OBN Journal Aces, Demons, and Ghosts: Mysterious Heroes of the Belkan Conflict
June 2014 Special Issue
Speculations abound over the true identity of the "Aces of Razgriz," a small squadron of fighter pilots which played a key role in resolving the Circum-Pacific War (Belkan Conflict), and has since disappeared without a trace.
Some still firmly believe that this squadron was in fact the Sand Island detachment of the Osean Air Force 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron, better known as Sand Island Squadron.
Feared among Yuktobanian troops as the "Demons of Razgriz," the ferocity of this squadron's combat power is said to have weakened the resolve to fight among many in the front lines.
To date, very little information has been obtained regarding Sand Island Squadron itself.
The last recorded account is a report dated December 7, 2010, stating that all planes from Sand Island Squadron had been shot down over the Ceres Ocean. No records about them have since been found.
There are, however, numerous similarities that connect Sand Island Squadron to the "Demons of Razgriz."
Whatever the truth may be, the memory of this mysterious squadron, hailed as both aces and demons - and, at one point, as ghosts - still lives among us.
Vincent Harling, 48th President of the Osean Federation, has announced last year at the 2013 Osean Federation Council Meeting that in the year 2020, the government will release to the public all records from every department pertaining to the Belkan Conflict.
In a speech following his announcement, President Harling declared the following:
"We must let time shed light on the truth behind this conflict. In the meantime, the world has already begun to head down a new path."
"And this path shall go on, as long as the blaze of fire that shines through the darkness is not extinguished."