The Strike Witches gave us an American ace: Charlotte E. Yeager.
Why weren't there witch equivalents for Richard Bong (the number one American ace) and David McCampbell (the number one American naval ace)?
22.214.171.124 00:22, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
Don't know why exactly. Not every country has their best flying aces as Witches. Many of the nation/service's top aces such as IJA Ryotarou Joubou, Russian Ivan Kozhedub, Canadian Henry McLeod, British Johnny Jhonson, and USMC Gregory Boyington has no Witch counterpart at the moment. So it is not only the US. Hopefully Humikane would work on these Witches in the future.
--Yellow14 02:46, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
Maybe becuse Bong and McCampblell are relative unknowns compared to Yeager; who flew the well known P-51 Mustang, and has a lot of exposure due to the movie 'The Right Stuff,' his books, and other activities.
Additinally; don't forget Edward 'Butch' O'Hare, (from who Strike Witches gets Katharine 'Crusher' O'Hare of the Suomos Misfits,) the Navy ace who received the Medal of Honor for shooting down five medium bombers attacking USS Lexington early in the war, and who also helped pioneer nightime flying in the American Navy. He is better know for those actions, plus the exposure provided by having an airport named after him; Chicago's O'Hare.
Makuhari Fan01 04:54, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah about O'Hare's pioneering of Naval nightime flying with the use of radars mounted on the wings, I thought that was something that was missing from O'Hare the witch.
126.96.36.199 06:37, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
I had always been wondering why O'Hare witch did not have any nightflyer facet in her character. Humikane did O'Hare a damn bad one.
188.8.131.52 08:08, December 14, 2011 (UTC)
According to this website here, Liberion was originally named the United States of Rebellion but the anime translations changed it to Riberion or Liberion, so what's the country's official name? (the other information about Strike Witches in the website are a bit inaccurate)Jungi 22:57, December 3, 2011 (UTC)
As far as I know, Liberion comes from "Liberty" (Yamibun said so in one of his speeches) and not "Rebellion". Besides, the Suomus Misfits novel that came out before the anime has a map on it, which can be read "Liberion". It's just the author of the article isn't so familiar w/ SW stuff. --Yellow14 04:29, December 4, 2011 (UTC)--Yellow14 04:29, December 4, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Jungi 22:48, December 4, 2011 (UTC)
Regarding other USAAF Fighter Groups for Liberion...
If Charlotte Yeager's old unit, the 357th Fighter Group gets added into the info banks of the series, I wonder what nickname would best fit the group...
Maybe "The Yoxford Girls"?
--Brian2759 12:31, May 31, 2020 (UTC)