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Wardog Squadron
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5th Air Wing ,108th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Leaders Jack Bartlett (until Operation Gyre)
Kei Nagase (temporary)
Lt.Col. Ford (de jure)
Blaze (after Operation Gyre)
Members Kei Nagase (Wardog 2)
Alvin H. Davenport (Wardog 3)
Hans Grimm (Wardog 4)
Part Of Osean Air Defense Force
Deployment Circum-Pacific War
Equipment F-5E Tiger II (early war)
F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel (Bartlett)
F-4E Phantom II (Ford)
F-14A Tomcat
dependent player's choose
"Hrimfaxi, it appears you're up against Razgriz itself out there."
― Yuktobanian HQ

The 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron, nicknamed Wardog, is the main squadron the player is assigned to in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. It was initially a squadron composed primarily of trainees, led by Capt. Jack Bartlett (callsign Heartbreak One), and two other veteran combat pilots. They were engaged off the coast of Sand Island and all the pilots were killed, except for Capt. Bartlett, trainee pilot 2nd Lt. Kei Nagase (callsign Edge), and those on the ground. After this incident, she was moved up to the # 2 position because of her wild flying style. The rest of their flight consisted of the two trainees who had been on the ground during the fight, 2nd Lt. Alvin H Davenport (callsign Chopper) and 2nd Lt. "Blaze".

After Capt. Bartlett was shot down, Wardog Four, known as Blaze, had became the flight leader due to the fact that Lt. Nagase declined command and chose to stay at #2. When "Wardog Leader" Lt. Col. Ford was shot down over Sand Island during an air battle, Blaze found himself the sole leader of the squadron, which now included new member Airman First Class Hans Grimm (callsign Archer). Being stationed on Sand Island Air Force Base, they were constantly on the frontline of the war and had seen battle in battlefields in Yuktobania and Osea, in every climate imaginable; on Yuktobanian soil in landing operations and striking vital targets deep within Yuktobanian airspace. One of these missions including guiding a damaged C-5 Galaxy carrying Osean President Vincent Harling on an emergency landing as he traveled to secret peace negotiations in North Point.

HistoryEdit

During the middle of the war, they were court martialed for allegedly attacking civilian facilities in a Yuktobanian city and were forced to return to Oured for trial. Thanks to a sudden sneak attack by Yuktobanian Forces, they were sent up to prove their loyalty to Osea and destroyed the enemy forces.

Afterwards, they returned to the front lines in Yuktobania. During the POW rescue operation "Ice Cage" in Glubina, Edge is shot down, but is then recovered the next day after surviving and evading forces in harsh Arctic Conditions. Using her M9 sidearm, she managed to capture some of her pursuers, and she also rescued the crew of the gunship that originally tried to rescue her. The helicopter had crashed due to bad weather.

A week after her recovery, they supported the large ground operation by the Osean Army, which crushed the Yuktobanian Main Force in the Jilachi Desert.

Thanks to the success of that operation, they were called back to Osea for a ceremony by the Osean Vice President at a stadium in November City. However, after their fly-over and during the ceremony Yuktobanian forces suddenly appeared and attempted to attack the stadium.The 8492nd squadron had fooled the Oseans into thinking that it was only a drill. During the immense dogfight, Wardog Three, Captain Alvin H. Davenport, was shot down and killed in action.

Days later, the Wardog Squadron returned to the frontlines of Yuktobania and supported the attack on Cruik Fortress, Yuktobania's largest and last defensive stronghold before the capital city, Cinigrad. With the 108th's support, the fortress fell in half a day. However, when Wardog was returning to base, the 8492nd/Belkan Grabacr fighter squadron attacked them. The Wardog squadron barely escaped to the east. Meanwhile, the Grabacr squadron convinced the base's CO, Col. Perault, that the Wardog squadron were spies.

During their arrest, they had escaped Osean Military Police and fled Sand Island Air Force Base in multiple Hawk trainer aircraft. Captain Hamilton, from the Osean Military Command HQ, gave a general order to shoot down the Wardogs on sight and dispatched every fighter squadron in the area.

Wardog was sighted over an Osean Aircraft "Grave Yard", by the 8492nd Tactical Fighter Squadron and were pursued. However, the 8492nd lost sight of them and returned to base. Later they reappeared on radar. AWACS Thunder Head, now working against them on orders from Command HQ, vectored Captain Marcus Snow (callsign Swordsman) from the Osean Naval Air Force onto them. They were shot down. A search team was sent to check for survivors, but did not find anything. They were officially listed KIA on December 7, 2010.

However, it is said that the pilots had escaped and operated under a new name. No details were released until a press conference in 2020, 10 years after the war's end.

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