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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2018, 04:06:38 AM »
Stop being mean to DW.

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2018, 04:25:32 AM »
but.. but.... why.. Archie cries too much

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #107 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.     
 
     
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #108 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!

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #109 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.   

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #110 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.



Alcamo Recon Photo:



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 ...
« Last Edit: June 29, 2018, 09:18:57 PM by AH_DealnDave »
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #111 on: July 03, 2018, 07:44:36 PM »
S~ All,

Tonight's mission … see above. 

Good Luck  :)
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #112 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.



Airfield Recon Photo:


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 ...
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #113 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.



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 ...
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #114 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 !!!



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 ...
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 06:48:40 AM by AH_DealnDave »
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #115 on: July 24, 2018, 09:12:20 PM »
S~ All,

Tonight's mission brief, see above.

Good Luck.  :)
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #116 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.



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 ...
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #117 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.



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 ...
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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #118 on: August 06, 2018, 04:45:57 AM »
Thanks again for building these fantastic missions Dave.

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Re: Sicily Campaign Briefs
« Reply #119 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.  :)
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