General situation

July 6 1944 5:30 am

General Situation:

In the East, Operation Windsor, the assault on Caen from the northwest by the 3rd Canadian Division and the 59th Division began two days ago. The Canadians reached Carpiquet airfield yesterday but grenadiers of the 12. SS Panzer-Division remain entrenched in the airfield’s bunkers today.

In the West, the battle for the town of La Haye-du-Puits hs been underway for three days. The German 353. Infantry division is entrenched on a hill, Mont Castre, from which they provide observation for artillery targeting the US 79th Infantry division on located on hill Montgardon. The first elements of the 2. SS Panzer-Division arrived yesterday to reinforce the German line.

Supplies matter! Some airfields have large fuel storage tanks. Destroy them to stop the airfield from getting re-supplied.

Weather:

The weather is largely overcast with a cloud base at around 2800m/9,000ft and light to moderate wind from the North-West.


 

Axis briefing (Red)

Radio: (Use SRS to communicate with your team)

Channel 2 (41 MHz): For airfield traffic
Channel 3 (42 MHz): For combat comms and GCI
Channel 4 (43 MHz): Free channel for squadron comms

Objectives:

Bomber escort:

Escort of bomber raids is a high priority task. We must ensure that as many bombers as possible make if safely back. Lookout for radio messages indicating forming bomber raids.
Bomber intercept:

Interception of enemy tactical bomber raids has high priority in order to prevent them from destroying our airfields and logistics network. Lookout for radar messages announcing the detection of bomber formations.

Interception of enemy transport flights:

With the resent destruction of one of the two artificial harbours, aerial transport now makes a large contribution to enemy resupplies. Destroying transport aircraft will slow the enemy’s advance. Lookout for radar messages announcing potential transport flights.

Ground targets:

Sector Caen:

TARGET 1: Canadian infantry and armour units have reached the airfield and town of Carpiquet at 49°10’N 0°27’W. Destroy these units to prevent them from encircling Caen by the West. Also keep an eye out for supply convoy approaching from the West.

TARGET 2: Command of Luftflotte 3 wants us to perform a JaBo strike on one of the enemy airfields near the town of Coulombs at 49° 15′ N 0° 34′ W (grid XV75), at which P-51s seem to be based. Bomb the runway, the hangars and any fuel storage tanks.

Sector Cherbourg:

TARGET 3: The enemy is now relying largely on the port of Cherbourg for their resupply. Attack the port of Cherbourg to disrupt enemy disembarking operations. Ships as well as transport trucks are the primary targets.

TARGET 4: A HQ of is believed to be the 8th Infantry Division has been spotted NE of St. Sauveur-le-Vicomte at 49° 24′ N 1° 30′ W (grid XV07). Destroy this HQ which is providing reinforcements for the enemy advance towards Lessay.

PATROL OBJECTIVE: Perform a JaBo-Hunt from Caen to Laval to La Haye-du-Puits following the patrol zones drawn on the F10 map in the order A-B-C. Intercept all enemy aircraft crossing the front line.

List of active airfields:
Argentan
Barville
Conches
Essay
Evreux
FARP West
Goulet
Hauterive
Vrigny

Allied breifing (Blue)

Radio: (Use SRS to communicate with your team)

Channel A (124 MHz): For airfield traffic
Channel B (127 MHz): For combat comms and GCI
Channel C (131 MHz): Free channel for squadron comms
Channel D (100 MHz): Free channel for squadron comms

Mosquito home field radio preset Red-N (4.225MHz)

Mosquito RDF beacon:
Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer – 4.2MHz
Needs Oar Point – 3.8 MHz

NOTAMS:

Empty Mosquito slots are present at St. Croix and St. Pierre-du-Mont. If Mosquitos are delivered to those airfields and engines shut down after landing, they will become available for other players. The more Mosquitos delivered, the more are available to spawn in.

Objectives:

Bomber escort:

Escort of bomber raids is a high priority task. We must ensure that as many bombers as possible make if safely back to England. Lookout for radio messages indicating forming bomber raids.

Escort of transport flights:

C-47 transport flights bringing supplies to the beach head must be protected at all costs. Lookout for radio messages announcing inbound transport flights.

Bomber intercept:

Prevent enemy bomber raids from reaching their target. Lookout for radio messages indicating inbound raids.

Ground objectives:

Sector East:

TARGET 1: A supply train has been spotted traveling on the railway from Caen in direction of Lisieux and Bernay. Perform a ralway recon and destroy this train to prevent enemy supplies reaching their front line.

TARGET 2: Enemy trucks have been spotted moving around the forest north of St. Andre-sur-Orne at 40°07’N 0°22’W. Our intelligence believes that the enemy has established ammo dumps in that forest. Perform saturation bombing of the wooded area to destroy these supplies. Enemy units found nearby should be destroyed too.

TARGET 4: Bomb the eastern hangars at Evreux airfield, which the Luftwaffe is using to launch strikes against our front lines. Beware flak in the area and avoid making more than one pass.

Sector West:

TARGET 3: Elements of the 353. Infantrie-Division have entrenched themselves on the hill at 49° 17′ N 1° 29′ W (grid XV15), from which they provide observation for artillery strikes on our troops. Destroy this enemy strongpoint.


PATROL OBJECTIVE: Perform a fighter sweep over Flers and Argentan to Bernay. Follow the patrol zones drawn on the F10 map in the order A-B-C. Keep an eye out for supply convoys and any other targets of opportunity.

Active French airfields:
Azeville
Bazenville
Beny-sur-Mer
Beuzeville
Cardonville
Cretteville
Cricqueville
Deux Jumeaux
Lantheuil
Longues-sur-Mer
Le Molay
Maupertus
Picauville
Rucqueville
Sainte Croix-sur-Mer
Saint Laurent-sur-Mer
Saint Pierre-du-Mont
Sommervieu

UK airfields:
Needs Oar Point
Funtington
Tangmere
Ford
Chailey