Dominica S. Gentile (ドミニカ・S・ジェンタイル) is a Witch of the 504th Joint Fighter Wing, originating from Liberion. Her nickname is "General" (though she has also been called "Boss" or "Don" by her wingman), and she is also known as the "One-man Air Force" for her flashy dual-wielding and high victory count.
Dominica is one of the tallest witches in the series, boasting an impressive chest to boot. She wears her hair short, with long sidelocks that hang to her chest. Due to this, as well as her personality, she comes across as a cool, rather masculine girl. Dominica sports a tan, button-up shirt with a dark green tie, over which she wears a dark brown aviator jacket.
Her grandparents were Romagnans who emigrated to Liberion. She was brought up with love from her parents, but financially, they were hardly well-off. When she was young, she made her living taking up odd jobs and working at a junk trader's shop.
When her magic power manifested, she aimed to become a Flight Witch because "they get the best pay". She did not pass Liberion's examination and entered the Faraway Land Air Force Training School instead. As a cadet, she was distinguished by her remarkable development, and was successful in the 133 Air Corps, famously known as the Eagle Company.
Upon seeing this activity, Liberion Air Force also accepted her enlistment, but she refused. She only agreed after the Liberion Air Force gave significant concessions, promoting her to a Flying officer and not requiring her to enter as a rookie. She was dispatched to Britannia with the 8th Air Force, and became the top ace of this elite unit. It was at that time that she broke the shot-down record of Liberion's best ace in the previous war.
While stationed on a defense mission in Britannia, she met Wing Commander Dietlinde-Wilcke of the 501st JFW. At first she was uninterested, but Dominica gradually became fascinated by Minna's patience and tolerance, deepening their friendship, and was taught to fight Neuroi from a broader perspective.
At the end of her service duties on the front lines, she was ordered by her commander to return home to Liberion to become an instructor, but refused, citing her desire to remain on the front lines a little longer. When she was told she had no choice, she resigned from her detachment on the spot. Right after this incident, she discussed options of a place to volunteer at, briefly mentioning the 501st JFW, as Wing Commander Dietlinde-Wilcke had helped her in the past. She then lamented that the 501st was at full capacity after a witch from Fuso had come to join the unit. Overhearing a conversation by other witches in her (now former) detachment, she and Godfrey stormed the base of the 504th Joint Fighter Wing (which had openings to fill) to volunteer. The Liberion government was so surprised at the reckless actions of their top ace that they immediately canceled her eligibility to be discharged and officially signaled her transfer to the 504th JFW.
Dominica is bold, confident, and incredibly straightforward in both combat style and mannerisms, displaying her love towards Jane Godfrey openly and constantly, often asking Godfrey to bake for her, which Dominica purchased a camera specifically to photograph. Despite this, she isn't the loud and abrasive type, often remaining quiet until she feels a need to state her opinion on a subject, though stating it frankly and without regard for what others may think when she does.
The type to remain calm under any situation, she even managed to lightheartedly flirt with Godfrey while injured in the midst of combat. Her reaction to Neuroi is also very carefree, often taking them on with a casual, blank expression, which changes to an eager grin when they prove to be a challenge.
While she attracts attention with her seemingly-lackadaisical ways, she is in fact a spirited, passionate, hot-blooded witch capable of prompt decisions that she acts upon.
Her expressions of love toward Flight Lieutenant Godfrey are always direct (lit. "straight" -- a boxing/baseball reference)
She has no particular inherent magic, but she has outstanding physical strength and dynamic vision.
Her combat style is simple and straightforward: upon spotting an enemy, rush at it, strike it, knock it down. However, this is only possible because of support from Flight Lieutenant Godfrey, her wingman and beloved wife (恋女房) who is constantly by her side in the skies. Their wave-like assault, which has downed countless Neuroi, is referred to as "One-two Punch." It gives the impression of a powerful straight followed by a jab.
Her North Liberion P51-B Striker Unit was nicknamed "Shangri-La". Her new P51-D unit is nicknamed "Shangri-La II".
"One good hit'll shut 'em right up!" - Twitter, July 24 2010
"Let's get this over with quickly and head for a pub." - digital bs tuners profile
"That's my Jane. I'm falling for you all over again." - Kurenai no Majo Tachi (Vol. 2 Ch. 2)
- 504th Twitter Story. Part 1 and 2
- Her exceptional endurance and kinetic vision are also put to great use in boxing, her hobby.
- Based on Don Gentile. Her nickname "One Man Air Force" is a reference to Gentile's book of the same name. Her close relationship with her wingman, Jane Godfrey is a reference to the close friendship of her pilot archetype with John Godfrey. Don Gentile's final tally of victories was 19.83 aerial victories and 3 damaged, with 6 ground kills, in 350 combat hours flown. He also claimed two victories while with the RAF.
- After downing 3 Fw-190s on April 8, 1944, he was the top-scoring 8th Air Force ace when he crashed his personal P-51, named "Shangri La", on April 13, 1944 while stunting over the 4th FG's airfield at Debden for a group of assembled press reporters and movie cameras. Blakeslee (CO of the 4th FG) immediately grounded Gentile as a result, and he was sent back to the US for a tour selling war bonds.