean War.
Naval Campaign mode.
On Apr 8, 1951, CVL-29 Bataan with VMF-312 embarked(23 F4U-4B Corsair)depart Sasebo for the Korean Theater of Operations in the Sea of Japan.
Task Force 77 was engaged in the Strait of Formosa and CVL-29 Bataan formed with the HMS Theseus the Task Force 95.11, operating temporaly the only two carriers in Korean Waters.
The escort was provided by the destroyers DD-696 English, DD-704 Sperry, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Consort, Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Bataan and the Royal Canadian Navy destroyers HMCS Athabaksan and HMCS Huron.
Air operations began at the early morning 9 April and continued through 15 April consisting of interdiction strikes, armed reconnaissance, air observation for naval gun-fire and CAP.
Main target was the truck traffic Wonsan, Hamhung and Songjin. On Apr 10, 1951 VMF-312 encountered ID problems and Corsairs attack and damaged two RN Sea Fury(despite the black and white id markings).One "La-9" was claimed as shot down.
In the Task Force 95.11 periode of deployment, one pilot and five aircraft(3 Sea Fury, 1 Firefly and 1 Corsair)were lost to enemy action.
CVL-29 Bataan launched 224 sorties, of which 26 were CAP.
On Apr 15, 1951 at 16.30, CVL-29 Bataan was detached of the Task Force and depart operative area for Sasebo, Japan.
Historical accurate with the main units and bases deployment by Apr 9 to Apr 15, 1951.
Campaign need Expansion Packs 1 and 2 for some aircrafts, weapons, tanks, textures, etc.
Included textures and decals for the VMF-312.
See readme for other details.
Thanks and credits
Wrench for Korea3 terrain and Cavalier destroyer
Do335 for Pack 1 and Pack "Wings over Korea"
ErikGen for the base model for the RF-80A
Update Jul 1, 2017
Revised ground units deployment