Briefing – 22nd June 1944

General situation 18 June 1944. Mission runtime 4.5 hours. Two weeks after the D-Day invasion of France the Allies have still not captured Caen. Carpiquet airfield is almost in the front lines. Extra Luftwaffe aircraft have started arriving at rear bases. Overnight, US forces have cut off the Cotentin Peninsula. Both sides are gearing up […]

Briefing – 18th June 1944

General situation 18 June 1944. Mission runtime 4.5 hours. Two weeks after the D-Day invasion of France the Allies have still not captured Caen. Carpiquet airfield is almost in the front lines. Extra Luftwaffe aircraft have started arriving at rear bases. Overnight, US forces have cut off the Cotentin Peninsula. Both sides are gearing up […]

Briefing – 10th June 1944

General situation Four days after the invasion the Allies are securing their foothold in Normandy. Fighter aircraft began permanent operations from airfields in France this morning. German forces are mounting fierce air counter-attacks to dislodge the Allied raiders. Supplies matter! Some airfields contain large fuel storage tanks. Destroying these will deplete the airfield’s fuel supply. […]

Briefing – 3rd June 1944

General Situation 3rd June 1944: It’s a sleepy summer morning. Both the Allied and Axis air forces are facing each other across the English Channel and there’s bombs to be dropped, recce missions to be completed and enemy raids to defend against. Expect engagements over the sea and along the coastlines of both the UK […]