Operation Constant Gardener

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RPC AUTHORITY VOLUNTEER ARMY FOR THE ALLIED FORCES









ASSAULT RECORDS










13th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

"SCREECHING THUNDERS"

Updated: 01/01/1950






O/R-00291
04/05/1949

LEVEL 5 SENSITIVE
EYES ONLY







AIRBORNE OPERATIONS


FIGHTER INTERCEPTION

CODENAME: CONSTANT GARDENER

April 1943









THIS PUBLICATION AND INFORMATION

CONTAIN HEREIN MUST NOT

FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY









RAVAAF AIR FORCE

Headquarters of the Commander in Chief



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Supermarine Seafire FR Mk. 47, flown by Lt. Col. Henry "Hog" Hoggard, during the interception of Capt. Elizaveta Orlov (Taken by 1st Lt. Jefferson Hawk). Siberia, USSR. April 1949.

Squadron Number: 13th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

Nickname: "Screeching Thunders"

Garrison: ANFV CV Helios

Armaments:

4x Supermarine Seafire FR Mk. 47

  • 4x 20mm Hispano Mk. V
  • 2x 250lb Bombs
  • 1x 500lb Bomb
  • 8x 60lb Rockets

4x Supermarine Seafire F Mk. 46

  • 2x 20mm Hispano Mk. V
  • 4x 7.7mm Browning MG
  • 2x 250lb Bombs

Commander:

  • Col. Gordon "Griffin" Harley (Thunder Leader/Thunder One) (KIA, 1945)
  • Lt. Col. Henry "Hog" Hoggard (Thunder Leader/Thunder One)

Composition:

  • 2nd Lt. Colin Firmin (Thunder Two) (KIA, 1943)
  • 2nd Lt. Brody Huddleson (Thunder Three) (KIA, 1943)
  • WO Casey Seabrooke (Thunder Four) (KIA, 1944)
  • WO Mitchell Gorbold (Thunder Five) (KIA, 1944)
  • WO Jeffrey Kay (Thunder Six) (KIA, 1944)
  • WO Orville Beckham (Thunder Seven) (KIA, 1945)
  • 1st Lt. Jefferson "Sir" Hawk (Thunder Two)
  • 1st Lt. Horace "Big" Rogers (Thunder Three)
  • 2nd Lt. Frank Blakesley (Thunder Four)
  • 2nd Lt. Gilbert Norton (Thunder Five)
  • WO Harvey Conway (Thunder Six)
  • WO Anthony Gibbs (Thunder Seven)
  • WO Westley Peck (Thunder Eight)

Operation Summary: The main objective of Operation Constant Gardener is to hunt and intercept any and all known deserters of the RAVAAF Air Force in order to prevent any valuable information from falling into enemy hands. The operation was planned with air combat in mind but grounded targets may be intercepted with one or more bombing runs. The 13th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, "Screeching Thunders" was selected for the operation, issued with naval aircraft for effective deployment and resupplying aboard aircraft carriers.

To ensure information security, the 13th Fighter Interceptor Squadron have been given express orders to engage downed and parachuted enemies. If downed targets has no parachutes deployed, at least one of the squadron's members must confirm the kill by photographing the wreckage of the aircraft.

Directives:

  • Intercept 1st Lt. Ruth "Boss" Lynwood (Framboise One)
  • Intercept WO Cori Ross (Cheetah Eleven)
  • Intercept Capt. Alexis "Madam" Nichols (Leopard One)
  • Intercept WO Byron Fulton (Tanager Six)
  • Intercept 1st Lt. Garland Grenville (Amaryllis Two)
  • Intercept 2nd Lt. Yekaterina "Akula" Bogomolov (Jacaranda Four)
  • Intercept Capt. Elizaveta "Kalinka" Orlov (Jacaranda Five)
  • Intercept 1st Lt. Jeremy Wilkins (Mesclun One)
  • Intercept Maj. Mitchell "Hal" McCarthy (Vermilion One)
  • Intercept Capt. Lydia "Lilya" Litvyak (Vermilion Two)
  • Intercept Col. ██████ "Instructor" ███████ (Independent Squadron)
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