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Everyday Hero's Skins Competition Discussion thread.

what about Republic of China and other allied nations with independent air forces that operated in-game aircraft from US/UK/USSR etc.

thats fine, as long as the model is in game. Same as the polish and other nations flying with other countries under their banners. So if you win the contest for a p-40 chinese skin you would win in place of the US contestant. No worries.

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Thank you for the story Trommelfeuer. Many good people served on all sides of the war, I wish after so many years we could find the courage to honour them all despite what signs were on their uniforms.

 

 

This contest is a very positive surprise, whoever designed it deserves a bonus. I hope we'll see some great stories and skins. o7

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Trommelfeuer, was you grandpa stationed at Gross-Born when he trained Finnish SS-Volunteers? I remember my Grandpa saying that he and many of his fellow volunteers gave handmade knives to their trainers as a gift before their SS Freiwilligen-Bataillon Nordost gave oath of allegiance to German Reich and Fuhrer in October of 1941. Many of them had also gave out knives as gifts to their trainers when they departed Heuberg and Wien training camps.

 

My Grandpa was wounded slightly on Malgobek during 1942 when he was serving in the renamed Nordland Battalion and then came back to Finland where he met my Grandmother got married and then had to serve in Finnish Army on Continuation War. When the war ended my Grandpa had to flee Finland in order to avoid questioning and a possible prison sentence in Soviet Unions work camps as was the case for many SS volunteers.

 

He ended up to United States and started his military career there until he retired in 1968 and returned to Finland with a new name after being served in multiple wars and battlefronts including Finnish Winter War, German eastern front, Finnish Continuation War, Korean War and Vietnam War.

 

Being a lucky bastard as he was the only wound he took was the shrapnel which tore part of his left middle finger and ear which he was covering with his hand while the howitzer shot landed near his position. He thought it was instant karma as right before the howitzers started firing he had waved his middle finger towards Soviet positions and cursed something to them. He said that he has never given out that expression anymore after that incident :)

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On-topic, sadly i missed this one as 22nd-25th, guess i should check the forums for more than patch notes.
Probably for the best, don't have the programs/skills to do a proper skin for it. Grandfather was a Lancaster navigator, 12 Sqdn RAF, Me-758 PH-N 'Nan', one of the 100+ sorties surviving planes.
Still has a few of the maps, his logs, Flight Officer's cap... DFC and other medals were stolen a few years back unfortunately. Even found a picture of the plane being awarded its own DSO and DFC on completion of its 106th, if it's of any interest.

But yeah. went Britain, and only britain for the longest time to get a Lancaster because of that. Worth the time and effort i think, though I'm pretty sure he didn't run into too many Japanese jets x) Shame it's a B III where his was a B I, but it still does its job and does it well.

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Trommelfeuer, was you grandpa stationed at Gross-Born when he trained Finnish SS-Volunteers? I remember my Grandpa saying that he and many of his fellow volunteers gave handmade knives to their trainers as a gift before their SS Freiwilligen-Bataillon Nordost gave oath of allegiance to German Reich and Fuhrer in October of 1941. Many of them had also gave out knives as gifts to their trainers when they departed Heuberg and Wien training camps.

 

My Grandpa was wounded slightly on Malgobek during 1942 when he was serving in the renamed Nordland Battalion and then came back to Finland where he met my Grandmother got married and then had to serve in Finnish Army on Continuation War. When the war ended my Grandpa had to flee Finland in order to avoid questioning and a possible prison sentence in Soviet Unions work camps as was the case for many SS volunteers.

 

He ended up to United States and started his military career there until he retired in 1968 and returned to Finland with a new name after being served in multiple wars and battlefronts including Finnish Winter War, German eastern front, Finnish Continuation War, Korean War and Vietnam War.

 

Being a lucky xxxxxxx as he was the only wound he took was the shrapnel which tore part of his left middle finger and ear which he was covering with his hand while the howitzer shot landed near his position. He thought it was instant karma as right before the howitzers started firing he had waved his middle finger towards Soviet positions and cursed something to them. He said that he has never given out that expression anymore after that incident :)

 

Sry, no idea if he was at Gross-Born too,  if I stumble over that detail I'll post it. ;)

 

Thx for the interesting story of your grandpa! :)

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Competition extended to June 1st! http://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/140973-war-thunder-memorial-day-everyday-heros-skins-competition/?p=2696429

 

If you wanted another opportunity to do a hero skin for the competition, you now have one.  :yes:

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Date updated to June 1st. 8)

 

Which time zone, what hour? ;)s

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A suggestion came to my mind after reading Grimskull's post - might be a good idea to allow "teams" or rather pairs to enter the competition. I'm sure there are many great stories to be told, but people have simply never done any skins. Would be great to allow our forum "skinning" experts help in such situations - I'm sure many would be more than happy to participate.

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I can't participate, fortunately. The last time my country was at war was in 1891. It was a civil war. The last war against other countries was in 1879. Good luck to those who participate.

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I would love the create a skin for the Matilda tank once it's in, which my Great Granddad served along side when he was a Desert Rat! Dammit! hurry up and bring the British tanks in! :salute:

And My great Granddad never spoke about the war much as he disliked the fact he was shooting kids etc from the German Youth, While my Granddad Survived the great blitz of Coventry (Put that in please would have much respect! Coventry was the most bombed place apart from london!)  Anyhow Best of luck to other people and there stories!

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So....What if i'd really like to participate in this contest, but I have no family that served in any war until the Gulf War. I have plenty of friends who have family that fought inside the war. Would I be able to maybe team up with one of them and enter the contest between the two of us, or is that a no go? I understand it isn't, but it would definitely be a fun project and I would certainly love to give it a try, as well as commemorate those who fought so bravely for their country, no matter the beliefs they or the countrymen held.

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This is the part where I sigh heavily and wish I had been more interested in this stuff when I was a kid. From what I remember I had an absolutely ridiculous amount of great uncles and other relatives who served during the war, but I can only vaguely remember two stories. One of my great uncles flew escort for the Enola Gay when it dropped the atom bomb and the green tinted goggles that he was issued are still somewhere in the family. Another great uncle was a tank commander for a sherman and had 5 of them shot out from under him and earned some purple hearts and other medals. I wish I could remember their names or any of the details or had at least listened before the people that knew the stories were dead.

 

Ah well, what's done is done. This is a pretty cool event!

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great contest, so sad I can't participate because my country made a little participation in ww2, if not my great grandfather could be there, he was (at least what the old woman told me) very tall and brutally strong, but we just send a small expeditionary force 

 

good luck to everyone, I wanna see those skins and stories from ww2 

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This is the part where I sigh heavily and wish I had been more interested in this stuff when I was a kid. From what I remember I had an absolutely ridiculous amount of great uncles and other relatives who served during the war, but I can only vaguely remember two stories. One of my great uncles flew escort for the Enola Gay when it dropped the atom bomb and the green tinted goggles that he was issued are still somewhere in the family. Another great uncle was a tank commander for a sherman and had 5 of them shot out from under him and earned some purple hearts and other medals. I wish I could remember their names or any of the details or had at least listened before the people that knew the stories were dead.

 

Ah well, what's done is done. This is a pretty cool event!

This is the great thing about stuff like this. You now go and ask those questions even if you do not enter. It gives you a reason to learn something about them.

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Damn I wish I could participate, but wherever my family served in the second world war is not really mentioned (probably for a good reason, the most i know is my great grandfathers died in the Wehrmacht and SS).  Best of luck to those who do have a richer and more storied history in the second world war.

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