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#4463837 - 03/03/19 06:43 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Pilot Officer Klonko
54 Squadron B Flight
RAF Hornchurch

20.07.1940 0900hrs

Scrambled to intercept an enemy raid heading for a convoy in the Thames estuary. Heading out from Hornchurch the weather was very cloudy and it looked like the Squadron was going to be heading into a storm. We reached the vector at Angels 16, the Flight Leader bringing B flight into a position to scan the area. Minutes later the Tally Ho went out- four Ju88s were spotted, approximately 5,000 ft below us. The clouds silhouetted the small enemy formation heading for our convoy.

We dived to attack, with my flight mates quickly dispatching the 88s. I managed to get off a quick burst into one of the machines before the crew hit the silk. Whether or not it was my attack, or a previous attack that had caused them to bail is unclear. I put in a claim anyway.

During the melee, I was separated from my Flight and wingman. While scanning the skies for my formation, I spotted a group of Spitfires going into the attack. 2,000 ft above, a formation of around six 109s had dived in to attack. I soon found myself in the middle of a dogfight, with 109s and Spitfires twisting and turning around me. I got off a short burst at two of the 109s and decided to make a break for home. Just as I set course for home I was bounced by a 109, who must have dived on me from behind. The first thing I knew of the 109s presence were ribbons of tracer streaking past my Hurricane's port side. The bullets and cannon shells smashing into my engine. Flame erupted from the port side exhaust, and 'plane started to feel uneven in pitch. Luckily the fire didn't take hold, and I was able to Split-S away from the 109.

As I was hobbling along, trying to make the safety of the closest friendly airfield, I caught glimpse of the 109 coming around for another go. This time his burst of fire missed me but he stayed on my tail for some time before breaking contact and flying South. I engaged WEP and dived for the coast.

Just as I passed over the coast the Oil temperature had hit maximum on the gauge and the engine quit. I made a belly landing in a farmer's field, managing to keep the wings on this time, but the plane was still a write-off.

It was a long walk back to Hornchurch!

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#4463853 - 03/03/19 08:08 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Sorry for the double post, but I just had to provide an update.

Pilot Officer Klonko
54 Squadron B Flight
RAF Hornchurch

22.07.1940 1300hrs

Standard patrol to cover shipping channels. Uneventful, other than the Flight Leader bringing us well over the channel into France. A few bursts of flak struck amongst B flight but, luckily, caused no damage.
We made it back to blighty without spotting any enemy aircraft. The Luftwaffe probably thought it wise not to put up in such bad weather!

Upon returning to Hornchurch we all entered the landing circuit, at which point I felt an uncontrollable urge to abandon ship and leave my cockpit for a spot of fresh air. I jumped out of my Hurricane for reasons unknown (I accidentally pressed the 'O' key), the silk canopy unravelling and suspending me in the damp stormy weather.

The Squadron Commander isn't too pleased.

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#4463885 - 03/03/19 11:04 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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good one

#4463905 - 03/04/19 03:01 AM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Victor Barbercane
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17 Sqn B Flt
Debden, AF.


15 Sep 1940.


Sqn Scramble into the muck of a rain soaked morning, to counter Hostile 7 a 18+ raid at Angles 15, South of London. We could see the bombers, but as we approached the fighters fell on us then its everyone for himself. I got off a squirt at a 109 ,but missed by a mile then lost everyone in the muck. Finally joined up with 2 Hurricanes and RTB. We put up 9 machines but lost one. Pilot bailed over London.

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#4463918 - 03/04/19 05:35 AM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Right back at it, carrick!


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#4463958 - 03/04/19 04:12 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Flying Officer Klonko
54 Squadron B Flight
Hornchurch AF

27 July 1940 0800 hrs- Patrol

Approximately 3 minutes after takeoff the Hurricanes of Flying Officers Chris Klonko and Ethan Bowne collided. Both pilots were killed.

Flying Officer Klonko had gained eight victories during 15 operational sorties while flying with 54 Squadron and was recently awarded the Air Force Cross. He leaves behind his Wife, Dorothy, and children Oliver and Sarah. He will be sorely missed.


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#4464004 - 03/04/19 11:29 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Ouch, I know how you feel!


The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...
#4464033 - 03/05/19 09:27 AM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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I was genuinely saddened. I'm so used to just replaying the mission and continuing with a career in other sims that the death of my pilot came as quite a shock.

I have to say, in all my years of combat flight simming this is the only sim where I've felt a genuine connection with the Squadron and the others in the flight, and have been keen to defend them in the skies. I've watched in horror as on the approach to the home airfield, one of my flight mates started trailing smoke and eventually dropped out of formation. He managed to bail out (phew!). That is the first time I've ever seen an AI pilot suffer random engine failure in game. There was also one occasion where my wingman was was posted as missing, presumed killed. With much relief he managed to make it back to the Squadron and return to flying my wing, only to be killed by the enemy on the day he returned.

I'm well impressed with the WOtR! I've never flown missions from start to finish with as much enthusiasm, or felt the adrenaline pump when in a dogfight; my main aim being to survive and return to base. Excellent stuff.

#4464052 - 03/05/19 12:57 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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When I get killed in career, I start my next pilot in the same squadron, start date 1 week after my last pilot died... then I can believe I am the replacement pilot freshly arrived.
Sometimes I start at the lowest rank again, sometimes at the same rank as the last pilot that died.
That way I can stay with my favourite Squadron all the way through a campaign biggrin

#4464057 - 03/05/19 01:59 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Now that's a good idea! I'm going to do that with F/O Klonko's former Squadron!

#4464070 - 03/05/19 04:13 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: PO_Klonko]  
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Originally Posted by PO_Klonko
I was genuinely saddened. I'm so used to just replaying the mission and continuing with a career in other sims that the death of my pilot came as quite a shock.

I have to say, in all my years of combat flight simming this is the only sim where I've felt a genuine connection with the Squadron and the others in the flight, and have been keen to defend them in the skies. I've watched in horror as on the approach to the home airfield, one of my flight mates started trailing smoke and eventually dropped out of formation. He managed to bail out (phew!). That is the first time I've ever seen an AI pilot suffer random engine failure in game. There was also one occasion where my wingman was was posted as missing, presumed killed. With much relief he managed to make it back to the Squadron and return to flying my wing, only to be killed by the enemy on the day he returned.

I'm well impressed with the WOtR! I've never flown missions from start to finish with as much enthusiasm, or felt the adrenaline pump when in a dogfight; my main aim being to survive and return to base. Excellent stuff.




Great reports by everyone,I love reading them when I have a spare 5 mins.

@PO_Klonko this is what OBD sims has in spades..immersion,"maybe" other sims have better fm,s or dm,s but none IMO have the immersion of WOTR or WOFF. If you have any interest in WW1 pal I highly recommend WOFF and at the current price for nearly 80 flyables it's a absolute steal. You genuinely do care in these sims for your wingman/squadmates. I've flown hundreds of hrs in WOFF and tens of hrs in WOTR and it still gets me when I lose one of my guys. I've often sat on the WW1 airfields in WOFF waiting for the last man to limp home,it's incredible at times. These sims to me are the only ones that capture the "spirit" of my old sims from my teen yrs.

If you enjoy reading reports have a nosy at the reports over on the WOFF forum..there's some great stories there especially in the DID deep immersive campaign thread,anyway I'm glad your enjoying WOTR,take care pal.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
#4464082 - 03/05/19 05:58 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: PO_Klonko]  
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Originally Posted by PO_Klonko
Flying Officer Klonko
54 Squadron B Flight
Hornchurch AF

27 July 1940 0800 hrs- Patrol

Approximately 3 minutes after takeoff the Hurricanes of Flying Officers Chris Klonko and Ethan Bowne collided. Both pilots were killed.

Flying Officer Klonko had gained eight victories during 15 operational sorties while flying with 54 Squadron and was recently awarded the Air Force Cross. He leaves behind his Wife, Dorothy, and children Oliver and Sarah. He will be sorely missed.



Bad luck there! 54 Squadron should be flying Spitfires, though; it was the squadron Al Deere served in at that time, moving back north from Hornchurch to Catterick for a rest about the day of your report. I think I still have the Hasegawa 1/72 kit I built years back of his Spit KL-B, 'Kiwi', in a box in the loft.

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#4464135 - 03/05/19 09:31 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Cheers Adger.

I am very much tempted to get WOFF!
WOTR reminds me very much of Rowan's Battle of Britain (BOBII) and B17: The Mighty Eighth. Two games that really immersed you and made you feel part of something much bigger.

Thanks for the additional info @33lima, I did a quick Google of 54 Squadron when I started the game and found it strange they were flying Hurris. Hopefully they'll receive their quota of Spitfires very soon biggrin

#4464492 - 03/08/19 02:35 AM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Victor Barbercane
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17 Sqn B Flt
Debden, AF.

6 e/a destroyed
3 Damaged


16 Sep 1940

I told the Intelligence Officer , Make no mistake about it I got a Me 110 today then got off the remaining ammo at a passing 110. I did see my wingman get one too. The Sqn's 7 a/c intercepted Hostile 37 at Angles 15 over Kingston. Never got thru the Escort, but had a field day Claiming 5 for 1 loss + 1 pilot wnd Albeit most of us found holes in our kites after the ruckus.

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#4464524 - 03/08/19 10:57 AM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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That's a ''confirmed''... good job!

#4464607 - 03/08/19 09:53 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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Thanks Trooper

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Victor Barbercane
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17 Sqn B Flt
Debden, AF.

17 Sep 1940.

6 e/a destroyed
4 Damaged


The sqn was vectored by Pine tree Control to bounce 2 Flights of e/a south of London at Angles 20. Over the RT you could hear the Sqn Leader saying Help yourself, no fighter Escort . I RT to green flight and yellow flight to stay tight and follow me in. I took the starboard flight of 6-9 e/a and banged away then up and around for a 2nd go at the Jerrys. I got the engine of one then came the hiss of empty guns. Rolled over and dove for home. No loss to our 8 attacking a/c ,but 3 damaged. Claims 2 destroyed + mine Damaged.

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#4464696 - 03/09/19 02:29 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Adger]  
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Originally Posted by Adger
These sims to me are the only ones that capture the "spirit" of my old sims from my teen yrs.


+1 For me it was my late 20s into early 30s, but I agree OBD's sims do hook one's spirit of caring about your flight and real you in with the days AAR of what has happened. IMHO this only happens because there is such a good AI(not perfect, but best in the business right now) and good fight challenge in differing evolving situations.

Nice reports all I really enjoy reading them. Flew 2 missions last night myself, but no time to write AARs really.

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Sep 18,, 1940. Took time off and went into London Town, Cut a rug at the Palace Dance Hall. Then onward to the Savoy to better understand the performing Arts.

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#4465250 - 03/12/19 09:40 PM Re: Combat Reports - AAR [Re: Polovski]  
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17 Sqn B Flt
Debden, AF.


19 Sep 1940. KIA DECEASED KA PUT ATE THE BIG ONE

Bit of bad luck, B flights 5 a/c led by Victor went head to head with the Escort Me 110's after a wild turn and burn some 109's dropped down from up sun. ( Nice free for all with engines roaring mg firing and the staccato of 20 mm's. Victor took a few 20mm hits started to smoke then a 109 came even closer and banged away, Fire and Red all over. Too late to Bail Pilot KIA.

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