"Pillars of Smoke," a reenactment of the massive Allied bombing campaign over Germany 1944-1945, will be held online starting Sunday, March 22, 2009, at 0030 GMT (2030 EDT), in the online arenas of iEntertainment Network. The online event will run for five Sundays.
Hundreds of online players are expected to participate in this longest running online World War II reenactment series, the Squadron Select Series (S3). These players will fly on both sides of the reenactment for the Allies (in B-24s, B-17s, P-51 Mustangs, and P-47 D Thunderbolts), against the Axis Luftwaffe (in Messerschmitt, Me-109s, Focke-Wulf 190s, and in the German jets, the ME-262). The Allies will be trying to bomb German industry and the Luftwaffe will try to prevent the bombers from getting to their targets.
Players will participate as member of their online Squadrons. Some of those Squadrons include the =4th= Fighter Group, the 31st Fighter Group, JG-27, JG-51, the 332nd Fighter Group, Menacing Ferrets, 100th FBG, Knights of Ni!, and over 15 other online Squadrons.
Virtual aviators, who want to participate in this reenactment, can download the simulation software for FREE and fly with assignment to one of the current online Squadrons.