Welcome to From the Desk of Jonah Mortcombe: Reflections on the Rift War. The following essays, journal entries, and correspondence detail the war experience of First Lieutenant Jonah Mortcombe. A DSO recipient and the leader of the 142nd Airlanding Platoon (Rift War Effective), Lt. Mortcombe’s personal writings function as a rare firsthand account of the late war period following the opening of the Dresden and Los Alamos Rifts. I will strive to provide accurate transcripts of Lieutenant Mortcombe’s writings throughout this collection. The few editor’s notes that are sure to come up will attempt to provide wider context or clarify things that Jonah felt were understood. When possible I will provide what ORBAT documents I have found in the Ministry of War’s file depository.
An example of one of these documents can be found below. This specific document coincides with a late April sortie in the hamlet of Habletages-Dorf and is of specific note because it includes the full names and ranks of several of Jonah’s friends and comrades in arms that are specifically mentioned in his writings.
ORBAT 142nd Airlanding Platoon (Rift War Effective)
Lt. Jonah Mortcombe
Infantry Sections and Teams
Airborne Infantry LMG Section
Airborne Infantry SMG Section
Airborne Infantry Rifleman Section
PIAT Team (page: 168)
Attached Support Units
Cpt. Philip Stuart-Lane, 2nd Airlanding Light Regiment Forward Observer
9th Galahad Brigade Armoured Infantry Section
3rd Airlanding Anti Tank Battery QF 6-PDR
Flt Lt Colin Lytton Commanding Wild Irish Rose, M2 Mudskipper Jump Walker
Author’s Note: This is an in-universe blog that I have created to track my battles in the Inaugural Summer Brunchkrieg K47 Builders League at Half Day Studio in North Cape May, New Jersey.