Welcome to the 509th (H) Virtual Bomber Group -
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
If you want to join we are an open ended campaign and will continue to look for additional crews.
Mission #1 of the new campaign is now posted. AARs due by August 3, 2019.
This is a Maximum Effort mission to Ploesti, Romania

Missions - Your Target for today is...

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3 99 Mission 003 - Tobruk Libya
by andy254
Aug 17, 2019 4:09:47 GMT -6
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1 1 Mission Scoring
by blaird
Jul 19, 2019 17:22:26 GMT -6


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Join the 509th

2 109 Join the 509th (For our Re-Launch)
by blaird
Aug 16, 2019 19:33:37 GMT -6
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3 9 QotS - B-24 Expansion
by zedwardson
Aug 11, 2019 18:52:42 GMT -6
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6 13 AXIS Fighter Waves/Resistance - Custom for 1942 North Africa
by Bruce E. Schwark
Aug 3, 2019 21:33:16 GMT -6
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15 72 TARGET FOR TODAY Gunnery Review Board
by oddballm4
Aug 7, 2019 18:26:11 GMT -6
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2 19 Upcoming 9.0 Update
by kozzackkelt
Jul 1, 2019 21:46:15 GMT -6
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11 82 QotS Mechinaical Failure Chart
by limburger59
Jul 21, 2019 9:50:46 GMT -6
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24 67 So what version of the base game do you play?
by zedwardson
Aug 15, 2019 9:48:02 GMT -6

Head Quarters

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Squadron Assignments

1 2 Squadron Assignments
by blaird
Aug 1, 2019 10:37:35 GMT -6
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Spare Crew Only

2 24 9th Campaign Spare Crew Pool
by frugaldave
Aug 16, 2019 16:44:31 GMT -6
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Spare Bombers Only
the B-24's will have their own pool of aircraft, and the B-17 Squadrons will share a pool of aircraft.

1 4 Spare Bombers
by frugaldave
Aug 16, 2019 12:17:53 GMT -6
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47 214 Hospital stay
by zedwardson
Aug 11, 2019 18:54:09 GMT -6
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Each player will get their own hardstand instead of aircraft.

Sub-boards: Lost & Cat-E Bombers, Available Serial Numbers, Bombers Completed 25 Missions

44 74 MrManley (William)
by mrmanley31
Aug 15, 2019 19:09:40 GMT -6
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5 10 2LT Robert Stannis - DFC - Mission - 002 - PENDING
by limburger59
Aug 16, 2019 22:33:19 GMT -6

78th Squadron

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CO: Major Winston Martindale - Coinich
XO: Captain Clark Martin - crushedhat

Moderators: Coinich, crushedhat

1 15 78th Composite Squadron - Commanders Office
by Coinich
Aug 15, 2019 6:29:23 GMT -6

80th Squadron

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CO: Major Walter Dickerson - Bruce E. Schwark
XO: Capt Mark Gutis - mpgutis

Moderators: Bruce E. Schwark, mpgutis

2 21 80th Squadron Office
by silent1
Aug 8, 2019 8:43:24 GMT -6

Needles Air Field

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Needles Air Field
Needles California
4th Army Air Force

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1 2 Airfield
by blaird
Jul 19, 2019 18:19:37 GMT -6

Fainting Goat Pub

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You can talk about anything here.

Many Thanks to all of the people who enjoy this Play by Forum
And to our volunteers that help me manage the game:
Crushedhat, Keyboy, Andy254, Privepilot, and limburger59

4 99 The Bar
by medic1
Mar 8, 2019 17:00:36 GMT -6
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1 99 Baseball Game
by crushedhat
Aug 12, 2013 9:45:29 GMT -6
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A place to discuss things that are not game related.

39 94 Why B-17 Bomber Strikes Over Nazi Germany Were So Terrifying
by kozzackkelt
Jul 1, 2019 21:34:31 GMT -6

8th Campaign Command Offices

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4 33 COL Raymond Griffin (blaird's) Office - Group Commander
by limburger59
Jul 19, 2019 20:56:20 GMT -6
No New Posts 78th Squadron

3 260 Major's Office
by crushedhat
Feb 12, 2019 11:18:25 GMT -6
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3 48 Major's Office
by andy254
Dec 19, 2018 11:30:36 GMT -6
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3 95 Major's Office
by limburger59
Jul 5, 2019 12:03:37 GMT -6
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4 72 Squadron Commander's Office
by medic1
Jul 20, 2019 7:12:03 GMT -6

History of the 509th

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The missions of the past.

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348 4,102 8th Campaign Annual Report
by blaird
Jul 21, 2019 19:26:23 GMT -6


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agnin: King Baloney volunteers for Lead or Tail (79th) do your worst! Aug 16, 2019 23:21:43 GMT -6
flux: 5 encounters this mission I rolled no attackers. Talk about some good luck. Thanks to everyone else that drove them off for me! Aug 14, 2019 22:46:31 GMT -6
zedwardson: The B-24 Serenity was lost with all crew in Zone Six. Aug 14, 2019 19:59:49 GMT -6
limburger59: I have updated my flowchart for Target for Today on Board Game Geek. boardgamegeek.com/filepage/149041/flowchart-tft Aug 14, 2019 16:54:25 GMT -6
linnyfish8: Ad Astra lands at Fayid, 1 KIA and 1 SW Aug 13, 2019 19:38:59 GMT -6
imthecrabby: Hey! don't speak badly about my beloved RAF hahaha Aug 13, 2019 9:29:04 GMT -6
imthecrabby: Cruisin' for a Bruisin' is going down uncontrollably after the wing is taken off by FLAK. Outbound Bomb Zone. Someone will need to take TEC for the 79th! Aug 13, 2019 9:17:35 GMT -6
wolverinetoddy: Cheese Curd explodes in a huge ball of flame over the Med. . . Aug 12, 2019 20:44:22 GMT -6
eddie: Thanks for the input. We were parked on the other side of the airfield from Clam Digger, and in a hangar getting the "Betty" repaired when the Jerries came over the field on a strafing run. That is when they got the Digger. We had no damage. Flying back. Aug 11, 2019 22:57:05 GMT -6
zedwardson: Thank you Aug 11, 2019 10:21:10 GMT -6
limburger59: If a crewman is wounded there are a number of OPTIONAL rules and a PDF available here: 509th-vbw.proboards.com/thread/1383/option-details-regarding-wounds-recovery Aug 11, 2019 6:52:11 GMT -6
zedwardson: , I use Beery module for QOTS. Mostly since I do not own TFT and I like the changes Beery does with QotS. That and I know were all the charts are so I can play quickly. Aug 10, 2019 22:43:33 GMT -6
zedwardson: Quick question, if you have someone Seriously wounded but can return to flight, what is the rule/table to see how long they are in the hospital? Aug 10, 2019 22:30:21 GMT -6
zedwardson: Jamaican Jam had a great run over the fleet, however we will need a new ball gunner. However all did live to see the sunset. Aug 10, 2019 22:11:31 GMT -6
limburger59: I had three Random Events too: Tight Formation, followed by Disrupted Formation, and then when the mission was almost over I got Ace for the Day. Aug 8, 2019 11:02:36 GMT -6
silent1: wow, 3 random events so far, thats allot for one mission, maybe my dice like me today. Aug 8, 2019 8:14:58 GMT -6
silent1: Zombie wheels up, flying the original Queen of the Skies Aug 8, 2019 7:08:43 GMT -6
limburger59: I’m curious what version of the game y’all are playing. Could you mention it in your AARs please. I’ll try to create a poll too. (As for me I play TFT for my primary bomber and I use the Beery module for QOTS when I take up a Spare Bomber with a Spare Crew Aug 7, 2019 9:52:20 GMT -6
limburger59: I’m sure your crew chief while insist on redoing all the repairs that the RAF mechanics performed. Aug 7, 2019 7:31:34 GMT -6
limburger59: If your bomber isn’t strafed while on the ground on Malta you will safely return in your bomber to Fayid in a week. Probably a lonely night flight with no chance of bandits. You’ll be back in time for the next mission. Aug 7, 2019 7:30:03 GMT -6