WWII History

So oftentimes during discussions of World War II only the major battles are mentioned, the ones that had significant impact on the entire war or were glorified in books or movies. In fact, there were hundreds of battles and skirmishes during the war and it is one of the lesser-known battles that we will discuss today for our “Overview of WWII Battles” series.

The Battle of Nancy was fought from September 5-15, 1944, between the 3rd Army of the United States and the German XXXXVII Panzerkorps in the area around Nancy, France.

The 3rd Army was spread quite thin at this point in the war so for the Nancy campaign only the 4th Armored Division, the 35th Infantry Division and the 80th Infantry Division were available. After ten days of fierce fighting the United States lost 2,851 men from the 80th Division and the Germans lost 4,081 men from their 3rd PG and 553rd VG Divisions. With this hard-fought victory the United States was able to move across the Moselle River, liberate Nancy, and use this central city as a staging and communications center for the remainder of the war.

Having said all that, one is left with a rather tidy description of what was in no way a tidy little battle. For ten days soldiers pounded each other in a relentless attempt to defend and/or overtake a small, seemingly meaningless city in France. As with so many towns and cities and locations during a war, they are thrust into the limelight and the history books because of their geographical location and the fact that two massive armies happened to choose that spot to do warfare. Look at any war and you find countless examples of that fact; Gettysburg is a wonderful example of a location that was the right place at the right time and one of the most famous battles in warfare history took place because of that fact.

We at HiTech Creations love military history and in particular World War II history, and we know that our loyal customers must love it almost as much as we do; why else would they have made Aces High the number one combat flight simulator on the market? Our attention to detail in the design of our flight sim has led gamers from around the world to proclaim us as Number One and we intend to stay in that position.

The next time you are in the mood for a Flight Simulator world War 2 style then give Aces High a try; you won’t be disappointed.

Busy week ahead on our Aces High Special Events calendar, so let’s check it out.

On the 12th there is a Snapshots being held; on the 14th we have a King of the Hill (KOTH) and a FSO (Friday Squad Operation), and on the 15th is another King of the Hill.

That’s enough action packed into three days to keep the most avid combat flight simulator gamer occupied. Aces High, where beginners and experts meet 24/7 to fly the challenging skies. See you up there soon!

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between Japan and forces from the United States and Australia, was contested between May 4-8, 1942, and was the first battle in which aircraft carriers engaged each other; in another first it was the first battle in naval history where none of the ships fired upon each other.

In May of 1942 Japan decided to strengthen its defensive position by invading and occupying islands in the Solomon Island chain. Unfortunately for the Japanese the United States learned of this plan by intercepting radio transmissions and two Navy carrier task forces along with an Australian task force were sent to stop the Japanese offensive.

What ensued was four days of constant barrage as aircraft sank ships and crippled other aircraft. When the battle had finally ended by both sides withdrawing from the area, the United States had lost 69 aircraft, 4 ships and 656 men and Japan had lost 92 aircraft, 9 ships and 966 men were killed.

Considered a tactical victory for the Japanese, the Battle of the Coral Sea was a very costly victory indeed and it ended up crippling the Japanese navy to the extent that it was too weak in the Battle of Midway which happened one month later, and ultimately this defeat led to the defeat in the entire Pacific Theater. As so often is the case, the effects of a military encounter can be short-term but ultimately long term and it is often the long term effects that lead to overall victory or defeat.

At HiTech Creations we not only have produced the number one combat flight simulator in Aces High but we also try to honor those brave soldiers, airmen and sailors who fought the battles and paid the ultimate price. Our love of history and in particular our fascination with World War II led us to make the ultimate World War 2 Flight Simulator, a war game that stands alone as the supreme test for beginners and expert games alike.

Unlike our competitors who decided to make several World War II games, we concentrated on making one game only and making Aces High the best Flight Simulator World War 2 style on the market. Our sales and the dedication of our followers lead us to believe that our strategy has been correct.

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A brand new Friday Squad Operation (FSO) happens this Friday, the 7th. You won’t want to miss this FSO; if you have never participated in one of these special events then what in the world are you waiting for? True, Aces High stands alone as the best combat flight simulator on the market, but besides the game itself it is the special events offerings that really make Aces High a must if you are a serious gamer or serious gamer-to-be.

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