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MrBlond
01-21-2004, 07:59 PM
Bomber #8. Here comes Helen Hywater. Named after dear old ma!

Pilot MrBlond
Copilot HC_Chief
Bombardier papasmurf
Navigator Chiefnj
Engineer Cochise
Radio Op. KS Smitty
Tail Gunner ndbbm
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron

What a crew! I just hope half of them arent Tom Cash.

papasmurf
01-21-2004, 08:04 PM
Now what do we do with it?

6 Iron
01-21-2004, 08:11 PM
I've seen our art. My compliments to Ma.

MrBlond
01-21-2004, 08:15 PM
I've seen our art. My compliments to Ma.

:thumb:

KS Smitty
01-23-2004, 09:11 PM
Bomber #8. Here comes Helen Hywater. Named after dear old ma!

Pilot MrBlond
Copilot HC_Chief
Bombardier papasmurf
Navigator Chiefnj
Engineer Cochise
Radio Op. KS Smitty
Tail Gunner ndbbm
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron

What a crew! I just hope half of them arent Tom Cash.

I agree! We have a postal worker as the Bambardier, the "board idiot" as our Ball Turret Gunner, a prolific poster on the girly thread as our Tail Gunner, T-Post Tom as our "Right" Waist Gunner and our pilot is MrBlond. We'll be kickin butt and takin names. :)

MrBlond
01-24-2004, 12:51 PM
Originally Posted by Rain Man
Plane #8: Helen Hywater

Pilot MrBlond
Copilot HC_Chief
Bombardier papasmurf
Navigator Chiefnj
Engineer Cochise
Radio Op. KS Smitty
Tail Gunner ndbbm
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron

Target: Amiens
Middle of formation horizontally, low in formation vertically (Vulnerable position)

Zone 1 Out: Britain
No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 FW190 driven away by fighters

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me 109 driven away by fighters

1 Me109 attacks

KSSmitty fires, damages Me109
Cochise fires

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak – no hits
Good bomb run – 20% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 FW190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
Cochise fires
T-Post Tom fires, damages FW190

FW misses, breaks off attack

3 FW190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
Cochise fires
Papasmurf fires, hits FW190

FW misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

No enemy

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot MrBlond
Copilot HC_Chief
Bombardier papasmurf
Navigator Chiefnj
Engineer Cochise
Radio Op. KS Smitty
Tail Gunner ndbbm
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron

Just like delivering a pizza.

Good job, boys! Drinks are on me.

papasmurf
01-24-2004, 05:15 PM
Good job, boys! Drinks are on me.

Thanks Captain. It all starts at the top. Make mine a double.:toast:

ndbbm
01-26-2004, 10:55 AM
I agree! We have a postal worker as the Bambardier, the "board idiot" as our Ball Turret Gunner, a prolific poster on the girly thread as our Tail Gunner, T-Post Tom as our "Right" Waist Gunner and our pilot is MrBlond. We'll be kickin butt and takin names. :)

Thanks man! Wow. I'm prolific on the girlie thread. It IS a good day.

MrBlond
01-28-2004, 06:43 AM
B-17 #8 Helen Hywater

Pilot MrBlond (1)
Copilot HC_Chief (1)
Bombardier papasmurf (1)
Navigator Chiefnj (1)
Engineer Cochise (1)
Radio Op. KS Smitty (1)
Tail Gunner ndbbm (1)
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef (1)
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom (1)
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron (1)
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Target: the fighter base at St. Omer
Mid-formation horizontally, mid-formation vertically (low vulnerability)


Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak!
Good bomb run by papasmurf 30% score

Zone 2: English Channel (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 driven away by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot MrBlond (1)
Copilot HC_Chief (1)
Bombardier papasmurf (1)
Navigator Chiefnj (1)
Engineer Cochise (1)
Radio Op. KS Smitty (1)
Tail Gunner ndbbm (1)
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef (1)
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom (1)
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron (1)

Not a shot fired that was pretty darn efficient.



Another day, another 2 bits. Good job all around.

KS Smitty
01-30-2004, 10:27 PM
Egads! We can't let this thread drop off the front page!

:toast: Helen Hywater: the best plane and crew in the European Theatre. :toast:

MrBlond
01-31-2004, 10:02 PM
B-17 #8 – Helen Hywater

Pilot MrBlond (2)
Copilot HC_Chief (2)
Bombardier papasmurf (2)
Navigator Chiefnj (2)
Engineer Cochise (2)
Radio Op. KS Smitty (2)
Tail Gunner ndbbm (2)
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef (2)
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom (2)
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron (2)

Target: the railyard at Amiens
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Fw190s driven away by fighters

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Papasmurf lines ‘em up and lets ‘em drop. They’re going, going, looking good, looking good, ndbbm and jefchef are watching from the tail gun and ball turret positions, and the bombs are headed right down the pipes! Whoops come over the radio from other B-17s as papasmurf’s bombs level the switching station – 94% score!

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

Cochise fires, misses
t-post tom fires, damages Fw190
papasmurf fires, misses

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

ndbbm fires, misses
Cochise fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to nose

Me circles, attacks again

Jefchef fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot MrBlond (2)
Copilot HC_Chief (2)
Bombardier papasmurf (2)
Navigator Chiefnj (2)
Engineer Cochise (2)
Radio Op. KS Smitty (2)
Tail Gunner ndbbm (2)
Ball Turret Gunner JefChef (2)
Right Waist Gunner T-post Tom (2)
Left Waist Gunner 6Iron (2)

Helen Hywater takes its first hits of the war, but continues to lead a charmed life.


Good job as always guys. And Papasmurf, try to leave some scraps for the other bombardiers. They have families to support too, ya know.

ndbbm
02-02-2004, 08:13 AM
We are just too damn good.