# Special Aircraft Service

## Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Other Mods => Ships => Topic started by: SAS~Bombsaway on January 30, 2020, 05:46:40 PM

Title: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on January 30, 2020, 05:46:40 PM
This is the LST 22. My father served on her during WWII in the Pacific.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fb9H9JPN/1394367-649681148396280-1187508644-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7Zcshgm9/1380441-649680905062971-979684033-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Ssbg7m0z/1385692-649681238396271-1583986836-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

At 17 with parents permission volunteered and joined the US Navy. He severed on the LST 22 until the war ended.

(https://i.postimg.cc/y6pbpzXG/1377489-649680761729652-1305109316-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

As a young boy I found my father's medals and asked how he got them. He told me that one was good conduct for his part in shooting down a Japanese Betty bomber that was trying to attack his convoy.
Years later after his death I looked up the LST 22 and found that day was recorded in wikipedia  on the LST 22's page.

" On 28 December 1944, "George 1" echelon of Task Group 78 was formed with the ultimate destination of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon. Various elements joined until the entire task group was formed before entering the Philippines. Several enemy planes were seen attacking en route but only one came within range and this was destroyed by the fire from several LSTs, with partial credit to the crew of LST-22. One casualty resulted when a strafing bullet from the plane went through the thigh of an Army photographer on board. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_LST-22

I hope you all enjoy this bit of history and this ship Asheshouse has given us.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jdNBDFPk/2020-01-31-at-00-15-22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vcY0jXPW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Sxh3CfGQ/2020-01-31-at-00-03-14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4mWWTtMj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/k5xx8WfC/2020-01-31-at-01-44-04.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nshjfjyS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SskcGjvM/2020-01-31-at-01-45-14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mcpcLZRL)

Credits are as follows....
Asheshouse for the import,classfiles textures, you name it.
The model he believes comes from Silent hunter but was freeware to download.

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//Chief.ini LST22                  ships.ShipAsheUS$LST22 1 icons/shipDestroyer.mat[Ships.LST22] com.maddox.il2.objects.ships.ShipAsheUS$LST22//====================

Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: SAS~Gerax on January 30, 2020, 06:01:25 PM
Wow, what a great story!  :o
Many thanks Mark and Ashes ..  ;)
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Bwf. on January 30, 2020, 06:42:25 PM
Thanks Bomb's!
the "grunt navy". ]thumbsup[
]cheers[
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: mechanic on January 30, 2020, 09:56:36 PM
I was having a bit of a problem getting this ship to load. I put it in my #WAW3 BAT 3.7.2, added in the supplied ships.ini, technics.properties and stationary.ini text,  but something seemed to be missing as it kept crashing at 70% . Looking at the loglst the error read "RuntimeException: PlMisStatic: class 'ships.ShipAsheIJN$LST22' not found" Turns out the LST had been captured before it was uploaded and looks like it had been re-designated IJN in the LST 22 Stationary.txt file that accompanied the download. Once it was re-captured I re-named the ini text - LST22 ships.ShipAsheUS$LST22  1  -  the crash was cured and the craft appeared on the maps in support of the US landings :)

I don't know if this was just me or if the text edits posted for the stationary.ini need to be revised in the download.

Mechanic

Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Zflyer48 on January 30, 2020, 10:26:56 PM
Respect to you for honoring your father. And, respect to your father for his service.

Best Regards
Zflyer48
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: vonofterdingen on January 30, 2020, 11:12:59 PM
Great post. Thanks a million!
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Mick on January 31, 2020, 12:03:24 AM
Many THX to all involved, for this nice and very useful addition ...!  8)

THX to mechanic for the Stationary bug tip ...  ;)
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: cgagan on January 31, 2020, 04:06:12 AM
Many thanks Mark and Asheshouse, for this tribute - and ship!  8)
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on January 31, 2020, 04:30:05 AM
I was having a bit of a problem getting this ship to load. I put it in my #WAW3 BAT 3.7.2, added in the supplied ships.ini, technics.properties and stationary.ini text,  but something seemed to be missing as it kept crashing at 70% . Looking at the loglst the error read "RuntimeException: PlMisStatic: class 'ships.ShipAsheIJN$LST22' not found" Turns out the LST had been captured before it was uploaded and looks like it had been re-designated IJN in the LST 22 Stationary.txt file that accompanied the download. Once it was re-captured I re-named the ini text - LST22 ships.ShipAsheUS$LST22  1  -  the crash was cured and the craft appeared on the maps in support of the US landings :)

I don't know if this was just me or if the text edits posted for the stationary.ini need to be revised in the download.

Mechanic

Sorry about that. I fixed that and posted new link in first post.
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Mick on January 31, 2020, 05:14:48 AM
... sorry, but there's no Chief.ini in the folder, so the LST 22 can't navigate ...  :-[
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Ivan-le-Rouge on January 31, 2020, 05:40:31 AM
Cool story, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: asheshouse on January 31, 2020, 05:43:02 AM
... sorry, but there's no Chief.ini in the folder

Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on January 31, 2020, 05:45:10 AM
Thanks ash. 😁
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: dona on January 31, 2020, 09:22:39 AM
Thank you for sharing your dad's story!  Keeping the  history alive is so important.
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Piotrek1 on January 31, 2020, 10:29:48 AM
Thank you for sharing your father story and a great addition to the game.
Best regards,
Piotrek
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: mechanic on January 31, 2020, 05:43:49 PM
One has to re-install all the files and edit in the .ini's, but works in Pegasus BAT 3.8

I forgot to say it earlier, but thanks for the model and sharing the memorable history.

Mechanic
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Mission_bug on February 02, 2020, 06:07:40 AM
Great story of your father Mark, from reading the history that was quite some cruise he was involved with. 8)

A great piece of history, thank you very much to all involved in this wonderful model, really appreciated. ;)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Epervier on February 02, 2020, 11:03:04 AM
Nice model ! Thanks !  :)

But not damaged model ?  :-X
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on February 02, 2020, 11:10:44 AM
I would be grateful to you and the IES team if you could help Gabiel.
Title: Re: LST 22. A bit of real history
Post by: Mixx on February 06, 2020, 06:45:43 PM
Beautiful and necessary ship! Nice model.
Thanks to Mark for the ship and the story with his father.
History to remember