WWII History

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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Flight simulators World War 2 style are only as good as the technicians who create them, and we at HiTech Creations are very proud of our team and the war game they created, namely Aces High, the number one combat flight simulator on the market.

Our team is not only highly skilled at what they do but they are also historical junkies when it comes to World War Ii. That would explain why our aircraft, ships and ground vehicles are so exact in their representation of World War 2 craft. In keeping with our World War II battle overview, today we bring you Operation Torch.

Operation Torch was conducted from November 8-16, 1942, in Morocco and Algiers in Northern Africa. It involved forces from the United States, the United Kingdom, Free French Forces and Canada against Vichy France and Germany. This was basically a British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign, the goals of which were to pressure Germany and take some of their forces away from the Europe mainland and to gain ultimate control of the Mediterranean Sea, with a larger view of invading mainland Europe from the Mediterranean in 1943. Although reluctant, American President Roosevelt felt the need to support British Prime Minister Churchill’s plan and so Operation Torch was conducted.

In the end the goals were met at the cost of 479 Allied lives and 1,346 German and Vichy French troops and the German stronghold in North Africa was weakened considerably. Although the ultimate goal of an invasion of mainland Europe was not accomplished until 1944, these battles in Morocco and Algiers proved advantageous and ultimately well worth the efforts. For those of you a little confused, the French were indeed once allies of the United States, but there was a fraction in the French power structure so the Vichy French did indeed provide resistance in this operation. This operation ultimately led to the German occupation of France a few months later.

Our competitors come and go in the flight sim market but only one game has rested atop the standings since 2000 and that game is Aces High. After all of these years we still believe in our mission statement of long ago: to make one game and one game only and make that game the best World War 2 Flight Simulator on the market. We must be doing something right! Fly the skies of Aces High and find out for yourself.

Okay, before we write this short article, we know that we at HiTech Creations are a bit prejudiced. Yes, we believe Aces High is the best combat flight simulator on the market. Here are a couple reasons why we believe that.

Under “downloads” on our website there are player submitted films for players to watch; currently you can see how to do an Aileron roll maneuver, an Immelman maneuver, a snaproll and a split S maneuver.

Under “community” on our website you will find “AHWiki” which is basically all things related to Aces High and links to find answers to any question you may have about this great World War 2 Flight Simulator.

We can tell you this: none of our competitors has the support system we have with Aces High. Give us a try; you won’t be disappointed.

Aces High has remained the number one combat flight simulator on the market not only because of our attention to detail but also because of our special events calendar. Check out what’s coming soon.

On the 28th of September we have the ever-popular Snapshots being held at 10 p.m. EST and on October 1st we have a Squad Dueling League (KOTS) being held at 5 p.m. EST. You won’t want to miss either of these special events because they have proven to be exciting, challenging and they fill up fast. Test yourself against the best in the world and find out why Aces High is the number one Flight Simulator World War 2 style.