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..
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6 220 Mission 55 - Brenner Pass - Railroad Loop
by wolfmanjack14
Sept 22, 2021 20:33:41 GMT -8
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3 7 Second Campaign Final AAR
by blaird
Jul 11, 2021 11:46:24 GMT -8

WELCOME TO THE CAMPAIGN

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Join the 509th

2 17 Join the 509th
by limburger59
Sept 10, 2021 10:07:24 GMT -8
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9 27 Table of Contents
by blaird
Jul 13, 2021 18:01:22 GMT -8
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Links

7 23 Want to play but don't own a copy?
by GaryK
Mar 23, 2021 15:04:49 GMT -8
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10 43 3rd Campaign Update Notes
by blaird
Jul 14, 2021 9:05:58 GMT -8
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Ideas?

23 77 Future 509th Map
by Grondeaux
Sept 21, 2021 8:10:03 GMT -8

Rules

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13 104 engine fire question
by superbee
Sept 13, 2021 1:33:59 GMT -8
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19 115 B-24 D-M Defensive Gunnery Pie Charts
by blaird
Jul 18, 2021 16:30:10 GMT -8
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13 41 Ship Bombing Rules
by limburger59
Aug 5, 2020 13:34:58 GMT -8

Head Quarters

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Squadron Assignments

1 2 Squadron Assignments
by blaird
Jun 29, 2020 10:24:45 GMT -8
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CO: COL Brandon Harpur - blaird
XO: LT COL Cal Moody - Limburger59
Operations: Major James Frazer - Andy254
Intelligence - Major Raymond Buesing - crushedhat
Personnel - Capt Greg Saunders - medic1
Assist - Capt Ed Sprague - blaird
Flight Surgeon - Capt Raymond Bowser

7 31 Group Commanding Officer's Office
by blaird
Sept 12, 2021 5:42:41 GMT -8
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Spare Crew Only

1 254 Spare Crew Pool
by medic1
Sept 20, 2021 4:46:30 GMT -8
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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.

2 8 Spare Bombers - Third Campaign
by superbee
Sept 13, 2021 2:26:06 GMT -8
No New Posts Tarmac

Each player will get their own hardstand instead of aircraft.

58 450 Medic1 - Multiple squadrons
by medic1
Sept 21, 2021 14:00:04 GMT -8

78th Squadron

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CO: Major Winston Martindale - Coinich
XO: Captain Freddy Beaudin - caodwolfs

Moderators: Coinich, jcschwa

2 252 78th Composite Squadron - Commanders Office
by caodwolfs
Sept 19, 2021 8:11:46 GMT -8

80th Squadron

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CO: MAJ Dave Bronson - mpgutis
XO: CPT Peter Bellvue - captainfubar

Moderators: Bruce E. Schwark, mpgutis

2 207 80th Squadron Office
by Keltos
Sept 22, 2021 7:10:02 GMT -8

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jasta6: "Kitt "n" KaBoodle" and her crew made the target, 20% on bomb run, and returned safely. Sept 20, 2021 17:11:15 GMT -8
deanh57: Problem Child lost heat in the pilot compartment inbound Zone 6. Dropping to 10000 feet Zone 5 for the ride home. Someone else will have to take over as TEC for the 79th. Sept 20, 2021 8:49:16 GMT -8
crushedhat: Continuation of previous: Of course, I'm still rolling each extra turn for additional Mechanical Failures. Sept 19, 2021 19:18:15 GMT -8
crushedhat: Continuation of previous: If I haven't used up my 'extra Turn/Zone' fuel, I've got at least that many extra turns to circle the field while trying to solve problems like manually lowering the landing gear. Sept 19, 2021 19:17:34 GMT -8
crushedhat: Since the other rules (I.e. TFT 5.10 Engines Out) don't stipulate a concern for running out of fuel while spending 2 turns/Zone, I'm going to assume that I've got at least enough fuel to cover 2 Turns/Zone for the entire Mission. Sept 19, 2021 19:14:42 GMT -8
crushedhat: Two Mechanical Failures this mission makes up for not having one last mission. Still averaging at least one MF/Mission. On a related note, how many turns can we circle the field while trying to solve problems? Sept 16, 2021 20:32:14 GMT -8
blaird: secondary mission rules can be found 509th-vbw.proboards.com/thread/373/secondary-targets Sept 15, 2021 14:31:27 GMT -8
limburger59: There are no optional rules (yet) for secondary targets. I've been tempted but application to an individual out of formation bomber vs. a most historical secondary for the entire group puzzles me. Do you have any ideas ? Sept 14, 2021 20:30:58 GMT -8
superbee: Are there optional rules concerning bombing secondary targets ? Sept 14, 2021 14:17:16 GMT -8
GaryK: Didn't signal the start of our mission here, but Cheyenne Cannonball returns from the Alps with another navigator KIA. Sept 13, 2021 13:48:41 GMT -8
superbee: Someone from the 79th will need to assume squadron lead, starting from Inbound Zone 6. Tempe (Capt Wentworth) has aborted the mission. Sept 13, 2021 7:46:48 GMT -8
colbourne66: I'll take over lead for the 80th Sept 13, 2021 6:12:49 GMT -8
colbourne66: Apologies I was working over the weekend so didnt get the chance to nominate tail and lead for the 80th... next time... Sept 13, 2021 6:12:36 GMT -8
tommygun81: The Baroness has dropped 50% on the Brenner Pass and has returned to Giulia as tail for the 80th. Sept 13, 2021 0:46:12 GMT -8
wolverinetoddy: Pride of the Lafayette to group. Oxygen system knocked out Outbound Zone 3. Dropping out of formation. Requesting someone from the 80th take over the lead position. Sept 12, 2021 14:15:33 GMT -8
superbee: Question about engine fires under House Rules (Mandatory). Sept 12, 2021 7:23:03 GMT -8
medic1: Talking to another player who will remain anonymous, you are nominated for a Purple Heart Sept 10, 2021 9:40:15 GMT -8
tommygun81: at least it ain't frostbite ;) Sept 10, 2021 5:42:44 GMT -8
crushedhat: Lucky you didn't lose it to a sword! Sept 9, 2021 18:40:15 GMT -8
blaird: broken finger, so typing is rough. currently Sept 9, 2021 7:42:15 GMT -8