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Mad Ewok

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#1 13 years ago

Well since I'm not reviving an old post, I thought might as well bring this up again. As you may know during the Raid of Ploesti American bombers encountered heavy flak, Distinguished Unit Citations were given out to those who encounter flak during the bombing raid. Anyway, Axis would be given lots of AA perferably 88s maybe some Vierlings? And the Americans would be given B-26s, B-24s (if they are made), B-25s, and B-17s, the Allies would have to destroy maybe 4 factories?? This particular event is close to me because my grandpa's bombardment group (320th) was awarded Distinguished Unit Citations.




silian

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#2 13 years ago

AFAIK only B-24's were used during the raid, the biggest threat to the bombers (which were flying low level) were the 2cm Flak guns (Flak 30, Flak/Flakzwilling/Flakvierling 38).




emonkies

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#3 13 years ago

Yup, one of the few maps heavy bombers should be used in.

Once upon a time FH used to show a early B-24 on their website.




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#4 13 years ago
Mad EwokWell since I'm not reviving an old post, I thought might as well bring this up again. As you may know during the Raid of Ploesti American bombers encountered heavy flak, Distinguished Unit Citations were given out to those who encounter flak during the bombing raid. Anyway, Axis would be given lots of AA perferably 88s maybe some Vierlings? And the Americans would be given B-26s, B-24s (if they are made), B-25s, and B-17s, the Allies would have to destroy maybe 4 factories?? This particular event is close to me because my grandpa's bombardment group (320th) was awarded Distinguished Unit Citations.

Mad Ewok, the correct spelling for the town is "Ploiesti" (I'm Romanian and I've been there many times). Regarding the raid over Ploiesti (and Bucharest - the Romanian spelling is "Bucuresti"), it took place on 21 April 1944 and involved the following types of planes: B-24 "Liberator", P-38 "Lightning" and P-51 "Mustang", all coming from a base in Brindisi, Italy. From the Romanian and German side, the planes used were: IAR-81 (60 planes), Me-109 G (39 planes) and one Ju-88. Also, raids over Ploiesti were carried out previously, starting on 1 August 1943 (from airfields in North Africa).




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#5 13 years ago

I like the thought of a Ploiesti map, heavy on big flak. Anlushac-11, your remark made me think of specific heavy-bomber maps (other than generic Bombing The Reich). Operation Cobra, the July 25 Allied breakout around Caen toward Falaise, had a huge bomber prep. But there was no real defense to the bombing raid, so gameplay-wise, the Germans would have to sit and suffer heavy bombing, then heavy arty, before the first Allied tanks rolled in sight. Maybe realisitc, but not much fun if you choose German side in such a map.




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#6 13 years ago
Anlushac11Yup, one of the few maps heavy bombers should be used in. Once upon a time FH used to show a early B-24 on their website.

along with dozens of other things




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#7 13 years ago

Sounds interesting.....i'd like another Air only map, though i hope it has performance like Battle of Britain and not Bombing the Reich....




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#8 13 years ago

Yes I really hate the BTR because last time I checked it was BTR, not CTBBFATC (Camping The British Base From Across The Channel). That's what I call the map because that's what happens in it. The only chance to bomb a factory is to take a puny s*cky swordfish and go low over land and sea till you reach the factory. You will probably never get back to the airfield though. Once in a Lancaster (that thing could actually kill fighters, if enough people got in it. Nobody does.) I was the only gunner, in the top ball gunner position. One fighter grabbed us as we took off. Then another, and another, and soon all 4 fighters were on us, and I only managed to damage one, the others got away unscathed, with us, well, at altitude -500 ft.




Mad Ewok

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#9 13 years ago

This is a tad off topic but, would a Distinguished Unit Citation be awarded to everyone in that certain Air Force even if their BG didn't participate in the raid???




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#10 13 years ago

I think the Unit Citations were only issued to units that participated.

Also the original raid was by B-24's. Once the USAAF established bomber bases at Foggia they raided Ploiesti with B-17's as regular as clockwork. I think B-26's also raided it.

I saw a interview with Eruch Hartmann who said the Allies came over Ploiesti so regularly you could set your watch by them and the they always came in at the same height, at the same time, and from the same direction. He apparently atatcked a number of B-17's while stationed there.

Due to the map sizes FH could do a Ploiesti raid with B-17's or B-26's. I am leaning toward B-26's since you could have more of them. With fighter escorts and Axis interceptors it could be interesting.




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