• MaskRider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:09
    So it would lay out looking something like this- with eh runways and river course drawn in. MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:24
    Ok Dave, Fibber. You guys have made a total believer of me. That Makassar Mandai airfield idea I mentioned above is totally out to lunch. However, the switch that turned on the light-bulb for me came from a web site dedicated to the POWs in the camp at Mandai Airfield. There is a map at the their website. It shows the location of Mandai airfield. As I suspected- it is where the modern airport is located. But also included in the map is the rest of the SW Sulawesi going south from there. I attach the image with arrows added by me. See anything you recognize? So I went down that-a-way in GoogleEarth and lo and beheld! And it totally matches up with the info on that intelligence photo: the town with the modern day name of Limbung is almost exactly 2 1/2 miles NW as in the intel photo notes;...
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:47
    Ok Dave, here is what I am thinking. The only major airfield in SW Sulawesi-Celebes was appx 11 miles NE of the town of Makassar. And apparently was a multi-runway complex. 11 miles NE of town is where the international airport is located today. The name of the WWII airfield was Mandai Airfield. There was a notorious POW camp located there. Over at Pacific Wrecks they list missions flown against Mandai. At least one is described to being flown against the "runways" (plural) at Mandai. Sometimes the targets were referred to as Makassar I, as though there was more than one airstrip. I am beginning to think that some how or another this had to be Limboeng. Any thoughts? MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57
    You are better re-searcher than I. I see what you mean about the problem with the expanding shoreline. The Jetty could be right in the middle of some of the green stuff. Hopefully it has not been buried. I was still visible in 2012 but as noted the silt had encroached almost to the end of it. The one hint from that personal blog site is that the bunker was just across the road form the jetty. Which makes me think that there is a road close along what was once the shore and that the jetty is fairly close in to was once the shore on the other side of the road. . Point taken about the names. Really interesting discussion about cement, too, huh?
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06
    Hi Fibber, Can you give me the coords of the location you are speaking of? And yes, the lake has a very curious shoreline in that much of it seems to be floating vegetation and I don't think GoogleEarth quite knows what to do with it. It you notice the pictures I posted of the jetty, in the earlier images the jetty it well out past the shoreline but as time goes by the T-bone at the end is the only part still freely in the water. Thanks! MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53
    Wow. Dave. This is a mystery well worth delving into. I spent a good deal of time early this morning trying to pinpoint this location. There just doesn't seem to be anything down in what the title box calls SW Celebes that matches up. There is a Limboeng over in the SW corner of Borneo. But the terrain around it doesn't look anything like this. The only airfield of note, that I am aware of down in that part of Celebes was/is in the SW corner of Sulawesi (Celebes) at Makassar. And the jumbled-up terrain around and east of Makassar certainly looks like it could contain this set up of runways some where. I am wondering if perhaps theis complex of airstrips sits today under the runways and taxiways of Hasanuddin airport up NE of town? It would definitely be a great build. I have Makassar...
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 16:31
    Not at all outside the bell-curve of probability. The area was bombed, by both sides, during the war. Don't suppose you found any sign of the danged concrete seaplane jetty? ;^) I posted a comment to Olive, the lady whose site it is, asking her to please identify just where along the perimeter of the lake the seaplane jetty is located. Hope I hear back from her. Thanks for digging Fibber, I appreciate it., MR
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  • Shadow Wolf 07's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 13:20
    Thanks much fellas!
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 12:03
    I'm in...seems like a good opportunity to replace the old. I have a Netzero mailbox listed in my SOH user profile. Thanks!
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 10:07
    Yes. Apprently this base too, while serving as an actual civilian stop before the war was actually nothing more than the jetty, a workshop and a place for flight crews to take a naps and refuel their planes. It was never a staging location for large operations. Although at the time of the Japanese attack on Manado, there were those six Do-24 flying recon flights from the "base". MR
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  • Rami's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 08:56
    Hey guys, Stockplane noticed a problem with the Polish campaign which highlighted an issue with the library objects from the BoB package, the GSL RAF buildings by gary20, and the TAF bgl update by Pen32Win. http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=45&id=2668 http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=45&id=6003 http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=45&id=3722
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 08:49
    Hi Fibber, Thanks for posting those links! I have visited both of them HOWEVER for some reason I had not picked up on the hint . I will now redouble my efforts looking in that corner of the lake. Excellent! Although it is noteworthy that the little "town" of Kakas is actually at the SE corner of the lake Plus the views in those photos make me think that it is on the SE side. We shall see, I hope! The picture of the jetty with the guy walking on the left is from a personal blog site and she, the blogger, took the picture. I think I will email her and see if she can tell me just where on the lake it is located. He also says in his blog posting that "There is also a bunker and a munitions dump just across the road" which leads me to believe that there is a road running right along...
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  • Shadow Wolf 07's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 03:38
    My install is already set up months ago and I forgot the sequence. I am helping a friend install his IL2-1946. Do any of you know specifically which patches are needed. I have a bunch of IL2 patched in my archive but do not remember which ones are for the 1946 variant. I see links here, in this forum for 4.09, 4.10 and 4.101. Aren't there more? Thanks SW07 :wavey:
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  • Shadow Wolf 07's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 03:03
    When doing scenery, I copy and paste the .sca to the same folder as the SCASM and then drag and drop the .sca file onto the SCASM utility to create the new .bgl.
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  • Shadow Wolf 07's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 02:57
    Easykill's ships are CVLs. If you want CVEs, try Collin's site. http://simviation.com//lair/cfs2shipyard.htm There are a couple of excellent ones there. SW07
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  • kelticheart's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 01:09
    :jawdrop: Je les aime! Merveilleux! Téléchargez-les! KH :ernaehrung004:
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  • kelticheart's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 01:04
    :eagerness:........ kelticheart@libero.it Count me in! Thank you! KH :ernaehrung004:
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  • kelticheart's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 00:59
    Here you go Dasuto247: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=57&id=17436 http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=57&id=14125 http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=57&id=1901 http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?action=jump&catid=57&id=839
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 00:54
    Bearcat241, Fibber and Kelticheart, Thanks very much guys. I'll play around with them. BTW, I finished the rework of the Rhumba-mesh-mask-dedicated DEI airfields- I believe these were in the 2008 and 2009 packs- and have moved onto the Japanese/Dutch airfields on Sulawesi (Celebes). I have not made the pack available to the general-population but if anyone is interested let me know and I'll send you along what there is. I am currently working on the the Langoan area of NE Sulawesi. Its is a grand location for an airfield. I've had fun doping out where the old runway was located. After reading through some fascinating personal journal excerpts and such I was able to pick out the location of the old runway in Google Earth. It has gone entirely back to rice paddies and...
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