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Rain Man
01-20-2004, 12:54 AM
As some of you know, I've got a fixation with B-17 bombers from the World War II era. I've got this really cool simulation game (pencil and paper, not computer) of B-17 missions over Europe. It can track each crew member's history, as well as the success of an individual airplane's mission. It's a majorly cool game if you're into wargame simulations, and is called "B-17: Queen of the Skies." It's made by Avalon Hill.

Anyway, over the past few years, I've been running missions whenever I've been in the mood, and I've got records of almost 300 missions now. I thought it might be fun to use these for an interesting statistical time killer, so you could see what your fate would have been if you had been drafted into the Bomber Corps back in the early days of WWII.

I've got enough missions to run a group of 20 bombers, each with a 10-person crew. If you're interested in participating, do one of the following:

1. If you've got less than 4,000 posts and want to be on a crew, volunteer for service by stating so in this thread. Please don't pm me; just make a post.

2. If you've got more than 4,000 posts, you'll be in by default unless you post or pm me that you DON'T want to be included. If you don't want to read about yourself blasting German fighters out of the sky or falling 20,000 feet to your death in a burning aircraft, you might want to opt out.

Since I've already run the simulations, you'll have no responsibilities other than to watch what happens, discuss it, brag or curse, and maybe make a decision once in a while about reassignment if a bomber crew has casualties. This is just something to watch and ponder your fate. We'll run the game until somebody gets 25 missions, and it'll probably meander on through much of the offseason since it'll take me a while to post each mission.

Crews will be determined randomly, and the hierarchy on the crew will be determined by post count unless a person particularly wants to move down the hierarchy to take a certain position. If there are casualties, you can move around in the crew. (We'll assume that flying lessons come easy to you.) The hierarchy will be:

1. Pilot
2. Copilot
3. Bombardier/Nose & Port Cheek Gunner
4. Navigator/Nose & Starboard Cheek Gunner
5. Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
6. Radio Operator/Radio Room Gunner
7. Tail Gunner
8. Ball Turret Gunner
9. Right Waist Gunner
10. Left Waist Gunner

The way it will work is like this: I'll assign you to a crew, and I'll randomly assign your plane to a mission. Every week or so, as I have time, I'll post the results of missions. Each of the 20 bombers will have a mission in a thread called "B-17 Mission 1" or something like that. Once everyone has flown a mission, the survivors will go on to a new thread called Mission 2, and so on. There will be some shuffling of crews as time goes by, as crew members find themselves without planes or vice versa, and I'll post those changes as we go.

Within a thread, you'll read a summary of each plane's mission, its encounters with enemy aircraft and flak along the way, and its bombing success. The interesting part is that you'll read about any damage to the plane, any casualties to the crews, and/or any enemy planes hit by your own fire.

I'll add more explanations along the way.

Mods, let me know if this is a problem or distraction. It'll be 25 threads in total, one for each mission, and will probably result in one thread that'll bounce off and on the front page through the whole offseason. If it's a bother, we'll move it to another part of the board or just forget about it, but I think it'll be fun.

keg in kc
01-20-2004, 12:57 AM
I'm game.

2bikemike
01-20-2004, 12:59 AM
I don't know where you come up with half the stuff you do. You my friend are quite a character.

Garcia Bronco
01-20-2004, 01:03 AM
I'm in..Nazi scum..


Get some! Get some!

tk13
01-20-2004, 01:03 AM
I was just about to ask how you were gonna recruit 200 people... but I see you solved that problem.

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 01:05 AM
I was just about to ask how you were gonna recruit 200 people... but I see you solved that problem.


Yep. I initiated a draft.

tk13
01-20-2004, 01:07 AM
Yep. I initiated a draft.
Let the Bill Clinton jokes fly.

Ultra Peanut
01-20-2004, 01:12 AM
That's cool.

I don't know where you come up with half the stuff you do. You my friend are quite a character.Well said.

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 01:14 AM
Sign me up!Time to kick ass for freedom and Uncle Sam.



Nose art suggestions for "Bettie"

Ultra Peanut
01-20-2004, 01:22 AM
Sign me up!Time to kick ass for freedom and Uncle Sam.Holy crap, you've only got 1,000 posts?

Ari Chi3fs
01-20-2004, 01:31 AM
Yeah, Im in... call me the SS Chi3fs

Call Taco John. Donko Gay after Enola Gay.

Over-Head
01-20-2004, 01:54 AM
I'd like to be in Kevin,,sounds like fun.

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 02:19 AM
Holy crap, you've only got 1,000 posts? That av didn't make you mistake him for TK13 did it?



Hmm.. this should be interesting. Guess I'm in by default.

tk13
01-20-2004, 02:21 AM
That av didn't make you mistake him for TK13 did it?



Hmm.. this should be interesting. Guess I'm in by default.
Bah, I'd watch your back to make sure your bomber doesn't happen to go down in an "accident by friendly fire". I mean, not that I'd do something like that, but I'm just saying...

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 02:23 AM
Bah, I'd watch your back to make sure your bomber doesn't happen to go down in an "accident by friendly fire". I mean, not that I'd do something like that, but I'm just saying...ROFL

Sorry 'bout that.

Saggysack
01-20-2004, 02:25 AM
Cool! So how soon do I die..........again? ;)

My grandfather was the top turret gunner on a B-17 during WWII. He however successfully flew on 30 missions during the war and always was on the same plane. Supposedly though 25-30 missions was a rare feat during those times for a crew.

alanm
01-20-2004, 02:26 AM
I want a naked girl on my plane.:thumb:

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 02:28 AM
This does sound pretty cool. (It also sounds like a hell of a lot of work) Kudos to Kevin for helping to entertain his fellow bored Chief's fans during the off-season. :thumb:

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 03:10 AM
I'm under 4,000 posts but I want in if you can Kevin.

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 03:13 AM
I'm under 4,000 posts but I want in if you can Kevin.Nah, you're out.





Because you suck.





:D

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 03:18 AM
Nah, you're out.





Because you suck.





:D
Ouch! I'm pretty sure I could shoot down some nazi Bronco and Fade fans from a turret. Now my crew is painting your name on one of the bombs... beware my friend, beware :)

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 03:35 AM
Ouch! I'm pretty sure I could shoot down some nazi Bronco and Fade fans from a turret. Now my crew is painting your name on one of the bombs... beware my friend, beware :)ROFL

C'mon now, you know I was playin'. I know all your bombs say "Taco".

tk13
01-20-2004, 03:37 AM
ROFL

C'mon now, you know I was playin'. I know all your bombs say "Taco".
Not making many friends in your own army here bucko... I'd suggest you demote yourself to "Seating Chart Captain" or something.

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 03:40 AM
ROFL

C'mon now, you know I was playin'. I know all your bombs say "Taco".
You some kinda mind reader :)

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 03:43 AM
Not making many friends in your own army here bucko... I'd suggest you demote yourself to "Seating Chart Captain" or something.

I know who gets the ball turret now...nice knowing ya' Mizzou!

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 03:44 AM
You some kinda mind reader :)I'm cool like that.


or.... not. :p

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 03:46 AM
I know who gets the ball turret now...nice knowing ya' Mizzou!Oh sure... the convict is always the first to go... :cuss:

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 03:50 AM
Not making many friends in your own army here bucko... I'd suggest you demote yourself to "Seating Chart Captain" or something.
The boring Seating Chart Captain, what a perfect job for you KCMizzou. If you don't like that job we can have you fetch the "Sarge" his morning coffee. Your choice :shrug:

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 03:52 AM
The boring Seating Chart Captain, what a perfect job for you KCMizzou. If you don't like that job we can have you fetch the "Sarge" his morning coffee. Your choice :shrug:So, I can be a servant... or the first to die. Wtf???? Just another example of "The Man" keping me down. :shake:

tk13
01-20-2004, 03:55 AM
So, I can be a servant... or the first to die. Wtf???? Just another example of "The Man" keping me down. :shake:
Okay, we'll make JazzzLovr your supervisor just so the woman can keep you down for once.

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 03:56 AM
So, I can be a servant... or the first to die. Wtf???? Just another example of "The Man" keping me down. :shake:
So coffee fetcher it is. Welcome aboard pup. :thumb:

KcMizzou
01-20-2004, 03:59 AM
ROFL Bastards.


I'm goin' to bed. G'night fellas.

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 03:59 AM
ROFL Bastards.


I'm goin' to bed. G'night fellas.
Later

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 04:05 AM
I wonder if this name will make the list of one of the squadron?

http://www.aerothentic.com/art/b-17/b17-crockocrap.jpg

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 04:10 AM
I wonder if this name will make the list of one of the squadron?

http://www.aerothentic.com/art/b-17/b17-crockocrap.jpg
Somebody get their photo shop going and put Bronco helmets on these two guy's. CJ has found their bomber.

mikey23545
01-20-2004, 05:27 AM
I only have 2000+ posts because mostly I'm the strong, silent type every bomber crew needs...So I feel it is my duty to volunteer....

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 05:37 AM
I only have 2000+ posts because mostly I'm the strong, silent type every bomber crew needs...So I feel it is my duty to volunteer....
How you have been here so long and have so few posts? I bet Endelt had more posts in his first day then you have right now, but then again he is a post whore.

Rausch
01-20-2004, 05:42 AM
Yep. I initiated a draft.


Sweet....assuming I made it through boot camp, who am I blow'n $3it up with?.... :)

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 05:48 AM
Sweet....assuming I made it through boot camp, who am I blow'n $3it up with?.... :)
You're so money and you don't even know it. Of course you'll make it through boot camp. :thumb:

Rausch
01-20-2004, 06:00 AM
You're so money and you don't even know it. Of course you'll make it through boot camp. :thumb:


Yeah, but it's hard to say goodbye to all the beautiful babies....you gotta' talk confident to the pretty babies....

JohnnyV13
01-20-2004, 06:04 AM
I'd like to be in.

Even tho I don't have any seniority, I used to be an avid player of the online air combat simulation Air Warrior. Air Warrior was one of the oldest realtime online sims before it was bought out by EA then discontinued in 2001.

I've flown thousands of missions, but I was mostly a fighter pilot. Trust me, you learn A LOT more about WW2 air combat tactics flying a sim than you EVER can learn playing an Avalon Hill game. (I used to play Luftwaffe. Is B-17, Queen of the Skies the same game?).

I've done it all. I've flown escort, I've been a buff pilot (pilot slang for bomber), been a gunner, bombadier and I've flown German planes attacking bomber formations. (These sims are ALL played against live human players, much tougher than any AI game you've played).

Oddly enough, the plane I liked flying the most was the British Spitfire IX. Despite its reputation, the P-51 was not a great "turn and burn" plane. It was terrific for bomber escort and for flying the "boom and zoom". I also really liked the German Bf-109K4.

alanm
01-20-2004, 06:15 AM
Just as long as you don't send me on raids over Ploesti or Bremerhaven I'm cool with my slotting.:thumb:

Redcoats58
01-20-2004, 06:23 AM
Yeah, but it's hard to say goodbye to all the beautiful babies....you gotta' talk confident to the pretty babies....
ROFL ROFL

SNR
01-20-2004, 06:30 AM
So what's the catch? We do 25 missions but then you change them to 40, right?

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 06:39 AM
So what's the catch? We do 25 missions but then you change them to 40, right?


Catch-22,Major Major.

SNR
01-20-2004, 06:42 AM
Catch-22,Major Major.Best catch there is.




(man, I'm a dork)

Cntrygal
01-20-2004, 06:47 AM
I'd like to be in.

Even tho I don't have any seniority, I used to be an avid player of the online air combat simulation Air Warrior. Air Warrior was one of the oldest realtime online sims before it was bought out by EA then discontinued in 2001.

I've flown thousands of missions, but I was mostly a fighter pilot. Trust me, you learn A LOT more about WW2 air combat tactics flying a sim than you EVER can learn playing an Avalon Hill game. (I used to play Luftwaffe. Is B-17, Queen of the Skies the same game?).

I've done it all. I've flown escort, I've been a buff pilot (pilot slang for bomber), been a gunner, bombadier and I've flown German planes attacking bomber formations. (These sims are ALL played against live human players, much tougher than any AI game you've played).

Oddly enough, the plane I liked flying the most was the British Spitfire IX. Despite its reputation, the P-51 was not a great "turn and burn" plane. It was terrific for bomber escort and for flying the "boom and zoom". I also really liked the German Bf-109K4.

I didn't knoe "buff" was a nic for bombers in general...... I thought it was just for the B-52's.... ("affectionly called Big Ugly Fat ****ers")


Anyway.......... if you need another "name"...... I'll "play". :D

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 06:49 AM
Yossarian: Let me see if I've got this straight: in order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy and I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy any more and I have to keep flying.


http://www.softwhale.com/history/b-17/images/b-17-ball-turret-man.jpg

cdcox
01-20-2004, 06:51 AM
I volunteer.

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 06:52 AM
I didn't knoe "buff" was a nic for bombers in general...... I thought it was just for the B-52's.... ("affectionly called Big Ugly Fat ****ers")


Anyway.......... if you need another "name"...... I'll "play". :D


B-25 pilots were called this as well....it came from trying to control the wheel to fly those things.Never arm wrestle an old bomber pilot.

Cntrygal
01-20-2004, 06:54 AM
B-25 pilots were called this as well....it came from trying to control the wheel to fly those things.Never arm wrestle an old bomber pilot.


ahhhh...... ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the info. :thumb:

ROYC75
01-20-2004, 07:01 AM
Hot damn, we know it is the off season now, we have been drafted to fight in a war that has happened before any of us were born ! :rolleyes:

Count me in, I have always been a history buff and liked WW1 & 2 movies, shows, etc. Grew up watching them with my dad,old war movies , weekly shows like 12'O Clock High, Rat Patrol,etc.

old_geezer
01-20-2004, 07:07 AM
If you've still got room for an old timer with experience, count me in. I'll show these newbies how it's done. :)

Old Geezer been around longer than most; likes to keep quiet and watch the young lions chase their tails (Taco John and mememewhoever) vainly.

MrBlond
01-20-2004, 07:09 AM
Awesome!

I'm going to need one of those fleece-lined bomber jackets.

Gaz
01-20-2004, 07:20 AM
Between missions, will I get some quality time with those comely English wenches?

xoxo~
Gaz
Over there.

ROYC75
01-20-2004, 07:21 AM
I can see it now, I would be a pilot, my crew would be all dimwits and misfits.........

A movie perhaps , "The Wackiest Plane in the Air Force " :hmmm:

The Flying Bums ? Crazy Cadets ?

Oh, the endless titles ?

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
01-20-2004, 07:27 AM
Roy,

Maybe you could be "Leper Colony"

(obligatory "Twelve O'Clock High" reference)

;)

Rain Man,

Go ahead and sign me up too, if there are any openings left. I think there are a few pubs in Tipperary that need to be visited. :BLVD:

KCWolfman
01-20-2004, 07:31 AM
I want to be Harry Connick Jr. He didn't get hurt at all in Memphis Belle.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
01-20-2004, 07:34 AM
Personally, I'd rather be a P-38 Lightening pilot providing escort duty for the bombers, but that's just me.

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 07:39 AM
P-38 pilots were bad asses!They were at a severe disadvantage...but at the time,that was all we had as far as a bomber escort.

I'd still like to fly a P-51 before i die...replica or not.

KCWolfman
01-20-2004, 07:41 AM
Personally, I'd rather be a P-38 Lightening pilot providing escort duty for the bombers, but that's just me.
Personally I would love this plane instead (note the prop is in the back). However, I don't think I can convince Kevin to complete a "What if the zeppelins continued to rule after WWI" scenario.


On a happier note, I cannot wait for the release of Crimson Skies II and the upcoming Jude Law movie Sky Captain.

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 08:40 AM
Okie-dokie. I've got everyone up to this point. We'll give it another 24 hours for other volunteers and then I'll post the crew assignments.

Talisman
01-20-2004, 08:52 AM
Don't you think Gunther would get offended if we spent the whole offseason bombing Germans?

Iowanian
01-20-2004, 08:55 AM
It sounds fun.

I'd opt out of Chi3fs crew though....I'd prefer to drop my bombing loads, somewhere other than Taco's "rear flank"

Mr. Kotter
01-20-2004, 09:01 AM
What the hell....put me in too. As long as I've got no responsibilities and can just watch, I'm up for it. :thumb:

:)

big nasty kcnut
01-20-2004, 09:02 AM
i'm in i can't wait.

ChiefJustice
01-20-2004, 09:02 AM
Iowanian is a born radio man.

I am sure he will be talking smack all the way to the ground.

Skip Towne
01-20-2004, 09:21 AM
Hot damn, we know it is the off season now, we have been drafted to fight in a war that has happened before any of us were born ! :rolleyes:

Count me in, I have always been a history buff and liked WW1 & 2 movies, shows, etc. Grew up watching them with my dad,old war movies , weekly shows like 12'O Clock High, Rat Patrol,etc.
Well, before most of us were born. The war was still going when I was born.

Saggysack
01-20-2004, 09:30 AM
What ever plane I'm on, I sure hope it's called Silver Slipper.

JimNasium
01-20-2004, 09:34 AM
I would like to request that Angel, Sky, Red'n'Feisty and JennyGump be on my crew.

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 09:46 AM
What ever plane I'm on, I sure hope it's called Silver Slipper.

http://www.silver-slipper.com/ ?

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 09:50 AM
What ever plane I'm on, I sure hope it's called Silver Slipper.

Or maybe this one? (http://www.merkki.com/lastflight.htm)

ROYC75
01-20-2004, 09:52 AM
Well, before most of us were born. The war was still going when I was born.


Yeah, I know, I'm an old dog, your just 10 years older.....a really old dog ! ROFL

kcfanintitanhell
01-20-2004, 10:39 AM
Sign me up...just so long as I don't have to turn my head and cough. :p

Saggysack
01-20-2004, 11:26 AM
http://www.silver-slipper.com/ ?

:hmmm:

Nope, I don't think it is that one.

Saggysack
01-20-2004, 11:31 AM
Or maybe this one? (http://www.merkki.com/lastflight.htm)

Not this one either, but we are on the right track. :thumb:

trndobrd
01-20-2004, 11:39 AM
I'll raise my right hand. When do I get my extra flight pay?

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 11:49 AM
I couldn't remember how many posts I had till I just made this post. Looks like I am set...let me go get my aviator glasses.

6 Iron
01-20-2004, 12:03 PM
sign me up, please.

Mark M
01-20-2004, 12:08 PM
Can I be a crew member? Please?

I don't take up much space ...

MM
~~:D

ENDelt260
01-20-2004, 12:44 PM
Okie-dokie. I've got everyone up to this point. We'll give it another 24 hours for other volunteers and then I'll post the crew assignments.
Dammit. Another 24 hours? I wanna kill now.

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 01:00 PM
Rosie the Riveter is still putting the planes together, but they'll arrive soon.

Everyone to date is on a crew to be announced tonight. Mark M was found to have flat feet, but the flight doctor will let him on anyway.

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 01:06 PM
ENDelt, I want you to take this letter for me. You know, just in case something happens.

http://avyberman.com/images/72ppi-Letter01_small.jpg

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 01:17 PM
I call this Plane...
http://www.foodfunandfacts.com/b17noseart.jpg


I also call NOT getting this Plane...
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21199&stc=1

ENDelt260
01-20-2004, 01:18 PM
ENDelt, I want you to take this letter for me. You know, just in case something happens.

http://avyberman.com/images/72ppi-Letter01_small.jpg
I'll hide it up my ass right away.

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 01:21 PM
I'll hide it up my ass right away.
I am not interested in some young boy getting his hands on it. I need you to put it in a safe place where nobody else will see it.

ENDelt260
01-20-2004, 01:23 PM
I am not interested in some young boy getting his hands on it. I need you to put it in a safe place where nobody else will see it.
Say, did you hear Michael Jackson checked into the Betty Ford clinic?

He's seeking help for his ten year old crack habit.

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 01:45 PM
I also call NOT getting this Plane...
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21199&stc=1


ROFL Never accept an assignment on a plane named "Lefty."

Warrior5
01-20-2004, 01:52 PM
Sign me up for the virtual <B>Army</B> Air Corps. Preference is top turret gunner or bombardier (lining up the Coliseum and Invesco), but if otherwise assign me wherever.


...reporting for duty.

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 01:58 PM
Sign me up for the virtual Army Air Corps. Preference is top turret gunner or bombardier (lining up the Coliseum and Invesco), but if otherwise assign me wherever.


...reporting for duty.

ROFL:clap:

ChiTown
01-20-2004, 02:10 PM
I call this Plane...
http://www.foodfunandfacts.com/b17noseart.jpg




Is that called the Flying Pancake Nips? Yeah, I wouldn't ming riding, err, flying that one.... ;)

My Dad flew the B17 in WWII. I've got some cool pics that I need to post some day. He took me to a show at the Richards Gabauer (sp??) AFB to watch some of those old planes when I was a kid. He was like a kid in a candy shop. I spent my time trying to load up on all the amenities - popcorn, cotton candy, etc. Man, I really miss my Dad........

Mark M
01-20-2004, 02:13 PM
Mark M was found to have flat feet, but the flight doctor will let him on anyway.

Thanks ... I think.

MM
~~:D

MikeTheWildcat
01-20-2004, 02:47 PM
I always wanted to fly in a B-17! Please put me in the game if there is still room.

Thanks,
MikeTheWildcat

morphius
01-20-2004, 02:50 PM
I just feel sorry for the people stuck in my crew, first trip out, crash and burn.

Morphius
Stupid luck.

KCWolfman
01-20-2004, 02:52 PM
I just feel sorry for the people stuck in my crew, first trip out, crash and burn.

Morphius
Stupid luck.
Memo - Keep Morph out of the Enola Gay (let the jokes begin).

ChiTown
01-20-2004, 02:59 PM
Memo - Keep Morph out of the Enola Gay (let the jokes begin).

Good Point

We'd be sitting around in Kimono's, watching bad Godzilla movies and getting waxed on Sake by now.

Logical
01-20-2004, 02:59 PM
So will I be facilitating death and destruction or directly producing it.

I must begin mental preparation for maximum effectiveness.

Of course I will be in charge of torturing ineffective crew dogs.

Iowanian
01-20-2004, 03:21 PM
At least we know who'll be captain of

The EBOLA Gay

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 03:24 PM
So will I be facilitating death and destruction or directly producing it.

I must begin mental preparation for maximum effectiveness.

Of course I will be in charge of torturing ineffective crew dogs.

Ehhh, I hope I am not on Logical's crew...he would be extra mean I believe.

KCWolfman
01-20-2004, 03:26 PM
Ehhh, I hope I am not on Logical's crew...he would be extra mean I believe.
If I get to be Captain, you probably won't want my crew. I will have them circle around a few times so I can get prime closeups of those we hit.

The Pedestrian
01-20-2004, 03:29 PM
Sounds great! Hope I can survive at least five missions ;)

ndbbm
01-20-2004, 03:31 PM
I wanna be on a crew.

Logical
01-20-2004, 03:39 PM
At least we know who'll be captain of

The EBOLA Gay

In today's war would the Enola Gay have been known as the

AIDS DON'T ASK DON'T TELL

Talisman
01-20-2004, 03:58 PM
Tuesday, January 20th, 1943

I'm getting pre-mission jitters. I just pulled out a picture of my wife and stared at it for a while. That helped a little. I can't get my hands to stop shaking. I'm not sure if it's from fear, nerves, or the memory of the turret gun vibrating in my hands last mission. I hope the mail comes today. It would be nice to hear from home. As each day goes by and the longer I'm over here, it's harder to remember the faces of my friends and family. I hope I hear what our next mission is soon. It's the waiting that's the hardest...

|Zach|
01-20-2004, 04:05 PM
If I get to be Captain, you probably won't want my crew. I will have them circle around a few times so I can get prime closeups of those we hit.

Go easy on the target to the right ok?

Thanks, ZachKC.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21094&stc=1

Rain Man
01-20-2004, 05:25 PM
I know I said 24 hours, but I'm psyched, so we'll do our crew assignments now. If you're interested in joining a crew from this point forward, pm me and I'll put you in line as a replacement for any crew member who meets an untimely end. That shouldn't take long.

Zebedee DuBois
01-20-2004, 05:26 PM
Put me on a plane! I can serve my Planet!

Plus, I gots some qualifications!

Strengths:
I have a pilots licence. So I could probably be a pilot, copilot, or Bombardier.
I have some math skills, so I could be a navigator.
I have no problem shooting at people that are shooting at me.

Weaknesses:
I have a touch of claustraphobia. I may not make rational decisions when in cramped quarters.(I may not descriminate about what I'm shooting at.)
Hit and miss about problem solving on the fly. Work better with time to reflect on the problem.
May have some moral qualms about dropping bombs on civilians.
Have been known to fart in elevators.

ENDelt260
01-20-2004, 05:28 PM
May have some moral qualms about dropping bombs on civilians.
Have been known to fart in elevators.

These two statements are clearly contradictory.

Ultra Peanut
01-20-2004, 05:30 PM
I have a touch of claustraphobia.Eww. Pink's not going to like this...

Zebedee DuBois
01-20-2004, 05:31 PM
Don't you see the qualifier "May" !?

That means that I might do it, but be wracked with guilt afterwards.

Anton
01-20-2004, 05:38 PM
Well, before most of us were born. The war was still going when I was born.

Damn..."the war" ended in 1917. That makes you 87 or 88... :eek:

I didn't realize we had contemporaries of Jim Thorpe on the Planet. :hmmm:

;)

Zebedee DuBois
01-20-2004, 05:40 PM
Wrong WW there, Anton. We're talking about the sequel. The Red Baron didn't take along a crew of 9

Anton
01-20-2004, 05:55 PM
Wrong WW there, Anton. We're talking about the sequel. The Red Baron didn't take along a crew of 9

Silly me, I shoulda paid more attention in history class...but it was difficult because the teacher was a body builder on weekends. ;)