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.
We fly two platforms: The B-17 Flying Fortress, and the B-24 Liberator...... New missions are posted every two weeks..

Missions - Your Target for today is...

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7 336 Mission 007 - Tel el Eisa, Egypt
by agnin
Oct 22, 2019 7:54:59 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

2 126 Join the 509th (For our Re-Launch)
by medic1
Oct 20, 2019 12:37:57 GMT -6
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3 9 QotS - B-24 Expansion
by zedwardson
Aug 11, 2019 18:52:42 GMT -6
No New Posts Intro / Description of Campaign

6 13 AXIS Fighter Waves/Resistance - Custom for 1942 North Africa
by Bruce E. Schwark
Aug 3, 2019 21:33:16 GMT -6
No New Posts House Rules (Mandatory)

16 85 NIGHT MISSIONS - Bomber Stream
by davezissou
Sept 6, 2019 10:00:27 GMT -6
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2 19 Upcoming 9.0 Update
by kozzackkelt
Jul 1, 2019 21:46:15 GMT -6
No New Posts Optional Rules

11 82 QotS Mechinaical Failure Chart
by limburger59
Jul 21, 2019 9:50:46 GMT -6
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25 72 Flight maps
by limburger59
Sept 2, 2019 13:16:09 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 67 9th Campaign Spare Crew Pool
by limburger59
Oct 21, 2019 17:33:45 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 6 Spare Bombers
by blaird
Oct 21, 2019 17:47:49 GMT -6
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49 224 Out of Formation Extra Fighters
by crushedhat
Sept 3, 2019 14:12:35 GMT -6
No New Posts Tarmac - 1 Viewing

Each player will get their own hardstand instead of aircraft.

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

81 160 frugaldave
by frugaldave
Oct 17, 2019 12:38:52 GMT -6
No New Posts Award Requests

Sub-board: Awards Issued

27 69 2LT C. Dudley - Silver Star - M007 Pending
by limburger59
Oct 20, 2019 9:14:53 GMT -6

78th Squadron

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

Moderators: Coinich, crushedhat

1 45 78th Composite Squadron - Commanders Office
by crushedhat
Oct 22, 2019 9:59:10 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 37 80th Squadron Office
by eddie
Oct 15, 2019 20:33:32 GMT -6

Needles Air Field

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Needles Air Field
Needles California
4th Army Air Force

Moderators: blaird, limburger59

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
No New Posts Out Back - The Ball Yard

1 99 Baseball Game
by crushedhat
Aug 12, 2013 9:45:29 GMT -6
No New Posts Chat Here

A place to discuss things that are not game related.

44 103 B-24 Module on Vassel
by blaird
Oct 20, 2019 10:57:42 GMT -6

History of the 509th

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No New Posts Missions from the first war of the 509th

The missions of the past.

Sub-boards: Award Requests, Heroes of the 509th, Headquarters, 78th Squadron, 79th Bomber Squadron, 80th Squadron, 92nd Squadron

365 4,610 8th Campaign Annual Report
by blaird
Jul 21, 2019 19:26:23 GMT -6


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limburger59: It is worth checking out the site to read the role-play banter going on in the various Squadron Commander offices and at the Fainting Goat Pub, in addition to the creative AARs. If you haven't read those posts yet I'd encorage you to visit the offices/bar. Oct 22, 2019 13:38:25 GMT -6 *
imthecrabby: Nice to be back lads Oct 21, 2019 12:53:28 GMT -6
zedwardson: Jamacian Jam and Co are reporting back to duty. They had to fly VIPS to important meetings (I had some computer issues, computer is now working. Oct 21, 2019 8:53:46 GMT -6
lcorreia48: Swinging A’s returns safely after flying tail for the 79th. Oct 19, 2019 7:42:00 GMT -6
wolverinetoddy: First Wisconsin crash lands at base in a huge ball of fire. No survivors. Oct 18, 2019 20:10:06 GMT -6
frugaldave: High Plains Grifter lands safely. Oct 17, 2019 12:44:13 GMT -6
eddie: Hey Straight Shooter, everyone all right. We saw you guys going down short of the airbase. We counted 10 chutes. Hope you all are good. Happy to buy you guys a beer at the Goat. Oct 15, 2019 20:37:20 GMT -6
eddie: Pilot and Port Waist Gunner wounded, Pilot lightly, Gunner more seriously, Starboard Waist Gunners suit heat out but we are descending to 10,000 feet anyway. Will be wheels down shortly. Oct 15, 2019 20:22:54 GMT -6
eddie: Bombing Betty lost the Norden sight to flak, we are going to bomb off of Joy's Boys drop and hope for the best. Oct 15, 2019 20:15:21 GMT -6
eddie: Bombing Betty is wheels up for Tel al Aisa. Oct 15, 2019 18:57:59 GMT -6
limburger59: Diamond Lil can take the lead of the 78th. I’ve completed the bomb run and will fly the return to Lydia tomorrow. Oct 14, 2019 21:06:00 GMT -6
Condoz: Outbound Oct 14, 2019 16:36:10 GMT -6
limburger59: - is that zone 3 inbound or outbound Oct 14, 2019 13:24:15 GMT -6
Condoz: Someone else from 78th must actually take lead, as we just noticed Christine's Compass and other navigational equipment is completely kaputt from that one annoying 109 in zone 3... We'll happily follow along though. Oct 14, 2019 13:04:48 GMT -6
crushedhat: limburger59, you're not as thankful as I am, especially given the other complications along the way. As it is, I ended up rolling a modified 0 for the landing. TFT plane lost but crew OK. Of course, with the BIP Momma's Boys was a total loss anyway. Oct 14, 2019 10:40:06 GMT -6 *
blaird: Miss Cue going down in flames over Tel el Eisa Oct 14, 2019 9:04:23 GMT -6
blaird: Miss Cue wheels up for Tel el Eisa (doing a skype day with my old war game group from Iowa, so Silent and elflord should be wheels up before our call ends too) Oct 14, 2019 8:08:45 GMT -6 *
Condoz: Christine can fall into lead on the way back. I'll be doing the mission later today. Oct 13, 2019 23:56:34 GMT -6
limburger59: Thankful that Momma's Boys final act was bringing the Captain and most of his crew home. I was holding my breath waiting for news after watching her leave the formation. Oct 13, 2019 23:34:15 GMT -6
crushedhat: Momma's Boys takes a direct hit on target approach and falls out of formation. Someone else will have to lead the 78th home. Oct 13, 2019 22:43:51 GMT -6