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..
Visit the "Recruiting" Forum to sign-up.

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25 1,195 Mission 049 - Rome Italy
by superbee
Jun 23, 2021 8:33:19 GMT -8
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2 6 Final Group AAR for the 1st Campaign
by ransomr3
Jul 18, 2020 16:47:37 GMT -8


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Join the 509th

2 76 Join the 509th
by sparhawk0
Jun 23, 2021 14:10:05 GMT -8
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7 23 Insert a spreadsheet
by blaird
Mar 26, 2021 18:29:52 GMT -8
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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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8 36 80th Squadron CO
by medic1
Dec 28, 2020 14:05:14 GMT -8
No New Posts Suggestion Box


21 67 Excel: B-17G Mission Log Sheet
by tommygun81
Apr 13, 2021 22:50:47 GMT -8


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11 93 Severe wounds with Short Recovery Time ?
by medic1
Jun 12, 2021 8:16:25 GMT -8
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17 112 Rules Questions
by captainfubar
May 26, 2021 6:08:12 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 24 Group Commanding Officer's Office
by blaird
May 17, 2021 6:31:10 GMT -8
No New Posts S-1 Personnel

Spare Crew Only

1 182 Spare Crew Pool
by colbourne66
Jun 21, 2021 8:02:55 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.

1 10 Spare Bombers - 2nd Campaign
by colbourne66
Jun 7, 2021 1:51:20 GMT -8
No New Posts Tarmac - 4 Viewing

Each player will get their own hardstand instead of aircraft.

58 398 jasta6
by jasta6
Jun 20, 2021 5:08:52 GMT -8

78th Squadron

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

Moderators: Coinich, jcschwa

2 228 78th Composite Squadron - Commanders Office
by Coinich
Jun 21, 2021 16:49:36 GMT -8

80th Squadron

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

Moderators: Bruce E. Schwark, mpgutis

2 198 80th Squadron Office
by colbourne66
Jun 15, 2021 6:06:45 GMT -8


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nbryant: Report cont'd: "I notified the Lt and he told us all to count chutes, but I didn't see any. Not a one." S-2 later found out that there was 1 survivor but he had been captured and moved north. Jun 22, 2021 13:19:58 GMT -8
nbryant: Mission debrief observers report: "We had completed our run and had made the turn for home. FLAK was constant and I didn't see it happen but I saw a wing blown of the new crews aircraft, the GT 17. It was already nosed over and spinning out of control." Jun 22, 2021 13:17:41 GMT -8 *
nbryant: "GoT" over the target as FLAK bursts bounce the airframe. First run looks like a hit, will have to see the film. We pull in tight as the formation begins it's homeward turn. Jun 22, 2021 13:08:02 GMT -8
nbryant: "God of Thunder" goes feet dry and notes approaching the IP. Resistance is present but friendlies are on point. FLAK, here come the FLAK. Jun 22, 2021 13:06:35 GMT -8
nbryant: 80th's "God of Thunder" successfully launches on her maiden mission. Jun 22, 2021 13:05:05 GMT -8
sparhawk0: Myron's Siren went down near the coast of Sardinia with both wings on fire. On bailout five landed on land and five in water. Of those three drowned and on died later of wounds. Bombing: 0% Jun 20, 2021 7:04:51 GMT -8
jasta6: As I lost my A/C on mission 49, I will take a break from Flying on Mission 50. I will flush out a crew and plane for mission 51 out of Italy during my down time. Next weekend will be a busy one as we help my sister-in-law get a new puppy. Jun 20, 2021 5:15:59 GMT -8
blaird: just getting home from vacation, catching up on my reading currently. Jun 20, 2021 4:29:41 GMT -8
jasta6: Reported by the 346th BS, 99th BG that a B-17 from the 79th BS was TEC to there SQD, named "Vengeance Queen," was seen dropping out of formation after the bomb run with out any radio contact. She seemed to level out at around 10,000ft. Jun 20, 2021 3:50:45 GMT -8 *
sergtbucc: BOHICA returned and landed safely, dropped on target for 30%...lots of minor damage from many flak hits. Jun 19, 2021 10:11:16 GMT -8
sergtbucc: B24D BOHICA (crew formerly of Bay State Bomber & Whistlin Shithouse) is outbound to target Rome. Jun 19, 2021 9:07:05 GMT -8
Grondeaux: The Pink Flamingo back home safely from Rome. Jun 18, 2021 9:09:14 GMT -8 *
kozzackkelt: MISS BANGOR shot down by flak on approach to target.... Jun 17, 2021 13:08:55 GMT -8
kozzackkelt: MISS BANGOR wheels up for Rome.... Jun 17, 2021 12:11:08 GMT -8
Grondeaux: The Pink Flamingo will take over squadron lead for the 78th, after Zone 7 inbound. Jun 16, 2021 7:05:26 GMT -8 *
keltos: Irascible Girl landed safely @ Maison Blanche after the trip to "Eternal City" Jun 16, 2021 2:37:06 GMT -8
crushedhat: Roll n tuck diverts to Tunis due to fuel leak after Zone 7 Home. Someone else will have to take over Lead for the 78th form Zone 6 Homebound. Jun 15, 2021 11:35:37 GMT -8
sergtbucc: 2 KIA, 4 Wounded (1 invalided home) Jun 13, 2021 17:02:11 GMT -8
sergtbucc: What remains of Whistlin Shithouse has been found at sea with what remains of her crew Jun 13, 2021 17:01:29 GMT -8
GaryK: Cheyenne Cannonball returns safely from the Rome mission, although a red flare is seen on approach for the fourth mission in a row. Jun 13, 2021 13:31:51 GMT -8