Air Battle For Henderson Field

File created: 2010-02-06 19:33

It's been a long day for the Cactus boys. Two aircraft carriers off the coast have been sending wave after wave to bomb the airfield, and some other ships and artillery pieces in the hills have been lobbing shells in for good measure. Now the air raid siren is going off again, as another wave has been spotted.

Oke was catching a couple of winks under pagoda, though he's adebt at getting up by now he's not as quick to his plane as he was this morning. Night fighting, yay.

Byrd has been waiting near the Pagoda, quite sure he'd be called up. And up they're called. He runs toward the Wildcats at an easy lope, bailing into the first unused plane he finds. "Time for another go at Miss Tokyo, gents!" He shouts it in a hearty guffaw, to pump himself up as much as anything else.

Tyler moves for his Wildcat now, shaking his head a little bit, "Wake up, Sam," he mutters to himself, before moving into the plane's cockpit.

«Radio» Byrd radios, Air control, Chicky. Beginning take-off prep. We'll give those Nip buggers another bloody lip.

(From F4F Wildcat #1812) Byrd revs up his metal bird, readying her to get into the air.

«Radio» <Tyler radios> Hope ** fly like you talk today, ** If so, the rest of ** could go to bed.

(From F4F Wildcat #1815) Oke watches as the groundcrew does their thing. And double checks everything, ready to roll down the runway.

«Radio» Good Hunting.

«Radio» <Bouncer radios> Ready to go. Let's not talk about bed, shall we. We've ** Japs in ** air after all.

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat takes off from Lunga Point!

(From (#1812) F4F Wildcat) Byrd flies up, up, up into the wild blue yonder.

(From (#3825) Kate) Ichiro swoops down toward the airfield.

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat takes off from Lunga Point!

«Radio» <Chicky radios> Boys, Chicky. I've got one spotted. Giving her a chase.

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat takes off from Lunga Point!

(From (#1812) F4F Wildcat) Byrd angles higher, trying to follow the movements of the Japanese plane. and get into the skies to meet her proper.

(From (#1813) F4F Wildcat) Tyler gets up there, starting to climb a bit, and moves for the plane now, frowning a bit.

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 12)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 15)

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke follows Byrd into the air, he can't see a thing yet.

You're being shot at!

(From (#1812) F4F Wildcat) Byrd finds himself weaving around enemy fire. He bobs sharply, coming about to try and get the Jap plane in his firing arc.

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 16)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat and hits! F4F Wildcat (#1812) has been hit!

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat and hits! F4F Wildcat (#1812) has been hit!

You're being shot at!

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke goes for the bomber, which seems to be climbing.

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat and hits! F4F Wildcat (#1812) has been hit!

ENGINE HIT

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat and hits! F4F Wildcat (#1812) has been hit!

You're being shot at!

(From (#3825) Kate) Ichiro makes a pass on the American, scoring a few hits and then coming round again.

«Aircraft» (#8978) Zero has been destroyed!

«Aircraft» (#8979) Zero has been destroyed!

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 1)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 14)

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke banks to get at the bomber. The zeros seem to have disapeared.

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 14)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 16)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 12)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 15)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 16)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat and hits! F4F Wildcat (#1812) has been hit!

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 11)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» Kate (#3825-Ichiro) fires its 1x7.92 at (#1812) F4F Wildcat but misses! (Accuracy 9)

You're being shot at!

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 5)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 1)

(From (#3825) Kate) Ichiro suddenly breaks off the attack and makes a run for it.

(From (#1813) F4F Wildcat) Tyler moves in for the Kate, frowning a bit as he does.

(From (#1812) F4F Wildcat) Byrd is doing some frowning of his own, and swearing at his controls. Perhaps it's motivational.

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 11)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 11)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 12)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1815-Oke) fires its 6x.50 at (#9775) Zero but misses! (Accuracy 8)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke loses sight og the kate, another plane comes into view.

(From (#9775) Zero) Hiroshi swoops down from the clouds to join the fray.

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1812-Byrd) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 13)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1815-Oke) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate but misses! (Accuracy 51)

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat (#1815-Oke) fires its 6x.50 at (#3825) Kate and hits! Kate (#3825) has been hit!

FIRE!

FIRE!

SPLINTERS!

Ichiro suffers 1 wound damage to his left arm.

Ichiro suffers 6 wound damage to his left hand.

Ichiro suffers 5 wound damage to his head.

SPLINTERS!

Ichiro suffers 1 wound damage to his head.

Ichiro suffers 1 wound damage to his left arm.

Ichiro suffers 6 wound damage to his right arm. ENGINE HIT

FIRE!

SPLINTERS! ENGINE HIT

SPLINTERS!

Ichiro suffers 6 wound damage to his head.

Ichiro suffers 3 wound damage to his abdomen. ENGINE HIT

«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

(From (#1812) F4F Wildcat) Byrd lets his guns loose at the Kate but can't nick her. And, when he goes to fire again, he clicks empty. He swears fiercely.

(From (#3825) Kate) Ichiro is brought down in a firey trail of smoke.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke closes in on the bomber and lets loose, things explode. He sighs.

(From (#1813) F4F Wildcat) Tyler moves in for that Zero, firing off a few shots now.

«Radio» <Chicky radios> * Chicky. Out of ammo. Going to have ** head back *** hell! Fair shot!

«Radio» Byrd radios, Lads, Chicky. Out of ammo. Going to have to head back in…bloody hell! Fair shot!

«Aircraft» (#3825) Kate has been destroyed!

«Radio» <Bouncer radios> Anymore? Repeat do we see

«Ground Combat» Tyler has been mortally wounded!

«Radio» <Chicky radios> Bouncer, Chicky. I * got one Zero spotted. My guns are *** though.

«Radio» Byrd radios, Bouncer, Chicky. I still got one Zero spotted. My guns are tapped, though.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke flies back to base too, he can't see anyone else to shoot, might as well refuel while he has the chance.

(From (#1813) F4F Wildcat) Tyler takes a few shots, including one to the chest. Slumping in his cockpit.

(From (#1812) F4F Wildcat) Byrd was coming about to head back in, but the sound of gunfire around makes his look about sharply. He turns his head, trying to see who was hit.

«Aircraft» F4F Wildcat lands at Lunga Point!

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke closes in on the zero, it's duel now.

(From (#9775) Zero) Hiroshi heads straight for the wildcat.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke Spots another plane, yay.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke lets out a burst then close in. No time for the flask now.

(From (#1813) F4F Wildcat) Tyler fights to stay awake now, as he's getting shot up pretty bad. Moving for some place to land, if possible.

(From (#9775) Zero) Hiroshi dances in the air with the wildcat.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke eases off the trigger, he had seen another plane out there somewhere…

(From (#9140) Zero) Akira goes down in flames.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke decided to get out of it, then he saw another plane, no rest for the wicked.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke gets in a little higher, and loses his target. He curses over the radio, incase people are listening.

(From (#1815) F4F Wildcat) Oke levels out at landing height and takes a nip out of the flask he has.

Byrd has made it safely home. In one piece, though the same can't really be said for his plane. He watches the Zero still overhead grimly. "Bloody hell. Sorry lads…"

Oke comes in to a ragged landing and hops out of the plane. He looks up. "Couldn't get the bugger, I think he nicked my rudder." He gives the machine a once over as the land crew deal with it. "'Least we got the bomber." He mutters, consilation prize.

Byrd nods to Oke. "Aye. Least that. And we made it back to ground. That's an alright day in my book. Think I saw Tyler's shoot go off." He's being optimistic. A shrug. "Bloody hell." That's all he can say, really, until he sees Tyler walking about again. He turns to head back toward the Pagoda.

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