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..
Current Mission 25 - AAR due July 11th, 2020
The Forums will be down on July 13th for Routine Maintence.

Missions - Your Target for today is...

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25 1,196 Mission 025 - Sfax Tunisia
by superbee
Jul 2, 2020 5:44:35 GMT -8
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1 3 Mission Scoring
by plutonick
Mar 2, 2020 4:56:58 GMT -8

WELCOME TO THE CAMPAIGN

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No New Posts RECRUITER - JOIN HERE

Join the 509th

2 10 Join the 509th
by sergtbucc
Jun 29, 2020 10:31:29 GMT -8
No New Posts Intro / Description of Campaign

7 20 Insert a spreadsheet
by blaird
Dec 30, 2019 14:37:54 GMT -8
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Links

5 19 Want to play but don't own a copy?
by teufelhunde87
Jun 2, 2020 20:12:35 GMT -8
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6 25 End of Campaign Update
by crushedhat
Jun 30, 2020 13:45:53 GMT -8
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Ideas?

25 79 Suggestion Box
by limburger59
Jul 1, 2020 20:29:37 GMT -8

Rules

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9 86 PECKHAM POINTS and Repair Times
by limburger59
Jun 28, 2020 18:14:13 GMT -8
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17 100 Air Bases and Emergency Airfields for the 9th Air Force
by limburger59
Jun 29, 2020 20:16:49 GMT -8
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13 35 Ship Bombing Rules
by blaird
Jun 20, 2020 18:07:53 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 16 Flight Surgeon
by blaird
Jun 30, 2020 16:27:39 GMT -8
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Spare Crew Only

1 14 9th Campaign Spare Crew Pool
by limburger59
Jun 29, 2020 20:56:46 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 4 Spare Bombers
by elflord
Jun 29, 2020 11:49:30 GMT -8
No New Posts Tarmac

Each player will get their own hardstand instead of aircraft.

54 251 Tarmac and how it works
by dbwhip
Jul 1, 2020 14:54:32 GMT -8

78th Squadron

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CO: Major Winston Martindale - Coinich
XO: Captain Vincent Loomis - jcschwa

Moderators: Coinich, jcschwa

2 129 78th Composite Squadron - Commanders Office
by limburger59
Jun 30, 2020 20:57:40 GMT -8

80th Squadron

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CO: Major Grant Johnson - mpgutis
XO: Capt Leonard Herman -Eddie

Moderators: Bruce E. Schwark, mpgutis

2 116 80th Squadron Office
by limburger59
Jun 27, 2020 11:17:04 GMT -8

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Shoutbox

dbwhip: Thumbs Up II arrives at Malta. Crowded ramp toughest part of the mission, 30% On Target. Jul 1, 2020 9:09:32 GMT -8
silent1: American Pi, with starboard wing engulfed in flames dives out of formation, and with much skill put the flames out. Jun 29, 2020 17:36:26 GMT -8
elflord: The Duchess touches down safely at Malta Jun 29, 2020 11:49:48 GMT -8
elflord: The Duchess wheels up Jun 29, 2020 11:18:17 GMT -8
Condoz: Ah, new looks...me gusta Jun 29, 2020 10:51:32 GMT -8
limburger59: With the Allied invasion of North Africa the war effort needs a hardened veteran Bomber Group to anchor the new Northwest African (12th) Air Force. That group leading the way is the 509th! Welcome to the mud and primative conditions of Algeria. Jun 29, 2020 7:14:56 GMT -8
blaird: Kozzackkelt, we'll be moving to Algeirs before mission 26. Jun 29, 2020 6:02:35 GMT -8
teufelhunde87: Homesick Angel lands safe in Malta with an injury and light damage. 10% bombing despite off target! Jun 28, 2020 20:56:18 GMT -8
teufelhunde87: Homesick Angel is taking off for Sfax! Jun 28, 2020 19:50:03 GMT -8
kozzackkelt: So we stay in Malta? Or will we be flying back to Egypt? Jun 28, 2020 19:00:11 GMT -8
blaird: Tinker Toy touches down safely at Malta, minor damage, but having completely missed the target. Jun 28, 2020 16:35:06 GMT -8
blaird: Tinker Toy Wheels up for Sfax. Jun 28, 2020 15:53:37 GMT -8
limburger59: Great Expectations and LtC Moody have arrived on Malta, though they needed every inch of the runway to land the bomber. Jun 28, 2020 14:13:42 GMT -8
superbee: Alley Cat assumes tail end charlie for the 79th (replacing Cat Scratch Fever II in zone 2 outbound) and remains there the entire mission on her initial combat sortie. Jun 28, 2020 11:16:01 GMT -8
blaird: Wooden Nickle over Malta, fires off a flare to call an ambulance and touches down safely (with a -3 modifier on landing, no flaps and poor weather) Jun 28, 2020 10:57:37 GMT -8 *
blaird: COL Harpur and the Wooden Nickle Wheels up Jun 28, 2020 8:54:32 GMT -8
superbee: 1LT Cranston crew, in a B17F to be named soon will slide into Tail End Charlie for the 79th, beginning in Outbound Zzone3. Jun 28, 2020 6:26:03 GMT -8
jasta6: The 79th is in need of a new Tail End Charlie for mission 25. Jun 28, 2020 5:21:00 GMT -8
jasta6: Cat Scratch Fever II Wheels up and in Zone one a oil leak started up (RE#11) in engine #1. Pushed on to Zone two in hopes the leak would subside. Bad Idea... FIRE! First extinguisher put out the flames and we turned for home. Landed fine. Jun 28, 2020 5:20:12 GMT -8
Condoz: Queen of Everything leading the 78th all the way to Sfax and Malta without any trouble. Bombs off target, no damages sustained. Jun 28, 2020 2:44:33 GMT -8