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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11 475 Mission 011: Tobruk, Libya - Night Mission
by blaird
Nov 30, 2019 10:06:37 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 blaird
Dec 5, 2019 23:02:33 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 19 AXIS Fighter Waves/Resistance - Custom for 1942 North Africa
by rusheagle77
Nov 20, 2019 10:26:19 GMT -6
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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
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11 82 QotS Mechinaical Failure Chart
by limburger59
Jul 21, 2019 9:50:46 GMT -6
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27 78 Looking for Feedback - Awards
by andy254
Nov 24, 2019 6:42:30 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

2 117 Replacement Crew
by agnin
Dec 5, 2019 23:35:16 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 7 Spare Bombers
by medic1
Nov 23, 2019 11:13:11 GMT -6
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51 231 Promotion verses Additional Air MEdal
by crushedhat
Nov 24, 2019 20:33:15 GMT -6
No New Posts Tarmac

Each player will get their own hardstand instead of aircraft.

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

90 188 frugaldave
by frugaldave
Dec 7, 2019 7:20:28 GMT -6
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Sub-board: Awards Issued

35 89 2LT James Hanson 78th DFC
by Coinich
Dec 1, 2019 14:38:11 GMT -6

78th Squadron

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

Moderators: Coinich, crushedhat

1 56 78th Composite Squadron - Commanders Office
by Coinich
Nov 27, 2019 16:45:40 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 46 80th Squadron Office
by eddie
Dec 2, 2019 13:43:37 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

4 100 The Bar
by agnin
Nov 18, 2019 0:48:42 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 - 1 Viewing

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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medic1, andyhall, crushedhat, Coinich, rusheagle77, porthos, cubs2015, limburger59, blaird, frugaldave, JT, Condoz, caodwolfs, kozzackkelt, agnin, gurnieb, eddie, myurkiv19, mpgutis, keitheshelman, superbee


porthos: The aircraft according to the internet they would be flying JU 88 nightfighter variants Dec 7, 2019 17:53:18 GMT -6
porthos: NJG 2 was assigned to North Africa in 1942.. Dec 7, 2019 17:50:52 GMT -6
kozzackkelt: Were there any Axis night fighter patrols in North Africa in 1942? Dec 7, 2019 15:12:10 GMT -6
myurkiv19: thank you condoz and limburger59, I'll move the tail gunner to the nose. i'm trying to get a shot up plane and crew back and they need all the help they can get! Dec 7, 2019 11:47:12 GMT -6
limburger59: Second way to lose heat is not in the basic game - the circuitry in your electrical suit is damaged. In that case you would need to move to a compartment that had hot air heating, or freeze. boardgamegeek.com/filepage/167680/staying-warm-your-b-17- Dec 7, 2019 9:22:37 GMT -6
limburger59: Two primary ways to lose heat, and the game doesn’t provide that level of detail. #1: The circuitry in the plane is damaged and you can move to a circuit made available by KIA. That is the way the game is written, so move to the nose. Dec 7, 2019 9:12:29 GMT -6
Condoz: I believe you can do that. Dec 6, 2019 17:42:14 GMT -6
myurkiv19: quick question to the group. tail gunner's suit heater knocked out. bombadier and navigator both KIA in the nose but guns are ok. can the tail gunner move to the nose and somehow be warm there so plane doesnt have to break formation and descend for him? Dec 6, 2019 16:26:23 GMT -6
blaird: Looks good Dec 5, 2019 22:59:22 GMT -6
porthos: I posted a crew and plane under the recruit heading I hope that’s correct.. Dec 5, 2019 20:20:33 GMT -6
porthos: Porthos chiming in for role call ..Our crew is a International affair as the Captain is a officer Billet from Canada..

B17F X-Terminator (that may sound like a odd name but that is the actual aircraft KB -732 Canadian Lancaster with 84 successful WW2 ope
Dec 5, 2019 20:18:28 GMT -6
limburger59: I will message you about Target for Today and entering into the fray. Dec 4, 2019 23:48:09 GMT -6
porthos: I have TFT arriving next Wednesday according to UPS.. just looking to enter the fray any info on getting setup would be appreciated... Dec 4, 2019 22:14:50 GMT -6
eddie: "Bombing Betty" wheels down at Fayid. The ship looks like swiss cheese but only one minor wound and bombs on target. Dec 2, 2019 13:35:52 GMT -6
eddie: The "Betty" is wheels up bound for Crete. Lead Bomber for the 80th. Dec 2, 2019 12:19:32 GMT -6
agnin: Three Kings is on the landing approach, Red Flares firing off... Dec 1, 2019 13:04:06 GMT -6
JT: The Alice is back in the House! See you all for a cold one shortly ;-) Dec 1, 2019 12:03:34 GMT -6
captainfubar: Apocalypse Cow touching down. Two KIA, but we hit 'em pretty hard. Nov 30, 2019 19:21:53 GMT -6
crushedhat: The D6s were rolling high for Golem on mission 010! Nov 30, 2019 16:05:10 GMT -6 *
linnyfish8: Osage Orange lands with thick black smoke from the #4 engine Nov 29, 2019 21:09:00 GMT -6