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Apologies to all that last night was a bust; obviously there were a number of technical issues, many of which that were no one persons fault,  but considering it took 40 minutes to get from server up

Well, gents, for the first time I get to say... Welcome to Debrief! (Whoot!) 01/10/1944 Firstly, great job guys on all making it back.  Particularly well done to the 485th for hitt

Quite an eventful sortie for the group today; both the 402nd and 485th were assigned air patrols in the area east of Verviers between Malmedy & Eupen. It was a beautiful, clear dawn, however

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Hi, BlueBear, Hope you do not mind (and hope it can be seen) but I have posted a link to Youtube in the IL2 Sturmovik forums, excellent recruitment tool!

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Oh, I think past performances are very much indicative of future returns, just not the one in the film...

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Heads up gentlemen:

Thanks to postponement of last Sundays Campaign mission the next event day is now Tuesday October 27th 2020. Apologies for any disappointments at Sundays cancellation but thank you for your understanding.

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Two notices gents:

1. Changes to UK timezones are in effect. UK are now in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is the same as UTC. This will affect those joining the campaign from timezones further East and West, so make note and adjust accordingly. Cutoff for joining will be 2100 GMT.

2. 2nd Lt. Tony Bowen (Tbone) has joined the 402nd Fighter Squadron; welcome pilot, make sure you have the requisite skins downloaded and installed so that you are able to enjoy spectacle of the 370th Fighter Group pageantry in it's finest regalia:

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/841-p-38-campaign-skins/

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/61698-scripted-campaign-lightning-strikes-discussion/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/853-bb_p38j25_402ndzip/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/852-bb-p38j25_401stzip/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/864-485-painlessdds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/880-485-pooka-green/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/879-485-kimo/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/866-485-reggiedds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/867-485-siddds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/868-485-aphilldds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/869-485-artiedds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/870-485-crashdds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/871-485-deltadds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/files/file/872-485-friardds/

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/topic/13668-pwcg-p-38-lightning-strikes-co-op-campaign/page/15/?tab=comments#comment-140599

http://dangerdogz.com/forums/topic/13668-pwcg-p-38-lightning-strikes-co-op-campaign/page/15/?tab=comments#comment-140656

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Tbone: After a lengthy meeting examining psychological profiles and predicted behaviours it was deemed necessary to split you and Crash up for the good of the war effort, hope you understand old chap. 
If not blame Fen. 🤣

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Welcome back gents,

With a focus on air-to-air operations today, the 402nd were sweeping the front-lines in the vicinity of Snow-Eifel ahead of the 485th, who were to escort a squadron of RAF B-25s bombing an enemy strongpoint.

The Jagdwaffe seemed shy again today with no sign of enemy fighters for either squadron to engage, however elements of the 485th spotted some juicy transports attempting a supply drop and engaged with alacrity; Lt. Artiesbi claimed two, with 2nd Lts. Scott and Reginald getting one apiece.

After their air-focused operations were complete both squadrons dropped to the deck and engaged enemy ground units around the front, with the 402nd claiming a total of 15 AAA and artillery pieces and the 485th 10 of the same - good to see you fellows managing to give the Wehrmacht hell even on an ostensibly air-to-air mission!

Some congratulations are in order; Lt. Arjen Efftee of the 402nd was awarded the Purple Heart for bringing back his badly damaged aircraft whilst wounded on the 30th November mission, and Lt. John Artiesbi has received the Bronze Star! Drinks on Artie this evening! Well done gents.

Met say the good weather continues tomorrow for the 3rd November, so keep your heads clear boys. [Mission to be flown Sunday 1st November 2020]

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Good show 485th. The B25 boys were glad of the company on the way to target they tell me. 
Congratulations to 2nd Lt. John Artiesbi for bagging two of the hapless Ju52 aircraft and one homeless Bronze Star !

Shame we didn’t bump into any enemy fighters but at least we shot the hell out of some advancing enemy trees.

There will be a brief lecture on landing separation and coms..................Thursday 18.45 hrs in the “PantsTown” bar.

 

 

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Not sure if you're still looking for GK anomalies, but I got a notification of a AAA kill last night that I've not been credited with. Only from a bug-fixing POV

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1 minute ago, Jabo said:

Not sure if you're still looking for GK anomalies, but I got a notification of a AAA kill last night that I've not been credited with. Only from a bug-fixing POV

My in-game score was 5 ground kills IIRC and I've been credited with 4.
However, I do seem to remember the final emplacement I attacked followed a run by another pilot, so I presume they inflicted the majority of the damage (and presumably got the credit) - I just finished it off.

A similar thing may have happened to you old boy

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where can one view the stats of last nights combat action?
Is there a squadron roster I should be looking at tucked away somewhere?

Sorry, blind! just saw above

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52 minutes ago, Jabo said:

Not sure if you're still looking for GK anomalies, but I got a notification of a AAA kill last night that I've not been credited with. Only from a bug-fixing POV

Yes, I'd already noted it and also Chris' missing GK also.

Looks like I was awarded one more than I actually got, presumably one of either of yours and that PWCG missed one entirely, so in actuality we scored 16 GKs total. Just working on a report to submit to Pat.

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Whoopsie-daisy!

Just been handed this footage by a member of the USAAF 9th AF film crew who had a narrow escape filming P-38s of the 370th FG land after an early November sortie on the frontline.
Pleased to say no injuries reported and only two aircraft written off for spares. We've had a word with his commanding officer, totally irresponsible of him to be out there distracting our pilots whilst busy landing. Their minds are already overloaded by deciding on what to drink that evening.

 

 

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I've been putting this together today (should have been working) but this is more important. lol
Still a work in progress buts shes coming along nicely.

I cant get that skins app to work btw, may need a hand with that, and also had no luck locating any decent skin templates either. 😕

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