OPERATION “POINTBLANK”MARCH 2012 SEC
FRAME 2Neuerburg 391st BG, 9th AF, MISSION 204-
Presented March 11, 2012
FROM: “391st Bombardment Group, History W.W. II. pp. 83, 84, 87, & others…, Col. Hugh H. Walker, Col. USAF (Ret), “The living and dying are there for all to read. Also there is the privilege of being a part of history and the privilege of being alive to read it". Dedicated to the groups (Allied AND Axis), crews, and support who my father (1st Lt J. Brice Reed, USAAF) flew with as commander of “The Bum Steer”.
“…It was not until 23 December that the weather improved sufficiently for the 391st to fly a mission…” “Target, Neuerburg, Germany defended village and communication center, an important point to the German forces fighting for the Ardennes Bulge. 21 planes were sent. Some of these dropped 43 1,000 lb. and 128 250 lb. bombs on or near the assigned primary. Strike photos gave one flight a superior rating—the bomb pattern 200 ft N of the desired aiming point of impact on a road intersection, striking three main roads and approximately 15 buildings in the center of town. The bombardier of another flight could not pick up the primary because of snow on the ground and poor visibility, attacked a railway junction at Pronenfeld, 11 miles N of the primary, with probable hits on railway tracks there. The remaining flight had a fair rating. 4 planes were flak damaged and there were no losses or casualties. (The 391st Bombardment Group was awarded the DISTINGUISHED UNIT CITATION BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION THIS DAY. From General Order dated 24 February 1945).”
Our March SEC continues in Frame 2 with that afternoon mission…“Virtute Alisque”, “With Wings of Courage”
Choose your side, choose your weapon! The CO’s will direct overall operations to achieve their objectives.
AXIS CO___________ VOX________
ALLIED CO ___________ VOX________.Allies
ALLIED ACTIVE FIELDS: A1 Rotterdam (2,12,4) , A56 Antwerp (2,10,4), and A57 Brussels (2,9,4). All Allied aircraft may launch from any location, as determined by Allied CO. Rearm any friendly field.
ALLIED AIRCRAFT: 10 Formations B26 75%- 100% Fuel 4x 1000 lbs. or 8x 500 lbs. Casualties may gun and use 2nd life in a fighter (P51D, P47D40, or Tempest) from A1, A56, or A57. Air launches are available for Allied fighters. NOTE: For our SEC A40 (Bonninghardt) is a stand in for Neuerborg.
ALLIED OBJECTIVE: Primary: A40 Bonninghardt (Field & Town,( 5,11,5)) Destroy A40 and any Axis fighters encountered. Secondary: Destroy A41 Krefeld (Field) Second life fighters escort remaining B26s out of danger and sweep for enemy fighters.
CONDITIONS: ALLIED CO to determine strategy, establish priorities, destroy targets, and direct ALLIED efforts.AXIS
AXIS ACTIVE FIELDS: A32 ( All Axis aircraft Gutersloh) (8,12,5), A38 Werl (7,11,6) All but ME 262, A43 Bonn(6,9,2) All but ME 262.
AXIS AIRCRAFT (40% of participants): Bf 109 G 14 & G6, Fw 190 D9 & A8, Bf 110G2, ME 262.
AXIS OBJECTIVE: Primary: Destroy Allied aircraft in the (5,10 and 5,11 sectors) area, Defend A40 & A 41 and area bases. Secondary: Same.
CONDITIONS: AXIS CO to determine strategy, establish priorities, ME 262s may NOT pursue west of 5 Sector Line. Rearm any friendly airfield. Air Launch A 32 available. There will be a MAXIMUM of 6 ME 262s.
ICON RANGE: Medium 10,560 (2K)
WIND: No Wind
START TIME: 06:00
FIGHTER & BOMBER WARNING RANGE: 52,800 (10k)
ENEMY COLLISIONS: ON
FRIENDLY COLLISIONS: OFF
EXTERNAL VIEW (F3): ON (Both Fighters & Bombers)
KILL SHOOTER: OFF
TOWER RANGE: 105,600 (20k) BAR DAR, 4 min. delay
TIME: Start 06:00(GAME) (15:00 EST/14:00 CST)
LIVES PER PLAYER: 2, Then Gun, Observe, or Tower
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