WWII History

Recently the daughter of Josef Stalin died. Lana Peters was 85 at the time of her death; she was a famous author and known worldwide as the daughter of the Soviet dictator. At HiTech Creations things like this just bring back a flood of memories about Josef Stalin himself during World War II.

In fact, a few weeks ago was the 68th Anniversary of the Tehran Conference when President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin met to plan the next stages of World War 2. To historians and history buffs like us this is the kind of information that fuels our engine as we try to continue to improve Aces High; we aren’t satisfied with being the best combat flight simulator on the market; what we want is to continue to be the best flight sim for years to come.

It is only fitting that today we write an article about the Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In essence this was the attack that catapulted America into World War II, and since Aces High is a combat flight simulator based on World War 2 what better day to offer this article to our loyal flight sim gamers?

Pearl Harbor was as close to being a surprise military strike as ever happened in military history. Although there were indications that an attack was about to happen, those indications only became apparent in hindsight. In fact, the attack happened while negotiations between the United States and the Empire of Japan were ongoing.

The U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked in an attempt to prevent America from interfering with military actions against Japan during the early stages of World War II. 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes came in two waves during the attack and severely crippled the American naval base. Four battleships were sunk, three damaged; two destroyers were sunk, three cruisers damaged, one-hundred and eighty-eight aircraft were destroyed and 2,402 personnel were killed. It was, to say the least, a nearly-resounding victory for the Empire of Japan.

However, a third wave of attack never happened and thus the power station, shipyard, maintenance center, fuel and torpedo storage facilities and submarine piers were undamaged, leaving the United States wounded but certainly not dead, a fact that would come back to haunt Japan in the ensuing years of the war. In addition, the attack eliminated all opposition to the United States entering the war and the next day, December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan followed closely by December 11, 1941 when Germany and Italy declared war on America. In four short days the United States had gone from isolationist leanings to being in the war totally in the Pacific and European theaters.

And because of all that HiTech Creations, sixty years later, created Aces High, the number one Flight Simulator World War 2 version, and we have been tinkering with it and perfecting it ever since.

Our love of all things World War 2 by now is legendary among gamers and the gaming industry. We believe it is our love of this war and our dedication to it that makes Aces High the top dog of all combat simulators. Try our free two-week download and find out why Aces High is the leader year after year. Strap on your helmets and fly the Aces High skies with us.

We thought we would give you a special heads up about the first special event in December. On December 3rd we will hold a scenario called Enemy Coast Ahead starting at 3:00 p.m. EST. This is the second frame of this special event and the third frame will be held December 10th. Walk-ons are welcome so sign up now to take part in this special scenario that is growing in popularity.

Special events are just one reason why Aces High continues to be rated the best combat flight simulator on the market. If you are new then download the free two-week trial and find out for yourself why gamers prefer our flight sim over all others.

Aces High Special Events update for this week: today, December 6th, we have a Aces High Xtreme Air Racing League happening. Then tomorrow, December 7th, we will of course have a special event in memory of Pearl Harbor called “This Day In World War II: Pearl Harbor.

These special events are a great way for the beginner to hone his/her skills and also a great way for the experienced gamer to find out just how good they are against the best flight sim gamers in the world. Aces High by HiTech Creations, when second best in combat flight simulators just ain’t good enough.

Tour 141 has ended and we can now name the Top Pilots of that tour. For Top Overall Ranking the winners were:

  • Late War………….Esset is top pilot with Mitsu runner-up
  • Mid War………….Okiee is top pilot with Seadog36 runner-up
  • Early War………..Porky Pig is top pilot with fugawi runner up.

The staff and volunteers at HiTech Creations give out a hearty congratulations to those skilled gamers. Tour 142 has begun so sign up now and see how skilled you are when you fly the Aces High skies.