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Mission 037 Posted on 11/10/18 - AARs due 12/1/18

General

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5 16 Italian Fighter Counters from Steve Dixon
by Hadrian
Oct 18, 2018 4:59:37 GMT

History of the B-17 in North Africa

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No New Posts The 12th Air Force in North Africa

Brief explanation of the origin of the Northwest African Air Force

1 2 How did we end up in North Africa?
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Nov 29, 2017 18:35:30 GMT

Headquarters of the 87th Bomb Group

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Group Commander: COL Bobby Mac Owens - bomac
Group XO: LtC Calhoun "Cal" Moody - limburger59
Group OIC/Adjutant: LtC Robert Burnhill - crushedhat

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No New Posts Office of the Group Commander: COL Bobby Mac Owens - bomac

1 2 Group Commander B-17
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
May 30, 2017 23:56:24 GMT
No New Posts Office of the XO: LtC Calhoun "Cal" Moody

1 19 Office of the Executive Officer
by Hadrian
Oct 28, 2018 23:01:02 GMT
No New Posts Office of the OIC/Adjutant: LtC Robert Burnhill - crushedhat

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MISSIONS - Your Target For Today is...

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All data for upcoming missions will be posted by the Group Commander here

40 448 Mission 37: Sousse, Tunisia
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Nov 19, 2018 2:22:20 GMT

Mission Scoring

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Excel file with compiled results of each mission

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8 37 New Scoring Format beginning Mission 008
by crushedhat
Nov 14, 2018 3:05:39 GMT
No New Posts Group Mission History

The History of the missions; what happened with each squadron and individual bomber

1 12 87th Bomb Group Mission History
by keyboy
Dec 7, 2017 22:23:00 GMT

What you will need to participate in this campaign

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No New Posts Compiled House Rules, Optional Rules, and MED Variant tables

XO LtC Moody has organized all the house and optional rules, as well as MED variant tables here for us all

1 1 87th BG (H) House and Optional Rules, MED Variant tables
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Aug 9, 2017 19:44:40 GMT
No New Posts A proboard account

1 1 Proboard account
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 28, 2017 2:37:27 GMT
No New Posts Target for Today

Guidelines are provided to allow use of TfT in the campaign

1 1 Target for Today
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jun 20, 2017 4:15:35 GMT
No New Posts B-17: Queen of the Skies

Might need this

2 2 Peckham Points chart
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 28, 2017 2:19:44 GMT
No New Posts Bombers in the Desert Fighter Wave Table 5-3; Hit Multipier Table

This table replaces TfT Table 5-3 and describes fighter waves; and this is the new Hit Multiplier table for the Desert Campaign

2 2 TfT Fighter Hit Multiplier Table editted
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jul 26, 2017 18:10:48 GMT
No New Posts "Bombing the Med" rules variant from Boardgamer magazine

1 1 Rules for bombing the Med campaign
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 28, 2017 3:10:18 GMT
No New Posts Initial Maison Blanche Mission Charts

Important for the initial missions

2 3 Maison Blanche Zone Map and Gazatteer
by magnuzk
May 4, 2017 20:44:58 GMT
No New Posts Tafaraoui Zone Map and Fighter Wave Tables (QotS)

will need this to run missions out of our new base in Tafaraoui

1 2 Tafaraoui
by magnuzk
Sept 5, 2017 6:24:03 GMT
No New Posts Med variant fighter counters and B-17 counters

Amazing artwork

3 15 Med variant fighter counters by Felipe Sanamaria
by Doc Holliday
Nov 18, 2018 18:21:04 GMT
No New Posts Questions and Hopefully Answers Section

4 26 Q & A
by Hadrian
Nov 15, 2018 17:43:54 GMT

Additional rules for the 87th BG Campaign

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Additional rules for the 87th BG Campaign

15 44 B-26 Playtest participants
by Hadrian
Sept 5, 2018 19:39:21 GMT

240th Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Major Corbett Jenkins

1 7 240th Squadron - Major Corbett Jenkins
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Apr 8, 2018 20:49:25 GMT

241st Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Capt Josiah Snelling - crushedhat
GI Wish!

1 11 241st Squadron Assignments
by Medic1
Aug 29, 2018 22:19:59 GMT

242nd Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Major Bernard Shaw Grissom - hadrian
XO: Capt Robert Hill (Dallas Lady) - irishrover

2 2 Lead for Mission 33
by Hadrian
Sept 16, 2018 2:13:57 GMT

314th Squadron

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Squadron Commander: Capt Harry Garibaldi - keyboy
Knockout Blow

2 21 314th Squadron Assignments
by nbryant
May 8, 2018 2:54:50 GMT

Personnel Office

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No New Posts Spare Crewmen to fill in for wounded crew

A list of spare crewmen to fill in for wounded crew members

1 33 List of Available Crew to replace Crew in Hospital
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Nov 3, 2018 16:58:30 GMT
No New Posts Requests for permanent replacement crew

Fill out forms to request replacements for KIA and SW-sent home

1 13 Requests for new replacement crew members for those lost
by crushedhat
Nov 8, 2018 5:23:59 GMT

Flightline

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No New Posts Tarmac: Hardstands for your Bombers

Moderators: boo, LtC Cal Moody - XO

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No New Posts B-17 Available for use during repair of your primary aircraft

Aircraft available to fly missions during repair of your primary B-17

1 45 Available aircraft to "borrow"
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Oct 27, 2018 18:04:24 GMT
No New Posts Hardstands clearance crew

This is where Corporal Barnes will put info from Lost Bombers to clear Hardstands for New Bombers and Crews

1 3 Maggie May - Lost 01/23/43
by boo
Oct 19, 2018 11:55:38 GMT
No New Posts Boneyard: CAT-E B-17s

The boneyard; salvage yard for damaged B-17s

1 4 CAT-E B17s
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Oct 7, 2018 23:58:59 GMT

Casualties

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LtC Jasper "Doc" Holliday - doc

1 2 Base Hospital
by lttrump
Oct 17, 2017 23:15:30 GMT
No New Posts Calculate degree of wounds before posting in Meat Wagon

1 1 Extent of Wound Chart
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 29, 2017 1:46:57 GMT
No New Posts Meat Wagon

Report your wounded guys here. You need to keep track of when wounded crew are returned to duty, or if evacuated home you need to create replacement crew.

1 55 Submit information regarding crew wounded in each mission
by crushedhat
Oct 16, 2018 23:28:13 GMT

Grounded Crews

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Crews of participants who are not currently running missions or otherwise participating. If participant requests will be reassigned to active duty

1 2 Grounded Crews
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
May 24, 2017 2:20:07 GMT

KIA

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1 46 Format for reporting KIA
by Hadrian
Nov 7, 2018 4:05:47 GMT

POW/MIA

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1 12 Format for reporting POW/MIA
by andyhall
Aug 11, 2018 19:41:03 GMT

B-17 Lost in Combat

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B-17s shot down without returning to base

1 19 B-17 Lost by Mission
by Hadrian
Oct 14, 2018 22:16:11 GMT

List of b-17s and crews completing 25 missions

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Heroic Aircraft

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Heroic Crew of the 87th

13 13 SSGT James Monson
by crushedhat
Nov 8, 2018 5:30:03 GMT

Camel's Breath Bar and Bistro

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Come on in and dust off (yeah right) and sample the finest warm beer in Algeria

3 4 Post Mission music on the Camel's Breath gramaphone
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Jun 15, 2017 2:43:16 GMT

Items to simplify/enhance game play

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Items to streamline and enhance game play; feel free to add more!

8 17 Big laminated mission sheets
by Hadrian
Sept 12, 2018 21:12:41 GMT

Nose Art Files

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Feel free to add your own stuff here!

1 3 Nose Art Files
by tdhenderson
Apr 23, 2017 12:52:52 GMT

World War Two Stuff

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Fun stuff you want to share

13 19 Operation Flax -April 43
by LtC Cal Moody - XO
Apr 22, 2018 18:02:19 GMT

Acknowledgements

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No New Posts Borrowed Rules and Direction

The other Heroes of the 87th

1 1 The guys who made all the cool stuff
by COL Bobby Mac Owens
Mar 29, 2017 1:57:03 GMT

Legend

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LtC Cal Moody - XO: Singing the Blues aborts the mission and returns to Maison Blanche. Ball Turret power fail in 3A, and then a Top Turret Power failure. The Mechanical Failure table was not my friend. Betty Boop takes the lead. Nov 18, 2018 3:14:42 GMT
crushedhat: Like the change-up in mission profile! Nov 11, 2018 23:47:23 GMT
crushedhat: 1LT Mcleod and the crew of Desperate Journey have the honor of flying Tail-End-Charlie for mission 037. Josiah Snelling, Capt, USAAF, commanding 241st (H) Bomb Sqdn. Nov 11, 2018 23:42:59 GMT *
crushedhat: After MIssion 036 drinks are on the crew of GI Wish! in honor of SSgt James Monson's 25th mission. Nov 8, 2018 5:31:18 GMT
Hadrian: Guess Who? touches down after Sfax mission; one KIA, one WIA. Flares fired on approach. Nov 5, 2018 22:43:07 GMT *
Hadrian: Sunshine Susie down safe; 3 wounded. Flares fired. Nov 2, 2018 19:59:55 GMT
Medic1: Desperate Journey touches down safely after successfully bombing Sfax harbor. Oct 30, 2018 0:54:21 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Betty Boop, flying Tail for the mission 36, returns with only one man lightly wounded. Oct 29, 2018 22:35:02 GMT
Hadrian: Lady of Ayr is wheels down, four wounded flares fired. Oct 28, 2018 21:11:30 GMT
Hadrian: Lady of Ayr is wheels up for Sfax. Oct 28, 2018 19:24:45 GMT
boo: Happy to do that - will look in a couple of times a week and get that done Oct 27, 2018 9:06:44 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: Thank you for taking on the Tarmac duties. Oct 21, 2018 12:28:37 GMT
boo: Serial Numbers assigned to the Bombers - I have included the manafacturer - BO = Boeing, DL = Douglas & VE = Vega. Oct 18, 2018 11:52:55 GMT
crushedhat: GI Wish! safely back at Maison Blanch after leading the formation to and from Marsala. Oct 16, 2018 5:16:24 GMT
Hadrian: Lady of Ayr is wheels down from Sicily, multiple wounded and one KIA. Oct 14, 2018 22:07:27 GMT
boo: Bouncing Betty wheels up Mission 34 - Across the sea we go! Oct 8, 2018 10:15:24 GMT
Hadrian: Lady of Ayr is wheels down from El Aouina Oct 5, 2018 19:02:40 GMT
LtC Cal Moody - XO: F/O Jotham Hershberger, will be joining Hodge in the Camel's Breath. He just completed his 25th mission aboard Singing the Blues. Last bomber to arrive back from Mission 34, but the important thing is they made it. Oct 4, 2018 21:26:16 GMT
crushedhat: Everyone is invited to the Camel's Breath to help celebrate SC Hodge's 25th mission! Oct 4, 2018 2:30:50 GMT
crushedhat: Zone 4B en route to the target GI Wish!'s engine catches fire. This is followed by a radio message that the pilot's O2 is out and she is aborting. Someone else will have to lead the 241st the rest of the way to El Aquina and back. Oct 4, 2018 2:30:11 GMT