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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2018, 01:14:25 AM »
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2018, 01:24:32 AM »
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #32 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).



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



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

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



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 ...
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2018, 05:10:29 PM »
kill, KILL, KILL! opps sorry. bomb, BOMB, BOMB!!!
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #34 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?)
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2018, 04:52:13 PM »


DnD,

What map are we using for this mission?
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2018, 07:04:09 PM »
It's Algeria-Tunisia-Sicily (Jir).

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #39 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
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #40 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


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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #42 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.



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:



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

Recon Photo:



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

Recon Photo:



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

Recon Photo:



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 ...
Salute,

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2018, 02:44:52 AM »

Ah Hogan must be drooling....

What model 38s?
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #44 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


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