I found a random name/age/home state generator for Target for Today.
The crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress “Super-X”:
|Radio Operator||David Stewart||Sgt.||22||MT|
|Ball Gunner||Billy Hughes||Sgt.||23||NJ|
|Left Waist Gunner||Edwin Bennett||Sgt.||23||GA|
|Right Waist Gunner||Philip Martin||Sgt.||20||CA|
|Tail Gunner||Joe Hayes||Sgt.||21||MA|
This gives the game a bit more ‘character’, like it did in the older B-17 Queen of the Skies. By putting names to a fictional crew, you pull for them to survive.
Back in the day, I used names of people I knew. Still do, as the B-17 QotS campaign for the bomber “Facebook” will attest.
First mission is ready, raid on the airfields of Amiens, France.
Wheels up in the morning. I should be done with the rules by then.