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Talisman
01-24-2004, 04:10 PM
Here's a thread where we can keep our missions, celebrate the good runs, review the bad ones, and drink to fallen crew members.

Let's hope The Dude is still flying high many missions from now. :thumb:

Talisman
01-24-2004, 04:15 PM
Plane #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260
Copilot SNR
Bombardier Garcia Bronco
Navigator philfree
Engineer Talisman
Radio Op. AJKCFAN
Tail Gunner Radar Chief
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy
Right Waist Gunner Scaga
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13

Target: Meaulte
B-17 is in the middle lower portion of the bomber wave (More vulnerable)


Zone 1 Out: Britain
No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel
No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven away by fighters

3 Me109s driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak!
Bomb run off target – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me110 driven off by fighters

4 Me109s attack, 2 are driven off by fighters

Philfree fires in defense, misses
Garcia Bronco fires in defense, damages Me109
Scaga fires in defense, misses

Me scores one hit on B-17
-tail – Radarchief’s suit heater is knocked out (Gunners had heated flight suits.)

Me misses

1 Me circles, attacks again

Philfree fires in defense, misses
Talisman fires in defense, damages Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

No enemy
El Duderino drops to 10,000 feet to prevent frostbite to Radarchief
Poor weather
Good landing by EndDelt despite poor weather

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260
Copilot SNR
Bombardier Garcia Bronco
Navigator philfree
Engineer Talisman
Radio Op. AJKCFAN
Tail Gunner Radar Chief
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy
Right Waist Gunner Scaga
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13

Someone get Radar Chief some hot chocolate - stat!

Talisman
01-25-2004, 04:15 PM
Crew, I made some updated nose art I like better...

Talisman
01-28-2004, 08:21 AM
B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (1)
Copilot SNR (1)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (1)
Navigator philfree (1)
Engineer Talisman (1)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (1)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (1)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (1)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (1)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (1)
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Target: Lille
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven away by fighters

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 driven away by fighters

Garcia Bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

1 Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-philfree sustains light wound to left thigh

Me circles and attacks again

Radar Chief fires, kills Me109

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light flak - misses
Bomb run off target – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 driven away by fighters

Garcia Bronco fires, misses
Radar Chief fires, damages Me110
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Me and Fw both miss, break off attack

4 Me109s attack – 2 driven away by fighters

Johnnyv13 fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses

1 Me misses, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage in pilot compartment
-superficial damage in starboard wing

Me circles and attacks again

Philfree fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

1 Me misses, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

1 Me109 driven off by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (1)
Copilot SNR (1)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (1)
Navigator philfree (1)
Engineer Talisman (1)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (1)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (1)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (1)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (1)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (1)

They make it look so easy.

-----------------------------

If that donk bombardier of ours doesn't start hitting something... :cuss:

Hopefully he'll have an accident getting up off of some furniture or tripping over a pet or something.

Scaga
01-28-2004, 09:05 AM
All thsi $hit going on and I don't even fire a shot???? :banghead:
Must have been up front refilling my beer. :thumb:

Rain Man
01-28-2004, 09:55 AM
All thsi $hit going on and I don't even fire a shot???? :banghead:
Must have been up front refilling my beer. :thumb:

Word is apparently spreading among the Luftwaffe to avoid the starboard side of El Duderino.

Talisman
01-28-2004, 10:47 AM
All thsi $hit going on and I don't even fire a shot???? :banghead:
Must have been up front refilling my beer. :thumb:
And the strange part is that you were just as effective as I was. At least you got a beer out of the deal. :sulk:

Rain Man
01-28-2004, 10:55 AM
And the strange part is that you were just as effective as I was. At least you got a beer out of the deal. :sulk:

Rumor has it that one of your bullets landed in a dowager's rose garden and started a small fire that she had to stamp out. So don't despair; your presence is being felt in Fortress Europe.

JohnnyV13
01-28-2004, 11:49 PM
WEll....at least Radar Chief is hitting stuff.

BTW..when I said I liked "Jenny Tramp" as the nose art...I meant I liked the PICTURE..not so much the NAME.

BUT..i like the new nose art as well.

Scaga
02-05-2004, 11:53 AM
B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (2)
Copilot SNR (2)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (2)
Navigator philfree (2)
Engineer Talisman (2)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (2)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (2)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (2)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (2)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (2)

Target: Lille (getting a lot of attention today)
Mid formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Garcia Bronco nails it – 50% score!

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s attack – 1 driven away by fighters

philfree fires, misses
scaga fires, misses

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

Me circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, misses (other crew members roll their eyes and shake their heads)
Radarchief fires, damages Me109

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109 driven away by fighters

3 Me110s driven away by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

2 Me110s driven away by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (2)
Copilot SNR (2)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (2)
Navigator philfree (2)
Engineer Talisman (2)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (2)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (2)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (2)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (2)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (2)

The ground crew pops a bottle of champagne for the excellent bombing run, and pretends once again to check out what’s wrong with Talisman’s gun sights.


~notice I'm not saying $hit about Talisman's missing as I haven't done jack either....but at least I'm catching a good buzz.. :toast: ~

SNR
02-05-2004, 11:33 PM
Another successful mission completed with no losses! Our plane is kinda messed up, but that's not our problem!

Drinks all around!

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21520

B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (3)
Copilot SNR (3)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (3)
Navigator philfree (3)
Engineer Talisman (3)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (3)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (3)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (3)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (3)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (3)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me110 driven off by fighters

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 2 Me109s driven away by fighters

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-minor damage to starboard wing root
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – misses

Garcia Bronco has an eagle eye – 30% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s driven off by fighters

1 Me109 attacks

Ajkcfan fires, misses

Me dives vertically down, strafes El Duderino with 6 hits!
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-radio room hit – radio knocked out
-waist hit – ball turret gun is knocked out of commission
-superficial damage to tail

Me circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

4 Fw190s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

Johnnyv13 fires, damages Fw190
Talisman fires, misses

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

3 Me110s attack – 1 driven away by fighters

Radarchief fires, damages Me110
Scaga fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Damaged Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-radar chief’s oxygen hit – switches to portable oxygen
-starboard wing flap inoperable

Damaged Me breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (3)
Copilot SNR (3)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (3)
Navigator philfree (3)
Engineer Talisman (3)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (3)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (3)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (3)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (3)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (3)

Scaga
02-06-2004, 11:32 AM
Scaga fires, misses



Hey!!! At least I know my gun was as loaded as the operator.

Garcia Bronco
02-06-2004, 12:39 PM
I'm doing alright I suppose. 50% on mission...I need to get better.

JohnnyV13
02-08-2004, 02:27 PM
WOOOO HOOOO

I HIT SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!

SNR
02-12-2004, 06:26 AM
We lose our first crew member. God be with you, Johnny!

Scaga
02-12-2004, 06:29 AM
B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (4)
Copilot SNR (4)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (4)
Navigator philfree (4)
Engineer Talisman (4)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (4)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (4)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (4)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (4)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (4)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

ajkcfan fires, misses
talisman fires, misses
Johnnyv13 fires, damages Fw190

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Poor Weather, thick cloud cover
Medium Flak - misses
Bomb run off target due to weather – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack

talisman fires, kills Fw190
scaga fires, hits Fw190
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Hit Fw scores 4 hits
-nose – bomb controls knocked out (too late, Adolf)
-starboard wing root damaged
-waist – johnnyv13 killed by hit to right hip
-tail – tail guns knocked out of commission

Fw circles, attack again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
radarchief fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy
Radarchief moves up to take Johnnyv13’s position

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (4)
Copilot SNR (4)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (4)
Navigator philfree (4)
Engineer Talisman (4)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (4)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (4)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (4)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (4)
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Enddelt has to write his first letter.


Me AND Talisman hit something...
and we lose a crew member???

War IS hell!

JohnnyV13
02-12-2004, 06:32 AM
I'M DEAD??????????????

Damn....and i was waiting for my chance to take over the plane over all of YOUR corpses. Sigh...so much for my budding megalomanical plans of power.

Talisman
02-12-2004, 11:08 AM
I not only hit a plane, I KILLED it. That hitting and damaging stuff is for wusses. :D

Sorry to see you go, Johnny. We knew our favored run would have to end sometime. RIP, big guy.

Hey, do you want to reenlist?

JohnnyV13
02-13-2004, 01:57 AM
Yeah, I'd like to re-enlist.....

Returning from Valhalla to get those Nazi bastids that killed me....

Scaga
02-13-2004, 10:26 AM
I wasn't gonna tell anyone, but JohnnyV13 wasn't killed by enemy fire. The SOB spilled my beer and didn't offer to refill it. :banghead:

Rain Man
02-13-2004, 10:45 AM
The cool thing, scaga, is that since you were closest to him when he died, you get to pick a sentence for his tombstone.

Garcia Bronco
02-13-2004, 10:55 AM
Some beer on the crub for our lost Homie.

The Dude Abides

Scaga
02-13-2004, 11:53 AM
The cool thing, scaga, is that since you were closest to him when he died, you get to pick a sentence for his tombstone.

Just reread the whole sequence:

talisman fires, kills Fw190
scaga fires, hits Fw190
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Hit Fw scores 4 hits
-nose – bomb controls knocked out (too late, Adolf)
-starboard wing root damaged
-waist – johnnyv13 killed by hit to right hip
-tail – tail guns knocked out of commission

Guess I'd better lay off the sauce. If I'd have KILLED the SOB instead of just HITTING it, JohnnyV13 would still be with us.

Oh well.....didn't really like him that much anyway. :p

Rain Man
02-13-2004, 12:07 PM
Wow, you're going to carry around some guilt about that for the rest of your life.

Scaga
02-13-2004, 01:14 PM
Wow, you're going to carry around some guilt about that for the rest of your life.

Wanna bet?
ROFL

SNR
02-15-2004, 12:42 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21520

B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (5)
Copilot SNR (5)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (5)
Navigator philfree (5)
Engineer Talisman (5)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (5)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (5)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (5)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (5)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis


Target: Meaulte
Lead Bomber horizontally, high vertically (extremely high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me110s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

Radar chief fires, kills Me110
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

6 Fw190s attack (hoo boy! It’s not good to be the lead bomber.)

Talisman fires, kills Fw190
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, misses

4 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-waist – Fat Elvis loses his heating unit

Fw circles, attacks again

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Fw190
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Garcia Bronco sights in on the target – 20% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s driven off by fighters

5 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

Enddelt drops out of formation and descends to 10,000 feet so Fat Elvis won’t freeze.
No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (5)
Copilot SNR (5)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (5)
Navigator philfree (5)
Engineer Talisman (5)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (5)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (5)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (5)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (5)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis

Pretty painless mission considering the position and the number of fighters. I guess Talisman will keep the lucky sunglasses, too

Talisman
02-15-2004, 04:24 PM
I rock rather hard.

Garcia Bronco
02-17-2004, 09:37 AM
Tali took care of business in the latest misson.

Scaga
02-18-2004, 09:04 AM
WTF???
Another mission and I don't even get a shot off????

Must have been in the pisser.

Garcia Bronco
02-22-2004, 08:47 AM
Mission 7 was killer...

Talisman
02-22-2004, 08:17 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21520

B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (6)
Copilot SNR (6)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (6)
Navigator philfree (6)
Engineer Talisman (6)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (6)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (6)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (6)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (6)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (1)

Target: Rotterdam
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Netherlands (Entering Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Fw190
Radar chief fires, misses
Fat elvis fires, misses
Scaga fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw strafes in from 3 o’clock high, scores 6 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-ball turret – Hawaiianboy’s heat is knocked out. It gets cold fast in that ball turret, too.
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing flap out
-port wing - #1 outboard engine goes up in a stream of sparks and flame, starts cutting out. Enddelt keeps the plane under control while SNR tries to adjust power. Unfortunately, the damage won’t allow the engine to be stopped and feathered, so the engine continues to sputter, but with little power. El Duderino is not going to be able to keep up with the rest of the formation, and begins dropping back.

Fw strafes in and banks from 9 o’clock high, scores 9 hits from front to back (El Duderino has run into some veteran Nazis.)
-nose – Garcia bronco sustains light wound to mid chest
-nose – philfree sustains light wound to left foot
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-port wing root damaged
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to radio room
-waist – left waist gun is knocked out of commission (Fat Elvis is fine, but ticked off.)
-waist – right waist gun is knocked out of commission (scaga is okay, but ticked off.)
-superficial damage to tail

3 Fws circle, attack again

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Philfree fires, kills Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to nose

Fw circles, attacks again

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, damages Fw190

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Despite blood staining the front of his flight suit, Garcia bronco lines up and does his job – 30% score

El Duderino is falling back fast, and Hawaiianboy is going to be under pressure with both waist guns out. Enddelt makes the decision to drop down to 10,000 feet and try to sneak out of occupied territory unobserved. El Duderino is limping along with the sputtering engine, which is actually worse than having the engine completely die, so its cruising speed is cut almost in half. It’s a sitting duck for fighters, so all the gunners get their adrenaline pumping. Even though they’re not familiar with the front guns, Scaga and Fat Elvis move up to the nose and take over the nose gun and cheek guns for the wounded bombardier and navigator. This frees a limping philfree up to be the full-time navigator on the lonely trip home, and Garcia bronco heads toward the back of the plane to tend his wound and be ready in case help is needed at the ball turret or tail gun.

Zone 4 Back: Netherlands (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Radar chief fires, damages Me110
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
scaga fires, misses

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack.

1 Me misses, circles and attacks again since El Duderino is out of formation

Fat Elvis fires, kills Me109
scaga fires, misses

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Me109 is driven away by a fighter that happens to see the attack.

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Me109
Ajkcfan fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Fw misses, circles again

Me misses, circles again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Me109
scaga fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses

Fw misses, circles again

Fat Elvis fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses

2 Mes miss

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-port wing – the damaged flap is blown off the plane
-superficial damage to waist

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 circle, attack again

Fat Elvis fires, damages Me109
Hawaiianboy fires, kills Me109
Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Me110 scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Fat Elvis fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me breaks off attack

2 Fw190s attack

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
scaga fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw scores 2 hits
-pilot compartment – Enddelt suffers light wound to the right forearm. SNR takes the controls.
-nose – scaga suffers light wound to the left chest

2 Fws circle, attack again

Garcia Bronco, more accustomed to the front guns, moves back to the front of the plane and scaga moves back to the waist.

Radar chief fires, kills Fw190
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-radio room – radio is now inoperable. Ditching in the water would be a very bad thing since El Duderino’s position can’t be broadcast.

Fw circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, damages Fw190
Radar chief fires, kills Fw190 with simultaneous hit

Zone 3 Back: North Sea

El Duderino continues to slog back at half speed, and the Germans have sighted in on the wounded bomber. The nose gun, top turret, and ball turret guns are running low on ammunition.

2 Fw190s attack

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Radar chief fires, kills Fw190

Fw misses, circles again

Talisman fires, kills Fw190
Garcia bronco fires, misses

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Me109
Fat Elvis fires, misses

2 Fws miss

Me110 scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to port wing

2 Fws, Me110 circle, attack again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Fw190

Fw190, Me110 miss, circle again

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses

Fw190, Me110 miss, break off attack. Out of the waist gun window, scaga sees the Me110 pilot offer a salute as the planes pull away.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

The weather is poor at the base, and the radio is not working, so SNR hopes that the runway is clear. The ground crews are stunned to hear the sound of a B-17, one engine sputtering and fighting, nearly two hours after the formation was due to return. Cheers arise as a battered El Duderino cuts through the cloud bank, wings inadvertently waggling, circles once to line up with the runway, and then bounces to a rough landing. El Duderino travels to the end of the runway, cuts power, and then circles involuntarily off the tarmac as the #1 engine continues to push it forward. The plane slows further in the mud and a ground crew member runs underneath to chock the wheels. Mission accomplished.

Aftereffects

None – Despite injuries to four crew members, the plane and the crew are easily repairable.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (6)
Copilot SNR (6)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (6)
Navigator philfree (6)
Engineer Talisman (6)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (6)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (6)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (6)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (6)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (1)



That mission was friggin' scary. Luckily I was too busy killing Nazi's to get too worked up. ;)

SNR
02-22-2004, 09:05 PM
Jahaa! Sehr gut!

That was a team victory, guys. We all took part in that one.

Scaga
02-23-2004, 01:07 PM
Would someone please give me some more ammo....I rarely even get a shot off. There's drunk and then there's stupid.....And I'm not drunk!

Garcia Bronco
02-23-2004, 08:13 PM
Tali takes care of business again...Elvis....get me a fresh beer.

Talisman
03-01-2004, 09:07 AM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (7)
Copilot SNR (7)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (7)
Navigator philfree (7)
Engineer Talisman (7)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (7)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (7)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (7)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (7)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (2)

Target: Antwerp
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France Belgium Netherlands (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radarchief fires, damages Me110

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Garcia Bronco is like clockwork – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Mes miss, break off attack

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack

Garcia bronco fires, hits Me109
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Radarchief fires, misses

Hit Me misses, breaks off attack

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Me circles, attacks again

Fat elvis fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109 attacks

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Radarchief fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Philfree fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, damages Me110
Radarchief fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Bad weather - thunderstorm
Good landing by Endelt regardless of lightning and rain

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (7)
Copilot SNR (7)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (7)
Navigator philfree (7)
Engineer Talisman (7)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (7)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (7)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (7)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (7)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (2)

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Good job crew. :thumb: We needed an easy one after that blasting we took in Mission 7.

Scaga
03-01-2004, 10:35 AM
Is there some reason I don't even get a shot off?
All this $hit flying around and I'm no where to be seen.....
Coward!!!

SNR
03-04-2004, 12:23 AM
I would suggest getting on Rain Man's tail about this, but if I were you, I"d be glad I was still alive.

SNR
03-07-2004, 10:59 PM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (8)
Copilot SNR (8)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (8)
Navigator philfree (8)
Engineer Talisman (8)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (8)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (8)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (8)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (8)
Left Waist Gunner Fat Elvis (3)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw circles, attacks again

Talisman fires, damages Fw190
Radar chief fires, kills the damaged Fw190

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Garcia Bronco is money in the bank – 40% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Scaga fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – rudder is hit but still functional
-BOOM! A shell hits scaga’s oxygen system in the right waist gun position. The system explodes, and scaga takes a fatal load of shattered metal to the stomach. Fat Elvis, at the left waist gun position, takes a serious wound to the lower back. The area is on fire, and ajkcfan rushes back from the radio room with an extinguisher, and is able to douse the flames. However, there is a large hole the size of a life preserver blown through the right side of the fuselage. It can’t be fixed, though, so ajkcfan moves back to his gun.

Me circles, attacks again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Radarchief fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Unfortunately, Fat Elvis succumbs to his injury the next day in the hospital. It was a bad mission for waist gunners.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (8)
Copilot SNR (8)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (8)
Navigator philfree (8)
Engineer Talisman (8)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (8)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (8)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (8)
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

A good bombing run, the one bad hit excluded.
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RIP to the noble members of the Dude who gave their lives, Fat Elvis and Scaga. As El Duderino never fades, may our remembrance of these airmen never fade.

Talisman
03-08-2004, 08:13 AM
RIP guys. :sulk:

Let me know if you want to reenlist.

Garcia Bronco
03-15-2004, 08:48 AM
Some beer on the curb for our lost ones

ENDelt260
03-15-2004, 02:02 PM
4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Scaga fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – rudder is hit but still functional
-BOOM! A shell hits scaga’s oxygen system in the right waist gun position. The system explodes, and scaga takes a fatal load of shattered metal to the stomach. Fat Elvis, at the left waist gun position, takes a serious wound to the lower back. The area is on fire, and ajkcfan rushes back from the radio room with an extinguisher, and is able to douse the flames. However, there is a large hole the size of a life preserver blown through the right side of the fuselage. It can’t be fixed, though, so ajkcfan moves back to his gun.

Seems to me that if any one of you humps could shoot straight we wouldn't have lost anyone.

Talisman
03-15-2004, 05:05 PM
Seems to me that if any one of you humps could shoot straight we wouldn't have lost anyone.
If you'd quit swerving all over the sky, we'd have a better chance. Do us all a favor and put the beer down while you're flying. :shake:

SNR
03-15-2004, 05:36 PM
If you'd quit swerving all over the sky, we'd have a better chance. Do us all a favor and put the beer down while you're flying. :shake:Actually, I've been driving the plane the whole time. ENDelt just sits in the big fancy chair and says, "oooo, what does this button do?"

SNR
03-23-2004, 07:28 PM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (9)
Copilot SNR (9)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (9)
Navigator philfree (9)
Engineer Talisman (9)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (9)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (9)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (9)
Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (9)
Left Waist Gunner tk13

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

Hawaiianboy fires, damages Me110
Radar chief fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

4 Fw190s attack

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Pennywise fires, hits Fw190
Philfree fires, kills Fw190
Radar chief fires, damages Fw190

3 Fws miss, break off attack

5 Me109s attack – 1 Me is driven off by fighters

Ajkcfan fires, kills Me109
Garcia bronco fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-starboard wing root damaged
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to waist

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to waist

2 Mes circle, attack again

Philfree fires, kills Me109
Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, hits Me109
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 6 hits!
-superficial damage to port wing
-starboard wing flap sustains minor damage
-starboard wing – landing gear brake is knocked out
-port sing root damaged
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to #4 engine

Garcia Bronco misses the target due to the flak – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me110 is driven away by fighters

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses
Radar chief fires, kills Me109
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-nose – philfree takes a light wound to the left hip

Me circles, attacks again

Pennywise fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Me scores 5 hits
-radio room – heat is out for ajkcfan
-superficial damage to radio room
-waist – pennywise sustains a light wound to the left calf
-waist – tk13 takes a light wound to the left thigh
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Radar chief fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

2 Fw190s are driven away by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

1 Me109 fires

Ajkcfan fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Endelt drops down to 10,000 feet so ajkcfan won’t get frostbite. Bandages get passed around.

Good weather
Endelt wheels the plane down to a good landing but can’t hit the brakes. He cuts the engines and the plane rolls down the length of the runway, sinking into the ground at the end of the base. There’s no significant damage, though, just a long walk back to the barracks.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (9)
Copilot SNR (9)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (9)
Navigator philfree (9)
Engineer Talisman (9)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (9)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (9)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (9)
Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (9)
Left Waist Gunner tk13

SNR
04-01-2004, 05:24 PM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (10)
Copilot SNR (10)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (10)
Navigator philfree (10)
Engineer Talisman (10)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (10)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (10)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (10)
Right Waist Gunner PennyWise (10)
Left Waist Gunner tk13 (1)

Target: The U-boat pens at Brest (western France)
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)
Distance: 6 zones

Brest is one of the most heavily defended targets of the war. It has beefed up flak AND beefed up fighter defenses. Best of luck, El Duderino

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: Western Channel – out of fighter coverage

1 Me109 attacks

Hawaiianboy fires, kills Me109
Talisman fires, simultaneously kills the same Me109, creating a big ball of fire

Zone 6 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me110 driven off by B-17s

1 Me110 attacks

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, hits Me110
Radar chief fires, simultaneously kills the same Me110

1 Me109 attacks

Garcia bronco fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses

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

Me circles, attacks again

Tk13 fires, misses
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-nose – Garcia bronco gets nailed, taking serious wounds to the left hip, mid-chest, and right chest

Me circles, attacks again

Philfree fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to port wing
-radio room – radio is knocked out of commission
-starboard wing - #3 engine blows a puff of smoke and sputters to a stop
-superficial damage to starboard wing

It’s too late to turn back, so Endelt keeps the three-engined plane headed over the target, sans a conscious bombardier.

Philfree shifts over and releases the bombs, but he’s inexperienced and they fall off target – 0% score

Zone 6 Back: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

Endelt can keep up with the other planes now, and he tucks in tightly within the formation. The planes together drive off an attack by 1 Me110.

3 Me109s attack

Radar chief fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
Pennywise fires, hits Fw190
Talisman fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to tail

Fw circles, attacks again

Radar chief fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

2 Me110s attack

Talisman fires, misses
Radar chief fires, misses
Philfree fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-radio room – radio is hit again and destroyed
-waist – pennywise loses his heating system

Me circles, attacks again

Ajkcfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 5: North Sea

5 Fw190s attack

Philfree fires, misses
Talisman fires, kills Fw190
Ajkcfan fires, misses
Radar chief fires, hits Fw190
Tk13 fires, misses

4 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 4: North Sea – back in fighter range

Endelt drops the plane out of formation and drops to 10,000 feet to keep pennywise from getting frostbite. El duderino is now out of formation.

No enemy

Zone 3: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Alas, Garcia Bronco survives for 8 days in the hospital, but succumbs to his wounds.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (10)
Copilot SNR (10)
Bombardier philfree (10), promoted
Navigator Talisman (10) , promoted
Engineer AJKCFAN (10) , promoted
Radio Op. Radar Chief (10) , promoted
Tail Gunner hawaiianboy (10) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (10) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner tk13 (1) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX


We lost a great bombardier. RIP, Garcia.

Garcia Bronco
04-01-2004, 11:14 PM
:(

SNR
04-11-2004, 08:35 AM
Umm, yeah, it wasn't a good mission

tk13
04-14-2004, 05:04 AM
Umm, yeah, it wasn't a good mission
Uh, thanks. It was fun working with you guys, now I'll have to be on my way to jinxing another plane...

Talisman
04-14-2004, 11:54 PM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (11)
Copilot SNR (11)
Bombardier philfree (11)
Navigator Talisman (11)
Engineer AJKCFAN (11)
Radio Op. Radar Chief (11)
Tail Gunner hawaiianboy (11)
Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (11)
Right Waist Gunner tk13 (2)
Left Waist Gunner Mile High Mania

Target: La Rochelle’s distant U-boats
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

2 Me110s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, kills Me110

Me misses, breaks off attack

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Ajkcfan fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 4 Out: France

5 Fw190s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, hits Fw190
Radarchief fires, kills Fw190
Milehighmania fires, hits Fw190

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-port wing – aileron destroyed

2 Fws circle, attack again

Ajkcfan fires, hits Fw190
Talisman fires, misses
Tk13 fires, hits Fw190
philfree fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

It is becoming obvious to the crew and the rest of the bombing flight that this mission has been compromised. Fighters are waiting for them at every opportunity, and additional German fighters have come up to pull away the fighter cover. Someone knew about this mission.

2 Fw190s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Zone 5: France (out of fighter range)

1 Me109 attacks

Ajkcfan fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

philfree fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack

philfree fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses
Hawaiianboy fires, hits Me109
Ajkcfan fires, misses
Me110 misses, breaks off attack

Me109 sweeps in and plants 8 hits into El Duderino!
-superficial damage to nose
-pilot compartment – SNR takes a serious wound as a shell goes through an artery in his left thigh and then shatters his right knee. He loses consciousness from blood loss as he works to tie a tourniquet around his leg.
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-radio room – the radio is knocked out of commission
-waist – tk13 is seriously wounded by a shot to the stomach
-waist – mile high mania is killed instantly by two shots that remove the left side of his chest
-tail – Hawaiianboy’s oxygen system is knocked out, and he switches to his backup system

Me circles, attacks again

Ajkcfan fires, kills Me109

Zone 6: France

5 Fw190s attack

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Radarchief fires, hits Fw190
Ajkcfan fires, hits Fw190
Hawaiianboy fires, kills Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to nose

Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – Enddelt loses his oxygen and switches to his backup system.

Fw scores 5 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-pilot compartment – the control cables are damaged but still operable
-port wing - #1 engine is hit and dies. Unfortunately, the propeller is windmilling, and Enddelt can’t feather it.
-port wing - #1 engine’s oil tank is hit. Oil begins streaming out of the engine.
-waist – control cables to the rudder are severed. There will be no more controlled yawing on this trip.

Enddelt is having trouble up front. The #1 engine won’t feather, which means that the plane yaws left at high speed. Enddelt has to slow down to a very low speed to maintain control, and the busted rudder isn’t helping. Combined with the loss of the #1 engine and both waist gunners, El Duderino is going to be a sitting duck at the target.

“We’re aborting,” Enddelt decides, and is about to announce it over the intercom as the 3 Fw190s circle around for another attack.

philfree fires, misses
pennywise fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Ajkcfan fires, kills Fw190
Radarchief fires, kills Fw190
Hawaiianboy fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – BZZBZZBZZBZZTTTTTT – All of the gauges in the cockpit drop to zero. The cockpit’s electrical system has been knocked out. Enddelt hears philfree say, “Hey, my elec-“ and then remembers the hiss of the damaged oxygen system. Ripping off his seat belt, he’s a step too slow as an electrical spark ignites the leaking oxygen. The cockpit explodes into flames, engulfing an unconscious SNR. Flames momentarily engulf Enddelt, and AJKCfan leaps forward with an extinguisher to put them out as the plane begins a slow, unmanned bank right.

A stunned and injured Enddelt stumbles toward the back of the plane as chaos erupts. Ed Duderino slowly turns onto its back and points nose first toward the ground. AJKCfan is the only one who knows the situation and yells, “Bail Out! Bail Out!” as the other crew members simply yell in surprise. It’s every man for himself at this point.

Rookie Left Waist Gunner Mile High Mania was already KIA aboard the plane, and is buried with it.

Copilot SNR (11), well, we won’t talk about it. It was ugly. Burning cockpit, unconscious with a serious wound, diving plane.

Right Waist Gunner Tk13 (2) was seriously wounded already, and despite his best efforts, can’t make it to the escape hatch. He rides the plane down and dies in the crash.

Pilot ENDelt260 (11) was grabbed by Radio Op Radar Chief and hauled to an escape hatch. The two jump out together, and Radar Chief pulls Enddelt’s rip cord for him before kicking away to open his own. Enddelt, painfully burned, floats to the ground where he’s mercifully met quickly by German troops. He spends the rest of the war convalescing in a German POW camp.

Engineer AJKCfan hoped to run through the plane to give the bailout order, but ended up being thrown down into the nose when the plane nosed down. He gives the order to philfree and Talisman, who had both already figured it out, and the three bail out together. AJKCfan hits the ground in the middle of a vineyard, and huddles amongst the vines for an hour as German troops sweep the area. With no chance of escape, he can do nothing but wait as they draw near, and then surrenders.

Tail Gunner hawaiianboy (11) heard philfree’s initial message about losing electricity, then ended up facing straight up with smoke billowing into his pod. Putting two and two together, he sends a bailout message over the now-dead intercom and clambers out his escape hatch. Floating to the ground, he ends up in an open field. He hides in a small barn for most of the next day, then makes a break for it, having no idea where he is. He is captured without incident, dirty and hungry, walking down a dirt road seven days later, heading north toward the coast.

Bombardier philfree (11) gets the unenviable task of bailing out underneath a burning, diving plane. After a near miss evading the port wing, he floats to the ground near a small village. Debating his options, he heads to a house and knocks on the door. The family hustles him in, and soon a platoon of villagers descends. He is hustled to a different home in the village, but after a door to door search, the Germans find him hiding in a root cellar almost exactly 24 hours after the crash. He surrenders.

Ball Turret Gunner PennyWise (11) has been here before, having been thrown out of an exploding plane over the Netherlands in Mission 9 and making his way back. The ball turret is a different game, though, since there’s no parachute there. With no electrical system, he hand cranks his turret into position as the plane accelerates into a vertical dive, and opens up the hatch into the plane. Smoke is filling the fuselage, and his parachute is nowhere to be found. However, there’s a body dangling from its tether at the left waist gun position. PennyWise makes his way to milehighmania and quickly decides that he won’t be needing his chute any more. After a painstaking and interminable struggle to remove the chute, he puts it on himself and dumps out of the plane at a scant 3,000 foot altitude. Floating to the ground, he watches El Duderino nail a home in a small village in a massive explosion. Pennywise makes a smooth landing, throws away his chute, and starts to find the nearest home in the village. However, he notes that the streets are crawling with Germans and instead ducks back into the woods. No help there. He walks the other direction…and walks...and walks. The next day he locates a road, and follows the road for another day. Finally locating a farmhouse, he knocks on the door, but the farmer, his eyes wide, shakes his head and slams it. Now paranoid, Pennywise decides to just head north. Nine days after the crash, he is surrounded by German soldiers as he steals apples from an orchard on his way to the coast. He surrenders.

Navigator Talisman (11) and Radio Op. Radar Chief (11) hit the ground near each other and take off running together. They locate the same village nearby, and an elderly woman runs out and motions them into her home. Once inside, she pries a board loose from the floor and frantically motions them to it. For the next several hours, they hide in the spiderweb-infested crawl space as jackbooted German footsteps come in and out of the house, cringing at the yelling they can’t understand. The next day, some bread, cheese, and wine is hurriedly passed down to them. That evening, a trio of men and a woman pull them out, and they take a quick bath and change into civilian clothes. In halting English, one of the men explains the plan. He will accompany them by train to Paris, where they will then transfer and take another train to the coast. Since the train is full of German soldiers, the Frenchman will portray their caretaker and they will portray two mentally challenged mutes named Renfrew and Jacques. After another day of delay buying train tickets, the trio sets out, the two Americans convincingly playing their roles. Despite sharing a train car with three German officers and half a dozen enlisted men, they make the six hour ride to Paris without incident, and then successfully transfer to the coastal train. At Normandy, they disembark, hide out in another safe house, and the following night, they wade out in the moonless dark to a small dinghy dispatched by a British spy vessel. The next night, they’re raising a toast to their fallen crew in the British town of Rye.

No bombing run.

Aftereffects

Since two crew members will report for duty, El Duderino will fly again.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot XXX
Bombardier Talisman (11), promoted
Navigator XXX
Engineer Radar Chief (11), promoted
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner XXX
Ball Turret Gunner XXX
Right Waist Gunner XXX
Left Waist Gunner XXX

PastorMikH
04-23-2004, 04:25 PM
I am assuming this is the crew thread for my new plane. I would like to go ahead and share a bit here so everyone is up to speed. I will be in the hanger an hour before takeoff for prayer - I encourage all the crew to join me. The In-Flight Sermon will commence once we are clear of the air field. If for some reason you hear me speak the Lord's name on the flight, it is NOT spoken in vain, it is spoken in prayer.:)

ENDelt260
04-23-2004, 04:32 PM
Little late, aren't ya Pastor? Coulda used some prayers before I went down in flames.

PastorMikH
04-23-2004, 04:49 PM
Little late, aren't ya Pastor? Coulda used some prayers before I went down in flames.



I wasn't on your crew then.;)


If it is any consolation, your funeral was a sight to see!:)

ENDelt260
04-23-2004, 06:18 PM
I wasn't on your crew then.;)


If it is any consolation, your funeral was a sight to see!:)
I'M NOT DEAD YET!!

PastorMikH
04-23-2004, 07:28 PM
I'M NOT DEAD YET!!



Oh, my bad. Still, you should have been there. FWIW, if you do go down and die now, you've already had a funeral.;)

The Pedestrian
04-23-2004, 07:41 PM
I'M NOT DEAD YET!!

Slayer: Yes you are. You're not fooling anyone.
ENDelt: I think I'll go for a walk!
Slayer: to Pastor Isn't there anything you can do to take him?
ENDelt: I feel happy.... *bonk*
Slayer: Thank you.
Pastor: Your welcome.
Slayer: See you Thursday.



Sorry if I screwed up that MPHG scene

Talisman
04-23-2004, 11:10 PM
Welcome, Pastor. Glad to have you aboard. With the look of this new crew, you may want to bump that up to an hour and a half of prayer.