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Title: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 07, 2018, 06:39:33 PM
S~ All,

As the time draws near for the Sicily "Operation Husky" Campaign to start ... I want to welcome you all to what I hope will be a fun campaign !! :)  This forum thread will be where I'm going to be posting the individual mission maps and briefings.  I hope to have the new briefing for the next mission posted on Friday's.  The current time frame for mission-01 looks to be flown on March 13th (is now scheduled).

With this campaign, the use of "Unit Squadrons" will be used and as the campaign progresses from mission to mission the squad assignments will also rotate.  Fighter, bomber, torpedo planes ... ect.

Well with all that being said ... Here is Mission #01.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 01
Date: June 6th, 1943

Welcome Gentlemen ... to the Tunisia Area of North Africa.

Intelligence:

As part of the future operation involving the island of Sicily (Operation Husky), we've been tasked to neutralize the enemy airfield and harbor on on the island of Pantelleria.

AAA is reported to be of medium strength. The enemy airfield is "active". The island is also supported by enemy aircraft from Sicily.

The Mission:

A-36 Apaches (P-51A) All Squads - will arm with bombs and strike Pantelleria.

1st and 2nd Squads, will strike the airfield.
3rd and HQ Squads, will strike the harbor.

(https://image.ibb.co/eZFGOS/grab0012.jpg)

NOTAMS:

*All pilots to use same comms channel.
*All aircraft are "zero fuel" at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1-8)
2nd Squad (seats 9-16)
3rd Squad (seats 17-24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25-28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on March 08, 2018, 12:54:06 AM
Yummy :drinking-43:
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 08, 2018, 03:30:37 PM
And so it begins!!!


Quick question to the group....

I am re-working the stats for this campaign...  Are there any fields or data that you would like to track?  Perhaps some that we no longer wish to track?

Are we liking tracking "survival rates"?

Let me know.

HW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on March 08, 2018, 05:45:43 PM
Bullet hits % would be fun.

~S
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 08, 2018, 07:10:30 PM
Personally I liked all the stats we tracked on the last campaign ... I'm also with Hogan, possibly bullet hit %
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on March 08, 2018, 11:22:09 PM
And so it begins!!!




Are we liking tracking "survival rates"?



No.. specially when I die so much..lol
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 09, 2018, 12:35:25 AM
Quote
No.. specially when I die so much..lol - Bear

I can omit yours Bear... or..... you can earn the "Pine Box Ribbon"

Hit's are not that hard to track... 
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on March 09, 2018, 12:47:32 AM
hahha...  "Pine Box Ribbon".. we need that ..
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 10, 2018, 06:51:21 PM


** Work in Progress **

Here is a glimpse of the new stats sheet.

I took the stats from the Solomon's final mission for HQ and 1st Sqdn.

Feedback good or bad is welcome....


~S~

HW

(https://s25.postimg.org/aic8zltgv/Test1.png) (https://postimages.org/)




Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 10, 2018, 07:58:46 PM
Looks Good Wood !!!  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Twenty on March 10, 2018, 11:17:22 PM
Fancy :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 14, 2018, 12:42:12 AM

??? Nice juicy practice room tonight ???  Olives anyone?
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on March 14, 2018, 01:41:25 AM
Here is a Dropbox link for DealnDave's A-36 Apache Skin for the P-51A.
Put it in the Folder :
HSFX/Paintschemes/Skins/P-51a

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yvwawrvt87fv1i3/A-36_Apache_DD.bmp?dl=0

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 15, 2018, 09:39:29 PM
Nice turn-out for mission - 01, we had 16 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - March 20th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 02
Date: June 11th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great job hitting Pantelleria. The airfield looks like it's out of action. The group also sank a destroyer and cargo ship in the harbor leaving it useless.  Additionally, the group accounted for 20+ enemy planes destroyed.

Intelligence:

This morning the British intend to launch an invasion against the island of Pantelleria. A heavy cruiser, two destroyers, and troop ships are in position to launch their landing craft. The beach landings look to take place at approximately 07:45 hours.

The island is still supported by enemy aircraft from Sicily. AAA is still a threat through-out the island.

The Mission:

A-36 Apache (P-51A) - all squads, will provide CAP for the invasion fleet.

(https://image.ibb.co/fWt4Nx/grab0000.png)

Notam's:

All squads to use the same comms channel.
All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1-8)
2nd Squad (seats 9-16)
3rd Squad (seats 17-24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25-28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on March 17, 2018, 11:15:34 PM
Nice picture of a restored A-36 with its dive brakes open.

(http://airmuseumnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/Collings_A-36A_Low_Angle.jpg)

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on March 17, 2018, 11:31:51 PM
Wow!  That would look awesome with a duck painted on it!

S!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Gator on March 18, 2018, 02:57:43 AM
DW 99 on it and my art sir thank you
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on March 18, 2018, 07:05:10 PM
Gator, thats a picture of a real plane. If I start painting it the owners are gonna be hella-pissed!

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Gator on March 18, 2018, 09:35:12 PM
DW I don't need them bomb marking on the plane
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 22, 2018, 09:09:59 PM
Nice turn-out for mission - 02, we had 16 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - March 27th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 03
Date: June 15th, 1943

After Action Report:

Welcome to the island of Pantelleria ...

This is going to be one of our staging bases for operations against the enemy held Island of Sicily. Well done covering the British invading force.  They were able to secure the island the very same day with minimal casualties. Our group was able to destroy over 40+ enemy aircraft.

Intelligence:

Good morning Gentlemen ... this morning we have orders to attack the enemy held airfield and train depot, in and near, the town of Castelvetrano, grid BU-26, pad 3, on your map.

Sicily has numerous enemy airfields through-out the island. All of them are "active".

AAA is still a threat through-out the island. Strength is medium to heavy.

The Castelvetrano area AAA is of medium strength.

* Be advised there are enemy convoys and supply trains moving in and out Castelvetrano frequently.

The Mission:

1st Squad (A-36 Apache / P-51A) - will cover the strike aircraft.

2nd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs. Target the enemy airfield.

3rd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs. Target the rail yard and fuel storage areas located within Castelvetrano.

HQ & Guests (A-36 Apache / P-51A) - will cover the strike aircraft.

(https://image.ibb.co/fjJzjc/grab0001.jpg)

Notam's:

All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.
All pilots to use same comms channel this mission.

1st Squad (seats 49-56)
2nd Squad (seats 1-24)
3rd Squad (seats 25-48)
HQ & Guests (seats 57-60)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 22, 2018, 09:38:40 PM
Find A-20G skins here:

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads2&c=162 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads2&c=162)

As far as the skin to select, that's up to the player. As a recommendation (my opinion only) skins by vpmedia are of the time period we are flying in.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on March 24, 2018, 01:56:59 PM
Which variant of the A-20 will be flown , Dave ?

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on March 24, 2018, 03:25:11 PM
Which variant of the A-20 will be flown , Dave ?

Kopfdorfer

Says A20G there
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on March 27, 2018, 02:10:16 PM
Here is a decent link with info about the A-36 Apache (for those who are interested)  :

http://www.456fis.org/A-36A_APACHE.htm

For those into historical accuracy on your skins (DW) , take note that the range of serial numbers
is between    42-83663   and   42-84162.

Anyhow, there's a bit of info there to digest.

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 27, 2018, 03:51:05 PM
Nice read Kopf..


Quote
1st Squad (A-36 Apache / P-51A) - will cover the strike aircraft.

HQ & Guests (A-36 Apache / P-51A) - will cover the strike aircraft.

DnD,

Since 1st and HQ flight are capping, any chance to switch the P-51A's to Mk I's? These have 6x.50 cal oppossed to the Oleg basis 4x.50 cal.


Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on March 27, 2018, 07:04:48 PM
Since 1st and HQ flight are capping, any chance to switch the P-51A's to Mk I's? These have 6x.50 cal oppossed to the Oleg basis 4x.50 cal.

I thought the same thing, then I saw the Mk.Is don't have .50s, they have 6x.303s. They can add 2x.50s in the wings in addition to the .303s but still. I think we'd prefer 4x.50s to 6x.303s+2x.50s.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 27, 2018, 09:55:12 PM
Mission has already been sent to Jack ... on last Thursday  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 27, 2018, 10:37:14 PM
Oleg,

Shame on you!

Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on March 27, 2018, 10:44:20 PM
The allison 51s are mod aircraft, don't think Oleg was involved...

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 28, 2018, 12:40:41 AM
Cover our butts 1st Sqdn!

(https://s25.postimg.org/dj532ukcv/Apaches_in_North_Africa_prepare_for_take-off.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ysspdp0nf/)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on March 28, 2018, 01:14:25 AM
 :help-sos-sos-29402:
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 28, 2018, 01:24:32 AM
:help-sos-sos-29402:

ROFLMAO !!!!!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 29, 2018, 08:41:00 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 03, we had 18 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 3rd.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 04
Date: June 18th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great Job hitting the airfield and rail yard. Those facilities will not be usable for enemy before the upcoming operation.  The group also claimed 15 enemy aircraft destroyed in the air. Our airfield was also raided by the enemy. We were not hit very hard, however, raids of this sort will most likely continue as the invasion draws near.

Intelligence:

As we've been applying pressure on the enemy in Sicily, they've starting operating more frequent air patrols. Today's target areas are the airfield, harbor, and fuel facilities in the town's of Milo and Marsala, BT-25/26, on your map.

The target areas are protected by AAA (med. strength).

* Be advised there are enemy convoys and supply trains moving in and out Marsala.

The Mission:

1st Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs. Target the enemy airfield near Milo (BT-26, pad 6).

(https://image.ibb.co/krqL27/grab0004.jpg)

2nd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs. Target the rail yard and fuel storage areas located within Marsala (BT-25, pad 8).

(https://image.ibb.co/hDjDN7/grab0006.jpg)

3rd Squad (P-51A) - will cover the strike aircraft.

HQ & Guests (P-51A) - will cover the strike aircraft.

(https://image.ibb.co/fEqypn/grab0005.jpg)

Notam's:

All aircraft are "zero fuel" at this time.
All pilots to use the same comms channel this mission.

1st Squad (seats 1-24)
2nd Squad (seats 25-48)
3rd Squad (seats 49-56)
HQ & Guests (seats 57-60)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_z5o on March 30, 2018, 05:10:29 PM
kill, KILL, KILL! opps sorry. bomb, BOMB, BOMB!!!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on March 30, 2018, 10:18:43 PM
 Can we have photo recon prior to Tuesday?

Like to see what's in that rail yard... (maybe trains?)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on March 31, 2018, 10:40:18 PM
Can we have photo recon prior to Tuesday?

Like to see what's in that rail yard... (maybe trains?)
Wood,

I've thought about this for a bit now and think I'll send out a photo recon photo, however not on this mission.  During the last mission the bomber guys (2nd & 3rd) did not have the advantage of a photo. As this upcoming mission has 1st squad flying bombers all squads will have completed a mission without the use of a recon photo.

So missions going forward after mission #4 will have the use of a recon photo if the mission calls for bombers.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on March 31, 2018, 11:15:04 PM
Another note on what we were talking about with the A-36's gun armament. I was just flipping through a book with a big section on P-51s and their variants and they mentioned that most A-36s has their nose guns removed in the field. So the four .50s does seem closer to reality.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on April 02, 2018, 04:52:13 PM


DnD,

What map are we using for this mission?
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on April 02, 2018, 07:04:09 PM
It's Algeria-Tunisia-Sicily (Jir).

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 02, 2018, 08:13:29 PM
DnD,
What map are we using for this mission?
As DW stated we are on the Algeria, Tunisia, Greece map at this time, however we will go to the following

Missions 5-7, Italy, Africa, Greece map

Mission 8- through the end of campaign, back to the Algeria, Tunisia, Greece map
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on April 03, 2018, 09:54:26 PM
Today's target areas are the airfield, harbor, and fuel facilities in the town's of Milo and Marsala, BT-25/26, on your map.

Is the harbour a secondary target or does that refer to the railyard that 2nd is tasked with hitting?

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 03, 2018, 10:01:26 PM
Today's target areas are the airfield, harbor, and fuel facilities in the town's of Milo and Marsala, BT-25/26, on your map.

Is the harbour a secondary target or does that refer to the railyard that 2nd is tasked with hitting?

DW
The harbor can be hit by either 1st or 2nd squads as it is a secondary target and if they have bombs left to attack with.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 06, 2018, 01:46:41 AM
Excellent turn-out for mission - 04, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 10th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 05
Date: June 20th, 1943

After Action Report:

Welcome back to Tunisia Gentlemen ... the group has been re-assigned to the 1st Fighter Group (P-38).

Great Job hitting the airfield and harbor area. The group destroyed numerous enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground. The group also destroyed many support convoys (vehicle) and trains.

Our airfield was once again raided by the enemy. We sustained no damage to our facilities and none of our planes were destroyed on the ground.

Intelligence:

The target areas for today, are the airfield, harbor, and fuel facilities in the town of Trapani, AF-17, on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/ieFg4x/grab0000.jpg)

The target areas are protected by AAA (med. strength).

* Be advised there are enemy supply convoys moving in and out Trapani.

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the fuel facilities in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/ciqQWc/grab0003.jpg)

2nd Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the airfield near Trapani (AF-17, pad 1).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/cTbccH/grab0002.jpg)

3rd Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the harbor area in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/evYOHH/grab0004.jpg)

HQ & Guests (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the harbor area in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/gQKVxH/grab0005.jpg)

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on April 06, 2018, 02:44:52 AM

Ah Hogan must be drooling....

What model 38s?
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on April 06, 2018, 03:18:01 AM
According to the info Dave sent us before, its the P-38G-5-LO. Same one we flew in the solomons.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 06, 2018, 05:11:24 AM
What model 38s?
S~ All,

DW is correct, its the P-38G-5-LO.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on April 06, 2018, 01:48:50 PM
FYI Skinners , historical squadron codes for the 1st FG are as follows :
27th FS    "HV"
71st FS    "LM"
94th FS    "UN"

Also , the record of USAAF Serial Numbers for all aircraft flown during WW2 , if correct , suggests that the P-38s flown by the 1 FG were mostly P-38G-10-LOs in the serial number range 42-12870 to 42-12966.
The P-38G-5_LOs were mostly assigned to the 82nd FG (NWE) and the 49th FG (New Guinea).

See here :   http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=P-38

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on April 06, 2018, 02:50:40 PM
Quote
27th FS    "HV"
71st FS    "LM"
94th FS    "UN"


Those squadron codes look identical to the 8th Air Force, 56th FG (P-47s).. hmmmmm

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/groups/56th-fighter-group/
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on April 06, 2018, 05:06:01 PM
That is interesting. They looked familiar , but they didn't twig my aging memory bells.
Shame on me for forgetting Zemke's Wolfpack.

My (main) source for Sqdn Code info is Combat Codes - A Full Explanation and Listing of British , Commonwealth and Allied Air Force Unit Codes Since 1938
by Vic Flintham and Andrew Thomas  Publisher Pen and Sword Aviation c2003.

This publication also lists the (better known) 56th FG Codes as you noted.
It seems that because the 1 FG was activated in the ETO earlier as part of the 8th Air Force  , then detached to the 12th for the Operation Torch landings in the MTO (and the 2 units were not active in the same theatre at the same time) that the 56th picked up the 1sts Sqdn Codes when they were activated in the ETO in Jan 1943 ( the 1 FG had been in the MTO since Nov 1942).

Kopf

Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on April 06, 2018, 07:18:58 PM
Similar thing with the 31st FG who's spitfires we'll be flying later on. They started in the ETO then transferred to the MTO. Later the 78th FG used some of the same squadron codes in the ETO.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 06, 2018, 09:10:53 PM
The unit I selected is the 27th FS, 1st FG for the upcoming mission.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 10, 2018, 11:20:51 PM
Excellent turn-out for mission - 04, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 10th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 05
Date: June 20th, 1943

After Action Report:

Welcome back to Tunisia Gentlemen ... the group has been re-assigned to the 1st Fighter Group (P-38).

Great Job hitting the airfield and harbor area. The group destroyed numerous enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground. The group also destroyed many support convoys (vehicle) and trains.

Our airfield was once again raided by the enemy. We sustained no damage to our facilities and none of our planes were destroyed on the ground.

Intelligence:

The target areas for today, are the airfield, harbor, and fuel facilities in the town of Trapani, AF-17, on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/ieFg4x/grab0000.jpg)

The target areas are protected by AAA (med. strength).

* Be advised there are enemy supply convoys moving in and out Trapani.

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the fuel facilities in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/ciqQWc/grab0003.jpg)

2nd Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the airfield near Trapani (AF-17, pad 1).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/cTbccH/grab0002.jpg)

3rd Squad (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the harbor area in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/evYOHH/grab0004.jpg)

HQ & Guests (P-38) - will arm with bombs. Target the harbor area in Trapani (AF-17, pad 4).

Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/gQKVxH/grab0005.jpg)

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Tonight's mission briefing  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_z5o on April 11, 2018, 12:27:10 AM
WOOHOO!!! This sounds like fun.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 13, 2018, 02:34:35 AM
Nice turn-out for mission - 05, we had 17 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 17th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 06
Date: June 25th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great work hitting the harbor, fuel storage, and airfield facilities at Trapani. Those facilities have been damaged enough that they should be out of action for the upcoming invasion operation.

Intelligence:

Radar has pick up a large formation of planes massing over Castvetrano, grid AF-16, pad 9, on your map.

The enemy formation looks to have at least 30+ aircraft. The types of aircraft are unknown at this time.

The Mission:

Scramble ... Scramble ... Scramble ... all squads (P-38's) will arm with default ammo, proceed to patrol area (AE-16, pad 3).

(https://image.ibb.co/duJc6n/grab0000.jpg)

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...

*Upon completion of this mission the group is being re-assigned to Malta.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on April 13, 2018, 04:45:20 AM
P38s?
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 13, 2018, 08:32:06 AM
P38s?
Yes  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 17, 2018, 07:02:38 PM
Nice turn-out for mission - 05, we had 17 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 17th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 06
Date: June 25th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great work hitting the harbor, fuel storage, and airfield facilities at Trapani. Those facilities have been damaged enough that they should be out of action for the upcoming invasion operation.

Intelligence:

Radar has pick up a large formation of planes massing over Castvetrano, grid AF-16, pad 9, on your map.

The enemy formation looks to have at least 30+ aircraft. The types of aircraft are unknown at this time.

The Mission:

Scramble ... Scramble ... Scramble ... all squads (P-38's) will arm with default ammo, proceed to patrol area (AE-16, pad 3).

(https://image.ibb.co/duJc6n/grab0000.jpg)

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...

*Upon completion of this mission the group is being re-assigned to Malta.
S~ All ... tonight's mission brief, good luck  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on April 18, 2018, 03:18:07 AM
Hey Dave, you mentioned P-40s next week. Are all three squadrons using them or will it be a mix of types for Mission 7?

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 18, 2018, 11:38:39 PM
Hey Dave, you mentioned P-40s next week. Are all three squadrons using them or will it be a mix of types for Mission 7?

DW
I reviewed the mission brief DW, looks like everybody will be fly'n P-40E's of the 79th FG.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on April 19, 2018, 02:02:19 AM
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I reviewed the mission brief DW, looks like everybody will be fly'n P-40E's of the 79th FG.

New skins by DW... alright alright alright..
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 19, 2018, 09:04:55 PM
Nice turn-out for mission - 06, we had 17 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - April 24th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 07
Date: June 30th, 1943

After Action Report:

Welcome to the island of Gozo, part of the Malta Islands.

(https://image.ibb.co/hU1dcS/grab0001.jpg)

The group is now attached to the 79th Fighter Group, flying the P-40E. Well done hitting those enemy planes over the Tunisia Peninsula.  The group destroyed over 40 enemy aircraft, bombers and fighters alike.

(https://image.ibb.co/bLB0rn/grab0000.jpg)

(https://image.ibb.co/kdxjHS/grab0002.jpg)

Intelligence:

The target today is the port and airfield, at or near, the village of Pozzallo, grid CE-20, pad 1 & 3. Both areas have AAA (med. strength). We also have submarine reports of supply ships heading for the harbor. As before, numerous supply convoys and trains maneuver though-out the island.

Recon photo: Harbor

(https://image.ibb.co/jLH0NS/grab0015.jpg)

Recon photo: Airfield

(https://image.ibb.co/mQNd97/grab0016.jpg)

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the harbor area, CE-20, pad 1.

(https://image.ibb.co/mZmGwn/grab0013.jpg)

2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the airfield, CE-20, pad 3.

(https://image.ibb.co/mh4Qp7/grab0014.jpg)

3rd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the supply ships heading for the harbor. After your attacks, target any supply convoys and trains in the area., CE-20 (entire grid area).

HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the harbor, airfield, any supply convoys, and trains in the area., CE-20 (entire grid area).

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
3rd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on April 26, 2018, 10:07:55 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 07, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - May 1st.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 08
Date: July 3rd, 1943

After Action Report:

Good job hitting the enemy facilities at Pozzallo.  Supply ships sunk, numerous aircraft destroyed in the air and on the ground, supply trains, and vehicle convoys, the group did a great job !!!

Intelligence:

The target today is pretty much the same as your last job, except today we are hitting the Agrigento area, grid BY-23, pad 1, on your map. Hit the port and airfield.

(https://image.ibb.co/hBUeDc/grab0004.jpg)

Both areas have AAA (med. strength).

We also have submarine reports of more supply ships heading for the harbor.

As before, numerous supply convoys and trains maneuver though-out the island.

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the airfield area, BY-23, pad 1.

Airfield Recon Photo:
(https://image.ibb.co/hQNzDc/grab0003.jpg)

2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the supply ships heading for the harbor. After your attacks, target any supply convoys and trains in the area., BY-23 (entire grid area).

3rd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the harbor area, BY-23, pad 1.

Harbor Recon Photo:
(https://image.ibb.co/bNso6x/grab0002.jpg)

HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with a bomb, then proceed to target the harbor, airfield, any supply convoys, and trains in the area, CE-20 (entire grid area).

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 01, 2018, 08:08:48 PM
S~ All,

Here's tonight's mission, see above ... good luck to all.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 03, 2018, 06:41:08 PM
Good turn-out for mission - 08, we had 17 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - May 8th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 09
Date: July 7th, 1943

After Action Report:

Good job hitting the enemy at Agrigento.  The port and airfield are no longer operational.  The enemy will not be able to use them before the invasion. AND ... an excellent team effort knocking out the enemy destroyer, that ship took six bomb hits before she went down !!!

Intelligence:

Today the target is a fighter sweep over the Comiso area.  We've received a report of large enemy aircraft formations staging near this area. AAA at Comiso is considered heavy, with large AAA guns, high altitude 88mm type, as well as, low level 20mm flak guns. It's believed that the enemy may know of the invasion and are reinforcing the southern coast of the island.

The Mission:

This is a fighter sweep. Our patrol area is along the southern coast from Comiso (grid CC-20, pad 9) to Pachino (grid CE-20, pad 3). Engage and destroy any enemy aircraft encountered.

(https://image.ibb.co/cLAp8n/grab0009.jpg)

*All Squads (P-40E) - will arm with default ammo, then fly to the patrol area.

Notam's:

* All pilots to use the same comm's channel this mission.
* All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on May 03, 2018, 07:45:00 PM
What are we flying for 09?

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 03, 2018, 08:09:55 PM
What are we flying for 09?
DW
Updated brief ... see above.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 03, 2018, 08:11:48 PM
Mission 10 ... we get Spitfires  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on May 03, 2018, 08:38:03 PM
Hey Dave,
   
               What model Spit and what unit is represented ?

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on May 03, 2018, 08:50:52 PM
Mission 10 ... we get Spitfires  :)

Yup, I checked your list just the other day.

According to Dave's info its Spitfire Mk.VIIIs of the 31st FG, Kopf.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on May 04, 2018, 12:28:32 AM
Was going through a PDF of a book and saw this :

(https://s14.postimg.cc/3pcm3bmox/Spits.png)

Pretty interesting, shows the variety of types of Spit they were flying.

In another book it mentions the 308th FS flew a mixture of Vs and VIIIs, while the other two squadrons in the 31st FG had a mix of Vs and IXs. So I guess with MK.VIIIs that puts us specifically in the 308th FS.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on May 04, 2018, 02:53:33 PM
Thanks DW.

Interesting.
My initial plunge into the 31st FG shows that the group flew SpitVs and IXs (307th FS) but not VIIIs.
I'm going to delve a little deeper.

For general info , the 3 Sqdns of the 31st in this time period were :
307th FS  Sqdn Codes MX
308th FS  Sqdn Codes HL
309th FS  Sqdn Codes WZ

Kopfdorfer
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on May 04, 2018, 08:22:32 PM
From what I've read, Mk.VIIIs started to be used in the MTO in June of 43. I wasn't sure if maybe the american's got theirs later but one website does mention the 308th getting some Mk.VIIIs in the latter part of May before the operations against Pantelleria.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: Kopfdorfer on May 06, 2018, 04:47:44 PM
This is what I have found if anyone is interested in historical representation.
Note that the serials I uncovered did not have dates of acquisition , so some of the conclusions are presumptive on my part , though based on "likely" historical truth...make of it what you will.

31st Fighter Group Spitfire Serial Numbers

This list is not complete , but is all I could track down so far.

Spit MkVB
AB811 , AD187 , BL338 , BM371 , BM511 , BM635 , EN748 , EN838 , EN847 , EN909 , EP179 , EP971 , ER130

Spit MkVC
ES182 , ES340 , JK609 , JK707 , JK870

Spit MkIX
EN255 , EN307 , EP615 , JL253 , MA616 , MH999

Spit MkVIII
JF340 , JF660

Serials with unidentified Types
ER187 , R6835 , R6895 , W3370

That Flight Ops Board that DW put up is really interesting.
Too bad it wasn't the one from June !
I concur that the MkVIIIs were specific to the 308th , which puts my original numbers off a bit.
Regarding the Serials to unidentified Types I found the following info :
1)R6835 and R6895 Were MkIas , and crossed paths with the 31st FG during their conversion to SPits in Mid 1942 at an RAF OTU , probably no.61. These Spits never left England.
2)ER187 was a MkVB and was the personal aircraft of Capt Frank Hill , 309th FS in May 1943.
   I found no info as to when he upgraded aircraft.
3) W3370 was a VB assigned to the 307th FS on 20 Apr 1942 , and was transferred to 350 Sqdn RAF which in Sept 1942 was based at RAF MArtlesham Heath , then RAF Redhill , so it seems likely that this Spit never left England either.

The Spit VIII is listed AFTER the MkIX , because in production it actually
appeared after the MkIX. The MkVIII was on the drawing board in late 1941 when the disparity between the MkV and the FW190A forced the action of marrying the existing Spit V airframe with the next series Merlin 60/70 series (intended for the MkVIII) : the MkIX was the result.
Ultimately , the MkIX was so successful that the production run for the MkVIII was reduced in favour of more MkIXs.

This is a list of 31 Aircraft Serial Numbers.
This number is a little light for a normally equipped fighter group , which should show out from 12-16 AC per Sqdn , or a total of 36-48 AC.
Because the MTO was considered a “Secondary” Theatre of Operations , the equipment allocation would nomally reflect this by an allocation of less than front line aircraft types , or reduced numbers of such.
If it is approximately representative of the numbers of aircraft available to the 31st FG before Operation Husky in July 1943 (incidentally the MkVIII was not available ANYWHERE until June 1943) , then the representative proportions of the types of Spitfires available at this time in the 31st FG should be (fractions rounded) approximately (based on 36 aircraft allocated to the group) :
Spit VB    40% (I rounded the fractions down for this type as it was the oldest available , and likely the first to be phased out)
Spit VC Tropical 20%
Spit IX 20%
Spit VIII 20% (personally I believe this to be high at this time due to the aircraft only being available for 1 month anywhere , but there is some anecdotal evidence that the 31st flew these aircraft prior to Husky , as DW has indicated)
This would break down to the following total number of available airframes :
SpitVB x 15
SpitVC Trop x 7
SpitVIII x 7
SpitIX x 7

Adjusted Numbers for the 308th FS.
Eliminating the MkIXs from the mix , and keeping the proportions of MkVBs , VCs, and MkVIIIs in keeping with the group ratios of older vs newer models 60%:40% , we get a distribution of :
Spit VB  40%
Spit VCTrop 20%
Spit VIII 40%

If we looked at this proportionally for a normal AH mission turnout of ~20 pilots , the airframe allocation available would be :
SpitVB        x 8
SpitVC Trop   x 4
SpitVIII      x 4
SpitIX        x 4


or in terms of Aces High Turnout Numbers (approx) based on 20 Pilots...
Spit VB               x 8
Spit VC               x 4
Spit VIII              x 8

I don't expect any changes to be made in DealnDave's Campaign , I just thought if the numbers were interesting
to me , they might also be to csomeone else.

Kopfdorfer




Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on May 06, 2018, 10:45:20 PM
Yeah, the deployment of IXs and VIIIs to the MTO was not done on the basis of converting whole squadrons immediately but rather spreading the wealth around so as many units as possible had some of the newer type to fly top cover for the Vs. Because the Mk.VIIIs had integral dust filters they were earmarked for use in the MTO and Far East, they didn't serve in western europe.

When I first saw Dave's planeset with the MK.VIIIs I thought a similar thing, that a mixture of Vs and VIIIs could be fielded. But I think he went a good route by just going all Mk.VIIIs. It simplifies things, the Mk.Vs I think are a little underwhelming in this game and it avoids anyone feeling like they got stuck with a Vc (let alone a Vb) while other guys are zipping around in VIIIs or IXs.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 11, 2018, 09:21:47 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 09, we had 20 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - May 15th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 10
Date: July 10th, 1943

After Action Report:

Excellent job on the fighter sweep over the south-eastern coast. The group destroyed over 40 enemy aircraft.

Intelligence:

Today "Operation Husky", the invasion of Sicily begins. Our forces are landing at Gela (CB-21, pad 8), while the British and Canadian forces are landing at Avola (CF-21, pad 2).

Enemy air cover is expected to be high. AAA is of medium strength for both Gela and Avola.

The Mission:

Provide air cover for the sea-borne assault landings over both locations.

1st Squad (Spitfire) - will arm with default ammo, then proceed to patrol the grid area in CB-21 (U.S. Forces - Gela area).
2nd Squad (Spitfire) - will arm with default ammo, then proceed to patrol the grid area in CB-21  (U.S. Forces - Gela area).

(https://image.ibb.co/ncd11J/grab0010.jpg)

3rd Squad (Spitfire) - will arm with default ammo, then proceed to patrol the grid area in CF-20/21 (British & Canadian Forces - Avola area).
HQ & Guests (Spitfire) - will arm with default ammo, then proceed to patrol the grid area in CF-20/21 (British & Canadian Forces - Avola area).

(https://image.ibb.co/h87uMJ/grab0011.jpg)

Notam's:

*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.
*See below for comms assignments.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8) - use main channel comms
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16) - use main channel comms

3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24) - use red channel comms
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28), - use red channel comms

Good Luck ...

Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 15, 2018, 07:59:58 PM
S~ All,

For tonight's mission see above, note the comms channel usage.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 18, 2018, 07:58:24 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 10, we had 20 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - May 22nd.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 11
Date: July 12th, 1943

After Action Report:

The invasion has been a success so far.  Gen. Patton and Gen. Montgomery's Army's have taken the southern tip of the island and have begun to push further north, while expanding their forces.

Our group destroyed over 40+ enemy aircraft in the air while covering the landings.

Intelligence:

Today the group has been tasked with covering an airborne assault on the enemy held port and airfield of Licata, grid BZ/CA-22, pad 3/1. The 82nd Airborne Division is being deployed using gliders and parachutes.

(https://image.ibb.co/cwwqrT/grab0002.jpg)

Enemy air cover is expected to be high.
AAA is of medium strength for this area.

The enemy may also attempt to reinforce the area with more troops via trains and vehicle convoys.

The Mission - AIR START:

Provide air cover for the airborne assault.

All squads (Spitfire) - will arm with default ammo. Then proceed to the patrol area over Licata, grid BZ-22, pad 3, on your map.

Escort the C-47's departing Gozo to the drop area.

Destroy any enemy aircraft encountered. Secondary targets are any enemy reinforcements, trains or vehicles.

Notam's:

*All squads to use the same comms channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel and weapons at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 22, 2018, 08:42:47 PM
S~ All,

Tonight's mission brief, read above.  Good Luck to all !!!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on May 26, 2018, 12:08:09 AM
Good turn-out for mission - 11, we had 16 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - May 29th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 12 (1/2 way point of campaign)
Date: July 14th, 1943

After Action Report:

Gentlemen ... Welcome to Sicily. The group has been assigned to the Ponte Olivo airfield in the Gela area. We'll be flying the A-36 Apache (P-51A). Excellent job covering the airborne assault by the 82nd Airborne Division.  They have taken both the port and captured the airfield at Licata.

The group destroyed over 40+ enemy aircraft during the airborne drop.

Intelligence:

Today we have been tasked once again to cover another airborne operation.  This time we are covering our British allies using USAAF C-47's. The target area for the airborne drop is near the Simeto River at Primosole Bridge, grid CF-23, pad 7, on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/jE11T8/grab0000.jpg)

The group's target upon completion of the airborne drop, is the enemy airfield of Lentini, grid CE-23, pad 5, on your map.

Enemy air cover is expected to be high.
AAA is of medium strength for this area.

The Mission:

All squads (A-36) - will arm with bombs. Rendezvous with the C-47's at Vizzini, grid CD-22, pad 5, on your map.
Provide air cover for the airborne assault on the Simeto River at Primosole Bridge area.
Attack the enemy airfield at Lentini.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use the same comms channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...

P.S. Due to the mission lag in the last mission the C-47's are only dropping "cargo" to replicate troops.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on May 26, 2018, 01:58:46 AM
Don't dogfight with bombs on the wings.

Dump'em if you need to fight.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Jack on May 26, 2018, 03:54:58 PM
I will be working this Tuesday night and won't be able to host.  Please let me know who to forward the mission to.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on May 26, 2018, 06:34:24 PM
Ill do it Jack
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Jack on May 26, 2018, 09:02:24 PM
Thanks, Bear.  It's on the way to your email.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_fraggmann on May 27, 2018, 01:31:10 AM
I can stand by should any thing come up with Bear  :happy-026:
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_BBQhead on May 29, 2018, 04:01:31 PM
S~

"Good Luck ...

P.S. Due to the mission lag in the last mission the C-47's are only dropping "cargo" to replicate troops."
                                                                                                                                                       ~_AH_DealnDave 


LOL.  Last mission, between the lag from the paratroopers and my fabulously inconsistent internet speeds, I got to see something in game I've never seen before.
            I thought the lag had cleared when I saw a 190 zoom from underneath to in front and slow to normal speed so I started to close in on it. Seemed to be running pretty smoothly now.   Got close, checked behind and around me one more time before going to the gunsight and pulling the trigger, started firing away... and firing and firing.. and firing..out of ammo.. was about to, or maybe had started to break off and turn  for home but  then I saw across the top of my screen it said I was Killed. I didn't feel dead. I hadn't seen any flack coming up, didn't hear any bullet hits, or see any go by..?? wiggled my stick a bit, it was still working and thought "no i'm not?" I heard me say Whatthe?  as I do from time to time..  and then  KABOOM!  exploded.  good times good times... Gotta love this game.   (kooky)   
     
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 01, 2018, 12:24:48 AM
Good turn-out for mission - 12, we had 18 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - June 5th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 13
Date: July 15th, 1943

After Action Report:

Excellent job covering the airborne assault by the British Airborne Division and hitting the enemy airfield at Lentini.  The British have captured the Primosole Bridge and the Lentini airfield and are now fighting their way toward the town of Catania.

The group destroyed over 40+ enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground during the airborne drop.

Today we welcome the arrival of the B-25 medium bomber to the group.  We'll be using this aircraft in today's mission.

Intelligence:

Today we've been tasked to attack the port and airfield at the capital city of Palermo, grid  BX-27 on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/mGXaJJ/grab0014.jpg)

Enemy air cover is expected to be high.

AAA is of medium strength for this area.

Submarine reports state that there are ships off loading enemy troops and equipment, as well as, fuel ships steaming toward the harbor.

The Mission:

1st Squad (A-36 / P-51A) - will arm with default ammo. Provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

2nd Squad (B-25) - will arm with bombs. Attack the harbor and destroy enemy shipping.

RECON Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/erp0ky/grab0015.jpg)

3rd Squad (B-25) - will arm with bombs. Attack the enemy airfield.

RECON Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/mK79dJ/grab0016.jpg)

HQ & Guests (A-36 / P-51A) - will arm with default ammo. Provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use same comms channel.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel and have "no" weapons at this time.

1st Squad (P-51A) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (B-25) - (seats 9 - 30)
3rd Squad (B-25) - (seats 31 - 56)
HQ & Guests (P-51A) - (seats 57 - 60)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on June 01, 2018, 11:29:08 PM
I won't be able to do anything skin wise for the B-25s. I think I have some good templates I got from Jarink but I've never touched them yet. So, I got nothin.

I still haven't done the A-20s, are we due to fly those again during the campaign, Dave?

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 01, 2018, 11:44:39 PM
I still haven't done the A-20s, are we due to fly those again during the campaign, Dave?

DW
I'll have to look DW … I'll let know very shortly.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 01, 2018, 11:50:56 PM
Looks like for the next few missions we are in P-51A's, then we transition to P-40's for a bit, however on Mission 19 we get A-20's once again, we will also have them during missions 21-23.

:)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on June 02, 2018, 10:25:52 PM
Alright, I'll have those complete by 19.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 05, 2018, 01:21:30 AM
Good turn-out for mission - 12, we had 18 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - June 5th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 13
Date: July 15th, 1943

After Action Report:

Excellent job covering the airborne assault by the British Airborne Division and hitting the enemy airfield at Lentini.  The British have captured the Primosole Bridge and the Lentini airfield and are now fighting their way toward the town of Catania.

The group destroyed over 40+ enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground during the airborne drop.

Today we welcome the arrival of the B-25 medium bomber to the group.  We'll be using this aircraft in today's mission.

Intelligence:

Today we've been tasked to attack the port and airfield at the capital city of Palermo, grid  BX-27 on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/mGXaJJ/grab0014.jpg)

Enemy air cover is expected to be high.

AAA is of medium strength for this area.

Submarine reports state that there are ships off loading enemy troops and equipment, as well as, fuel ships steaming toward the harbor.

The Mission:

1st Squad (A-36 / P-51A) - will arm with default ammo. Provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

2nd Squad (B-25) - will arm with bombs. Attack the harbor and destroy enemy shipping.

RECON Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/erp0ky/grab0015.jpg)

3rd Squad (B-25) - will arm with bombs. Attack the enemy airfield.

RECON Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/mK79dJ/grab0016.jpg)

HQ & Guests (A-36 / P-51A) - will arm with default ammo. Provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use same comms channel.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel and have "no" weapons at this time.

1st Squad (P-51A) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (B-25) - (seats 9 - 30)
3rd Squad (B-25) - (seats 31 - 56)
HQ & Guests (P-51A) - (seats 57 - 60)

Good Luck ...
Tonight's Mission … enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Jack on June 05, 2018, 10:05:17 PM
I’m working at the polls today. I should be home in time for a normal mission start. If not, I’ll only be a few minutes late
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on June 05, 2018, 11:00:07 PM
Uh huh huh huh, Jack is polling the electorate.

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on June 06, 2018, 01:55:40 AM
He meant that he is "working the poll"

~S
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Archie on June 06, 2018, 02:49:48 AM
He meant that he is "working the poll"

~S


If I had a dollar bill I would ask for change.....A  $1.25 worth



Maybe more

~S~
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 09, 2018, 08:11:36 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 13, we had 20 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - June 12th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 14
Date: July 16th, 1943

After Action Report:

Nice work hitting the port facilities and airfield at Palermo.  We've interrupted the enemy's supply chain and incoming troops for the surrounding area. The group destroyed over 20+ enemy aircraft in the air and we also destroyed the shipping in that area.

Intelligence:

Today we've been tasked by Gen. Patton, personally, to attack an enemy build-up at or near the village of Enna, grid CB-24, pad 6, on your map. Allied spotters for the area report both trains and vehicle convoys (of great strength) heading for Enna. They also report the enemy has armored vehicles (tanks) moving into the area as well.

Enemy air cover for this area is unknown.
AAA strength for this area is unknown.

RECON Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/jCG2Xo/grab0018.jpg)

The Mission:

This mission is hot and straight from the top !!!  We're to hit anything that moves in the Enna area.

All squads (A-36) - will arm with bombs. Proceed to the Enna area, grid CB-24, pad 6, on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/fVH1so/grab0017.jpg)

Notam's:

*All pilots to use main channel comms for this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel and weapons at this time.

1st Squad (P-51A) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (P-51A) - (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (P-51A) - (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (P-51A) - (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 15, 2018, 08:17:33 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 14, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - June 19th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 15
Date: July 17th, 1943

After Action Report:

Great job hitting the Enna area. The enemy has lost vital troops, equipment, and supplies. Gen. Patton's forces can now move further north. The group destroyed 4 trains and vehicle convoys, as well as, destroying three companies of the Hermann Göring division and a rail yard in the village.

Intelligence:

Today's target is the city area of Catania, grid CE / CF - 23 / 24, on your map. The port, shipping, airfield, trains, and vehicle convoys are all targets.

(https://image.ibb.co/jVco2y/grab0000.jpg)

Enemy air cover for this area is unknown.
AAA strength for this area is medium.

The Mission:

All squad aircraft (A-36) - will arm with bombs.

1st Squad assignment is the airfield, pad 9.

Airfield RECON photo:
(https://image.ibb.co/i9zqFJ/grab0002.jpg)

2nd Squad assignment is the port and shipping, pad 3.

Port RECON photo:
(https://image.ibb.co/gUWFhy/grab0001.jpg)

3rd Squad assignment are trains and vehicle convoys in the area.
HQ & Guests assignment is CAP and targets of opportunity in the target area.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use main channel comms for this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel and weapons at this time.

1st Squad (P-51A) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (P-51A) - (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (P-51A) - (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (P-51A) - (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 19, 2018, 09:32:31 PM
S~ All … tonight's mission, see above.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 21, 2018, 09:22:16 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 15, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - June 26th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 16
Date: July 18th, 1943

After Action Report:

Nice job hitting the Catania area. The enemy has lost ships, equipment, and aircraft. British General Montgomery's forces can now move further north. The group destroyed trains and vehicle convoys, as well as, destroying aircraft and equipment on Catania airfield. The group also destroyed 10+ aircraft in the air.

Intelligence:

Today's target is the village and port area of Cefalu, grid CA-27, pad 2, on your map. The port, shipping, trains, and vehicle convoys are all targets.

(https://image.ibb.co/hd9PLT/grab0001.jpg)

Enemy air cover for this area is unknown.
AAA strength for this area is considered light at this time.

The Mission:

1st Squad (A-36) - will arm with bombs. Assignment is the port and shipping.

Recon Photo - Target Harbor

(https://image.ibb.co/jS8JfT/grab0002.jpg)

2nd Squad (A-36) - will arm with bombs. Assignment are trains and vehicle convoys in the area.
3rd Squad  (A-36) - will arms with bombs and attack targets of oppportunity, then provide CAP for the strike aircraft.
HQ & Guests (A-36) - will arms with bombs and attack targets of oppportunity, then provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use main channel comms for this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (P-51A) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (P-51A) - (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (P-51A) - (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (P-51A) - (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on June 25, 2018, 11:23:54 PM
That railyard directly adjacent to the port, is that considered part of the port and 1st's target or is it the responsibility of 2nd?

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on June 26, 2018, 12:43:09 AM

Mumford!

Quote
1st Squad (A-36) - will arm with bombs. Assignment is the port and shipping.

What part of choo-choo is listed above with ships and ports...  Nada!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on June 26, 2018, 01:32:20 AM
That railyard directly adjacent to the port, is that considered part of the port and 1st's target or is it the responsibility of 2nd?

DW

Really?? pay attention easterner...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on June 26, 2018, 01:52:05 AM
Just making sure, it was possible the train and vehicle convoys that were 2nd's targets were farther afield and that the railyard was part of the "port".

DW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Shrtaprch on June 26, 2018, 02:02:45 AM
back to watching your fantasy foursome..dW
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on June 26, 2018, 03:24:57 AM
Just making sure, it was possible the train and vehicle convoys that were 2nd's targets were farther afield and that the railyard was part of the "port".

DW

port.. is that what your into these days?? cheap wine? lol
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on June 26, 2018, 04:06:38 AM
Stop being mean to DW.
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Bear on June 26, 2018, 04:25:32 AM
but.. but.... why.. Archie cries too much
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_BBQhead on June 26, 2018, 03:30:50 PM

     Glad we got all that figured out here instead of on comms while trying to get the mission started.   I'll probably come back to read this again just to feel the love because that's some classic AH type bust yer balls stuff right there. I wasn't even a part of it and even my boys feel like they've been bounced a bit because I read DW's question and it seemed pretty reasonable to me so I looked for the answer and..  :surprised-041:, well played.     
 
     
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Shrtaprch on June 26, 2018, 04:52:45 PM
I'm with you BBQ...seemed like a somewhat reasonable DW question at the time.  Of course you can't let the fact that he couldn't do FNFEOS because he was watching cats just sail on by.  I mean what kind of self respecting virtual reality friends would we be...without some golf shoes type of busting of the nads.

And see...still the always elusive answers are shrouded in the deepest secrecy... 

More to follow I'm sure!

Shrt
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_BBQhead on June 26, 2018, 08:19:26 PM
LOL  Short.


 And sorry about that email I was trying to forward to some one else that a bunch of you got.  Dang hover feature on the phone. I guess my thumb got a little too close to the reply to all button which just happens to be right next to the forward button...great design.   
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on June 29, 2018, 09:09:24 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 16, we had 21 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - July 3rd.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 17
Date: July 19th, 1943

After Action Report:

Well done hitting the Cefalu area. The enemy has lost ships, equipment, and aircraft. General Patton's forces are now moving further north and west.  At present the Allies control 1/2 of the island. The group destroyed trains and vehicle convoys, ships and the port facilities. The group also destroyed 10 aircraft in the air.

Welcome to our new home in the village of Licata. The group will be flying the P-40E on this mission, as well as, for the fore-seeable future.

Intelligence:

Today's target is the rail yard in the village of Alcamo, grid BV-26, pad 9, on your map. Trains, vehicles, and convoys are all targets.

(https://image.ibb.co/cZ8E4y/grab0000.jpg)

Alcamo Recon Photo:

(https://image.ibb.co/fm5u4y/grab0001.jpg)

Enemy air cover for this area is unknown.
AAA strength for this area is considered light at this time.

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb. Assignment is the rail yard.
2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb. Assignment are trains and vehicle convoys in the area, east of the town.
3rd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb. Assignment are trains and vehicle convoys in the area, west of the town.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with a bomb and hit targets of opportunity, then provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use main channel comms for this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (P-40) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (P-40) - (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (P-40) - (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on July 03, 2018, 07:44:36 PM
S~ All,

Tonight's mission … see above. 

Good Luck  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on July 06, 2018, 08:37:00 PM
Great turn-out for mission - 17, we had 22 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - July 10th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 18
Date: July 20th, 1943

After Action Report:

Well done hitting the Alcamo area. The enemy has lost tanks, troops, trains, equipment, and aircraft. General Patton's forces are in position now to secure the western portion of the island. He is pushing hard to reach Palermo within the next couple of days.

The group destroyed trains and vehicle convoys, and the rail yard. The group also destroyed 12 aircraft in the air.

Intelligence:

Today's target is the airfield at Milo, grid BT-26, pad 6, on your map. Enemy air cover for this area is active. AAA strength for this area is considered medium.

(https://image.ibb.co/nMHZjy/grab0005.jpg)

Airfield Recon Photo:
(https://image.ibb.co/bBm5rd/grab0006.jpg)

The Mission:

1st Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb. Assignment are trains and vehicle convoys in the area.
2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb. Assignment is the airfield.
3rd Squad (P-40) - will arm with a bomb. Assignment is the airfield.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with a bomb and hit targets of opportunity then provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use main channel comms for this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (P-40) - (seats 1 - 8)
2nd Squad (P-40) - (seats 9 - 16)
3rd Squad (P-40) - (seats 17 - 24)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 25 - 28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on July 13, 2018, 06:00:20 AM
Great turn-out for mission - 18, we had 22 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - July 17th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 19
Date: July 21st, 1943

After Action Report:

Well done hitting the Milo airfield. The enemy has lost trains, vehicles, equipment, and aircraft. General Patton's forces are in position now to secure Palermo. The group destroyed trains, vehicle convoys, and numerous aircraft on the ground. The group also destroyed 14 enemy aircraft in the air.

The A-20 Havoc bomber has rejoined our group and we will be using this aircraft on this next mission.

Intelligence:

Good Morning Gentlemen ...

We've received a submarine report stating a convoy of enemy ships is heading for Messina. The enemy group looks to be comprised of an escort, destroyer, cruiser, and three troop transports.

The current location of the enemy's group is grid CG-29, on a heading of 135 degrees, with a speed of 20 knots.

(https://image.ibb.co/jVFpE8/grab0007.jpg)

Enemy air cover for this area is active.

The Mission:

We are going to hit the enemy convoy. The primary target's are the cruiser and transport ships.
Secondary targets - targets of opportunity on the homeward legs. Primarily trains.

1st Squad (A-20) - will arm with a torpedo. Attack the enemy convoy.
2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with default. Assignment is to CAP the strike groups.
3rd Squad (A-20) - will arm with a torpedo. Attack the enemy convoy.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - Provide CAP for the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use same comms channel.
*All aircraft are "zero" fuel at this time.

1st Squad (A-20) - (seats 9 - 32)
2nd Squad (P-40) - (seats 1 - 8)
3rd Squad (A-20) - (seats 33 - 56)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 57 - 60)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on July 21, 2018, 04:10:45 AM
Great turn-out for mission - 19, we had 20 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - July 24th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 20, only 4 missions left after this to finish the campaign
Date: July 23rd, 1943

After Action Report:

Excellent job hitting the enemy naval convoy !!!  The group destroyed the cruiser and three transport ships.  The group was also able to claim 12+ enemy aircraft victories in the air, as well as, ground vehicles and train cars.

The group has been ordered forward.  Once, one of our targets, it is now become our next base, Lentini airfield.

Intelligence:

Good Morning Gentlemen ... Gen. Patton's 7th Army has captured the capital city of Palermo. Pushing north to the sea and now to the east, the advance has stalled near the village of Cefalu. The British have been fighting for weeks and are now very close to capturing the city of Catania. It appears that both, Gen. Patton and Gen. Montgomery are hell bent on who will reach Messina first, at what ever the cost to their army's.

The result of this rivalry ... is that the enemy is now on the run.  They are being pushed into a corner and now are beginning to evacuate Sicily, using the port at Messina, to move to mainland Italy.

*ATTENTION ALL* - Radar reports incoming enemy aircraft !!!  Looks like they are only 3 minutes out from our location !!!

(https://image.ibb.co/njrKDd/grab0002.jpg)

The Mission:

SCRAMBLE .. SCRAMBLE .. SCRAMBLE !!!

1st Squad (P-40) - will arm with default.  Protect Lentini airfield.  Attack incoming enemy aircraft.
2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with default.  Protect Lentini airfield.  Attack incoming enemy aircraft.
3rd Squad (P-40) - will arm with default.  Protect Lentini airfield.  Attack incoming enemy aircraft.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with default.  Protect Lentini airfield.  Attack incoming enemy aircraft.

Notam's:

* All pilots use main channel comms.
* All aircraft are at zero fuel.

1st Squad (P-40) - (seats 1-8)
2nd Squad (P-40) - (seats 9-16)
3rd Squad (P-40) - (seats 17-24)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 25-28)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on July 24, 2018, 09:12:20 PM
S~ All,

Tonight's mission brief, see above.

Good Luck.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on July 26, 2018, 09:06:25 PM
Good turn-out for mission - 20, we had 16 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - July 31st.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 21
Date: July 25th, 1943

After Action Report:

Well done !!! ... The group defended Lentini airfield with minimal damage to our facilities. The group destroyed 40+ enemy aircraft.

Intelligence:

Gen. Montgomery's British 3rd Army has captured the city of Catania. He is now pushing north to Messina. With both Patton and Montgomery now on the move north and east, the enemy has begun it's with-drawl toward Messina. The northern coast road, from Cefalu to Milazzo, has numerous vehicle convoys and trains driving to Messina.

All convoys and trains are armed with AAA.

The Mission:

We are going to hit the enemy trains and convoys on the north coast road.  The target area runs from grid's CB-27 to CF-27, on your map.

(https://image.ibb.co/cPAo18/grab0000.jpg)

1st Squad (P-40) - will arm with default. CAP the strike aircraft.
2nd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs.  Attack trains along the north coast road.
3rd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs.  Attack vehicle convoys along the north coast road.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with default.  CAP the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

*All pilots to use same comms channel this mission.
*All aircraft are zero fuel.

1st Squad (P-40) - (seats 1-8)
2nd Squad (A-20) - (seats 9-32)
3rd Squad (A-20) - (seats 33-56)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 57-60)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 06, 2018, 04:39:46 AM
Good turn-out for mission - 21, we had 18 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - August 7th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 22
Date: August 7th, 1943

After Action Report:

Nice work hitting the enemy troop convoys and trains along the north coast road.  The enemy has lost some vital equipment and troops. The group also destroyed 10+ enemy aircraft in the air.

Intelligence:

Good Afternoon Gentlemen ... The group's tasking for today is another run along the north coast road, we will be attacking enemy troop and supply convoys, as well as, trains in grids CC-27 thru CE-27. 

We've also been assigned a "add-on" mission to cover an amphibious assault at the village of Saint Agata in grid CD-27, pad 4, on your map. The enemy is attempting to repulse the assault.

All convoys and trains are armed with AAA.

The Mission:

We are going to hit the enemy trains and convoys on the north coast road.  The target area runs from grid's CC-27 to CE-27, on your map.
Attack enemy vehicles in Saint Agata.

(https://image.ibb.co/gm54BK/grab0001.jpg)

1st Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs.  Attack vehicle convoys along the north coast road.
2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with default.  CAP the strike aircraft.
3rd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs.  Attack trains along the north coast road.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with default.  CAP the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

All pilots to remain on same comms channel.
All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (A-20) - (seats 9-32)
2nd Squad (P-40) - (seats 1-8)
3rd Squad (A-20) - (seats 33-56)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 57-60)

Good Luck ...
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on August 06, 2018, 04:45:57 AM
Thanks again for building these fantastic missions Dave.

S!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 06, 2018, 04:49:52 AM
S~ All,

I'm on my way for vacation flying out on this coming Tuesday morning.  :)  I'll be away for the last three missions of the Sicily Campaign, be fret not, I've sent Jack the last three missions so there won't be any issues.


When I get back I'll put together the awards ceremony mission.


We will be off to the Philippines for our next campaign, unless someone else has a campaign ready and wants to run it.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 06, 2018, 04:51:43 AM
Thanks again for building these fantastic missions Dave.

S!
Thank you Sir !!!  It has been a pleasure to provide the squadron with some fun entertainment.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 07, 2018, 06:57:10 PM
Good turn-out for mission - 21, we had 18 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - August 7th.

"Sicily Campaign"
Mission - 22
Date: August 7th, 1943

After Action Report:

Nice work hitting the enemy troop convoys and trains along the north coast road.  The enemy has lost some vital equipment and troops. The group also destroyed 10+ enemy aircraft in the air.

Intelligence:

Good Afternoon Gentlemen ... The group's tasking for today is another run along the north coast road, we will be attacking enemy troop and supply convoys, as well as, trains in grids CC-27 thru CE-27. 

We've also been assigned a "add-on" mission to cover an amphibious assault at the village of Saint Agata in grid CD-27, pad 4, on your map. The enemy is attempting to repulse the assault.

All convoys and trains are armed with AAA.

The Mission:

We are going to hit the enemy trains and convoys on the north coast road.  The target area runs from grid's CC-27 to CE-27, on your map.
Attack enemy vehicles in Saint Agata.

(https://image.ibb.co/gm54BK/grab0001.jpg)

1st Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs.  Attack vehicle convoys along the north coast road.
2nd Squad (P-40) - will arm with default.  CAP the strike aircraft.
3rd Squad (A-20) - will arm with bombs.  Attack trains along the north coast road.
HQ & Guests (P-40) - will arm with default.  CAP the strike aircraft.

Notam's:

All pilots to remain on same comms channel.
All aircraft are zero fuel at this time.

1st Squad (A-20) - (seats 9-32)
2nd Squad (P-40) - (seats 1-8)
3rd Squad (A-20) - (seats 33-56)
HQ & Guests (P-40) - (seats 57-60)

Good Luck ...
Here is tonight's mission … Good Luck to All.  S~

Only "TWO" missions left after tonight's mission is completed.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 23, 2018, 04:40:36 AM
S~ All,

Did you guys fly missions 23 & 24?
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Col._Hogan on August 23, 2018, 02:24:10 PM
Yesir!

We wrapped on Tue, great ending with loads of action.

Kudos DD.

S!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_DarkWolf on August 23, 2018, 11:30:12 PM
Yes, thanks Dave.

S!

DW

Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 25, 2018, 09:22:56 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments !!!

I hope to have the "Awards Mission" ready by September 4th.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on August 30, 2018, 01:24:04 AM
Nice turn-out for mission - 24, we had 13 pilots altogether !!!  Here is the next briefing to be flown on Tuesday - September 4th.

THANKS ..... to all of you that participated in this campaign !!! I hope you enjoyed flying , as much as  I enjoyed building it.  :)

And now without further a-do ... Welcome to Deal'n Dave's "Operation Husky / Sicily Campaign Ceremony".

Select your aircraft ... "THIS IS AN AIR-START MISSION"

Use the south-east approach - marked with red / white arrow for landing.

USE THE FOLLOWING PARKING AREAS:

HQ - The forward parking areas (red banners)
1st Squad - 1st row (white banners)
2nd Squad - 2nd row (white banners)
3rd Squad - 3rd row (white banners)
Guests - 4th row (white banners)

(https://image.ibb.co/nKdV3U/grab0002.jpg)

We will commence the ceremony at 21:15 EST, giving all pilots a chance to land and park.

An HQ representative will bring the ceremony to order.

HQ representative will announce the awards to the group.

After the awards presentation, open forum for anyone who would like to add their comments to the ceremony.

After all have been heard an HQ representative will close the ceremony.

Thanks to all for participating in the campaign ... Our next one will take us to the Philippines.  :)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: AH_DealnDave on September 02, 2018, 10:54:11 PM
S~ All,

Here is the Operation Husky / Sicily Campaign Ribbon.

(https://image.ibb.co/dyESue/15448_DEFAULT_L.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Lippy on September 03, 2018, 01:21:57 AM
~S~ Dave I sure hope you don't take my absence as a sign of not wanting to fly your camp. I want to get my house on the market asap and it looks like I am going to be 2 weeks over due. I need a 54 inch long Bath tub and they all require ordering 2 - 4 weeks. OUCH. I was fun always are and Thank you for building exciting missions my hat is off to you. ~S~ and congrats to all awardees and to those that contributed to it Hollywood, DW, Jack
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_z5o on September 04, 2018, 12:33:32 AM
Fun fun fun, cant wait to see what you have up your sleeve the next set you come up with. Thanks for the effort and work you put in on this set of missions. Enjoyed everyone of them. S!
Title: Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
Post by: _AH_Hollywood on September 04, 2018, 04:53:52 PM

~S~ DD,

Nice ribbon...