WWII History

A quick check of the Aces High Special Events calendar tells us that tonight is a Snapshots at 10 p.m. EST, a not-to-be missed special event that all combat flight simulator gamers will want to participate in.

On the 16th we have the Friday Night Squadron Frame 2: Across the Rhine. Judging from the participation in this special event for Frame 1 this promises to be a challenging and exciting event.

Special Events have been increased by HiTech Creations to provide more gaming enjoyment for our players. Sign up today and take on the world in war games competition.

The Battle of Peleliu, otherwise known as Operation Stalemate II, was a battle between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. Peleliu, which is present day Palau, was considered by some to have significant importance as a staging area as the United States pushed forward to Japan’s mainland, but historians have since been critical, saying that the island held little strategic value. Whoever is correct, the facts show that this battle, fought between September-November 1944, was one of the fiercest and most costly battles for the United States Marine Corps.

When the battle ended the 1st Marine Division had lost close to 6,500 men, or about 1/3 of their division, and the division was effectively out of the war until their numbers could be replenished shortly before the Battle of Okinawa.

The Japanese lost over 10,000 in incredibly brutal fighting; the importance of stopping the United States advance was not lost on the Japanese command and they put everything they had into defending this island. The final outcome, however, was inevitable as the numbers going into the battle showed superior American numbers, 28,000 to 11,000, and at this point of the war supporting aircraft and ships heavily favored the Americans. Despite the heavy losses the outcome really was never in doubt.

To the brave men who fought during World War II, we at HiTech Creations say thank you! Aces High was created by a team of history buffs who wanted to not only make a successful combat simulator but also honor in some way the fighting troops of the United States.

Our aircraft, sea vessels, and land vehicles are as close to replicas as we could make them. Our attention to detail was important to us as we strove to make the best World War 2 flight simulator on the market.

We believe that players of war games and history students worldwide will recognize this once they play Aces High. This really is as close to actual combat as any of us will ever experience and we are so grateful to the men, and women, who serve our great nation so that we have the freedom to play flight sim games in their honor. We at Aces High salute you!

So what’s happening in Special Events this week? It’s a busy week we are in and we start off tonight with Extreme Air Racing at 10 p.m. EST. Tomorrow finds another Snapshot at 10 p.m. EST and Friday we have Friday Squad Operations, Frame 2: Across the Rhine and also a King of the Hill at 5 p.m.

That’s a full week but nothing new for Aces High, the number one combat flight simulator on the market. Go to the Community link on our homepage and click on Special Events to see the full September calendar.

For those of you new to Aces High we thought we would point out a special section on our website. If you go to http://www.hitechcreations.com/Flight-Sim/Aces-High/gameinfo-features-art.html you will find out game features. Also on that link you can learn more about the aircraft, ships, arenas, and ground vehicles at your disposal while playing this exciting combat flight simulator.

We at HiTech Creations have been improving Aces High since we started this game in 2000 and we continue to add features like this to add to your enjoyment and to make it as easy as possible to start playing and receive as much help as possible.

It’s the First of September and that can only mean one thing at HiTech Creations: the new Special Events calendar is out and a whole new month of challenging experiences await gamers on our World War 2 Flight Simulator.

Starting off the month on September 2nd is a Friday Squad Operation (FSO) and this one is FSO Frame 1: Across The Rhine.

Each month players await the opportunity to sign up for these FSOs, which offer a bit more reality and challenge against the best in the world.

You may as well join in and find out what thousands of others already know, that for the best in challenge and excitement, nothing tops the Aces High Special Events.