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Subject: The 968th Squadron Mission 1 - Cherbourg Airfield rss

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Zach Edwardson
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I am running a long term simulation using Beery Historical Mod.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2145962/squadron-level-simu...

This is the first mission. If you want, feel free to run these missions as well. However If you want to have a lot of interaction, I recommend going to the 509th at http://509th-vbw.proboards.com/

Date: October 10th, 1942
Target: Cherbourg
Gazette: Zone 1: -2/W Zone 2: 0/W-F
Target Zone Weather: Good
Landing Zone Weather: Good
Fighter Escorts:
Outbound: Zone 1: Poor, Zone 2: Poor
Inbound: Zone 1: Good, Zone 2: Good

Flak: None
Squad position: Low

Current Squadron:
6x B-17Fs
--Miss 8 Ball
--Victorious Viscount
--Texas D'lite
--Electra Angel
--Gillian Anderson
--Empire Maker



*I will name and Crew each bomber as I run them though the mission. Members are more then welcome to add names (both bombers and crew" to the list, as I am sure I will go though quite a few bombers and crew in this process.

Edit: Adding names of the squadron
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Note: files will be located here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xet3Kqw-HCh_0kbMwxnEMa4nFL...


Bomber: Miss 8 Ball
Damage: x5 superficial damage, 1 x LW, 1x rudder, 2x para hit
Points: 32 points
Bomb Run: On Target: 30%
Fighter seen: 5x 190, 1x 110
Escorts fended off: None
Kills: 2x190
Notes: First mission.

Position: Middle Low

Brief report: Miss 8 Ball encountered determined resistance over the English channel. Ball gunner SGT Rodney Burns and Tail gunner SGT Sebastian Freeman are credited with kills of 190s. The Bomb run was a success (30 percent on target) and the return home was uneventful. Plane and all crew will be ready next mission.
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Bomber: Victorious Viscount
Damage: #1 , #3 engine out , port wing flap and aileron inop, bomb bay door jammed, rubber rafts ruined, radio room heat out, radio room Oxygen hit, control cables hit, tail gunner seriously wounded. 4x superficial
Points: 149
Bomb Run: DNB
Fighter seen: 2x 190s
Escorts fended off: None
Kills:
Notes: First mission.

Position: Middle Low

Brief report: Encountering resistance in the English channel, a well flown 190 did great damage and forced the plane to abort. Tail gunner SGT Rudy Reynolds was SW in the attack, but will recover for the next mission. Earning a purple heart. It will take 5 days to repair the airplane.

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Bomber: Texas D'lite
Damage: None
Points: 0
Bomb Run: On Target: 30%
Fighter seen: 5x190
Escorts fended off: None
Kills: 2x190
Notes: First mission.
Position: Middle Low
Brief Mission review:

Joining the rest of the squadron, it was not attacked the channel Melee. over the target it was attacked in several waves of 190s. Engineer MSG Zachary Gallagher and Port Waist SGT Braden Sanchez both had confirmed kills of 190s. Bombing run was uneventful (30% and on target.) and no enemy was seen in return. The plane returned unharmed to the landing site.
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Bomber: Electra Angel
Damage: 8x superficial damage
Points: 8
Bomb Run: off Target: 5%
Fighter seen: 2x 190, 1x 110 10x109
Escorts fended off: 4x109s
Kills: 3x109
Notes: First mission.
Position: Middle Low
Brief Mission review: Taking only superficial damage, the Electra Angel encountered heavy fighting outbound the the channel (but all enemies missed it except for a 110 that couldn't do meaningful damage) and over the target site it was hit by waves of 109s. The escorts did their job and the Electra Angel killed three fighters, which almost makes up for the awful bomb work. Engineer MSG Frankie Chapman, Radio Operator SGT Ramiro Ewing, and Tail Gunner SGT Declan Gallagher all had kills.

Note: Since these are so dry I will just post the overall squadron results from here unless people like reading this.
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Final results of the six in the simulation.

--Miss 8 Ball
30% on target, 2x 190 kills, one Purple heart Issued. Minor Damage.
--Victorious Viscount
DNB, no kills, one purple heart issued, Major Damage (5 days repair)
--Texas D'lite
30% on target, 2x 190 kills, no damage.
--Electra Angel
5% on target, 3x 109 kills, minor damage
--Gillian Anderson
0% on target, no damage
--Empire Maker
DNB, two KIA (Pilot, Bombardier), no kills, 2x Purple hearts. 1 day repair.


Squad: 4x109, 3x109 kills, 10.8 bombs on target.
Losses: 0 planes, 2x crew, 4x purple hearts issued.


Next mission will be in five days, with six bombers (Victorious Viscount will still be under repair) including one new bomber.
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Gil Hansen
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Rather ambitious...good luck!
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Cheroking1 wrote:
Rather ambitious...good luck!
It is, I think I am gone a little nuts trying this. The good news is that is not too hard to do as I have a method to the madness.

It actually takes longer to type out the results then to do the missions. I may or may not do this at work.
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