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Twelve Victories and No Losses

posted Oct 8, 2016, 1:06 AM by VF-17 The Jolly Rogers   [ updated Oct 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ]

The first frame of this month's FSO, "Out of the Sun: Egypt 1942," proved a successful one for VF-17. Eight pilots took off in Bf 109F-4s from a field behind the front and climbed as they headed toward the combat zone. Their mission: defend A13, a forward Axis air base.

After climbing to 27,500 ft, the squad attained visual on several groups of bombers. At this point, the squad inadvertently split into several fragments that lost sight of each other, all the while shadowing the groups of enemy Boston bombers. Several enemy Hurricanes passed harmlessly underneath the squad as they continued stalking their prey: the "buffs" (bombers).

The enemy made several passes over A13, but the "Jolly Rogers" regrouped and tore into their formations, inflicting serious damage. On the contrary, the Allied buffs caused minimal damage to A13, so the mission was a success all around for VF-17. All squadron pilots returned to base safely, racking up a total of 12 victories. Kingpin and Seighin scored 3 victories each to their personal credit on this mission.

Well done, pirates!

A squadron Bf 109F-4 makes a successful pass on an ailing Boston bomber in frame 1 of the October 2016 FSO