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 195 is now posted. AARs due by May 11, 2019.
This is a Maximum Effort mission to support Operation Buckland.

Campaign Rules

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The Campaign Special Rules, House Rules, Optional Rules and Variants, Copied over from the 509th Web Site

20 149 SPECIAL RULE: THE ALPS / 15th AF Rules - The B-17G
by frost89
Nov 19, 2018 15:59:58 GMT -6

Head Quarters - JOIN HERE

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The S-1 Shop
LTC. Charles Sunday
Capt. Jackson Engles (OIC) - Grendel
CPL Edward Sprague (NCOIC) - limburger59

Moderators: blaird, limburger59, grendel, crushedhat, nbryant

3 104 Spare Crew List
by medic1
Jun 14, 2019 11:39:26 GMT -6
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Squadron Assignments and links to each individual mission post.

COL Rupert Story (Group Commander) - blaird
LT COL Charles Sunday
Sergeant Major Anthony Sergeant - limburger59

Moderators: blaird, limburger59

1 2 8th Campaign Squadron Assignments
by blaird
Apr 14, 2019 8:58:08 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

1 43 Ambulance
by medic1
Jun 2, 2019 13:08:01 GMT -6
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2LT Noah Campbell - bransgrove

by Bransgrove
Nov 5, 2018 6:42:35 GMT -6
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Crew Commanders, Group Commanders, Group XO may put a crewmen up for an award based off of reading the mission debrief (AAR)
Group Commander: COL Rupert Story - blaird
Group XO: LtC Charles Sunday - limburger59
78th: Major Edward Villinova - Crushedhat
79th: Major Dan White - Andy254
80th: Major Robert Coleman - grendel
92nd: Capt George Carlin - Medic1

Moderators: 79th Bomber Squadron Commander, 80th Bomber Squadron Commander, 78th Bomber Squadron Commander

Sub-board: Awards Issued

126 223 Read this for Award and Promotion Requests.
by medic1
Jun 13, 2019 19:59:34 GMT -6

MISSION - Your Target for Today is...

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Mission Details and AAR's

Moderators: andy254, blaird, limburger59, crushedhat, grendel, nbryant

24 650 Mission 198 - Operation Buckland (D Plus 6)
by deanh57
Jun 15, 2019 16:07:09 GMT -6

Crew Forms

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All of the forms to help with the upkeep of the game, please help by filling out the proper one after each mission.

Moderators: blaird, grendel

1 61 Replacement Personnel request
by mrmanley31
May 12, 2019 7:05:24 GMT -6
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where your supply needs are taken care of.
OIC: Major Travis Holt
NCOIC: 1SGT Warren Morris (limburger59)

Moderators: limburger59, blaird

3 51 Request for Use of Spare B-17
by medic1
Jun 10, 2019 8:05:12 GMT -6

Flight Line

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

5 140 LANQUID LOLA - crushedhat
by limburger59
Jun 8, 2017 11:57:42 GMT -6
No New Posts Tarmac

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.

Moderators: limburger59, blaird

58 405 Hardstand 7809: CARLOTTA TWO - deanh57
by deanh57
Jun 15, 2019 16:17:32 GMT -6
No New Posts Inactive Bombers

Inactive players, bombers on temporary assignments, transferred out, awaiting further information

47 202 Hanger 13 - Heart of Oak
by merlin55
Sept 30, 2018 0:45:24 GMT -6
No New Posts Lost Bombers

The B-17's that have been lost due to battle damage before returning to base.

220 1,106 HOT SHOT - Destroyed in collision over Bologna on Mission 198
by limburger59
Jun 15, 2019 11:33:27 GMT -6
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CAT-E B-17's

44 231 HELL'S BELLE - CAT-E after Mission 194
by coinich
Apr 16, 2019 12:42:00 GMT -6

78th Squadron

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CO: Major Peter Charles - Crushedhat
XO: Captain Tyrone Riverra - andyhall

Moderator: 78th Bomber Squadron Commander

3 260 Major's Office
by crushedhat
Feb 12, 2019 11:18:25 GMT -6

80th Squadron

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CO: Major Robert Coleman - Grendel
XO: Capt Jack Talbot - Grendel

Moderator: 80th Bomber Squadron Commander

3 94 Major's Office
by medic1
Jun 8, 2019 15:20:56 GMT -6

92nd Bomber Squadron

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Squadron CO - Major George Carlin - Medic1
Squadron XO - 1st Lt E.J. Patterson - coinich

Moderator: nbryant

4 68 Squadron Commander's Office
by medic1
Jun 8, 2019 9:59:46 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

Wall of Honors

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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

Out of Game Section

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Where all Updates will be posted

15 51 copyright
by nbryant
Mar 11, 2019 20:25:47 GMT -6
No New Posts Questions

A place to ask questions

42 179 Forum Team
by nbryant
Apr 18, 2019 14:20:23 GMT -6
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If you have any idea suggestions for this campaign or the next this is where you can post them

19 55
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A place for questions for input.

8 37 8th Campaign Feedback
by ahgamer74
Jun 14, 2019 8:06:30 GMT -6
No New Posts End of Campaign Survey

With only 10 missions left of the 7th campaign I'm wanting to start writing up the missions for the 8th campaign. I'm looking for feedback from everyone as to what they like or didn't like so that I can make the missions work accordingly.

6 43 Google Survey
by blaird
Apr 20, 2018 16:14:27 GMT -6
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other B-17 (game) or PBEM links

12 32 The Hunters: German U-Boat's at War 1939-43
by blaird
Feb 12, 2019 13:48:05 GMT -6
No New Posts WIKI

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

3 4 How to make Tables
by blaird
Sept 4, 2018 13:37:39 GMT -6
No New Posts Chat Here

A place to discuss things that are not game related.

37 91 Night Fighter
by blaird
Nov 9, 2018 13:38:43 GMT -6

History of the 509th

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43 985 ambulance
by nbryant
Jul 13, 2018 16:34:19 GMT -6
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20 85 old awards
by crushedhat
Jan 18, 2018 23:08:03 GMT -6
No New Posts Past Promotions

Those who have been promoted in the past.

15 15 10Feb1944
by blaird
Mar 3, 2013 8:28:21 GMT -6
No New Posts Remembering the Fallen

Those killed in previous campaigns

3 44 Second Campaign KIA in rememberance
by blaird
Sept 26, 2014 20:15:41 GMT -6
No New Posts Residents of the Stalag

Those who are POW's.

2 26 Captured Airmen
by blaird
Sept 26, 2014 20:12:17 GMT -6
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The missions of the past.

176 3,147 Mission 175 - Aviano Italy
by blaird
Jul 16, 2018 8:09:15 GMT -6


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limburger59: Beowulf takes over the Lead for the 80th Squadron Jun 11, 2019 23:42:46 GMT -6
blaird: Windy City wheels up Jun 11, 2019 9:02:58 GMT -6
medic1: Hot Shot collides with a 190 and goes down inbound zone 4. One chute seen. Someone has to take over lead. Jun 10, 2019 7:44:01 GMT -6
crushedhat: Capt Ross and Bombs Away have Lead for the 78th for Mission 198. 1LT Collum and Windy City have Tail. Peter Charles, Maj, USAAF, commanding, 78th (H) Bomb Sqdn. Jun 8, 2019 19:42:30 GMT -6
crushedhat: Mission 198 missin the TFT Gaz. Jun 8, 2019 19:37:38 GMT -6
andy254: "Madison Maid" observed to have been hit by flak in the port wing fuel tank. Last seen going down in flames near Bologna. No canopies observed. Jun 8, 2019 14:36:39 GMT -6
crushedhat: 8 Ball has a short lived stint as TEC, suffering a failure of the Suit Heat System and aborting on the way to the target in TFT Zone 4/QotS Zone 3. Someone else will have to take over Tail for the 78th. Jun 5, 2019 19:34:47 GMT -6
crushedhat: 8 Ball takes over TEC for the 78th upon Windy City's departure. Jun 5, 2019 19:27:30 GMT -6
medic1: Passes Cancelled fires off red flares and bounces twice on landing before rolling to a stop. Jun 2, 2019 12:56:18 GMT -6
blaird: Windy City returns early, firing flares, 3 casualties on board. Jun 1, 2019 18:58:56 GMT -6
blaird: 78th squadron - zone 2 Outbound (QoTS) will need someone to replace the Windy City on tail, engine failure. Jun 1, 2019 18:48:14 GMT -6
blaird: Windy City wheels up Jun 1, 2019 18:31:35 GMT -6
limburger59: Banjo Fever aborts Mission 197 in Zone 2 outbound due to a total failure of the Suit Heating system. Someone else will need to take over the Tail slot for the 92nd Sqdn. :( May 31, 2019 10:57:27 GMT -6
coinich: Borrowed Time assumes lead from Ready for Duty. May 29, 2019 17:49:20 GMT -6
medic1: Ready For Duty leaves formation under control in zone 2 inbound. Someone needs to lead the Squadron in. May 28, 2019 18:01:20 GMT -6
crushedhat: Assuming they return from mission 196, Capt Manly and Tennessee Two Step will fly Lead for the 78th on mission 197, otherwise it will be Capt Simmons and Psycho Circus II. 1LT Collum and Windy City have TEC. Peter Charles, Maj, USAAF, commanding 78th. May 25, 2019 20:23:57 GMT -6
kozzackkelt: RILEY'S RAIDERS can fly lead.... May 25, 2019 18:06:42 GMT -6
kozzackkelt: RILEY'S RAIDERS flying north.... May 24, 2019 21:16:24 GMT -6
kozzackkelt: Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to the gentlemen who operate this great B-17 site ! May 24, 2019 21:10:51 GMT -6
blaird: windy city wheels up May 14, 2019 9:42:04 GMT -6