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Rain Man
03-25-2004, 10:21 PM
Vaunted aircrew members, you are now veterans.

Your mission assignments will expand to 22 potential targets now. You may find yourself flying a group of rookie bombers on a short mission to France (like the ones you first flew), or you may find yourself heading deep into German territory with other veteran aircrews.

In addition to the airfields, rail yards, industry, ship yards, and aircraft plants that you've been attacking, the 8th Air Force has added a new mission: going after the U-boat pens along the coasts. These targets often have concentrated flak defenses, so your flights in the bomb zones are somewhat more risky.

Distances will also increase. Your longest mission to date has been 4 zones. While those shorter missions are still possible, you may be assigned to missions up to twice that far. A new feature will be added to the mission plans for the remaining 15 missions, which will let you know the distance to your target as you take off. The good news is that your flight routes will be over the Channel or the North Sea for as long as possible to minimize interception by German fighters.

Recall that fighter cover extends only to Zone 4. However, on longer missions you will be part of larger bomber formations, so it is possible that some fighters will actually be driven off by other B-17s flying in formation with you. It's good to stay in formation on these long flights.

Good luck and godspeed.

alanm
03-26-2004, 08:21 PM
After my most recent near death experience only to be saved by the 1 in a million lucky rabbits foot.(And Kevin's flawless dice roll) I think I may do a Cpl Klinger impersonation and shoot for a section 8.:D

Bowser
03-26-2004, 09:07 PM
Great! I've already crashed and/or burned three times during the candy-ass missions! Can't wait to get to Zone 8!

Bowser fires, misses
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser sustains light case of VD from English tart picked up night before
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser sustains moderate wound to urethra
Bowser fires, misses
Bowser cannot possibly fight the inevitable, so he jumps out of bomb bay. Crew of (insert plane here) goes on to bomb Hitler's shietzenhausen and single handedly turn the tide of the war.

Logical
03-26-2004, 09:07 PM
We will need the locations of the rest areas. Our crew has three women, so we will all need the breaks.

SNR
03-26-2004, 10:18 PM
The Dude is ready!

Talisman
03-26-2004, 10:45 PM
Bring it.

Cntrygal
03-27-2004, 12:30 AM
Vaunted aircrew members, you are now veterans.

Your mission assignments will expand to 22 potential targets now. You may find yourself flying a group of rookie bombers on a short mission to France (like the ones you first flew), or you may find yourself heading deep into German territory with other veteran aircrews.

In addition to the airfields, rail yards, industry, ship yards, and aircraft plants that you've been attacking, the 8th Air Force has added a new mission: going after the U-boat pens along the coasts. These targets often have concentrated flak defenses, so your flights in the bomb zones are somewhat more risky.

Distances will also increase. Your longest mission to date has been 4 zones. While those shorter missions are still possible, you may be assigned to missions up to twice that far. A new feature will be added to the mission plans for the remaining 15 missions, which will let you know the distance to your target as you take off. The good news is that your flight routes will be over the Channel or the North Sea for as long as possible to minimize interception by German fighters.

Recall that fighter cover extends only to Zone 4. However, on longer missions you will be part of larger bomber formations, so it is possible that some fighters will actually be driven off by other B-17s flying in formation with you. It's good to stay in formation on these long flights.

Good luck and godspeed.

:eek:

4th and Long
03-27-2004, 09:28 AM
:eek:
I'll second that. :eek:

Bug
03-27-2004, 10:50 AM
:toast:
moonshi..er..first aid medicine anyone?????

Hoover
03-27-2004, 03:53 PM
I know these missions are longer but there are no reports of the planes. I think all were lost

Zebedee DuBois
03-27-2004, 05:59 PM
Give him a little time. He got shot all to heck last mission.

But we can rebuild him.

Make him faster.

Make him stronger.

We have the technology.

and 47 cents.

Rain Man
03-30-2004, 01:26 PM
Well, okay, maybe the fun didn't start now. But this weekend at the latest.

alanm
03-31-2004, 04:30 AM
Well, okay, maybe the fun didn't start now. But this weekend at the latest.So are we like on furlough for the rest of the week? Great!! I feel like heading to town and getting in a bar fightROFL

Saggysack
03-31-2004, 04:56 AM
Sorry can't make the mission this weekend, well matter of a fact I can't make the missions for the next 2 weekends. Don't you 'powers that be' remember getting my leave papers and signing them months ago? I have them signed right here in front of me. Well anyway, my weddin is this weekend and I refuse to miss it. So, I think my pilot would probaly like to have a replacement navigator for that time I am away. I sure would hate to get bombed by my own pilot while on my honeymoon because he wouldn't know where the hell he was going. And since I am a navigator I wish to use my powers as a officer to personally hand pick my replacement for the next 2 weeks. Mile High Mania seems like a logical choice as a next in line canidate, but I don't want any Donk fan tainting my seat. So I guess I would like to nominate Bowser as my replacement. Good day sirs and have a nice day!

SNR
03-31-2004, 08:15 PM
Sorry can't make the mission this weekend, well matter of a fact I can't make the missions for the next 2 weekends. Don't you 'powers that be' remember getting my leave papers and signing them months ago? I have them signed right here in front of me. Well anyway, my weddin is this weekend and I refuse to miss it. So, I think my pilot would probaly like to have a replacement navigator for that time I am away. I sure would hate to get bombed by my own pilot while on my honeymoon because he wouldn't know where the hell he was going. And since I am a navigator I wish to use my powers as a officer to personally hand pick my replacement for the next 2 weeks. Mile High Mania seems like a logical choice as a next in line canidate, but I don't want any Donk fan tainting my seat. So I guess I would like to nominate Bowser as my replacement. Good day sirs and have a nice day!Umm, you do realize that you don't need to be there to participate in the mission, right?

Bowser
03-31-2004, 08:28 PM
Umm, you do realize that you don't need to be there to participate in the mission, right?
:doh!:

Iowanian
03-31-2004, 09:01 PM
Rainman......you can't kill me.

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 09:40 PM
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B-17 #3 – Dreamsicle

Pilot Logical (10)
Copilot memyselfi (10)
Bombardier Hoover (10)
Navigator The Bad Guy (10)
Engineer BigChiefDave (10)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (10)
Tail Gunner Warrior5 (10)
Ball Turret Gunner cntrygal (10)
Right Waist Gunner JennyGump (9)
Left Waist Gunner EBOLA (3)

Target: The aircraft factory in Bremen, Germany (North Germany)
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 7 Zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

…and the first mission to Germany lifts off
No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – Out of fighter range

1 Fw190 attacks

Hoover fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Warrior5 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Ebola fires, misses
The Bad Guy fires, kills Fw190
Warrior5 fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-radio room – Ecto-I loses his heat

Me circles, attacks again

BigChiefDave fires, misses
The Bad Guy fires, damages Me110
Hoover fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Bad Weather – Major rain
Medium Flak – 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-tail – warrior5 takes a light wound to the mid-upper back
Bomb run off target due to flak and weather– 0% score

Zone 7 Back: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s attack

Ebola fires, misses
The Bad Guy fires, kills Me109
Jennygump fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Warrior5 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6: North Sea

In order to save Ecto-I from certain frostbite, logical decides to drop out of formation and bring the plane down from altitude to increase the temperature in the plane. This is somewhat risky with the plane still so far from home, but otherwise Ecto-I will be nearly certain to get severe frostbite.
No enemy

Zone 5: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4: North Sea - Back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Logical (10)
Copilot memyselfi (10)
Bombardier Hoover (10)
Navigator The Bad Guy (10)
Engineer BigChiefDave (10)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (10)
Tail Gunner Warrior5 (10)
Ball Turret Gunner cntrygal (10)
Right Waist Gunner JennyGump (9)
Left Waist Gunner EBOLA (3)

It looks like they caught the Germans by surprise, especially by arriving during a rainstorm.

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 09:44 PM
Rainman......you can't kill me.

I love a challenge.

SNR
03-31-2004, 09:58 PM
C'mon... you can do 2 more Rain Man...

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 10:08 PM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot Lattimer (10)
Copilot go bo (10)
Bombardier KCJohnny (10)
Navigator Redcoats58 (10)
Engineer voyager (10)
Radio Op. munkey (10)
Tail Gunner TheFly (10)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (10)
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (9)
Left Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell (1)

Target: Emden, Germany industrial targets (north German coast)
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 7 Zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack

Voyager fires, misses
Thefly fires, misses
KCJohnny fires, damages Fw190
Headsnap fires, misses
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Damaged Fw scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to #4 engine

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Me circles attacks again

Voyager fires, misses
Cdcox fires, misses
Kcfanintitanhell fires, misses

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to #4 engine
-pilot compartment – lattimer and gobo lose their oxygen, switch to backup systems

Me circles, attacks again

Cdcox fires, kills Me109
Voyager fires, misses

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
KCJohnny misses greater Germany – 0% score

Zone 7 Back: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Redcoats58 fires, kills Me110
Thefly fires, misses
Cdcox fires, misses
Headsnap fires, damages Me109
Voyager fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5: North Sea

1 Me109 attacks

Redcoats58 fires, misses
Cdcox fires, kills Me109
Kcfanintitanhell fires, misses
Headsnap fires, misses

Zone 4: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 3: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lattimer (10)
Copilot go bo (10)
Bombardier KCJohnny (10)
Navigator Redcoats58 (10)
Engineer voyager (10)
Radio Op. munkey (10)
Tail Gunner TheFly (10)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (10)
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (9)
Left Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell (1)

Pretty good shooting, just no bombing.

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 10:08 PM
C'mon... you can do 2 more Rain Man...

...but...can you?

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 10:56 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

The bombing runs aren’t exactly doing much this time around. At least (most of them) came back.

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 11:10 PM
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B-17 #7 – Flyin’ Doublewide

Pilot htismaqe (10)
Copilot Bwana (10)
Bombardier jAZ (10)
Navigator 58Forever (10)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (10)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (10)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (10)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (10)
Right Waist Gunner tweak6 (3)
Left Waist Gunner joesomebody (3)

Target: St. Omer’s fighter base
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 2 Zones

Flyin’ Doublewide draws a mission to show some new crews how it’s done.

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel (Entering Target Zone)

Htismaqe pulls the planes close together, which repels an attack by 2 Fw190s

Entering Bomb Zone
Poor Weather – Fog and Clouds
No Flak
jAZ puts the bombs where they’re supposed to go – 30% score

Zone 2: English Channel (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me109 is driven off by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot htismaqe (10)
Copilot Bwana (10)
Bombardier jAZ (10)
Navigator 58Forever (10)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (10)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (10)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (10)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (10)
Right Waist Gunner tweak6 (3)
Left Waist Gunner joesomebody (3)

Well, that was pretty pleasant. Not a shot fired.

tk13
03-31-2004, 11:13 PM
Well, not pretty... but I'm guessing we're going to see a lot worse before it's over...

Rain Man
03-31-2004, 11:55 PM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

Pilot JOhn (4)
Copilot KC Jones (10)
Bombardier Taliswoman (5)
Navigator Dartgod (4)
Engineer Mohillbilly (4)
Radio Op. Stinger (4)
Tail Gunner roger (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Bug (4)
Right Waist Gunner 4th and Long (4)
Left Waist Gunner Dave Lane (3)

Target: St. Nazaire’s U-Boat pens (Western France)
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 6 Zones

St. Nazaire is another fiercely defended base, with added flak and added fighter cover

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

4 Fw190s attack

Dartgod fires, misses
Dave Lane fires, damages Fw190
Mohillbilly fires, misses
Taliswoman fires, kills Fw190
Roger fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Western Channel

1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

1 Me110 is driven off by fighters

Zone 5 Out: Western Channel – outside of fighter cover

2 Me110s attack

Dartgod fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, misses
Roger fires, misses
Stinger fires, misses
Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – tailplane is slightly damaged
-tail – tailplane is moderately damaged

Me circles, attacks again

Roger fires, misses
Bug fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Bug fires, kills Me110
Roger fires, misses

Zone 6 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack

Dartgod fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, misses
4th and Long fires, hits Fw190
Bug fires, misses
Dave Lane fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-waist – ball turret gun is damaged and inoperable
-superficial damage to port wing

Fw circles, attacks again

Roger fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

1 Fw190 attacks

Mohillbilly fires, misses
Stinger fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109 attacks

Taliswoman fires, misses
Roger fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to #2 engine
-radio room – stinger is seriously wounded by a hit to the right foot that shatters his ankle

Despite the buffeting from the flak, taliswoman gets the job (partially) done – 20% score

Zone 6 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack

Taliswoman fires, misses
4th and Long fires, kills Fw190
Roger fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, misses
Dartgod fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 5: Western Channel

1 Fw190 is driven off by other B-17s

Zone 4: Western Channel – Back in fighter cover

3 Me109s attack – 1 Me109 is driven off by fighters

Dartgod fires, misses
Mohillbilly fires, kills Me109
Roger fires, damages Me109
4th and Long fires, misses
Taliswoman fires, misses
Dave Lane fires, misses

2 Me109s miss, break off attack

Zone 3: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

2 Fw190s are driven off by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Stinger is sent home to develop a limp that he’ll have for the rest of his life.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot JOhn (4)
Copilot KC Jones (10)
Bombardier Taliswoman (5)
Navigator Dartgod (4)
Engineer Mohillbilly (4)
Radio Op. roger (4) , promoted
Tail Gunner Bug (4) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner 4th and Long (4) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Dave Lane (3), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

It’s good to go to St. Nazaire, and then come back.

Cntrygal
04-01-2004, 02:54 AM
It looks like they caught the Germans by surprise, especially by arriving during a rainstorm.

whew

cdcox
04-01-2004, 06:43 AM
Two kills for me. I award myself a medal.

Why is it not suprising ENDelt's plane headed straight for Brest?

Dave Lane
04-01-2004, 06:54 AM
Whew survived another one. Have two hits but no kills must be about a 25% chance of hitting.

Dave

Stinger
04-01-2004, 08:39 AM
Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to #2 engine
-radio room – stinger is seriously wounded by a hit to the right foot that shatters his ankle

Stinger is sent home to develop a limp that he’ll have for the rest of his life.



Damn there goes my NFL career as a place kicker. :cuss: .......... Alas the perils of war :shake:

Amnorix
04-01-2004, 12:08 PM
Damn there goes my NFL career as a place kicker. :cuss: .......... Alas the perils of war :shake:

Quit whining, Gimpy...





ROFL:p

Stinger
04-01-2004, 01:52 PM
Quit whining, Gimpy...





ROFL:p

ROFL

I'd kick the hell out of you if I had another foot nlm :D

SNR
04-01-2004, 04:21 PM
Damn. Garcia was becoming damn good at that bomb dropping thing.

RIP, Garcia

Bug
04-01-2004, 08:19 PM
Up to 2 confirmed kills and a probable (that I am certain blew up when it ducked under the clouds), I hate getting promoted this way, but am sure gald to get outta that itty bitty tiny ball thingy...got more room for the 'shine...oh..umm..err..uggh first aid kit now.
Hey 4th...I left ya a present in there....be careful when you step inside, that burst that took out my guns kinda left a little umm...racing stripe you might say......but that quart of...that first aid kit should help a little...he he he.

JOhn
04-02-2004, 09:54 PM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

Pilot JOhn (4)
Copilot KC Jones (10)
Bombardier Taliswoman (5)
Navigator Dartgod (4)
Engineer Mohillbilly (4)
Radio Op. roger (4) , promoted
Tail Gunner Bug (4) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner 4th and Long (4) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Dave Lane (3), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

It’s good to go to St. Nazaire, and then come back.

Sweet, survived another one, drinks are on me. :toast:

alanm
04-03-2004, 12:58 AM
I see Kevin has decided to scrub the rest of the missions for the evening. Either that or he's spending a lot of time coming up with the story line of my heroic demise. :deevee: :D

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 10:58 AM
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B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane III – Bomba with a Vengence

Pilot ndbbm (5)
Copilot JimNasium (2)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (5)
Navigator Saggysack (2)
Engineer Simplex3 (10)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (10)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (10)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (10)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (2)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (2)

Target: Antwerp (Drew a moderate mission)
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Entering Target Zone)

Ndbbm pilots the plane into a tight formation, preventing an attack by 2 Me110s

3 Me109s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Saggysack fires, hits Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Slayer finds his niche – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Saggysack fires, damages Me110
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Damage Me scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-radio room – mikey23545 loses his heating system
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy
Ndbbm drops out of formation and flies low over the Channel to keep mikey23545 from getting frostbite. Fortunately, the Channel is quiet today.

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (5)
Copilot JimNasium (2)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (5)
Navigator Saggysack (2)
Engineer Simplex3 (10)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (10)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (10)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (10)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (2)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (2)

Not a bad mission to draw in this day and age.

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 11:31 AM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Pilot Clint in Wichita (10)
Copilot 2bikemike (10)
Bombardier Loki (5)
Navigator chief52 (10)
Engineer old_geezer (10)
Radio Op. chiefsfan58 (10)
Tail Gunner Patteeu (10)
Ball Turret Gunner FloridaChief (5)
Right Waist Gunner JazzzLovr (2)
Left Waist Gunner KS Smitty (2)

Target: the industrial complex at Emden, on Germany’s north coast
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 7 Zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 attacks

Chiefsfan58 fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, kills Me109
Patteeu fires, kills the same Me109, creating a huge fireball

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak-2 hits
-tail – patteeu’s tail gun is knocked out of commission
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Loki lays down the bombs. He shoots! He scores! – 60% score!

Zone 7 Out: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Me109s attack

Loki fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses
Chief52 fires, misses
KS Smitty fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

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

Me circles, attacks again

Chief52 fires, misses
Loki fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5: North Sea

2 Fw190s are driven off by other B-17s.

Zone 4: North Sea – back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3: North Sea

3 Me109s attack

Chief52 fires, damages Me109
Loki fires, misses
Jazzzlovr fires, misses
Floridachief fires, misses
Old_geezer fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Damaged Me scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-pilot compartment – 2bikemike takes a fluke serious hit to the right arm, shattering his elbow badly.
-port wing root slightly damaged

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Bad weather – drizzle and dense fog
Clint in Wichita brings the lightly damaged plane down for a smooth landing in the dense fog. Lucy Quipment touches down lightly, rumbles down the runway, and –AAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Too quick to react, Clint sees another B-17 emerge from the mist, a plane that has belly landed and come to a stop in the middle of the runway. With the badly injured 2bikemike unable to help, Clint locks up the starboard brakes and tries to cut the starboard engines. It’s too late to take off over the plane.

Down in the nose, loki’s and chief52’s eyes bulge as they see the other plane, then the entire crew is thrown to the left at Clint’s last-ditch efforts.

B-17’s aren’t very maneuverable, though, so Clint’s efforts have only a minor but important effect. Instead of ramming the other plane dead-on, Lucy Quipment’s nose runs over the top of the other plane’s wing and the lower fuselage shears off the wing. Lucy Quipment’s left wing shears off the tailplane of the other B-17, and Lucy Quipment barrels on, with a big gash just in front of the bomb bay and missing a chunk of the port wing. Floridachief is unharmed in the ball turret, but has a great story to tell about the wing pieces that bombarded his turret.

Lucy Quipment comes to a bouncy, rough stop in the field next to the runway and the crew evacuates quickly, with Clint helping 2bikemike jump down from the pilot compartment.

Aftereffects

While the other plane took a beating, Lucy Quipment fared relatively well. The ground crew can fix the damage, and the plane will fly again.

Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing about 2bikemike. Having nearly lost his arm, he’s headed back to the states to get a long rehabilitation and learn to write with his left hand.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Clint in Wichita (10)
Copilot Loki (5) , promoted
Bombardier chief52 (10) , promoted
Navigator old_geezer (10) , promoted
Engineer chiefsfan58 (10) , promoted
Radio Op. Patteeu (10) , promoted
Tail Gunner FloridaChief (5) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner JazzzLovr (2) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner KS Smitty (2), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

It was all routine for the first ten zones of the mission, and then it went downhill from there.

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 11:43 AM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (10)
Copilot alanm (10)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (10)
Navigator seclark (10)
Engineer KC2003 (10)
Radio Op. redhed (10)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (6)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (1)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian

Target: The fighter base directly across the Channel at St. Omer
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 2 zones

Like Flyin’ Doublewide, Sack Time has drawn a short mission to show some newbie crews the ropes.

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

Redhed fires, kills Fw190
Kc2003 fires, misses
Zebedee dubois fires, misses

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - Misses
Gh4chiefs shows the rookies how it’s done – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack

Kc2003 fires, misses
Zebedee dubois fires, hits Fw190
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Iowanian fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

The hit Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – special ed curses as he gets grazed with a light wound to the left chest

Fw circles, attacks again

Fat Elvis fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Bad weather – drizzle and heavy fog
Alanm takes the yoke from special ed and glides the plane in for a smooth landing despite near-zero visibility, earning his copilot’s wings.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (10)
Copilot alanm (10)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (10)
Navigator seclark (10)
Engineer KC2003 (10)
Radio Op. redhed (10)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (6)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (1)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian

Off to the pub, and special ed is wearing a purple heart.

alanm
04-04-2004, 12:08 PM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (10)
Copilot alanm (10)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (10)
Navigator seclark (10)
Engineer KC2003 (10)
Radio Op. redhed (10)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (6)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (1)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian

Target: The fighter base directly across the Channel at St. Omer
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 2 zones

Like Flyin’ Doublewide, Sack Time has drawn a short mission to show some newbie crews the ropes.

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

Redhed fires, kills Fw190
Kc2003 fires, misses
Zebedee dubois fires, misses

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - Misses
Gh4chiefs shows the rookies how it’s done – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack

Kc2003 fires, misses
Zebedee dubois fires, hits Fw190
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Iowanian fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

The hit Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – special ed curses as he gets grazed with a light wound to the left chest

Fw circles, attacks again

Fat Elvis fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Bad weather – drizzle and heavy fog
Alanm takes the yoke from special ed and glides the plane in for a smooth landing despite near-zero visibility, earning his copilot’s wings.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (10)
Copilot alanm (10)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (10)
Navigator seclark (10)
Engineer KC2003 (10)
Radio Op. redhed (10)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (6)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (1)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian

Off to the pub, and special ed is wearing a purple heart.I believe this is the very first mission where we didn't get the shit kicked out of us. This has gotta be a harbinger of doom coming up.:cuss::deevee:

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 12:08 PM
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B-17 #18 – Fooooo Fighters

Pilot NaptownChief (10)
Copilot Tommykat (10)
Bombardier PastorMikH (10)
Navigator Mr. Christopher (10)
Engineer B2chiefsfan (10)
Radio Op. Adam (10)
Tail Gunner Amnorix (10)
Ball Turret Gunner KC Kings (10)
Right Waist Gunner el borracho (10)
Left Waist Gunner NewChief (10)

Target: St. Omer. In a truly odd coincidence, the Fooooo Fighters become the third crew sent to this nearby target.
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically
Distance: 2 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

The weather is horrid, and will be the entire trip. The entire British Isles and nearby France is engulfed in fog and rain.
No enemy

Zone 2 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

As the B-17s feel their way through the fog, the fighters are duking it out ahead of them.

3 Me110s are driven off by fighters

2 Fw190s are driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Bad Weather – It’s tough to see anything
The Germans are not putting up much flak since they’re shooting blind, but their blind shots work incredibly well. Somehow, Fooooo Fighters is running into every flak burst that’s being fired.
Light Flak – 4 hits
-tail – control cables are hit and slightly damaged
-port wing root is slightly damaged
-tail – amnorix grunts as he takes what doctors will describe as a light wound to the groin. That’s gotta hurt.
-Whammo! A flak shell bursts only fifty feet to the right of the nose. Shrapnel blisters the nose of the aircraft, and the two men inside. Pastormikh, just about to drop the bombload, takes a serious wound to the stomach, and Mr. Christopher takes a serious wound to the left hip.
Fighting off the pain, pastormikh lets the bombs loose just as he collapses. Through the flak and the fog, he still somehow manages to nick the target – 10% score

Zone 2: France

4 Me109s attack through the mist – 2 are driven away by fighters, but the plane has no gunners able to work the nose guns.

B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Amnorix fires, misses
Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-nose – Mr. Christopher’s luck has run out badly on this mission. He is killed instantly by a shot directly into the left side of his head.

Me circles, attacks again

B2chiefsfan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

3 Mes attack

B2chiefsfan fires, kills Me109
Newchief fires, misses
Amnorix fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

B2chiefsfan fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-starboard wing root damaged
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Amnorix fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Bad weather continues
Naptownchief brings Fooooo Fighters in for a good landing despite the weather, and the crew hustles down to the nose to help and get their first glimpse of war casualties amongst their crew.

Aftereffects

Pastormikh will be eating soft foods for the remainder of the war, but the shrapnel missed his major organs. He’ll be back aboard the next flight.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot NaptownChief (10)
Copilot Tommykat (10)
Bombardier PastorMikH (10)
Navigator B2chiefsfan (10) , promoted
Engineer Adam (10) , promoted
Radio Op. Amnorix (10) , promoted
Tail Gunner KC Kings (10) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner el borracho (10) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner NewChief (10), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

That must stink for Mr. Christopher. He survived ten missions and then got chewed up on a two zone training run.

PastorMikH
04-04-2004, 01:27 PM
Well, at least I didn't die - or worse yet, get shot where Amnorix did. :thumb:



However, our perfect record seems to be gone. RIP Mr Christopher.

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 03:01 PM
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B-17 #19 – War Dog

Pilot Baby Lee (10)
Copilot Brock Landers (10)
Bombardier Boozer (10)
Navigator Sure-Oz (10)
Engineer Gunther_Fan (10)
Radio Op. Lightning Rod (10)
Tail Gunner chi3fs (9)
Ball Turret Gunner Chief Faithful (10)
Right Waist Gunner Braincase (4)
Left Waist Gunner morphius (2)

Target: the U-boat pens at St. Nazaire
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)
Distance: 6 zones

St. Nazaire is one of the toughest missions, with beefed up fighter defenses and flak at the target. The mission has to fly overland for a good distance as well, which means more opportunity to be intercepted.

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: France

4 Fw190s attack

Boozer fires, misses
Sure-oz fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, damages Fw190
Chief faithful fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, kills Fw190

3 Fws miss, break off attack

3 Fw190s attack

Boozer fires, hits Fw190
Chief faithful fires, misses
Morphius fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 5 Out: France – out of fighter range

1 Fw190 attacks

Gunther_fan fires, hits Fw190
Morphius fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 6: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

Boozer fires, damages Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, kills the damaged Fw190 as it limps past the B-17

4 Me109s attack

Braincase fires, misses
Chief faithful fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Sure-oz fires, misses

3 Me109s miss, break off attack

Me scores 4 hits
-port wing aileron is destroyed
-pilot compartment – gunther_fan loses the first joint of his right pinkie. In the excitement, he shrugs off the bloody light wound.
-waist – morphius’ oxygen supply is hit, so he switches to his backup system
-starboard wing – the #3 engine is hit and begins trailing black smoke

Me circles, attacks again

Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, kills Me109

Brock Landers, monitoring the engines, reports that the #3 engine is losing oil pressure fast. He doesn’t think the engine will make it all the way back to the base. He and baby lee elect to keep it running as long as possible, especially since they’re still carrying their bomb load. As long as it holds out through the bomb run, they’ll be fine.

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack

Boozer fires, damages Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Braincase fires, damages the same Fw190. The Fw tries to limp away, but is losing altitude fast and obviously won’t make it back to base. Call it a kill.

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-tail – chi3fs’ oxygen system is knocked out, so he switches to his backup
-superficial damage to tail

Me circles, attacks again

Sure-oz fires, hits Me109
Gunther_fan fires, misses

The Me, though hit, still strafes in and scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Gunther_fan fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
The submarine pens loom below, and the flak is not as bad as expected. Boozer lets ‘em fly, and does good – 30% score

Zone 6 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

Boozer fires, damages Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, hits the same Fw190
Chi3fs fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack and limps toward home

4 Fw190s attack, dropping from a cloud bank to close at point-blank range! The veteran crew reacts well, though.

Sure-oz fires, hits Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, damages Fw190
Chief faithful fires, misses
Braincase fires, hits Fw190
Chi3fs fires, kills Fw190

Despite the heavy damage, the Fws are so close that they too have point-blank shots.

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to #4 engine
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw scores 2 hits
-starboard wing root damaged. It is becoming obvious that the German pilots are aiming toward the damaged #3 engine.
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Fw strafes across the plane, scoring 6 hits
-nose – the nose gun is inoperable. Boozer and sure-oz now just have the cheek guns
-pilot compartment – control cables are slightly damaged
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-radio room – the radio is now inoperable
-waist – the control cables to the tail are now destroyed. Baby lee and brock landers can’t use the elevators any more, though they can still somewhat control the rudder. The landing will have a higher difficulty level as a result.
-tail – chi3fs grimaces as he takes a light wound to the right hip.

The 2 hit Fws circle, attack again

Boozer fires, hits Fw190
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

3 Fw190s attack

Morphius fires, misses
Gunther_fan fires, misses
Chief faithful fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – gunther_fan takes a light wound to the right hand. He is now having trouble firing his weapon with the two wounds, both to his right hand. With no radio, lightning rod talks with him and they agree to change places. Gunther_fan also reports that he’s running low on ammunition.

Fw circles, attacks again

Braincase fires, misses
Chief faithful fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

Braincase calls out that he’s running low on ammo as well.

Brock Landers shakes his head and reports to baby lee that the #3 engine won’t hold out much longer. The oil pressure is very low and the temperature is rising.

Zone 5: France

Lightning Rod is now manning the top turret gun. Gunther_Fan has opened up the ball turret hatch and has bummed some ammo off of chief_faithful, who says that he doesn’t have much to spare, either.

Baby lee, hearing the ammo conversations, orders the crew to monitor their ammunition and be judicious in their firing decisions.

3 Fw190s attack

Sure-oz fires, misses
Lightning rod fires, hits Fw190
Chief faithful fires, hits Fw190

Chi3fs reports that he’s low on ammo, but the only other guns with his ammo are the top turret and ball turret, which are both low themselves. Gunther_fan yells to everyone to conserve their ammo.

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-starboard aileron is destroyed, which is not good. Since the both ailerons and both elevators are now out of commission, baby lee can maneuver at speed only via the damaged controls to the rudder. As a result, the plane will slowly drift off course until he slows down greatly, and he’s not ready to do that yet.
-bomb bay – the doors are jammed (not that it really matters from a bombing perspective, but now the life rafts can’t be deployed)

Fw circles, attacks again

Sure-oz fires, misses
Braincase fires, damages Fw190

Fw misses, breaks off attack

The #3 engine shudders to a stop. War Dog is running on three engines now.

Carrying around bottled oxygen, the injured Gunther_fan drags back some ammo from the useless nose gun to braincase and morphius.

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 attack

Lightning rod fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, hits fw190
Chief faithful fires, kills Me110

Fw scores 2 hits
-port wing – the #2 engine propeller is shattered. As the plane shakes and bounces due to the uneven forces, Brock Landers curses and shuts down the #2 engine. War Dog is now running on two engines, which means that it can’t maintain cruising speed and cruising altitude. Baby lee tells chief faithful down in the ball turret to let him know if he’s descending toward another B-17.
-pilot compartment – the intercom system is hit and shorts out. None of the crew members can talk to each other, and they can’t coordinate fire. Chief Faithful can’t communicate with baby lee any more, and brock landers leaves his station to check with chief faithful and chi3fs.

Fw circles, attacks again

Gunther_fan fires, misses using the radio room gun

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to waist

Fw circles, attacks again

Morphius fires, misses
Chief faithful fires, misses

Fw breaks off due to low fuel

Zone 4: France – back in fighter range

Running on two engines, War Dog has to drop out of formation, slow down, and lower its altitude. With no radio, they can’t communicate their location, and hope that one of the other B-17s is letting the fighters know that there’s a crippled B-17 straggling in. Since they started out at the top of the formation, several B-17s saw them drop down. His job done, brock landers moves back to the front of the plane and begins shuttling messages back and forth between navigator sure-oz and pilot baby lee.

Fortunately, the two shutdown engines are symmetrically aligned (#2 and #3). Otherwise, the plane would just be flying in a big circle since the pilots have very few controls left. As it is, the plane is drifting east of its desired course. Working in tandem with sure-oz and brock, baby lee slows down to very low speeds and uses a combination of the rudder and variable engine throttling to keep the plane pointed in roughly the right direction. Slow speeds make them a sitting duck, though, so they begin a pattern of slowing down the #1 engine to push west, then speeding up and drifting east. Sure-oz’s navigating job is getting complicated.

2 Me109s attack, and there are no defending fighters in the neighborhood

Braincase fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses
Lightning rod fires, misses

Me misses

Me scores 2 hits
-port tailplane root damaged
-bomb bay – superficial damage (It would’ve hit the bombs, but they’re long gone.)

Both Mes circle and attack again since War Dog is flying alone.

Lightning Rod yells that he is out of ammunition, but no one can hear him without the intercom. He pushes brock back toward the copilot seat and begins shuttling navigation messages himself.

Boozer fires, misses
Chi3fs fires, misses

Chi3fs is out of ammunition, but can’t communicate with anybody.

Me misses

Me scores 1 hit
-tail – rudder is damaged

Both Mes circle, attack again

Chief faithful fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port wing

Me breaks off attack due to low fuel

Zone 3: Western Channel

Boozer sees some spots on the horizon, and he and sure-oz look with trepidation at their scant ammunition. Fortunately, the spots turn out to be three P-51 Mustangs, which waggle their wings in greeting. Unable to communicate or even waggle back, baby lee and brock landers just nod and grin.

3 Me110s attack – 2 are driven off by the fighters

Boozer fires, misses
Chief faithful fires, misses

Me misses, circles again

Morphius fires, misses

Me misses, circles to attack again but is driven off by the returning P-51s.

Gunther_fan pulls ammo out of the rarely-used radio room gun and carries it to morphius and braincase. He’s feeling dizzy from the exertion and blood loss and has to go collapse in the radio room.

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

The fighters go after the Germans, but the Germans are zeroed in on the B-17 and will not be shaken from their mission.

Sure-oz fires, misses

Me109 misses

Me110 misses

Both Mes circle, attack again – the Me110 is driven off by the fighters

Morphius fires, misses

Me misses, but circles to attack again

Braincase fires, misses

The Me109 has figured out that there’s an ammo problem, and barrels in much closer than normal, then pulls up, planting 7 hits on War Dog at point-blank range

-radio room – the radio catches on fire. Gunther_fan can’t operate the fire extinguisher with one hand and crawls out of the radio room for help.
-waist – morphius goes down hard with a serious wound, his right arm blown off at the forearm
-waist – braincase gets knocked unconscious by a grazing light wound to the back of his head
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to the starboard wing flap
-superficial damage to the #4 engine

The fighters finally succeed in driving away the Me109.

Lightning rod runs back and helps gunther_fan. The fire was minor, and goes out quickly.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy
Another flight of 6 P-51s comes out to escort War Dog. The brass is determined not to lose this veteran plane.

Zone 1: England

Good weather
The control problems will make for a tricky landing. The crew briefly debates bailing out and letting War Dog fly off into the ocean, but baby lee feels like he’s got a good shot at landing it, and doesn’t want to jinx the crew by letting their lucky plane die. Additionally, with four injured crew members, bailing out has some added risk.

Chief Faithful and lightning rod move up to pass communications between sure-oz in the nose and the two pilots. Chi3fs limps up from the tail to help the three (more heavily) injured crewmen amidships.

After quite a bit of time maneuvering and locating a clear emergency airfield, sure-oz gets them situated at a base near Canterbury. It takes several passes to get lined up properly, which makes the crew a bit nervous and has brock landers tapping on the fuel gauge, but eventually all the stars align and baby lee brings the plane in. It’s a brutal landing, bouncing and grinding and skidding, but the plane is fine and the crew is bloodied but more or less okay (other than morphius, as can generally be expected).

The crew awkwardly tries to shake hands with morphius as he heads off to the hospital, and the rest of them get patched up at the base medical center for wounds that look worse than they are. They emerge with a new zest for life, and enjoy ten days of unexpected R&R in the ancient city as the ground crews get War Dog ready to fly again. The strumpets of Canterbury later report that the men of War Dog approach their earthly activities with an uncommon zeal.

Aftereffects

The mighty morphius once more bids adieu to a crew. It’s stateside and a prosthetic for him.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Baby Lee (10)
Copilot Brock Landers (10)
Bombardier Boozer (10)
Navigator Sure-Oz (10)
Engineer Gunther_Fan (10)
Radio Op. Lightning Rod (10)
Tail Gunner chi3fs (9)
Ball Turret Gunner Chief Faithful (10)
Right Waist Gunner Braincase (4)
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Rough mission. That’s probably the most gunfire that we’ve seen on a mission to date.

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 03:03 PM
Well, at least I didn't die - or worse yet, get shot where Amnorix did. :thumb:



However, our perfect record seems to be gone. RIP Mr Christopher.


You beat the odds to stay in the war. With your injury, the odds are three to one that you'll get sent home.

Let's just assume that it's good for you to stay...

alanm
04-04-2004, 03:43 PM
Geez! Morphius is just a bullet magnet. Has he even survived a flight yet? I know he wasn't killed on this one but it just seems like something bad happens everytime out for him.

Rain Man
04-04-2004, 03:54 PM
Amazing, isn't it? We've got two or three people who have died or been seriously wounded multiple times. I know that he's one of them, as is JohnnyV13, and I think we've got a couple of more who've faced the gaping maw of death at least three times.

Hydrae
04-04-2004, 05:10 PM
Eligible for next mission

Pilot NaptownChief (10)
Copilot Tommykat (10)
Bombardier PastorMikH (10)
Navigator B2chiefsfan (10) , promoted
Engineer Adam (10) , promoted
Radio Op. Amnorix (10) , promoted
Tail Gunner KC Kings (10) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner el borracho (10) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner NewChief (10), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

That must stink for Mr. Christopher. He survived ten missions and then got chewed up on a two zone training run.


And there goes the shutout. :sulk:

Loki
04-04-2004, 05:58 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21529

B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded





Old_geezer fires, kills Me109
Patteeu fires, kills the same Me109, creating a huge fireball
Chief52 fires, damages Me109


nice shooting guys



Loki lays down the bombs. He shoots! He scores! – 60% score!


'bout friggin time...



-Down in the nose, loki’s and chief52’s eyes bulge as they see the other plane, then the entire crew is thrown to the left at Clint’s last-ditch efforts.

-Floridachief is unharmed in the ball turret, but has a great story to tell about the wing pieces that bombarded his turret.

-with Clint helping 2bikemike jump down from the pilot compartment.


thanks for saving our a$$es clint. got my vote for a medal.



Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing about 2bikemike. Having nearly lost his arm, he’s headed back to the states to get a long rehabilitation and learn to write with his left hand.


safe trip home 2bikemike, you got the million dollar wound. save some dames for us.


Copilot Loki (5) , promoted


oh cripes...promoted to the dreaded co-pilot seat? i'm a deadman on the next flight... :reaper:

(or hopefully have an experience to rival pennywise's on flight #9 !)

morphius
04-04-2004, 08:07 PM
What is that, dead 3 times and sent home twice. I have a gift.

The Pedestrian
04-04-2004, 08:22 PM
oh cripes...promoted to the dreaded co-pilot seat? i'm a deadman on the next flight... :reaper:
)

Does it make you feel any better to be reminded that Denise lived quite a while as copilot?

PastorMikH
04-04-2004, 08:53 PM
You beat the odds to stay in the war. With your injury, the odds are three to one that you'll get sent home.

Let's just assume that it's good for you to stay...



60 years ago we'd call that bad luck to have to stay.


BTW, this should at least get me a purple heart.

Amnorix
04-05-2004, 07:24 AM
Well, at least I didn't die - or worse yet, get shot where Amnorix did. :thumb:



Bloody hell -- "light wound to the groin". Tell that to Lucy, Mary and Giselle. Ah well, I'll have to submit to their gentle nursing ministrations until I'm able to return to "duty"....

RIP Christopher. Our luck finally caught up with us...

ndbbm
04-05-2004, 07:25 AM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21528

B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane III – Bomba with a Vengence

Pilot ndbbm (5)
Copilot JimNasium (2)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (5)
Navigator Saggysack (2)
Engineer Simplex3 (10)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (10)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (10)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (10)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (2)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (2)

Target: Antwerp (Drew a moderate mission)
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Entering Target Zone)

Ndbbm pilots the plane into a tight formation, preventing an attack by 2 Me110s

3 Me109s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Saggysack fires, hits Me109
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Slayer finds his niche – 30% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Saggysack fires, damages Me110
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Damage Me scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-radio room – mikey23545 loses his heating system
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy
Ndbbm drops out of formation and flies low over the Channel to keep mikey23545 from getting frostbite. Fortunately, the Channel is quiet today.

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (5)
Copilot JimNasium (2)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (5)
Navigator Saggysack (2)
Engineer Simplex3 (10)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (10)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (10)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (10)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (2)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (2)

Not a bad mission to draw in this day and age.Nice work, as always!

Loki
04-05-2004, 12:12 PM
Does it make you feel any better to be reminded that Denise lived quite a while as copilot?

and not even killed by her own crew? hmmm...
could i possibly have that much spite in me?

4th and Long
04-05-2004, 04:31 PM
OK, theres something horribly wrong here.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21525

B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

Right Waist Gunner 4th and Long (4)
Now if history is any teacher, I'm supposed to get off one shot, miss, and then pray we get back home in one piece. That's my job. That's what I do. No more. No less.
4th and Long fires, hits Fw190
What? I hit something other than air? This can't be right!
4th and Long fires, kills Fw190
:eek: That did NOT happen! I can't hit CHIT! That was also my SECOND shot. I NEVER GET MORE THAN ONE SHOT! EVER! This is a sign of the Apocalypse! I'm now marked for death. :doh!:
4th and Long fires, misses
Aaaaaaaahhhhhh ... and God smiles upon me, sparing me from the big dirt nap. :)
Ball Turret Gunner 4th and Long (4) , promoted
Promoted? Why does that scare me? STFU

Bug
04-06-2004, 05:07 PM
..if it's any consolation....once they get the guns fixed (and use some paint thinner on the brown racing stripe caused by guns getting broke) there are a lot more chances to shoot at something from the ball turret.

go bowe
04-06-2004, 05:19 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21519

B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot Lattimer (10)
Copilot go bo (10)
Bombardier KCJohnny (10)
Navigator Redcoats58 (10)
Engineer voyager (10)
Radio Op. munkey (10)
Tail Gunner TheFly (10)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (10)
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (9)
Left Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell (1)

* * *

Me circles attacks again

Voyager fires, misses
Cdcox fires, misses
Kcfanintitanhell fires, misses

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to #4 engine
-pilot compartment – lattimer and gobo lose their oxygen, switch to backup systems

* * *

hmmmmmmm... :hmmm:

maybe that's why half my brain is dead... :deevee:

it was oxygen deprived... :rolleyes: :( :p PBJ

go bowe
04-06-2004, 05:33 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21519

B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot Lattimer (10)
Copilot go bo (10)
Bombardier KCJohnny (10)
Navigator Redcoats58 (10)
Engineer voyager (10)
Radio Op. munkey (10)
Tail Gunner TheFly (10)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (10)
Right Waist Gunner headsnap (9)
Left Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell (1)

* * *

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
KCJohnny misses greater Germany – 0% score

Zone 7 Back: Germany (Leaving Target Zone)

* * *

Good weather
Good landing

* * *

Pretty good shooting, just no bombing.hmmmmmm... UGH!

paleface fella johnny no hit greater germany? :shrug:

how him miss whole country?? [confused smilie]

even bo, him make bomb dropping better than that!! :deevee:

maybe johnny fella, him too busy, just got home...

***welcome home johnny fella!! ***:toast:

(but it good if you drop bombs more straight next time... :p )

:Peace: :arrow: PBJ PBJ PBJ

Braincase
04-09-2004, 11:05 AM
I'd like to write a thankyou note to the strumpets...

2bikemike
04-10-2004, 03:45 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21529

B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Damaged Me scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-pilot compartment – 2bikemike takes a fluke serious hit to the right arm, shattering his elbow badly.
-port wing root slightly damaged

Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing about 2bikemike. Having nearly lost his arm, he’s headed back to the states to get a long rehabilitation and learn to write with his left hand.


It was all routine for the first ten zones of the mission, and then it went downhill from there.\


Good thing I am already left handed.