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Old 01-31-2004, 10:02 PM   #11
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B-17 #8 – Helen Hywater

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

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

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Fw190s driven away by fighters

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven by fighters

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

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

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

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

ndbbm fires, misses
Cochise fires, misses

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

Me circles, attacks again

Jefchef fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

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

Helen Hywater takes its first hits of the war, but continues to lead a charmed life.
Good job as always guys. And Papasmurf, try to leave some scraps for the other bombardiers. They have families to support too, ya know.
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