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http://www.mtmestas.com/Military/349th_ ... 8.htm#pg18



Date of event ; 26th/27th April 2014

NAME OF EVENT; "OPERATION CRAFTSMAN"

Armourer; John Oxlade HireandFire@hotmail.co.uk

VENUE ; Pippingford Park Estate East Sussex (A22)

Operation ; Italy April 1944 The Allied Advance into the Po Valley

Division ; 2nd Battalion of 349th infantry regt,(The Kraut Killers),

88th Infantry Division (The Blue Devils)



The thrust to capture the Valley and cross the River Po started April 1944...the 88th Division was in the thick of it.. The idea of this event is to have as many American re-enacting units rebadged and operate as one company of 2nd Battalion of the 349th infantry regt... KRAUT KILLERS of the 88TH Infantry division THE BLUE DEVILS.....we will operate if numbers are big enough as two maybe three Squads of a platoon....each Squad with minimum of 8 and max of 12 men in each squad.



HOW WE WILL DO THIS.

I will produce maps nearer the time....and forward on...please print off enough for your men to use in patrols etc..

Arrival Friday from 16.00hrs onwards..all to park at HUT D on the high grass area we normally use...

Book in and get weaps sorted with Oxlade...



Early Saturday AM we be transported to HUT F via GMC.. Here we will debus and from this and will have to wait for all the troops to arrive this area will be the start line for the event we will advance to the first Objective which is the bridge over the river RENO ,.....Once secured we then push on to the second objective which is to take and hold the SAN MARTINO heights that are over looking

the river PANARO ... Here we are to establish a defensive line (MLR)...emplacements/trenches and fox holes with Ops interconnecting tied in defenses using field telephones and immediately send out patrols to reconnoitre the thin but fast flowing river PANARO for crossing points...all to be recorded on maps ..here we will stay out over night in our positions...NO fires in the MLR..a rear area will set up for heating up rations and for those incapable of surviving the night to erect pup tents..



We will have the 15th Evacuation Hospital set up at HUT C ...anyone who is a casualty will form up on the main road (This will be marked on map) at a forward clearing station for vehicle collection to be transported back to the 15th Evac Hospital..you will be given a label that will denote your injury...on arrival you will have name and unit registered and you should produce this lab from this you will be treated for that injury....30 min waiting and return to front line..

REALISM

All rations should be correct as possible for the era we are portraying no modern cooking items please.

No shot calling..

Be generous to the opposition on shots.

No modern watches/jewellery etc..

No hand thrown pyro technic at all however Smoke are allowed.

The GMC will be back Saturday evening to bus people back to HUT D and to return with bedrolls and again Sunday AM to return bedrolls and collect weapons.. 06.00hrs.

The USO vehicle is not booked at this moment so its care for yourself in the field time.



American uniform requirements for the event

M41 Field Jacket,

M43 Combat boots,

M37 Wool trousers

M1928 Haversack

88th Inf div BLUE CLOVER LEAF patch

...... Regards Pete


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Pete, what numbers are you thinking of? Each side? Without researching, do you know what Axisunitswere involved?

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Fellas only on this one Pete?

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We will now have a 15 evac field hospital in action for those wounded/.shot to be registered and processed....at Pip Pk 2014


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Fantastic concept Pete,if only I was twenty years younger.

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No brits .... Or brits equipped French colonials if need be?

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Excellent scenario idea Pete although I do think the idea of rear Sleeping area and Aid stations with nurses and field kitchens etc worked well at the last few Pip parks. As long as the aid stations are not to far way from the frontline. Also there are very few private battles for people to attend these days. To keep it within the historical boundaries could we not ask for Allied and Axis units to badge up to represent units within the nearby combat area. This would also help keep costs down.
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FJR /HEER AND SS ...all will be at Pip PK ...


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Let's hope it is all good, and goes ahead.

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Had heard they were doing a battle the same weekend. There a bit like buses these Private battles (none then two come along). Could you maybe try to re book for later this year or early next year.?

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No mate, Ill transfer the Italian front idea to Pip Pk next year, Allied forces can hold the two peaks one brit and one Yank...digging in, so still get the static weekend in rather than the trogging in the sun weve had recently!...


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shaun duncan wrote:
Had heard they were doing a battle the same weekend. There a bit like buses these Private battles (none then two come along). Could you maybe try to re book for later this year or early next year.?


Think 'Landwaster' has inadvertently altered the subject line to '12/13th October 13'! Well it is early next year, in April, read Pete's original post on this thread. 12/13 Oct event now cancelled, partly due to lack of US interest as we're all worn out at the end of the year. :roll:


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No Harvey it was me mucking around trying to change the heading...stops having so many headings Pip Pk Private tacticle etc....sorry...

Anyway...this events on...if you want to see what I am on about have a look at this movie link below ...the kit is superb...the uniform is exacto mundo as I want anyone coming to look like...88th Inf Div...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZGvcnCsDFM

Little bit of walking in the AM ...little bit of fire fight to win the high ground...little bit of pyro to get the ears ringing...little bit of digging in...little bit of patrolling....little bit of freezing your nuts of over night!!!....


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Pete how does a section of Canadian troops grab you as we do Italy as one of our portrayals. Aslong as KD is okay with you.

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KDs at Pip Pk in April are you bonkers?.....you'll freeze your nuts off.
Summer tactical would suit that better I think mate...


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