Suddenly cannon shells tear into Zaps plane. He banks left and screams for Schlick to come to his aid. 2Lt Schlick, while lucky, is just an average pilot and moves to slow to save Zap. He has to hit the silk as his Lightening disintegrates around him. Fortunaltly a US DD sees him and he is not in the drink long.
2Lt Carls causes 1 bomber to eject his bomb but the Lightenings have no other successes on this day.
Meanwhile 2 FWs with bombs and 1 without race for the ships.
Post mission Zap is returned quickly to the squadron. His claim for a FW 190 is denigned. Turnes out the german aircraft recovered at 2K feet and went home! The squadron only damaged 2 for the loss of 1 plane and a merchant ship badly damaged. The kicking mules rep goes down by 1. In addition one of the P-38s will be out for 2 missions needing major maintanence.
Great fun! Think you guys will really like this. I sure do!
Enjoy the scenario (when playing the US gets 2 DDs and 1 large merchant. The merchant is stopped as it is unloading.)