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 will be Starting the 6th Campaign on August 1st, 2016
Some Squadron assignments have changed.

Campaign Rules

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Sub-board: Operating Rules

11 84 Rules for the 509th
by blaird
Feb 19, 2017 9:18:43 GMT -6

Head Quarters

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The S-1 Shop
LTC. Raymond Griffin - Group XO - Keyboy
Capt. Jackson Engles (OIC) -Privepilot
CPL Edward Sprague (NCOIC) - limburger59

Moderators: blaird, keyboy, limburger59, privepilot

3 206 Recruiter (Join the 509th)
by blaird
Mar 29, 2017 18:47:00 GMT -6
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Squadron Assignments and links to each individual mission post.

COL Rupert Story (Group Commander) - blaird
LT COL Raymond Griffin (XO) - Keyboy
Sergeant Major Anthony Sergeant - limburger59

Moderator: superbee

1 4 Sixth Campaign Group Roster
by slimjim770
Mar 18, 2017 8:11:12 GMT -6
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Those that are hospitalized, how long, and their injuries.

LT COL Robert Cox (OIC)
MAJ Dan Jackson
CPT Colby Bowser
CPT Joe Burns

MSG James Donovan (NCOIC)

Moderators: blaird, crushedhat

3 67 Ambulance
by bomac
Mar 20, 2017 20:22:42 GMT -6

Wall of Honors

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1 3 Those KIA in the third campaign
by blaird
Mar 22, 2017 18:30:37 GMT -6
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Stalag Luft VII was a POW Camp run by the Luftwaffe for captured Airmen, it was located in Bankau, Silesia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_Luft_7

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Gone down over the Adriatic but never recovered.

1 4 Lost and Presumed Dead - Campaign 2
by blaird
Sept 26, 2014 20:18:23 GMT -6
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Those that have completed 25 Missions

11 11 20th July 1944
by keyboy
Jan 8, 2016 5:05:33 GMT -6

Flight Line

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Bombers that have completed 25 missions and their re-assignments.

4 115 Apple Pie - crushedhat
by limburger59
Aug 4, 2016 21:54:21 GMT -6
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I'll list each hardstand individually, so that it can tell the history of the B-17 sitting in it and can have the Nose Art Posted (if you wish), I have my template I can post if needed, or you can find one you like better.

39 195 Hardstand 22 - HELL'S BELLE - grendel
by limburger59
Feb 18, 2017 23:41:28 GMT -6
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Inactive players, bombers on temporary assignments, transferred out, awaiting further information

15 68 Hanger 13 - Rodger Dodger
by limburger59
Aug 5, 2016 13:39:19 GMT -6
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The B-17's that have been lost due to battle damage before returning to base.

119 561 DUMBO down
by bomac
Mar 19, 2017 0:21:17 GMT -6
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CAT-E B-17's

19 103 KILLER ANGEL - CAT-E Crash Landing on Mission #131
by limburger59
Nov 27, 2016 20:03:16 GMT -6

Annual Reports

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The end of campaign reports

5 6 Campaign 5 Annual Report
by blaird
Aug 2, 2016 19:35:10 GMT -6


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Mission Details and AAR's

Moderators: andy254, keyboy, blaird

14 260 Mission 139 - Munich Germany
by kozzackkelt
Mar 25, 2017 22:07:26 GMT -6
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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

14 100 Updated to Events in September 1944
by limburger59
Mar 28, 2017 17:12:34 GMT -6
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1 99 Baseball Game
by crushedhat
Aug 12, 2013 9:45:29 GMT -6

78th Squadron

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CO: Major Edward Villinova - Crushedhat
XO: Captain Peter Charles - Crushedhat

Moderator: 78th Bomber Squadron Commander

3 194 Major's Office
by crushedhat
Mar 11, 2017 10:37:01 GMT -6

80th Squadron

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CO: Major Robert Coleman - Keyboy
XO: Capt Clarence Boudreaux - Keyboy

Moderator: 80th Bomber Squadron Commander

3 57 Major's Office
by slimjim770
Mar 8, 2017 18:07:05 GMT -6

Not Game Related

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Some helpful information, be it about the B-17 Queen of the Skies, or just on the forums themselves.

2 4 F.A.Q.
by blaird
May 31, 2015 23:08:37 GMT -6
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A place to discuss things that are not game related.

29 57 TICO Airshow - Titusville FL
by blaird
Feb 28, 2017 19:36:15 GMT -6


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blaird: I haven't but I've seen some people do i Mar 29, 2017 20:21:18 GMT -6
kozzackkelt: DOVER QUEEN.....losing fuel, heat out, wounded aboard....heading for Switzerland. Mar 25, 2017 21:11:55 GMT -6
cdnwolf33: OOC has anyone gone back over their sheets and calculated an average percentage of how well your Bombardier has done? Mar 25, 2017 21:08:01 GMT -6
jericho: Howling Doom wheels up ..... Mar 22, 2017 2:27:20 GMT -6
bomac: Bottoms Up dropped a big load (50%) on target; Bad Girl hits at 20%. Both home safely at Loggia Mar 20, 2017 20:49:46 GMT -6
crushedhat: Over the Adriatic (Zone 3) on the way to the target Languid Lola reports, "Oxygen controls inoperable. Aborting. Out." She then falls out of formation and, descending, turns for home. Mar 20, 2017 13:03:54 GMT -6
andy254: "Old Ned" lands safely, one lightly wounded crewman, mission successfully accomplished, six enemy aircraft converted into scrap Mar 20, 2017 10:48:34 GMT -6
limburger59: The Good Shepherd, spewing fuel, turned back to Foggia. Mar 20, 2017 9:45:44 GMT -6
beersnob: Dirty Darling’s second mission goes down in flames over Austria while heading towards Munich. No radio transmissions since Zone 3. 8 chutes open, another chute malfunctioned. Mar 20, 2017 7:23:54 GMT -6
cdnwolf33: The Pirate came back safely with one slightly injured crewman but no luck on hitting the target due to the smoke pots. Mar 19, 2017 20:38:56 GMT -6
blaird: Thumper touches down safely at Foggia, with Munich being a surprising milk run Mar 19, 2017 20:27:01 GMT -6
blaird: Thumper, kinda worried after reading everyone else's is wheels up for Munich Mar 19, 2017 19:45:23 GMT -6
blaird: 18 bombers left for Vienna, 15 over the target, 15 landed at Foggia. Mar 19, 2017 12:21:29 GMT -6
jlreeves: Dont Shoot has gone down just outside Munich. 10 chutes seen. Mar 19, 2017 11:26:37 GMT -6
cdnwolf33: The Pirate is wheels up for some cold Frauleins and hot beer in Munich. Mar 19, 2017 8:46:24 GMT -6
jlreeves: Dont Shoot heads off to Munich. Oh boy, here we go. Mar 19, 2017 6:01:59 GMT -6
bomac: Dumbo down with fuel leak on first mission Mar 19, 2017 0:25:07 GMT -6
limburger59: The Spirit of Sacramento, like Special Delivery, runs out of fuel in zone 4 on the return trip. Ten chutes are spotted drifting towards the vineyard covered hills... Mar 18, 2017 0:36:45 GMT -6 *
grendel: A badly shot-up Hell's Belle fires red flares on approach and touches down at Foggia. Five crew members are loaded onto the meat wagon and two more hitch a ride on a jeep to the base hospital. Mar 17, 2017 20:24:37 GMT -6
grendel: Hell's Belle is wheels up for Munich. Mar 17, 2017 19:32:34 GMT -6