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Rain Man
05-01-2004, 12:26 AM
If you make this one, you're over halfway home.

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 12:31 AM
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B-17 #3 – Dreamsicle

Pilot Logical (12)
Copilot memyselfi (12)
Bombardier Hoover (12)
Navigator The Bad Guy (12)
Engineer BigChiefDave (12)
Radio Op. Ecto-I (12)
Tail Gunner cntrygal (12)
Ball Turret Gunner JennyGump (11)
Right Waist Gunner EBOLA (5)
Left Waist Gunner Warrior5

Target: La Rochelle, in southwest France
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Me109s are driven away by other B-17s

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

2 Me109s attack

Hoover fires, misses
The Bad Guy fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-nose – bomb controls are damaged. The bomb run will have to be aimed manually
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-tail – rudder slightly damaged

Me circles, attacks again

Jennygump fires, misses
The Bad Guy fires, damages Me109

Me scores 2 hits, breaks off attack

-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to tail

Zone 4 Out: France

4 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

The Bad Guy fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Ebola fires, misses
Hoover fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 5 Out: France – out of fighter range

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: France

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: France

3 Fw190s attack

BigChiefDave fires, kills Fw190
The Bad Guy fires, misses
Ecto-I fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses
Ebola fires, hits Fw190

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 8 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Jennygump fires, misses
Ebola fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, hits Me110
BigChiefDave fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-PING! A shell hits a bomb, but it doesn’t explode
-port wing – outboard fuel tank begins leaking

Me circles, attacks again

Jennygump fires, hits Me110
Warrior5 fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

5 Me109s attack

Hoover fires, misses
The Bad Guy fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, damages Me109
Ebola fires, misses
Warrior5 fires, hits Me109

4 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-radio room – the radio is knocked out of commission
-bomb bay – PING! Another bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode

Me circles, attacks again

Cntrygal fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Ebola fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Poor Weather – Rain and mist
Light Flak – 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-tail – rudder is heavily damaged
-superficial damage to port wing aileron

Between the weather, the flak hit, and the damage to his controls, Hoover has no chance – 0% score

Zone 8: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me110 is driven off by other B-17s

memyselfI is doing some calculations, and she’s worried about the fuel, with the port outboard tank now empty.

Zone 7: France

No enemy

MemyselfI is now really worried about the fuel level. She thinks that there’s not enough to get back to base, and there may not even be enough to reach England. She takes the yoke, and logical confirms her calculations.

Zone 6: France

5 Me109s attack

The Bad Guy fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Ecto-I fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, kills Me109
Ebola fires, misses
Warrior5 fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-nose – hoover takes a light wound to the stomach

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-bomb bay – doors inoperable
-tail – port elevator is knocked out

2 Mes circle, attack again

Jennygump fires, misses
Hoover fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-pilot compartment – unbeknownst to the logical and memyselfI, the landing gear mechanism is jammed
-nose – hoover takes a second light wound to the right foot

Me circles, attacks again

The Bad Guy fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-radio room – control cables are damaged, but still operable
-waist – warrior5 takes a light wound to the forehead, dropping to the deck unconscious.

Me breaks off attack due to low fuel

Zone 5: France

No enemy

Logical and memyselfI have a problem. The fuel gauges are all reading near empty, and it’s still a long way home. They might be able to get some more range if they cut a couple of the engines, but that would just get them to the English Channel. If they crashed alone with no radio, they’d be doomed.

Their choices appear to be just that, or crash landing in France and taking their chances. They consider their odds, and decide to take their chances on the water. If they can stay in formation long enough, they’ve got a reasonable chance of running into fighter cover, and possibly signaling to a fighter to follow them down. Landing in France means that most or all of the crew will likely be captured. Logical sets the engines lean, and the crew begins tossing overboard anything that’s not absolutely necessary.

Zone 4: France – back in fighter range

Warrior5 awakens with a huge headache.

The crew is delighted to see a flight of P-47s waiting to escort the flight in. As logical begins to pull out of formation to attract the fighters’ attention, the #1 engine sputters and dies for lack of fuel.

5 Fw190s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

BigChiefDave fires, misses
Ecto-I fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses
Ebola fires, misses
Jennygump fires, damages Fw190

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-nose – hoover once again takes a hit, this time a serious wound to the right side of his head. He goes down in a heap, and dies of his wounds a few minutes later.

Fw circles, attacks again

The Bad Guy fires, misses
BigChiefDave fires, misses
Cntrygal fires, misses

Logical pulls out of formation, but stays at altitude. Two of the P-47s pull in close to see what’s happening, and back in the radio room, Ecto-I passes signals to the closest of them. He reports up that the pilot gave him a thumbs up.

The #2 engine sputters to a stop as Dreamsicle crosses over the coast. They’re still a long way from home. A water landing is inevitable now, and logical begins easing the plane down, realizing that a powered landing will be much safer than a gliding landing.

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

The crew gets busy at this point, donning their parachutes if they didn’t already have one, and ebola ducks into the bomb bay to get the life rafts ready to go.

Unfortunately, the bomb bay doors won’t open. Cursing, ebola calls up to the crew, and jennygump, now wearing her parachute, moves up to help him drag them back to the waist. They won’t be able to inflate the rafts ahead of time since they won’t fit through the waist door. They’ll have to hope that the plane stays afloat long enough to get the rafts out and inflated.

The #4 engine sputters to a stop.

MemyselfI gives a thumbs up to the escorting P-47 pilots, and logical guides the ship toward the water. Inside the plane, everyone braces for a landing. The Bad Guy moves back from the vulnerable nose and hooks himself into warrior5’s harness. Jennygump, no longer in the vulnerable ball turret, does the same with ebola’s harness.

Dreamsicle cruises down toward the water, the #3 engine still purring. MemyselfI calls out the altitude so the crew will know what’s coming. “300 feet…200 feet…100 feet…50 feet…brace yourself!”

In an enormous cascade of water, Dreamsicle slams into the English Channel. A massive wave washes over the pilot compartment, and the plexiglass nose shatters, sending water cascading through the front of the plane.

Navigator The Bad Guy (12), Ball Turret Gunner JennyGump (11), Right Waist Gunner EBOLA (5), and Left Waist Gunner Warrior5 pile out the waist gunner hatches, dragging the bulky rafts with them and struggling to swim in their chutes. As a team, they paddle away behind the wings as the nose of Dreamsicle begins to sink, The Bad Guy hauling the bloodied and woozy warrior5 to the left, and ebola heading right with two of the rafts. Jennygump waits with the third raft as water sloshes up to her thighs, then ducks out the left side with the third raft as soon as The Bad Guy is clear.

Bombardier Hoover (12) lies KIA in the flooded nose, and will go down with the ship.

Pilot Logical (12), Copilot memyselfi (12), and Engineer BigChiefDave (12) scramble out the top of the plane. After a moment’s hesitation to find the waist gun crew, they all take off their parachutes, dive off the top of the plane, and begin dog paddling, the two pilots heading left and the engineer heading right.

Tail Gunner cntrygal (12) waits until the plane settles, then calmly opens her tail hatch and scouts the situation. Climbing out onto the rising tail of the plane, she sees ebola swimming away from the plane, and dives in to join him after doffing her parachute.

Radio Op. Ecto-I (12) was in a tougher position to escape, and gets slammed into his radio room by the wave of water. Slogging through instant waist deep water, he makes his way to the left waist gun hatch and makes his escape as the tail starts rising into the air. Weighed down by his parachute, he struggles to get clear as the waist of the plane submerges.

Jennygump and ebola are in good shape, and are able to take a moment to shed their parachutes. With a flourish, jennygump pulls the inflation cords on the small raft that she holds, and it inflate perfectly.

On the other side of the plane, ebola inflates the first raft, and then the second. BigChiefDave joins him, and they help each other aboard. A moment later, cntrygal arrives and she too is pulled aboard into ebola’s raft.

On the left side, The Bad Guy keeps warrior5 afloat and safe as jennygump climbs aboard the raft.
Logical and memyselfI approach, but realize that warrior5 needs it worse. They hang onto raft as jennygump maneuvers it, and The Bad Guy and warrior5 climb aboard. A coughing Ecto-I also reaches the raft at that time and hangs on as well.

Only the tail of the plane is visible now, and the rafts paddle away as their trusty steed sinks below the seas. Once it’s clear, BigChiefDave and the Ebola/cntrygal team steam over to the overloaded boat, and logical and memyselfI climb into BigChiefDave’s raft. Ecto-I is hauled aboard the Ebola/cntrygal raft, and at that point the nine crew members wave in relief to the two P-47s circling overhead.

Twelve long hours later, and after three shift changes of escort fighters, the trio of rafts sees lights on the horizon. The Bad Guy fires a flare, and the crew rides home in style in a Lend Lease destroyer.

Aftereffects

Despite the plane loss, nine of the ten crew members are coming back for more. Dreamsicle II is in the works.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Logical (12)
Copilot memyselfi (12)
Bombardier The Bad Guy (12), promoted
Navigator BigChiefDave (12) , promoted
Engineer Ecto-I (12) , promoted
Radio Op. cntrygal (12) , promoted
Tail Gunner JennyGump (11) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner EBOLA (5) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Warrior5, promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Water, water everywhere, and hoover’s in the drink.

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 12:47 AM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot Lattimer (12)
Copilot go bo (12)
Bombardier KCJohnny (12)
Navigator Redcoats58 (12)
Engineer voyager (12)
Radio Op. munkey (12)
Tail Gunner TheFly (12)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (12)
Right Waist Gunner tk13
Left Waist Gunner Nightfyre

Target: Lille
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)
Distance: 3 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Fw190s attack

Redcoats58 fires, misses
Voyager fires, misses
Cdcox fires, misses
TheFly fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw circles, attacks again

TheFly fires, hits Fw190
Redcoats58 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Voyager fires, kills Me109
TheFly fires, kills Me110
Redcoats58 fires, misses

2 Me109s attack

Kcjohnny fires, hits Me109
Tk13 fires, damages Me109
Voyager fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak – misses
Bomb run off target for some inexplicable reason – 0% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 is driven off by fighters

Kcjohnny fires, kills Me109
Redcoats58 fires, hits Me109
Voyager fires, damages Me109
TheFly fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

3 Me109s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

Kcjohnny fires, misses
Tk13 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lattimer (12)
Copilot go bo (12)
Bombardier KCJohnny (12)
Navigator Redcoats58 (12)
Engineer voyager (12)
Radio Op. munkey (12)
Tail Gunner TheFly (12)
Ball Turret Gunner cdcox (12)
Right Waist Gunner tk13
Left Waist Gunner Nightfyre

Milk run. Too bad the bombing didn’t come off.

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 01:03 AM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino II - Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders

Pilot Lzen
Copilot Rain Man
Bombardier Talisman (12)
Navigator Joe Seahawk
Engineer Radar Chief (12)
Radio Op. Mr. Blond
Tail Gunner UMKC 1L
Ball Turret Gunner morphius
Right Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell
Left Waist Gunner PastorMikH

Target: St. Omer, just across the Channel (The mostly rookie crew gets a break, except for their position within the formation.)
Lead Bomber in formation, high vertically (extreme vulnerability)
Distance: 2 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel/France (Entering Target Zone)

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

Talisman fires, misses
Radar Chief fires, misses
UMKC1L fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

2 Fw190s are driven off by other B-17s

4 Me109s attack

Radar Chief fires, damages Me109
UMKC1L fires, misses
Talisman fires, misses
Joe Seahawk fires, misses
Pastormikh fires, misses

3 Mes miss, break off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-#4 engine is hit, and a major oil leak spews liquid out

Me circles, attacks again

UMKC1L fires, misses
Morphius fires, kills Me109
Pastormikh fires, misses

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
It’s an easy run for Talisman – 40% score

Zone 2: English Channel (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

Talisman fires, misses
Radar Chief fires, misses
UMKC1L fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather

Engine #4 is overheating badly, so Rain Man turns it off, as well as the healthy Engine #1 to keep power symmetric. Lzen drops out of formation and El Duderino circles at the base until the other planes land. Even on two engines, it’s a good landing. No harm done.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Lzen
Copilot Rain Man
Bombardier Talisman (12)
Navigator Joe Seahawk
Engineer Radar Chief (12)
Radio Op. Mr. Blond
Tail Gunner UMKC 1L
Ball Turret Gunner morphius
Right Waist Gunner kcfanintitanhell
Left Waist Gunner PastorMikH

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 01:48 AM
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B-17 #7 – Flyin’ Doublewide

Pilot htismaqe (12)
Copilot Bwana (12)
Bombardier 58Forever (12)
Navigator fbal4lif32 (12)
Engineer SDChiefsfan (12)
Radio Op. KC Dan (12)
Tail Gunner ExtremeChief (12)
Ball Turret Gunner tweak6 (5)
Right Waist Gunner joesomebody (5)
Left Waist Gunner BIG DADDY

Target: Vegesack, in northern Germany
Lead bomber in formation, high vertically (extreme 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

1 Me109, 2 Me110s attack – 1 Me110 is driven off by fighters

Tweak6 fires, kills Me110
58forever fires, misses
sdchiefsfan fires, misses
extremechief fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-nose – the bomb sight is destroyed. It’s going to be a blind bomb shot.
-nose – WHOOOOSH! Fbal4lif32’s oxygen system lights up in flames.

Fbal4lif32 rips off his mask with only very minor burns to his mouth. He sprints back to grab a fire extinguisher.

Me circles, attacks again

Big Daddy fires, misses
sdchiefsfan fires, hits Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Fbal4lif32 comes back with an extinguisher and sprays down his oxygen system. Fortunately, the fire goes out relatively easily. So does fbal4lif32, though, as he passes out from oxygen deprivation. 58forever reports the situation to htismaqe and bwana, who shake their heads.

With the bomb sight damaged and no oxygen for the navigator, this flight is doomed. Flyin’ Doublewide is dropping out of formation so fbal4lif32 can get oxygen, and so is moving out of the formation.

Reluctantly, htismaqe decides to abort. He lets the second plane know, and then turns the B-17 in a great sweeping circle. No point in continuing a mission under these circumstances.

Zone 4 Back: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

5 Me109s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

58forever fires, misses
fbal4lif32 fires, hits Me109
sdchiefsfan fires, misses
extremechief fires, misses

2 Mes miss.

Me scores 2 hits
-pilot compartment – the top turret gun is knocked out.
-radio room – intercom is out, which means no communication between crew members

3 Mes circle to attack again

Big Daddy fires, damages Me109
extremechief fires, misses
58forever fires, misses

2 Mes miss.

Me scores 1 hit
-#1 engine is destroyed, but doesn’t cause more harm by racing.

The damaged Me goes home, but the other two circle for another attack

extremechief fires, misses
joesomebody fires, misses
Tweak6 fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot htismaqe (12)
Copilot Bwana (12)
Bombardier 58Forever (12)
Navigator fbal4lif32 (12)
Engineer SDChiefsfan (12)
Radio Op. KC Dan (12)
Tail Gunner ExtremeChief (12)
Ball Turret Gunner tweak6 (5)
Right Waist Gunner joesomebody (5)
Left Waist Gunner BIG DADDY

Oh, well. Living to fight another day.

Cntrygal
05-01-2004, 04:17 AM
Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-PING! A shell hits a bomb, but it doesn’t explode
-port wing – outboard fuel tank begins leaking

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-radio room – the radio is knocked out of commission
-bomb bay – PING! Another bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode


Entering Bomb Zone
Poor Weather – Rain and mist
Light Flak – 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-tail – rudder is heavily damaged
-superficial damage to port wing aileron

Between the weather, the flak hit, and the damage to his controls, Hoover has no chance – 0% score

memyselfI is doing some calculations, and she’s worried about the fuel, with the port outboard tank now empty.
MemyselfI is now really worried about the fuel level. She thinks that there’s not enough to get back to base, and there may not even be enough to reach England. She takes the yoke, and logical confirms her calculations.

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-nose – hoover takes a light wound to the stomach

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-bomb bay – doors inoperable
-tail – port elevator is knocked out

Me scores 2 hits
-pilot compartment – unbeknownst to the logical and memyselfI, the landing gear mechanism is jammed
-nose – hoover takes a second light wound to the right foot

Me scores 2 hits
-radio room – control cables are damaged, but still operable
-waist – warrior5 takes a light wound to the forehead, dropping to the deck unconscious.
Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-nose – hoover once again takes a hit, this time a serious wound to the right side of his head. He goes down in a heap, and dies of his wounds a few minutes later.

Fw circles, attacks again
The #2 engine sputters to a stop as Dreamsicle crosses over the coast.

Unfortunately, the bomb bay doors won’t open. Cursing, ebola calls up to the crew, and jennygump, now wearing her parachute, moves up to help him drag them back to the waist. They won’t be able to inflate the rafts ahead of time since they won’t fit through the waist door. They’ll have to hope that the plane stays afloat long enough to get the rafts out and inflated.

The #4 engine sputters to a stop.

In an enormous cascade of water, Dreamsicle slams into the English Channel. A massive wave washes over the pilot compartment, and the plexiglass nose shatters, sending water cascading through the front of the plane.

Navigator The Bad Guy (12), Ball Turret Gunner JennyGump (11), Right Waist Gunner EBOLA (5), and Left Waist Gunner Warrior5 pile out the waist gunner hatches, dragging the bulky rafts with them and struggling to swim in their chutes. As a team, they paddle away behind the wings as the nose of Dreamsicle begins to sink, The Bad Guy hauling the bloodied and woozy warrior5 to the left, and ebola heading right with two of the rafts. Jennygump waits with the third raft as water sloshes up to her thighs, then ducks out the left side with the third raft as soon as The Bad Guy is clear.

Bombardier Hoover (12) lies KIA in the flooded nose, and will go down with the ship.

Pilot Logical (12), Copilot memyselfi (12), and Engineer BigChiefDave (12) scramble out the top of the plane. After a moment’s hesitation to find the waist gun crew, they all take off their parachutes, dive off the top of the plane, and begin dog paddling, the two pilots heading left and the engineer heading right.

Tail Gunner cntrygal (12) waits until the plane settles, then calmly opens her tail hatch and scouts the situation. Climbing out onto the rising tail of the plane, she sees ebola swimming away from the plane, and dives in to join him after doffing her parachute.

Radio Op. Ecto-I (12) was in a tougher position to escape, and gets slammed into his radio room by the wave of water. Slogging through instant waist deep water, he makes his way to the left waist gun hatch and makes his escape as the tail starts rising into the air. Weighed down by his parachute, he struggles to get clear as the waist of the plane submerges.

Jennygump and ebola are in good shape, and are able to take a moment to shed their parachutes. With a flourish, jennygump pulls the inflation cords on the small raft that she holds, and it inflate perfectly.

On the other side of the plane, ebola inflates the first raft, and then the second. BigChiefDave joins him, and they help each other aboard. A moment later, cntrygal arrives and she too is pulled aboard into ebola’s raft.

On the left side, The Bad Guy keeps warrior5 afloat and safe as jennygump climbs aboard the raft.
Logical and memyselfI approach, but realize that warrior5 needs it worse. They hang onto raft as jennygump maneuvers it, and The Bad Guy and warrior5 climb aboard. A coughing Ecto-I also reaches the raft at that time and hangs on as well.

Only the tail of the plane is visible now, and the rafts paddle away as their trusty steed sinks below the seas. Once it’s clear, BigChiefDave and the Ebola/cntrygal team steam over to the overloaded boat, and logical and memyselfI climb into BigChiefDave’s raft. Ecto-I is hauled aboard the Ebola/cntrygal raft, and at that point the nine crew members wave in relief to the two P-47s circling overhead.

Twelve long hours later, and after three shift changes of escort fighters, the trio of rafts sees lights on the horizon. The Bad Guy fires a flare, and the crew rides home in style in a Lend Lease destroyer.

Water, water everywhere, and hoover’s in the drink.


I stayed calm throughout that. Damn. RIP Hoover - maybe we can get ya back. Warrior.. WTH?? Do you have a target on you????

PastorMikH
05-01-2004, 12:01 PM
Pastormikh fires, misses



That dice roll better be the exception instead of the norm! :mad: :)




I was hoping someone would get hit so I could move up a spot. :( :D

Zebedee DuBois
05-01-2004, 05:48 PM
Wet tee shirt contest on the Dreamsickle!!

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 10:17 PM
Wet tee shirt contest on the Dreamsickle!!

My money would've been on Hoover if he hadn't died.

morphius
05-01-2004, 10:26 PM
I made it through one mission, and have tied my number consecutive missions lived through on a single ship!


Sweet.

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 10:43 PM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

Pilot JOhn (6)
Copilot KC Jones (12)
Bombardier Taliswoman (7)
Navigator Dartgod (6)
Engineer Mohillbilly (6)
Radio Op. roger (6)
Tail Gunner Bug (6)
Ball Turret Gunner 4th and Long (6)
Right Waist Gunner Dave Lane (5)
Left Waist Gunner bowser (1)

Target: Antwerp
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 4 zones

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)

2 Me110s attack

Bowser fires, misses
4th and long fires, hits Me110
bug fires, hits Me110

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-tail – bug takes a serious wound to the left chest

Me circles, attacks again

4th and long fires, misses
mohillbilly fires, kills Me110

1 Fw190 attacks

Bowser fires, misses
mohillbilly fires, damages Fw190
roger fires, kills the same Fw190
KC Jones orders Dave Lane to switch positions with the wounded Bug to ensure that the plane’s 6 o’clock is protected. Dave Lane leaves his position to make the switch.

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 1 hit
-superficial damage to starboard flap
Taliswoman has a talent for this – 40% score

Zone 4 Out: Belgium (Leaving Target Zone)

Dave Lane is now ensconced in the tail gun pod, while bug is strapped into Dave Lane’s old position.

2 Fw190s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 3 Out: Belgium

No enemy

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Bad weather – major fog
Despite the weather, John brings GT in for a good landing

Aftereffects

Bug is sent home on a nice slow cruise on the Queen Elizabeth, with a tube in his sucking thorax wound. The war is over for him.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot JOhn (6)
Copilot KC Jones (12)
Bombardier Taliswoman (7)
Navigator Dartgod (6)
Engineer Mohillbilly (6)
Radio Op. roger (6)
Tail Gunner 4th and Long (6), promoted
Ball Turret Gunner Dave Lane (5), promoted
Right Waist Gunner bowser (1), promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

It was a textbook mission except for that hit on Bug.

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 11:12 PM
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B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane III – Bomba with a Vengence

Pilot ndbbm (7)
Copilot JimNasium (4)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (7)
Navigator Saggysack (4)
Engineer Simplex3 (12)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (12)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (12)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (12)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (4)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (4)

Target: Amiens
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 3 zones
Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me109s are driven off by other B-17s

5 Me109s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, misses
Mikey23545 fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, hits Me109
Dakcman ap fires, misses
ChiefJustice fires, misses

5 Mes miss, break off attack

3 Fw190s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, hits Fw190
Simplex3 fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses
Dakcman ap fires, misses
ChiefJustice fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Slayer doesn’t quite make the grade – 0% score

Zone 3 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

4 Me109s attack

Slayer Diablo fires, kills Me109
Simplex3 fires, misses
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, kills Me109
Dakcman ap fires, misses
ChiefJustice fires, misses

Me scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to nose

Me scores 3 hits
-waist – ChiefJustice takes a light wound to the left foot
-superficial damage to waist
-waist – DaKCman AP takes a light wound to the right upper arm

2 Mes circle, attack again

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

3 Me110s are driven off by fighters

5 Fw190s attack – 3 are driven off by fighters

Slayer Diablo fires, misses
Saggysack fires, misses
Simplex3 fires, hits Fw190
Theultimatekcchiefsfan fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Bad weather – major fog
The weather is horrific, with visibility near zero. The B-17 formation spreads out to avoid the risk of collision, and navigator saggysack and radio op. mikey23545 team with the pilot crew to ensure location. After circling for a bit as ground control allows extra time to clear runways, ndbbm lines up Throw Bomba and brings it in for a landing. At 50 feet, a faint outline of the ground becomes visible, and sure enough, the runway is there. Ndbbm brings it in.

“Whoa!” JimNasium yells, but it’s too late. The B-17 was almost lined up with the runway, but not quite. A hundred feet into the landing, it’s apparent that they’ve come in at an angle. As ndbbm pushes the rudder left, the right wheel runs off the runway. A split second later, the plane responds and overcorrects to the left. Ndbbm rudders back right as JimNasium frantically cuts the engines, but it’s too late. Throw Bomba leans hard, and the left wingtip takes out a fueling truck that should never have been parked that close. The force of the collision spins Throw Bomba back left, and the right wing hits the runway.

From there, no one knows exactly what happened next. Five seconds, later, though, Throw Bomba is in the middle of a taxiway, facing the wrong way, lying on its side with its left wing ripped off. Crew members burst from every available hatch as the fire starts, ChiefJustice being the last to limp away frantically through the spilled fuel. All ten members escape safely, but Throw Bomba goes up in a funeral pyre as ndbbm shrugs to his crewmates.

Aftereffects

Call central supply, and Get ‘em another plane.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (7)
Copilot JimNasium (4)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (7)
Navigator Saggysack (4)
Engineer Simplex3 (12)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (12)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (12)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (12)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (4)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (4)

I hope no one left their wallets on board.

Rain Man
05-01-2004, 11:35 PM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded

Pilot Clint in Wichita (12)
Copilot Loki (7)
Bombardier old_geezer (12)
Navigator chiefsfan58 (12)
Engineer Patteeu (12)
Radio Op. FloridaChief (7)
Tail Gunner JazzzLovr (4)
Ball Turret Gunner KS Smitty (4)
Right Waist Gunner Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (1)
Left Waist Gunner LVNHACK

Target: Emden, on the German coast
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)
Distance: 7 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven away by fighters

patteeu fires, misses
KSSmitty fires, misses
Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-starboard wing – the #4 engine is hit, and goes wild. Clint in Wichita tries to control the plane, while Loki works to shut down the runaway engine.
-tail – jazzzlovr gets hit hard, sustaining a serious wound to the right chest while also losing her left arm halfway down the forearm.

Fw circles, attacks again

patteeu fires, misses
old_geezer fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Loki manages to get the #4 engine shut down, but the mission is doomed. With only 3 engines, Lucy Quipment can’t keep up with the formation. With no choice, and also not wanting to delay getting medical attention to jazzzlovr, Clint drops out of formation and turns the plane around. They leave the bombs on board because they’re so close to England that they might as well bring them back.

Zone 2: English Channel

It’s a busy day over the Channel.

4 Fw190s attack

old_geezer fires, misses
chiefsfan58 fires, damages Fw190
patteeu fires, misses
KSSmitty fires, hits Fw190
Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan fires, misses
lvnhack fires, misses

The damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

2 Fws miss, but circle around for another attack since Lucy Quipment is alone and damaged

Fw scores 1 hit, circles, attacks again
-bomb bay – PING – a bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode

old_geezer fires, misses
patteeu fires, misses
Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan fires, hits Fw190
lvnhack fires, misses

2 Fws miss, but circle again

Fw scores 3 hits, circles to attack again
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to tail
-radio room – the intercom system is knocked out, so no one can communicate within the plane

patteeu fires, misses
KSSmitty fires, misses
lvnhack fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Fw scores 2 hits
-tail – elevator control cables are slightly damaged, but functional
-port wing aileron is hit

The 2 Fws break off their attack due to low fuel.

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Clint brings the three-engine plane in for a good, and very early, landing.

Aftereffects

Jazzzlovr goes home to face life as a one-armed tech support person.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Clint in Wichita (12)
Copilot Loki (7)
Bombardier old_geezer (12)
Navigator chiefsfan58 (12)
Engineer Patteeu (12)
Radio Op. FloridaChief (7)
Tail Gunner KS Smitty (4), promoted
Ball Turret Gunner Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (1), promoted
Right Waist Gunner LVNHACK, promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Well, that was fast.

Rain Man
05-02-2004, 12:35 AM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (12)
Copilot alanm (12)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (12)
Navigator seclark (12)
Engineer KC2003 (12)
Radio Op. redhed (12)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (8)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis (2)
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (3)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian (2)

Target: Kiel, a tough u-boat base in eastern Germany (extra flak)
Lead bomber in formation, high vertically (extreme vulnerability)
Distance: 8 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

4 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Zebedee Dubois fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

1 Fw190, 1 Me109 attack

Iowanian fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

2 Me109s attack

Gh4chiefs fires, hits Me109
Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, damages Me109
Hydrae fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 7 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 8 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

6 Fw190s attack (It stinks to be the lead bomber, doesn’t it?)

Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Redhed fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, kills Fw190
Zebedee Dubois fires, misses
Iowanian fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-starboard wing – landing gear brake is out
-superficial damage to nose

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to #2 engine

2 Fws circle, attack again

Kc2003 fires, kills Fw190
Hydrae fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

1 Fw190, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Gh4chiefs fires, damages Me109
Kc2003 fires, kills the same Me109
Seclark fires, misses
Hydrae fires, damages Me110
Fat Elvis fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 1 hit
-hydrae takes a light wound to the stomach

Bomb run off target due to flak – 0% score

Zone 8 Out: Germany (LeavingTarget Zone)

5 Fw190s attack

Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, kills Fw190
Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Iowanian fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-nose – gh4chiefs takes a particularly nasty serious wound to the stomach. He goes down for the count, trying to scoop up internal organs on the deck
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Fw circles, attacks again

Kc2003 fires, misses
Seclark fires, damages Fw190

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tailplane
-superficial damage to nose
-port wing – the #2 engine blows up spectacularly. When the smoke clears, most of the engine is gone.

Fw breaks off attack due to damage

The pilots aren’t overly worried about the lost engine because they can keep up with the formation on only three engines. They just don’t want to lose another one.

Zone 7 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea – back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

2 Fw190s, 2 Me109s, and 1 Me110 attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me110 are driven off by fighters

Seclark fires, kills Me109
Kc2003 fires, hits Me109
Redhed fires, damages the hit Me109
Iowanian fires, misses
Hydrae fires, kills the hit and damaged Me109 (That one was doomed.)

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Kc2003 fires, damages Me109
Redhed fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Gh4chiefs managed to survive another week, but alas, he went to Valhalla.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (12)
Copilot alanm (12)
Bombardier seclark (12), promoted
Navigator KC2003 (12) , promoted
Engineer redhed (12) , promoted
Radio Op. Hydrae (8) , promoted
Tail Gunner Fat Elvis (2) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner Zebedee DuBois (3) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Iowanian (2) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

I’m actually impressed that they made it all the way to the target and back.

Cntrygal
05-02-2004, 01:58 AM
Wet tee shirt contest on the Dreamsickle!!


:eek:

Cntrygal
05-02-2004, 02:04 AM
-tail – jazzzlovr gets hit hard, sustaining a serious wound to the right chest while also losing her left arm halfway down the forearm.
Aftereffects

Jazzzlovr goes home to face life as a one-armed tech support person.



Damn girl! Good thing you have poor blood circulation and didn't bleed out!

ChiefJustice
05-02-2004, 03:26 AM
-waist – ChiefJustice takes a light wound to the left foot

This is just spooky.Just this week i strained the tendon on my left
foot...i have been limping around for a few days now.Kevin is either some sort of Nostradamus or a voodoo witch doctor.In both cases
i think a burning at the stake could quell all of our fears.

Bug
05-02-2004, 07:42 AM
AAwwww crap!!! Well at least the nurses are friendly......

To the best crew in the 8th Air Force, here are the instructions to locating the best moonshine on Earth.
2 quarts under the pilots seat, 2 quarts in the navigators cabinet, 2 quarts inside the radio, one quart above each waist gun window, one quart in the ball turret control panel, and 2 quarts above the tail gunners window near the rudder cables. ENJOY!!

Good luck and Godspeed to you all....now I have to get my tubes cleaned............

Cntrygal
05-02-2004, 08:31 AM
AAwwww crap!!! Well at least the nurses are friendly......

To the best crew in the 8th Air Force, here are the instructions to locating the best moonshine on Earth.
2 quarts under the pilots seat, 2 quarts in the navigators cabinet, 2 quarts inside the radio, one quart above each waist gun window, one quart in the ball turret control panel, and 2 quarts above the tail gunners window near the rudder cables. ENJOY!!

Good luck and Godspeed to you all....now I have to get my tubes cleaned............


What plane were ya on??? o:-)

Bowser
05-02-2004, 09:52 AM
AAwwww crap!!! Well at least the nurses are friendly......

To the best crew in the 8th Air Force, here are the instructions to locating the best moonshine on Earth.
2 quarts under the pilots seat, 2 quarts in the navigators cabinet, 2 quarts inside the radio, one quart above each waist gun window, one quart in the ball turret control panel, and 2 quarts above the tail gunners window near the rudder cables. ENJOY!!

Good luck and Godspeed to you all....now I have to get my tubes cleaned............

Good thing I pulled your butt back in the plane on the last mission! Now we know where the stash is!!

Oh, and good luck with the tube thing............

:D

JazzzLovr
05-02-2004, 01:22 PM
-tail – jazzzlovr gets hit hard, sustaining a serious wound to the right chest while also losing her left arm halfway down the forearm.

It's a good thing I'm right-handed.

With no choice, and also not wanting to delay getting medical attention to jazzzlovr, Clint drops out of formation and turns the plane around.

Awwww... I met Clint in person a few months ago. I knew he was actually a nice guy. ;)

Jazzzlovr goes home to face life as a one-armed tech support person.

So, Kevin, how much of an annual disability payment do you think I could get out of COLA for this? :D

4th and Long
05-02-2004, 03:08 PM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder III – Rise of the Machine

By the looks of the mission, the rest of the planes had the Krauts busy. We really didn't see much resistance. That's not a complaint mind you. :D

Poor bug. I'm going to miss that guy. :(

Thankfully I know where he hides his alcohol stash. :thumb:

I better get to it before Countrygirl boards our plane and makes off with the goods. :)

alanm
05-02-2004, 06:00 PM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (12)
Copilot alanm (12)
Bombardier gh4chiefs (12)
Navigator seclark (12)
Engineer KC2003 (12)
Radio Op. redhed (12)
Tail Gunner Hydrae (8)
Ball Turret Gunner Fat Elvis (2)
Right Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois (3)
Left Waist Gunner Iowanian (2)

Target: Kiel, a tough u-boat base in eastern Germany (extra flak)
Lead bomber in formation, high vertically (extreme vulnerability)
Distance: 8 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

4 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Zebedee Dubois fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 5 Out: North Sea – out of fighter range

1 Fw190, 1 Me109 attack

Iowanian fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

2 Me109s attack

Gh4chiefs fires, hits Me109
Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, damages Me109
Hydrae fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

Zone 7 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 8 Out: Germany (Entering Target Zone)

6 Fw190s attack (It stinks to be the lead bomber, doesn’t it?)

Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses
Kc2003 fires, misses
Redhed fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, kills Fw190
Zebedee Dubois fires, misses
Iowanian fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-starboard wing – landing gear brake is out
-superficial damage to nose

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to #2 engine

2 Fws circle, attack again

Kc2003 fires, kills Fw190
Hydrae fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

1 Fw190, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack

Gh4chiefs fires, damages Me109
Kc2003 fires, kills the same Me109
Seclark fires, misses
Hydrae fires, damages Me110
Fat Elvis fires, misses

Fw, Me miss, break off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 1 hit
-hydrae takes a light wound to the stomach

Bomb run off target due to flak – 0% score

Zone 8 Out: Germany (LeavingTarget Zone)

5 Fw190s attack

Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, kills Fw190
Kc2003 fires, misses
Hydrae fires, misses
Fat Elvis fires, misses
Iowanian fires, misses

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-nose – gh4chiefs takes a particularly nasty serious wound to the stomach. He goes down for the count, trying to scoop up internal organs on the deck
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Fw circles, attacks again

Kc2003 fires, misses
Seclark fires, damages Fw190

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tailplane
-superficial damage to nose
-port wing – the #2 engine blows up spectacularly. When the smoke clears, most of the engine is gone.

Fw breaks off attack due to damage

The pilots aren’t overly worried about the lost engine because they can keep up with the formation on only three engines. They just don’t want to lose another one.

Zone 7 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 6 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: North Sea

No enemy

Zone 4 Out: North Sea – back in fighter range

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

2 Fw190s, 2 Me109s, and 1 Me110 attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me110 are driven off by fighters

Seclark fires, kills Me109
Kc2003 fires, hits Me109
Redhed fires, damages the hit Me109
Iowanian fires, misses
Hydrae fires, kills the hit and damaged Me109 (That one was doomed.)

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Kc2003 fires, damages Me109
Redhed fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Gh4chiefs managed to survive another week, but alas, he went to Valhalla.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (12)
Copilot alanm (12)
Bombardier seclark (12), promoted
Navigator KC2003 (12) , promoted
Engineer redhed (12) , promoted
Radio Op. Hydrae (8) , promoted
Tail Gunner Fat Elvis (2) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner Zebedee DuBois (3) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner Iowanian (2) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

I’m actually impressed that they made it all the way to the target and back.Just a typical Sacktime mission. We get the shit kicked out of us. Lose a engine or two. Knock out a few Messerschmidts and Folke Wolfes-sp. Come home all bruised and bloodied and patch up the plane with duct tape and chicken wire. No big deal.:thumb:

Cntrygal
05-03-2004, 04:44 AM
Thankfully I know where he hides his alcohol stash. :thumb:

I better get to it before Countrygirl boards our plane and makes off with the goods. :)

Strolling out towards the flightline, Cntrygal finally finds 4th and Long.

"4th! How are ya doing? Tough luck about Bug. :shake: Anyway, we're having our 'post mission Tailgunners meeting' tonight at the hooch. Since you've been promoted, you're officially invited. Everyone brings a bottle to put up on the bar. See ya after chow. ;) "

4th and Long
05-03-2004, 06:59 AM
Strolling out towards the flightline, Cntrygal finally finds 4th and Long.

"4th! How are ya doing? Tough luck about Bug. :shake: Anyway, we're having our 'post mission Tailgunners meeting' tonight at the hooch. Since you've been promoted, you're officially invited. Everyone brings a bottle to put up on the bar. See ya after chow. ;) "
-after procuring Bug's stash and stowing it safely away in his pack, 4th and Long disembarks the plane, only to see Cntrygal headed his way-

"Hi'ya Cntry! Tailgunners meeting obvious sexual reference you say? Tonight? At the hooch? Bring a bottle to put up on the bar? -wondering what she'd do with that, especially since she was winking when she said it- Uhh yeah, I'll give that some serious thought. I'm off to the rack. Enjoy chow." ;)

ndbbm
05-03-2004, 08:51 AM
Bad weather – major fog
The weather is horrific, with visibility near zero. The B-17 formation spreads out to avoid the risk of collision, and navigator saggysack and radio op. mikey23545 team with the pilot crew to ensure location. After circling for a bit as ground control allows extra time to clear runways, ndbbm lines up Throw Bomba and brings it in for a landing. At 50 feet, a faint outline of the ground becomes visible, and sure enough, the runway is there. Ndbbm brings it in.

“Whoa!” JimNasium yells, but it’s too late. The B-17 was almost lined up with the runway, but not quite. A hundred feet into the landing, it’s apparent that they’ve come in at an angle. As ndbbm pushes the rudder left, the right wheel runs off the runway. A split second later, the plane responds and overcorrects to the left. Ndbbm rudders back right as JimNasium frantically cuts the engines, but it’s too late. Throw Bomba leans hard, and the left wingtip takes out a fueling truck that should never have been parked that close. The force of the collision spins Throw Bomba back left, and the right wing hits the runway.

From there, no one knows exactly what happened next. Five seconds, later, though, Throw Bomba is in the middle of a taxiway, facing the wrong way, lying on its side with its left wing ripped off. Crew members burst from every available hatch as the fire starts, ChiefJustice being the last to limp away frantically through the spilled fuel. All ten members escape safely, but Throw Bomba goes up in a funeral pyre as ndbbm shrugs to his crewmates.

Aftereffects

Call central supply, and Get ‘em another plane.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ndbbm (7)
Copilot JimNasium (4)
Bombardier Slayer Diablo (7)
Navigator Saggysack (4)
Engineer Simplex3 (12)
Radio Op. mikey23545 (12)
Tail Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (12)
Ball Turret Gunner Bunnytrdr (12)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (4)
Left Waist Gunner ChiefJustice (4)

I hope no one left their wallets on board.

Well...... :shrug:

At least we all lived.

Hydrae
05-03-2004, 04:05 PM
Wow, I got hit but didn't die! Too bad it was a wound to the stomach and the doc told me no alchiehol for the next six months. :(

Ah well, the radio shouldn't be too tough a task and the stitches should hold just fine.

Loki
05-03-2004, 11:16 PM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment II – Lucy Reloaded


dang... that's the second time a bomb has been hit and we haven't exploded...

bon voyage jazzzlovr

Amnorix
05-04-2004, 04:05 PM
dang... that's the second time a bomb has been hit and we haven't exploded...

bon voyage jazzzlovr

Actually, seems to happen all the time. I think there's been at least 15-20 hits on bombs without exploding yet. Seems to be a VERY low probability event.

Rain Man
05-04-2004, 06:06 PM
Actually, seems to happen all the time. I think there's been at least 15-20 hits on bombs without exploding yet. Seems to be a VERY low probability event.

1 in 6, actually, if a bomb gets hit. Other than one unfortunate plane early on, you're beating the odds.

Amnorix
05-04-2004, 08:40 PM
1 in 6, actually, if a bomb gets hit. Other than one unfortunate plane early on, you're beating the odds.

aaah...yeah, I wouldn't have guessed that.

I didn't "see" the plane die a horrible death early on -- I wasn't paying attention to this back then.

BTW, I want to commend you on the fine job you're doing. I'm frankly stunned that there's so much complexity to it. I never would have guessed that one possible result in this game would be serious fog over the landing strip, resulting in coming in at a slight angle, which has the expected disastrous results. It takes a very well developed game to include stuff like that.

Dartgod
05-05-2004, 09:35 AM
It's a good thing I'm right-handed.
Well, if you weren't, you are now. :p

PastorMikH
05-05-2004, 05:11 PM
What are the odds now of Fooo Fighters getting a bomb shot and it explodes????

Amnorix may have just jinxed the plane. But then again Amnorix, if you die and get put on a lower numbered plane you don't have to wait a week to see the results of your flight.:)

Amnorix
05-06-2004, 06:38 AM
What are the odds now of Fooo Fighters getting a bomb shot and it explodes????

Amnorix may have just jinxed the plane. But then again Amnorix, if you die and get put on a lower numbered plane you don't have to wait a week to see the results of your flight.:)

Tell me about it. :banghead: The suspense is killing me. Hopefully the flight won't, however.... :)

Rain Man
05-06-2004, 11:19 AM
Hopefully I'll get the final two missions run tomorrow. I've got a charity event to go to tonight, so if it wasn't for those stinkin' orphans you'd find out sooner.

PastorMikH
05-06-2004, 01:50 PM
Hopefully I'll get the final two missions run tomorrow. I've got a charity event to go to tonight, so if it wasn't for those stinkin' orphans you'd find out sooner.



Don't worry about it Kevin. I'm really in no rush now that I know I survived the mission.:D

Lzen
05-06-2004, 03:14 PM
Lzen drops out of formation and El Duderino circles at the base until the other planes land. Even on two engines, it’s a good landing.

Ta Daaa!!

Loki
05-09-2004, 02:00 AM
Actually, seems to happen all the time. I think there's been at least 15-20 hits on bombs without exploding yet. Seems to be a VERY low probability event.

i meant in a row. 2 missions back to back.
if that's still common then i'll STFU


ps: how's new baby? sleeping thru the night yet?

Amnorix
05-09-2004, 09:23 AM
i meant in a row. 2 missions back to back.
if that's still common then i'll STFU


ps: how's new baby? sleeping thru the night yet?
"Sounds like he has a touch of colic", the doctor said. In other words, our lives are hell at the moment... :banghead::banghead:

They say it tends to subside when they're about 12 weeks old, so we're about 2/3rds of the way there. Can't subside soon enough...

Thanks for asking, btw, and I hate to complain, but damn he's a handful.

He's also a future middle linebacker. My oldest is destined for either WR or just avoiding the sport altogether for fear of breaking him in half. This one is very solid indeed. :)

Loki
05-09-2004, 06:37 PM
"Sounds like he has a touch of colic", the doctor said. In other words, our lives are hell at the moment... :banghead::banghead:

They say it tends to subside when they're about 12 weeks old, so we're about 2/3rds of the way there. Can't subside soon enough...

Thanks for asking, btw, and I hate to complain, but damn he's a handful.

He's also a future middle linebacker. My oldest is destined for either WR or just avoiding the sport altogether for fear of breaking him in half. This one is very solid indeed. :)

sorry to hear he's under the weather. as i'm sure you know, it won't last forever. it's ok to complain every now and then, you're not a bad guy (for a libbie) ;)

happy mother's day to your wife.

PastorMikH
05-09-2004, 08:23 PM
I might as well put up the 6,000th post in the hanger area.

Rain Man
05-11-2004, 12:03 AM
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B-17 #18 – Fooooo Fighters

Pilot NaptownChief (12)
Copilot Tommykat (12)
Bombardier kcnut
Navigator Adam (12)
Engineer Amnorix (12)
Radio Op. KC Kings (12)
Tail Gunner el borracho (12)
Ball Turret Gunner NewChief (12)
Right Waist Gunner mlyonsd (1)
Left Waist Gunner Otter

Target: Rotterdam
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)
Distance: 4 zones

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)

2 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Newchief fires, misses
Kcnut fires, misses
El borracho fires, damages Me110

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
The rookie kcnut scores a hit – 20% score

Zone 4 Out: Netherlands (Leaving Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack

Adam fires, misses
Amnorix fires, misses
Kckings fires, hits Fw190
Kcnut fires, misses
El borracho fires, misses
Newchief fires, damages Fw190

3 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-tail – rudder slightly damaged
-superficial damage to tail

Fw scores 5 hits
-starboard wing root damaged
-radio room – KC Kings takes a light wound to the back of the left thigh
-port wing – inboard fuel tank begins leaking
-pilot compartment – tommykat loses her oxygen and switches to her backup system
-starboard wing aileron destroyed

2 Fws circle, attack again

Amnorix fires, damages Fw190
El borracho fires, misses
Mlyonsdfires, misses
Otter fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to bomb bay
nose – starboard cheek gun is damaged

Fw circles, attacks again

El borracho fires, misses
Newchief fires, misses
Amnorix fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Kcnut fires, hits Fw190
Adam fires, misses
Amnorix fires, damages Fw190
Mlyonsdfires, misses
Otter fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

tommykat ponders the fuel leak, and decides that it shouldn’t be a serious problem unless something unexpected happens.

Zone 3 Out: North Sea

2 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

El borracho fires, misses
Newchief fires, misses
Otter fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing, and there's still enough fuel to have flown another hour.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot NaptownChief (12)
Copilot Tommykat (12)
Bombardier kcnut
Navigator Adam (12)
Engineer Amnorix (12)
Radio Op. KC Kings (12)
Tail Gunner el borracho (12)
Ball Turret Gunner NewChief (12)
Right Waist Gunner mlyonsd (1)
Left Waist Gunner Otter

Not a bad mission overall.

Amnorix
05-11-2004, 07:56 AM
Not a bad mission overall.

Cupcake mission to a nearby target while flying in the middle of the formation. A helluva lot better than being the lead bomber, as we were last time, that's for sure.

Halfway home!!!

Rain Man
05-11-2004, 10:13 AM
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B-17 #19 – War Dog II – Back in the Habit

Pilot DenverChief
Copilot Boozer (12)
Bombardier Sure-Oz (12)
Navigator Gunther_Fan (12)
Engineer Lightning Rod (12)
Radio Op. Stinger
Tail Gunner Chief Faithful (12)
Ball Turret Gunner Braincase (6)
Right Waist Gunner SNR
Left Waist Gunner the Talking Can

Target: La Rochelle (extra flak and extra fighters – good luck)
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)
Distance: 8 zones

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me109 is driven off by fighters

SNR fires, misses
The Talking Can fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, hits Me110
Sure-Oz fires, misses

Me, 2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: Western Channel

3 Me110s attack

Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, misses
Chief Faithful fires, misses
Braincase fires, hits Me110
The Talking Can fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to bomb bay

Me scores 3 hits

-Tail – tail gun is knocked out of commission. That’s not good this early in the mission.
-superficial damage to port wing
-tail – rudder slightly damaged

2 Mes circle, attack again

Gunther_Fan fires, hits Me110
Lightning Rod fires, misses
Sure-Oz fires, misses
SNR fires, misses

Hit Me misses, breaks off attack

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

Me circles, attacks again

Braincase fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, misses

Me scores 2 hits
-tail – rudder is heavily damaged
-tail – superficial damage to tailplane

Me breaks off attack due to fuel.

Zone 4 Out: France

No enemy

Zone 5 Out: France – out of fighter range

5 Fw190s attack

Sure-Oz fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, hits Fw190
Lightning Rod fires, misses
Stinger fires, hits Fw190
Braincase fires, misses
The Talking Can fires, misses

2 hit Fws, Fw miss, break off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-nose – Gunther_Fan takes a light wound to the right hip
-tail – superficial damage to tailplane
-bomb bay – bomb bay doors are jammed (though it’s not known yet)

Fw scores 2 hits
-radio room – stinger takes a light wound to the left foot
-superficial damage to tail

2 Fws circle, attack again

Sure-Oz fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Stinger fires, hits Fw190
Lightning Rod fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

2 Fw190s attack

The Talking Can fires, hits Fw190
Lightning Rod fires, misses
Sure-Oz fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 6 Out: France

No enemy

Zone 7 Out: France

1 Me109 is driven off by other B-17s

Zone 8 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me110s attack

Braincase fires, damages Me110
The Talking Can fires, misses

2 Mes miss, break off attack

5 Fw190s attack

Sure-Oz fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, damages Fw190
Braincase fires, misses

4 Fws miss, break off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-pilot compartment – Denverchief and Boozer lose their heat. It’s going to get cold up there.

Fw circles, attacks again

SNR fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak - misses
This isn’t good. The bomb bay doors won’t open – 0% score, as War Dog flies over the target without a bomb release.

Zone 8 Out: France (Leaving Target Zone)

Chief_Faithful, without his gun, is ordered by DenverChief to try to unjam the doors. Wearing his parachute, Chief Faithful climbs down into the bomb bay, hangs on with an unparalleled motivation, and tries to kick the doors open. He has mixed feelings when it won’t break open. They’re jammed solid.

Up front, Boozer frowns as other planes pass War Dog. Burdened by its bombs, the B-17 can’t keep up with the accelerating formation and is falling back through the pack.

1 Fw190 attacks

Sure-Oz fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

2 Me110s are driven off by other B-17s

Zone 7 Out: France

War Dog has some serious problems. DenverChief’s and Boozer’s fingers are freezing to the yokes, and they’re now dropping out the back of the formation. Frowning, DenverChief drops the plane out of formation and descends to 10,000 feet to at least get some warmth and hopefully sneak out alone.

4 Me110s attack

Sure-Oz fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, kills Me110
Braincase fires, damages Me110
The Talking Can fires, misses

Me110 misses

Damaged Me scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-PING! Bombs are hit right next to Chief_Faithful, but don’t blow up.
-starboard wing root is moderately damaged

Me scores 2 hits
-#3 engine is hit and dies gracefully. War Dog is really losing speed now.
-superficial damage to waist

2 Mes circle, attack again since War Dog is alone and out of formation

Lightning Rod fires, misses
Sure-Oz fires, misses

Me misses

Me scores 3 hits
-tail – control cables are damaged, but operable
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-nose – nose gun is knocked out of commission

2 Mes circle, attack again

Lightning Rod fires, misses
Sure-Oz fires, misses
Gunther_Fan fires, misses

Ground flak fires and misses

Zone 6 Out: France

No enemy

Ground flak fires and misses

Zone 5 Out: France

Stinger radios out that they’re coming late and low, and requests any fighter help possible as soon as they get back into fighter range.

2 Fw190s, 2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack

Gunther_Fan fires, damages Fw190
Lightning Rod fires, kills Fw190
Braincase fires, damages Me109
SNR fires, kills Me109

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Sure-Oz fires, misses

Me scores 5 hits
-nose – port cheek gun out.
-port wing – inboard fuel tank is hit, but self-seals with no fire, explosion, or leakage
-#1 engine is hit and grinds to a halt. War Dog is now down to two engines
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Me circles, attacks again

Lightning Rod fires, misses

Me breaks off attack due to fuel

SNR moves up and helps with the bomb doors, but to no avail. Even bouncing their entire weight on the doors, SNR and Chief_Faithful can’t unwedge the twisted metal. Chief_Faithful gives up and reports that the bombs can’t be dropped. They’ll have to carry them home.

Veteran copilot boozer is now officially worried. With two engines and a full bomb load, War Dog is struggling to maintain altitude even with no maneuvering. Any type of turn or evasive action is going to cost them altitude from here on out.

3 Fw190s attack

Lightning Rod fires, damages Fw190
Braincase fires, misses
The Talking Can fires, misses

2 Fws miss

Fw scores 1 hit
-nose – sure-oz takes a serious wound to the right chest. He goes down.

Lightning rod and braincase both report running low on fuel. Chief_Faithful scuttles back to his inoperable tail gun to grab his spare ammo.

3 Fws circle, attack again. The gunners are quite unhappy because the loss of three guns now, which is limiting their ability to fight back.

Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, misses
Braincase fires, damages Fw190

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 3 hits
-starboard wing – landing gear is destroyed
-tail – Chief_Faithful is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and sustains a serious wound to the right thigh. He goes down in the in the empennage part way to the tail.
-superficial damage to waist

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to tail
-waist – starboard waist gun is destroyed. That’s now four guns positions that are destroyed.
-tail – tailwheel is destroyed

2 Fws circles, attack again

Lightning Rod fires, damages Fw190
Braincase fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Ground flak fires and misses

War Dog is now at 8,500 feet.

Zone 4 Out: France – back in fighter range

SNR hustles back to get the spare ammo that Chief_Faithful had initially gathered.

With 4 guns out of commission, Stinger radios out to any nearby fighters asking for immediate support.

1 Fw190, 1 Me109 attack

Stinger fires, misses
Braincase fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, misses

Me misses.

Fw scores 2 hits
-tail – the tail pod is destroyed. Fortunately, Chief_Faithful wasn’t in it, as he lies seriously wounded closer to the waist
-pilot compartment – Denverchief and Boozer lose oxygen, but it doesn’t matter since they’re already at a low altitude.

Fw, Me circle, attack again

Lightning Rod fires, damages Fw190

Fw, Me miss, and circle to attack again.

The Fw and Me come in at angles where they can’t be attacked. The crew just flinches and ducks, but both planes miss and have to leave due to low fuel.

War Dog is now at 7,500 feet.

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109 attack. It is obvious that the Germans have pinpointed the stricken War Dog and are going all out to bring it down.

Lightning Rod fires, hits Me109
Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Braincase fires, kills the same Me109

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port aileron
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to nose
-nose – sure-oz, lying on the deck wounded, takes another serious hit to the left foot, shattering it. He bleeds out and dies on board.
-nose – the nose gun pod is completely destroyed, leaving a gaping hole at the front of the plane. Gunther_Fan hangs on against the wind, manning the only surviving gun in the nose.

2 Fws circle, attack again

Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-control cables are badly damaged. It’s hard to control the elevators now.
-superficial damage to tail

Fw misses.

2 Fws circle, attack again. The crew can’t get positioned to fire at them. Fortunately, bo

Fw misses

Fw scores 2 hits
-pilot compartment – lightning rod’s oxygen system is destroyed, but it doesn’t matter at this low altitude.
-superficial damage to waist

The 2 Fws have to leave due to low fuel.

Ground flak fires and misses

War Dog is now at 6,000 feet.

3 Fw190s attack. They’re learning, and are coming in from the nose and the tail, where War Dog has difficulty defending itself.

Gunther_Fan fires, misses
Lightning Rod fires, damages Fw190
Braincase fires, misses

Damaged Fw scores 2 hits, breaks off attack
-superficial damage to bomb bay
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

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

War Dog is now at 5,000 feet.

Fw scores 2 hits
-port wing – the #2 engine is hit and sputters to a stop. War Dog is now down to only the #4 engine and is dropping fast. The crew realizes that they won’t be landing in England, and a scramble begins for the parachutes.
-tail – Chief_Faithful once again is unlucky, taking a light wound that shatters his right knee. He loses consciousness.

To the crew’s cheers, 3 British Spitfires streak in from 12 o’clock. The Spitfires furiously drive off 1 Fw

Fw circles, attacks again

Braincase fires, damages Fw190

Fw scores 3 hits
-radio room – With a whoosh, the wiring in the radio room catches fire. Stinger limps to the nearest fire extinguisher and gets the fire under control.
-nose – the bomb controls are destroyed, not that it matters
-superficial damage to starboard wing

The Spitfires return and drive off the other Fw.

War Dog is now at 3,000 feet and the descent is accelerating. Denverchief continues flying while boozer lets everyone know that the plane is in imminent trouble.

Zone 3: Western Channel

Limping on one engine, with much of the crew hurt and guns damaged, War Dog crosses the coastline and enters the Western English Channel. Boozer shakes his head, though. At this rate, War Dog will go into the drink long before it even comes close to England.

It gets worse. Since the plane is still carrying it’s bombs, they can’t attempt a water landing, or the bombs will probably explode on impact. And they can’t land on a French airfield for the same reason, since two of their three landing gear wheels are inoperable.

Bailing out over water would be a near-suicide, because the water is choppy and they’re still a long way from British-controlled waters.

A decision has to be made soon, as the plane is now down to about 2,000 feet. Denverchief looks to the veteran Boozer for guidance. Boozer reluctantly recommends that the plane turn around and fly back over France, so the crew can bail out over land. At least they’ll have a strong chance of surviving the landing, and then they’ll be on their own to escape.

War Dog radios its attentions to the loyal Spitfires, and they waggle their wings and accelerate away. They can do nothing to help at this point, and wish their best to the War Dog crew.

DenverChief turns the plane around and flies back over the coast, heading for the most wooded area he can find. Down in the nose, Gunther_Fan offers a crash course over the intercom system about where they’ll be bailing out, and the crew all wishes each other good luck. Once over the woods, parachutes begin blooming from War Dog at an uncomfortably low altitude.

Bombardier Sure-Oz (12) is KIA on the plane, and goes down with it.

Tail Gunner Chief Faithful (12) is mistakenly assumed to be dead as he lies unconscious in a pool of blood. He too goes down with the plane as there was no time to check on him more thoroughly.

Rookie Left Waist Gunner the Talking Can is the first to bail out, and he lands well in a copse of woods. Fresh from American soil and well-fed, he heads straight north at a jog, and covers the 200 miles to the coast in less than four days, hiding the entire time and traveling mostly at night. Once he reaches the coast, he “appropriates” a small sailboat at gunpoint and heads northeast. Twelve house later, he pulls into a small port in England and gives the sailboat to a young boy who helps him dock. He surprises central command by merely showing up at base a week later, but never explains why it took him a week to get from the port back to the base.

Copilot Boozer (12) and Radio Op. Stinger bail out next, both landing well. Unfortunately, stinger isn’t overly mobile on his injured foot. Boozer stays with him, and they don’t have much of a chance. They evade detection for three days, but haven’t made much headway when a French farmer turns them in at gunpoint. Off to the Stalag.

Ball Turret Gunner Braincase (6) dives out, pulling his chute quickly since the plane is now at less than 1,000 feet. He lands hard, but eventually determines that he didn’t break any bones despite hitting the ground hard. He rises and starts walking, eventually meeting an elderly lady driving a haycart. With the old woman’s help, he hides in the haycart, and that night, after a good simple meal of meat and potatoes, he joins the French Underground. Killing two Germans and blowing up a railyard on his way north, he discovers a dark side that enjoys sneaking up behind another human being and strangling him to death silently while his victim struggles, writhes, and eventually falls limp. It is an enjoyment that will come back to haunt him later in life. However, it’s a skill that comes in handy at the moment, and it’s with great reluctance that he finally says goodbye to his noble allies on the northern coast. A French fisherman trolls him to a meeting point where an American speedboat takes him aboard and delivers him back to base. Braincase will fly again.

Right Waist Gunner SNR bails out closer to the ground than he hoped, and lands hard as well. Too hard. Hobbling on a broken right leg, he nonetheless hides out for three days, crawling over two miles, before he’s captured and sent off to the stalag.

Engineer Lightning Rod (12) and Navigator Gunther_Fan (12) go out next. Gunther_Fan is nursing an injured hip, and the landing didn’t help it any as it dislocates and causes serious internal damage. Lightning Rod, who was fortunate to avoid injury, helps carry him, but it’s no use. With the Germans closing in, Gunther_Fan offers up the noble, “Leave me and save yourself” speech. Recognizing the truth of it, Lightning Rod shakes hands and takes off from an otherwise certain capture. As Gunther_Fan delays the Germans and gives them bad information during his capture and interrogation (and long recovery in Germany), Lightning Rod is off like a rabbit. He meets a beautiful auburn-haired woman who takes him in, and enjoys three days of hiding under her bed before the Underground picks him up. Sending him south and west through less hostile territory, he eventually finds his way to Spain, then heads down to Gibraltar and identifies himself joins the garrison there for the short term. A week later, he’s on a Destroyer headed back to base.

Pilot DenverChief is the last one out of the plane, as he sets it on autopilot. War Dog is now at only 400 feet, and 2 Me110s have discovered it. As DenverChief bails out, one of the planes goes for the kill. Helpless in his chute, DenverChief feels bullets rip his parachute, and he also takes a light wound to the head. When he wakes up, he’s in a temporary POW hospital, lying unattended. Looking around, he sees no one guarding the place, and merely walks out the door, confused and somewhat disoriented. At the edge of town, a wide-eyed townsperson frantically waves him into a Safe House. A week later, he’s sporting a flashy scar but otherwise is back to 100 percent, and his rescuers drive him on the backroads to a British rendezvous point. British Special Forces pick him up on their way back from a mission they won’t talk about, and he rides with them on a mini-sub headed back to England, thereby completing a rare escape from his captors.

Aftereffects

Surprisingly, almost half the crew made it out. War Dog is still flying.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot DenverChief
Copilot XXX
Bombardier XXX
Navigator Lightning Rod (12), promoted
Engineer XXX
Radio Op. XXX
Tail Gunner Braincase (6), promoted
Ball Turret Gunner XXX
Right Waist Gunner the Talking Can, promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

War Dog took 55 hits, and still four guys got home! They lost three engines, four guns, two landing gear wheels, most of the bombing system, part of the nose pod, the tail pod, an aileron, most of the rudder, most of the control cables, and probably more, and still kept the bird in the air for most of the mission.

Amnorix
05-11-2004, 11:09 AM
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The new symbol of "unkillable" Damn!!!!A decision has to be made soon, as the plane is now down to about 2,000 feet. Denverchief looks to the veteran Boozer for guidance. Boozer reluctantly recommends that the plane turn around and fly back over France, so the crew can bail out over land. At least they’ll have a strong chance of surviving the landing, and then they’ll be on their own to escape. ....and saves most of the crew with his correct and decisive leadership. Tail Gunner Chief Faithful (12) is mistakenly assumed to be dead as he lies unconscious in a pool of blood. He too goes down with the plane as there was no time to check on him more thoroughly. Which would be about the fourth piece of stunning bad luck for him this flight... Braincase .... Killing two Germans and blowing up a railyard on his way north, he discovers a dark side that enjoys sneaking up behind another human being and strangling him to death silently while his victim struggles, writhes, and eventually falls limp. It is an enjoyment that will come back to haunt him later in life. However, it’s a skill that comes in handy at the moment, and it’s with great reluctance that he finally says goodbye to his noble allies on the northern coast. :shake::shake: Let's hope the Krauts do him in first....Lightning Rod is off like a rabbit. He meets a beautiful auburn-haired woman who takes him in, and enjoys three days of hiding under her bed before the Underground picks him up. I'll bet he enjoyed the three days hiding "under" her bed... :pPilot DenverChief is the last one out of the plane, as he sets it on autopilot. War Dog is now at only 400 feet, and 2 Me110s have discovered it. As DenverChief bails out, one of the planes goes for the kill. Helpless in his chute, DenverChief feels bullets rip his parachute, and he also takes a light wound to the head. When he wakes up, he’s in a temporary POW hospital, lying unattended. Looking around, he sees no one guarding the place, and merely walks out the door, confused and somewhat disoriented. At the edge of town, a wide-eyed townsperson frantically waves him into a Safe House. A week later, he’s sporting a flashy scar but otherwise is back to 100 percent, and his rescuers drive him on the backroads to a British rendezvous point. British Special Forces pick him up on their way back from a mission they won’t talk about, and he rides with them on a mini-sub headed back to England, thereby completing a rare escape from his captors. I now see where Chief Faithful's luck went... :doh!: Simply amazing.War Dog took 55 hits, and still four guys got home! They lost three engines, four guns, two landing gear wheels, most of the bombing system, part of the nose pod, the tail pod, an aileron, most of the rudder, most of the control cables, and probably more, and still kept the bird in the air for most of the mission.And speaking about amazing.... That's one damn tough dog....

go bowe
05-13-2004, 03:47 PM
The new symbol of "unkillable" Damn!!!!....and saves most of the crew with his correct and decisive leadership. Which would be about the fourth piece of stunning bad luck for him this flight...:shake::shake: Let's hope the Krauts do him in first....I'll bet he enjoyed the three days hiding "under" her bed... :pI now see where Chief Faithful's luck went... :doh!: Simply amazing.And speaking about amazing.... That's one damn tough dog....what he said! :D

Boozer
05-13-2004, 08:25 PM
....and saves most of the crew with his correct and decisive leadership.

Fat lot of good it did me. :mad: Oh well, maybe I'll live to be liberated from the POW camp just like my grandfather was.

Hydrae
05-15-2004, 02:51 PM
Amazing adventure for the War Dog! Just one question, what was the rest of this line:

2 Fws circle, attack again. The crew can’t get positioned to fire at them. Fortunately, bo

Rain Man
05-15-2004, 10:59 PM
Amazing adventure for the War Dog! Just one question, what was the rest of this line:

It was supposed to finish with "both planes miss," but then I noticed in the records that one of them didn't miss. I forgot to backspace that part out.