There was a Basque restaurant across the street! Sadly it was closed. A lot of Basque people have settled in this part of Nevada.
Tomorrow we drive across Utah! After 36 hours awake I am finally getting sleep.
From Reno we drove to Elko. It was extremely Smokey! We stayed at a funky-looking Ramada Inn hotel with an attached casino.
Partly by accident, we ended up visiting the camp site of the Donner Party itself. There is a really big statue there.
Not too thrilled with the decals in this tank. Or the other federated suns tank. But... practice, you know? I’ve never really used decals before.
Did some vehicles as well. I especially like the decals on the Draconis Combine tanks.
Crucis Lancers of the Federated Suns. A Wolverine and a Centurion, to fight the Combine Griffin above.
The 82nd (West Africa) Division was a brutish colonial infantry division from Africa. It was formed from the already formed 1st and 2nd West Africa Brigades and the 4th Nigerian brigade. It served in Burma under the 15th Indian Corps where it suffered the heaviest casualties of any unit in the campaign. Due to racism and the focus on the European theatre, it’s hard to get info on this unit. Attached pics may be from several African British divisions #dday
The Tuskegee Airmen, which included the 332nd Fighter group, the 99th Fighter Squadron and the 477th Bombardment group of the USAF were the first black combat aviators of the US military. Again, the units they were segregated. The 332nd fighter group were also know as the Red Tails for painting the tails of their Mustangs red. They served in North Africa and Italy. The 332nd group is notable for downing 3 German jets in a single day on 24th March 1945.#dday
The 92nd Infantry Division, know as the “Buffalo Soldiers” were a segregated black infantry division that was formed in WW1. In WW2 they fought in northern Italy against combined German and Italian fascist forces. The unit received 2 posthumous medals of honor in 1997, well after the war. Though accounts have since surfaced showing the unit served admirably, racist generals at the time believed the unit to be underperforming. hence the 1997 medals.#dday
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