SoW DCS Missions

The page provides mission specific details for the missions on the DCS server. Information includes a situational overview of each mission, as well as specific team information. Simply click on each mission title to expand the mission details.
Note that contrary to most DCS servers, SoW uses RED for ALLIES and BLUE for AXIS. This is a deliberate hat-tip to Storm of War’s origins in IL2:Cliffs of Dover which uses those colour designations as default.

10 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

SITUATION: The allies are mopping up the security their foothold in Normandy. Allied aircraft began landing at two fields in France this morning, however the bulk of their supplies remain in England.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: Mandolin Fighter Bomber attacks should concentrate on German trains and ground vehicles at Caen Railway Station (49°10’N, 0°20’W). Heavy Flak expected.
TARGET 2: Wehrmacht units are still holding out at Isigny (49°18’N,1°6’W) ). Find and destroy targets of opportunity at the town.
TARGET 3: The 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend are attempting to cross the Seulles River from west to east near Bronay (49°13’N, 0°37’W). Their progress can be checked with fighter bomber attacks.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: British light armour and infantry has started moving south-east out of Bayeux (49°16’N, 0°41’W). They are expected to be along the rail-line which heads out of the town towards Caen.
AREA TARGET 2: Saturation bombing of the port at Grandcamp Les Baines (49°23’N, 1°2’W). Medium/ High altitude level bombing is recommended for best AREA saturation results. Low level attacks are discouraged due to low-level AA.
TARGET 3: American forces are now advancing towards Azeville (49°28’N, 1°18’W). JABO missions are required to prevent their troop movements northward along the Peninsula.

11 JUNE 1944 MORNING

Situation:
The Allies now have a foothold beyond the beaches and will soon attempt to link up their forces at Carentan. The first allied airfields are in operation in France, with a number of RAF and USAAF squads having landed their machines in liberated territory for the first time yesterday.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: German raw materials are being shipped back inland from Le Havre (49˚28’N, 0˚6’E). Locate and destroy them at the western end of the main quay, 1 mile east of harbour entrance. Heavy Flak expected.
TARGET 2: Wehrmacht units are understood to be disembarking trains at Carentan. Find the enemy transport around the railway station (49˚18’N, 1˚15’W) and destroy them.
TARGET 3: The 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend are dug in at Vieux Cairon (49˚14’N, 0˚25’W) 4 miles north of Caen-Carpiquet Airfield, mostly along the Northwest edge of the town. Find their armour and destroy it.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: Canadian armour is advancing towards Caen from the west, they were last spotted just north-west of Putot-en-Bessin (49˚13’N, 0˚33’W)
TARGET 2: British recon units are probing south from a forest which is 2km north of St. Andre (49˚13’N, 0˚42’W). Engage and destroy these units.
TARGET 3: US Paratrooper units are understood to be advancing on Carentan from the north-north east (49˚20’N, 1˚15’W). Find and destroy these units.
TARGET 4: The Americans appear to have moved an AA battery into the fortifications immediately east of the town of Azeville (49˚27’N, 1˚18’W). Destroy the guns and their supporting equipment.

12 JUNE 1944 MORNING

SITUATION:
The weather closed in overnight.The cloud base is at 8500ft/ 2600m.
The assault on Villers-Bocage, as part of Operation Perch, begins this morning.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 346. Infanterie-Division has started retreating south, and is now located at Troarn (49°11’N, 0°11’W).
TARGET 2: The Panzer Lehr is holding the two bridges west of Tilly-sur-Seulies (49°10’N, 0°37’W). The Panzers will require direct hits with bombs or rockets.
TARGET 3: The 21st Panzers have shifted east to the riverside northeast of Caen at 49°12’N, 0°18’W.These armoured units should be attacked with bombs and rockets.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The British 51st Infantry Division has crossed the Orne at Benouville and is located between the river and the canal at 49°,14’N, 0°16’W. Prevent them from moving further eastward.
TARGET 2: British recon which was spotted yesterday near St.Andre has advanced to the southwest in what appears to be a concerted drive by the Americans and British to cut a wedge southwards. These units were last seen a few hundred meters east of La Platiere (49°10’N, 0°50’W).
TARGET 3: The US first infantry is driving south towards St. Lo. They are now located in the forest immediately south of Port de la Hoderie (49°12’N, 1°2’W).
TARGET 4: The US 7th Infantry has moved to a position east of Montebourg (49°,29’N, 1,°21’W). There should be light armour and infantry transports at that location. Find and destroy them.

12 JUNE AFTERNOON

SITUATION:
The weather is clear. Winds at low levels are light, but you can expect stronger northerly winds at altitude. The assault on Villers-Bocage, as part of Operation Perch is entering final preparatory stages

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: Conduct attacks on the Panzer Lehr, which has now moved south to a position 3km northeast of Villers-Bocage (49°,5’N, 0°,37’W).
TARGET 2: The 13th SS Panzer Grenadiers is supporting elements of the German 6th Parachute Regiment southwest of Carentan. Expect to find armour and vehicles on, or near the roads approximately 1km southeast of Meautis (49°16’N,1°1’6W).
TARGET 3: The German infantry which was at Bavent this morning is now retreating south through the Bois de Bavent (49°12’N, 0°10’W).
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: It looks like the US Parachute Infantry at Carentan is the 506th. Intelligence suggests they are grouping at the town (49°17’N, 1°15’W) for a push south. Stop them.
TARGET 2: Attack the British 7th Armoured, located approximately 7.5km NW of Villers-Bocage, approaching the River Aure (49°7’N, 0°42’W).
TARGET 3: Advanced elements of the US first infantry have arrived at Caumont-l’Éventé (49°5’N, 0°48’W) . Prevent them from holding this high ground area which has commanding views over most of Normandy.
TARGET 4: The US 7th Infantry appears to be setting up artillery at our former battery at Quineville (49°30’N,1°18’W). Find and destroy them.

13 JUNE 1944 MORNING

SITUATION:
The weather is clear. Winds at low levels are light, from the west. The assault on Villers-Bocage, as part of Operation Perch has begun in earnest. British and American forces are now linking up, 15km inland from Omaha Beach. The front line is edging towards the forward Luftwaffe bases.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The Tigers of the Panzer Lehr, are now engaging with our 7th armoured just east of Villers Bocage, a mile or so east of the River bridges at 49°4’N, 0°37’W. Stay alert for our friendly armour just east of Villers-Bocage town.
TARGET 2: The 2nd SS Panzers are apparently poised to attack the US 1st Infantry at Caumont-l’Éventé. The Panzers are located around the town of Cahagnes (49°3’N,0°46’W). Protect the 1st Infantry by destroying the Panzers and their support vehicles.
TARGET 3: A V1 launch site has been identified at Val Ygot d’Ardouval (49°42’N,1°8’E), approximately 19 miles south of Dieppe. Destroy the ramps, buildings, support vehicles and any AA guns at the site.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The US Parachute Infantry has now taken Carentan and is moving to the southwest. They should be located at the southern end of Carentan itself, just south of the reservoir.
TARGET 2: Attack the British 7th Armoured is now immediately east of Villers-Bocage (49°5’N, 0°38’W), they are being engaged by our Panzers who require air support – keep an eye out for friendly armour in the area!
TARGET 3: The US first infantry remains at Caumont-l’Éventé (49°5’N, 0°48’W) . The 2nd SS Panzers are planning to recapture this ground. Soften them up!
TARGET 4: The US 90th Infantry is attacking Picauville (49°23’N,1°24’W). We need to slow down their move across the Cotentan peninsula.

14 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

SITUATION:
The weather is begging to close again. Winds at low levels are moderate, from the southwest. The assault on Villers-Bocage, has stalled as German Panzer units arrived. Cherbourg was supposed to be under allied control already but it remains far from being liberated. American infantry units are still progressing, despite resistance, towards Valognes. The first full corps-strength allied reinforcements are expected to cross the channel this evening.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS
TARGET 1: Tanks of the Panzer Lehr have forced the 7th Armoured to retreat from Villers Bocage (49°4N,0’19W). Find their tanks and support vehicles and destroy them.
TARGET 2: German equipment and reinforcements are understood to be unloading from the rail network at Villedieu (48°50’N,1°13’W). These units should be destroyed before they can influence the battles to the north.
TARGET 3: Kreiegsmarine ships continue to threaten the invasion from the port at Le Havre. Find any German naval vessels at the port and sink them (49°28’N, 0°7’E).
AXIS GROUND TARGETS
TARGET 1: A convoy of ships believed to be transporting the US 7th Corps have been sighted be recon fights. They are located 20km south of the Isle of Wight (50°21’N,1°19’W) and are expected to arrive in France early tomorrow morning. Find and sink these ships. Luftwaffe JU88s will also target the convoy throughout the afternoon.
TARGET 2: The British 7th Armoured has been pushed out of Villers Bocage and is retreating north. They are currently crossing the Le Candon just south of Orbois (49°6’N,0°40’W).
TARGET 3: The US 82nd Airborne Division are attacking the village of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte (49°23’N,1°29’W).

15 JUNE 1944 MORNING

Situation:
Winds have switched to the northwest and mild turbulence is expected. Stormy weather is approaching and is expected to arrive later today.
The front line has remained largely static over the past few days. US forces have, however, begun reinforcing and turning towards Cherbourg.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The Panzer Lehr remains in strength in the centre and outskirts of Villers Bocage (49°4’N,0°39’W) and it is preventing the British advance west of Caen. Find their tanks and support vehicles and destroy them.
TARGET 2: Elements of Von Schlieben’s 709th Division have started digging in at fortified positions in the south of Cherbroug, particularly around the railway station (49°37’N,1°37’W). Three are likely to be light armoured vehicles and bunkers at this location.
TARGET 3: A V1 site which is located 6 miles southeast of Cherbroug at St.Joseph (49°33’N,1°34’W) was thought to have been knocked out prior to the invasion. French resistance contacts indicate that there is German activity at this site again.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: Ships transporting the US 7th Corps have arrived at Les Dunes de Varreville (49°26’N,1°11’W) and are unloading the new American Reinforcements. Attempt to sink as many of their vessels anchored offshore. JU88 torpedo attacks will require escort throughout the morning.
TARGET 2: The British have moved artillery units within range of Caen Carpiquest airfield and they started firing on the field during the night. They are believed to be located about 1km southeast of Rucquevillle airfield which is at (49°15’N,0°34W).
TARGET 3: The US 82nd Airborne Division appear to have halted their advance and possibly set up a field HQ immediately east of the village of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte (49°23’N,1°29’W).

17 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

Situation:
The storm from yesterday which limited operations has passed. Weather is moderate, with winds from the northeast. Caen Carpiquet airfield is now only operating as an emergency landing strip for the Luftwaffe. Additional Luftwaffe aircraft have started arriving from other fronts at the rear bases. US forces have now nearly cut the Cotentan Peninsular off. The German defensive line north of Caen holds.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 709. Infanterie-Division has been operating a telecommunications centre in the northwest of Valognes (49°30’N, 1°28’W). Identify the buildings and support structures and destroy them with heavy ordnance.
TARGET 2: A small Kriegsmarine flotilla of fast S-boats has been spotted moving northward between the Cotentin Peninsular and the Channel Islands. Find and sink these vessels before they can interrupt allied shipping in the channel.
TARGET 3: A German fortified installation at Douvres has remained occupied by enemy troops despite being encircled for more than a week and being within walking distance of Beny-sur-mer airfield. It is believed that the site operates Luftwaffe Night-Fighter Control RADAR (49°17’N, 0°23’W).
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 115th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division has established an HQ position in the town of St. Clair l’Elle (49°11’N, 1°1’W). Destroying this position might help slow the advance towards St. Lo.
TARGET 2: Green Howards 19th Regiment of Foot have reached the town of Longraye (49°09’N, 0°39’W). This is yet another British unit trying to break through towards Villers Bocage, and must be stopped.
TARGET 3: 47th Infantry Division has nearly cut off the Cotentin Peninsular.
Advanced units are now located at Motte (49°23’N, 1°36’W).


18 JUNE 1944 MORNING

Situation:
Low-ish clouds persist today with moderate winds from the northeast. The American forces cut off the Cotentin Peninsular overnight. Today, British and Canadian forces will attempt a major push to break the line west of Caen, focusing at the town Tilly-sur-Seulles, which prior to today has changed hands 23 times.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: Elements of the Panzer Lehr continue defend northwest of Villers-Bocage. Some of their armoured units are currently understood to be positioned 2 miles west of Orbois at 49°7’N, 0°43’W.
TARGET 2: The small Kriegsmarine flotilla of S-boats which was identified yesterday is now approaching the port at Cherbourg from the WNW. Find and sink these vessels before they can interrupt allied shipping in the channel.
TARGET 3: The 12th SS Panzer HJ has at least two tank platoons dug in at Juvigny (49°9’N,0°36’W). Their crossing needs to be prevented.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The British 131st Infantry Brigade is in the process of attempting to break through our lines west of Tilley-sur-seulles (49°10’N, 0°42’W).
TARGET 2: The British Second Armoured Brigade are nearing the Le Seulles River (49°11’N, 0°36’W). their crossing of the river must be stopped, or at least slowed.
TARGET 3: US 4th Infantry Division units are grouping south of Valognes for an imminent push (49°29’N, 1°27’W). We can buy time for the defence of Cherbourg by interrupting their progress.


22 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

Situation
3 days of heavy storm have all but prevented Allied air operations. The weather is now finally clearing. The Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches survived the storm as is now critically important to allied supply efforts. The US 22nd Infantry Regiment has infiltrated Cherbourg and street to street fighting has begun. Bombing of Cherbourg will continue throughout the afternoon.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: French resistance information indicates that the Germans have set up a command post not far from Rouen at the Chateau Yville-sur-Seine (49°24’N, 0°53E).
TARGET 2: German troops have fortified position in the south of the city of Cherbourg. They can be found on some steep high ground east of the main railway station at 49°37’N, 1°36W.
TARGET 3: German troops have fortified positions west of the city of Cherbourg. They can be found in some fields adjacent to the urban areas at 49°38’N, 1°39W
AREA TARGET 4: Saturation bombing of the industrial/ maintenance works at the northwest side of Livarot is required (48°59’N, 0°09E). Medium/ High altitude level bombing is recommended for best AREA saturation results. Low level attacks are discouraged due to low-level AA.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The British have started unloading significant supplies at recently constructed sea-woks at Arromanches (49°20’N, 0°37’W). The flow of supplies at this location must be stopped.
TARGET 2: Allied Naval vessels are inbound to Cherbourg from the North East. These ships will soon be within bombardment range of the port.
TARGET 3: US 4th Infantry Division has moved into the Cherbourg suburb of Tourlaville (49°38’N, 1°35’W). Be careful when attacking not to accidentally hit Wehrmacht positions in the city.

23 JUNE 1944 MORNING

SITUATION: US forces continue their slow progress trying to take Cherbourg whilst the German defenders have begun to disable the port and render it unusable. Near Caen, Montgomery has begun preparing his forces for Operation Epsom.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: A German Artillery battery is being hastily installed on the high ground across the River from St. Andre-sur-Orne (49°6’N, 0°23W).
TARGET 2: The German second defensive line a the Port of Cherbourg requires softening. This line runs along the southern edge of the port’s industrial areas at approximately 49°38’N, 1°36’W.
TARGET 3: We can now also attack the German second WESTERN defensive line . This line is located within the industrial areas at approximately 49°39’N, 1°38’W.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: A US Artillery position has been spotted along the forest edge at La Platiere (49°10’N, 0°52’W).
TARGET 2: US infantry and support vehicles are entering the main Railway station at Cherbourg from the south (49°37’N, 1°37’W).
TARGET 3: US 4th Infantry Division has continued its advance into the eastern part of Cherbourg. The units can be found just east of the Port at 49°38’N, 1°35W.

24 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

SITUATION: US forces press Cherbourg whilst the German defenders continue to disable the port and render it unusable. A number of British and Canadian units are maneuvering into position west of Caen as part of Operation Epsom.

ALLIED GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: Enemy reinforcements have been identified by recon photography dis-embarking trains at Rouen Railway Station (49°26’N, 1°5’E).
TARGET 2: The 10th SS Panzers are digging in on high ground to the southwest of Evrecy at 49°04’N, 0°32’W.
TARGET 3: The 77th Jaeger Division has taken up a position northwest of Lessay at approximately 49°19’N, 1°41’W.
AXIS GROUND TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division is maneuvering itself into a position between Tilly-sur-Seulles and Fontenay le Pesnel (49°10’N, 0°36’W), possibly for a push to the southeast.
TARGET 2: US infantry has advanced to Flottemanville, west of Cherbourg (49°37’N, 1°44’W). They appear to be racing to the northeast of the peninsular.
TARGET 3: US 4th Infantry Division has continued its advance into the eastern part of Cherbourg. The unit has now entered the industrial area of the Port at (49°38’N, 1°35W).

25 JUNE 1944 MORNING

SITUATION: Moderate cloud at low to medium altitudes. There is negligible wind today. Contrails at approximately 25500ft/ 7700m AMSL. The final battle for Cherbourg has begun.
Preparations for Operation Epsom appear to be finalised
.

ALLIED TARGETS:
TARGET 1: German units have been spotting crossing the Odon just southeast of the airfield at Carpiquet (49°09’N, 0°25’W).
TARGET 2: The Panzer Lehr have moved to a position just south of the village of Vendes 49°08’N, 0°34’W. they are possibly already engaging the 49th West Riding Division.
TARGET 3: The final concentration of German forces at Cherbourg is holding out in the centre of the Port 49°38’N, 1°36’W.
AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division has now taken up a position within Fontenay le Pesnel (49°10’N, 0°36’W). Our own 1st SS Armoured are to engage them from the southwest and require air supporrt.
TARGET 2: US infantry units are moving up the western side of the Cotentin peninsular now, and are approaching Barneville (49°22’N, 1°44W).
TARGET 3: US 4th Infantry Division is now advancing over the last fields before the suburbs to the east of Cherbourg (49°38’N, 1°35W).

27 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

SITUATION: Two days of bad weather have severely restricted operations. Expect heavy cloud at low altitudes and rain. Light winds from the west. Some turbulence at low altitudes.
Contrails at approximately 25500ft/ 7700m AMSL. OPERATION EPSOM has begun.
The defences at Cherbourg are in the process of surrendering

ALLIED TARGETS:
Attack TARGET 1: Panzers have taken up position along the eastern side of the airfield at Carpiquet (49°10’N, 0°27’W).
RECON TARGETS – One of the “RECON” aircraft at either St.Pierre du Mont or Saint-Larurent sur Mer must be used for these tasks.
RECON TARGET 1: French resistance claim to have blown up a rail bridge just west of Fels (48°34’N, 0°43’W). Find the bridge and conduct a low fly past to observe any damage, or the presence of repair crews.
RECON TARGET 2: Command require that someone over-fly the airfield at Conches (48°56’N, 0°57’E). A buildup of enemy forces at that location has been reported.
RECON TARGET 3: We need to establish whether or not the railyards at Granville are being used by the enemy. Conduct a low recon pass over the railyards at 48°50’N, 1°35’W.
AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: As part of a recent surge west of Caen, the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division has advanced to the south of Fontenay le Pesnel (49°09’N, 0°34’W).
TARGET 2: British infantry have captured a bridge over the River Odon at (49°07’N, 0°30W). We need to retake that bridge. Air support to soften up the enemy at that location is required.
TARGET 3: An enemy bomber-stream is expected to enter our sector at High Altitude on its way back to England, sometime during the afternoon. More information will be provided.

28 JUNE 1944 MORNING

Situation: Poor weather continues to hamper operations. Expect heavy cloud at low altitudes. Light winds from the west. Some turbulence at low altitudes. Contrails at approximately 25000ft/ 7400m AMSL. OPERATION EPSOM is still underway, but progress is limited. The Cotentin Peninsular is now in US hands.

ALLIED TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 21st Panzers are moving towards the recently captured Hill 112 from a position northeast of Eterville (49°08’N, 0°25’W).
TARGET 2: The 10th SS Panzers have been spotted at the southern edge of Evrecy (49°05’N, 0°30’W).
TARGET 3: Elements of the 346 Infantry Division continue to be observed near our eastern flank at Bavent (49°13’N, 0°12’W).
AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: A British tank unit appears to be moving on Evrecy from the northeast (49°06’N, 0°29’W). Our own 9th and 10th S.S Panzers are to counter attack from the town and require air support to pin the enemy tanks down.
TARGET 2: British armour moved onto Hill 112 (49°07’N, 0°23W) yesterday. It is essential that our forces re-take this high ground which has a commanding view over the Odon and Orne river valleys. Air strikes are required to soften up the British tanks and support vehicles on the Hill.
TARGET 3: It looks like the Americans are trying to finalise engineering works at Azeville Airfield (49°28’N, 1°19’W). Their construction teams should be exposed in the open, within the airfield perimeter
VISUAL RECON TARGET 1: A low altitude (<1000m) observation flight over the crossroads a 49°18’N, 1°25’W) is required.

30 JUNE 1944 AFTERNOON

Situation: The weather has cleared a little at last and air power can now be fully deployed again over Normandy. Light winds from the west, scattered cloud at lows levels.
Operation Epsom has ground to a halt, Canadian and British troops have only advanced the front by 10 kilometers in five days.

ALLIED TARGETS:
Attack TARGET 1: the 12th SS Panzers are defending the Northwest approach to Caen (49°11’N, 0°22’W).
Attack TARGET 2: A new build-up of Panzers has been identified just south of Villers-Bocage (49°04’N, 0°30’W). This looks like a developing counter attack that needs to be stopped.
Attack TARGET 3: The 353rd Infantry is understood to be in a defensive posture north of St.Lo at 49°09’N, 1°04’W. This unit needs to be softened up so that US forces can begin to advance on St.Lo.
AREA TARGET 4: Saturation bombing of the Industrial area at Maltot is required (49°07’N, 0°25’W). Medium/ High altitude level bombing is recommended for best AREA saturation results. Low level attacks are discouraged due to low-level AA
RECON: There are no recon targets for the mission

AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The 44th Royal Tank Regiment has abandoned Hill 112 and retreated back to Baron-sur-Odon (49°07’N, 0°28’W).
TARGET 2: An allied artillery battery at Fontenay (49°09’N, 0°34’W) has started to bring in fire near to our positions at Villers Bocage.
TARGET 3: The US 29th Infantry has been identified in the woods to the north of St.Clair l’Elle (49°12’N, 1°02”W).
RECON:There are no recon targets for this mission

01 JULY 1944 MORNING

Situation: The weather is clear and warm, with light southerly winds.
The Battle for the Bocage is about to begin. Montgomery has switched focus to the north of Caen, whilst the Americans have started their push towards St.Lo. German forces still hold a line from St.Lo to Caen.

ALLIED TARGETS:
PRIMARY TASK: ESCORT AIR ATTACKS:
The weather unsuitable for high altitude bombing over this sector, however raids returning frm Germany might require escort at altitudes above the cloud.
Attack TARGET 1: A Coulmn of German mechanized units has halted in an attempt to cross the Orne at Neumer (49°0’N, 0°28’W). Now is our chance to hit them before they start moving again.
Attack TARGET 2: It is suspcted that a Luftwaffe Fighter control unit is based at Bernay (49°05’N, 0°36’E). Expect Heavy flak. Multiple passes over the target are NOT advised.
Attack TARGET 3: Choltitz’s LXXXIV Corps have dug in along the wooded hills (Hill 131) near La Potiere (49°19’N, 1°30’W), preventing US troops from advancing southwest towards Lessay.
RECON: There are no recon objectives for this mission.

AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: US infantry has positioned immediately NW of Caumont (49°05’N, 0°49’W). An attack from these units is anticipated. It must be slowed.
TARGET 2: The US 2115th Infantry is advancing in the Bois de Bretel region north of Saint-Lô (49°09’N, 1°03’W).
PHOTO-RECON TARGET 1: A high altitude recon photo is required at Azeville Airfield (49°28’N, 1°18’W). In order to complete this objective you must:

  1. Use on of the “RECON” aircraft which are available at Hauterive airfield
  2. Fly over the target between 5500m and 6000m altitude (the camera is set to focus at 5750m range). You might be in level flight for the camera to work.
  3. Return to Hauterive and bring you aircraft to a halt at the intelligence tent, next to the dispersal area in the north east of the airfield.
04 JULY 1944 AFTERNOON

Situation: The weather is clear and warm, with light winds from the west-southwest.
The Battle for the Bocage is underway US forces have started their push out from Carentan towards Sainteny and St.Lo. Operation Windsor, the British push for Caen, has also begun.

ALLIED TARGETS:
Attack TARGET 1: A German reinforcement column is on the road south-east of Bourguebus (49°07’N, 0°26’W).
Attack TARGET 2: Units from the 2nd Panzers are holding a pair of bridges Southeast of Caumont at approximately 49°03’N, 0°45’W.
Attack TARGET 3: Elements of the LXXXIV Corps are defending Sainteny (49°14’N, 1°19’W). This town is an objective for the US advance towards st.Lo.
PHOTO_RECON TARGET 1: We require a photo-reconnaissance mission to gather intel on the results of an attack 2 days ago at Bernay (49°05’N, 0°36’E). In order to complete this objective you must:

  1. Use on of the “RECON” aircraft which are available at St. Laurent sur Mer airfield
  2. Fly over the target between Angels 18 and 22 (the camera is set to focus at 20000ft range). You might be in level flight for the camera to work.
  3. Return to St. Laurent sur Mer and bring you aircraft to a halt at the intelligence tent, next to the three hangars in the southwest of the airfield.

AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The US 83rd Infantry Div is pushing on Sainteny from the wooded areas at 49°16’N, 1°21’W.
TARGET 2: US forces captured Hill 131, north of La Haye Du Puits yesterday. We need to bomb them out before they can reinforce their position at 49°19’N, 1°30’W.
TARGET 3: The Canadian 8th Infantry Brigade has positioned just to the north of the town of Carpiquet (49°11’N, 0°27’W).
PHOTO-RECON TARGET 1: A high altitude recon photo is required at Courseulles sur Mer (49°20’N, 0°27’W). In order to complete this objective you must:

  1. Use on of the “RECON” aircraft which are available at Hauterive airfield
  2. Fly over the target between 5500m and 6000m altitude (the camera is set to focus at 5750m range). You might be in level flight for the camera to work.
  3. Return to Hauterive and bring you aircraft to a halt at the intelligence tent, next to the dispersal area in the north east of the airfield.
06 JULY 1944 MORNING

Situation: The weather is clear, with light winds from the south. Operation Charnwood would have been underway today. Operation Windsor, to remove the 12th SS Panzers from Carpiquet has been abandoned.

ALLIED TARGETS:
PRIMARY TASK: ESCORT AIR ATTACKS:
Level bombing missions will require escort throughout the day. Pilots will receive notification of any such requirements.
Attack TARGET 1: Units from the 2nd Panzers are positioned Southwest of Caumont at approximately 49°02’N, 0°49’W.
Attack TARGET 2: A German column is about to cross the River Orne at 49°04’N, 0°25’W.
Attack TARGET 3: Choltitz’s LXXXIV Corps HQ is located at the town of Lessay (49°12’N, 1°31’W).
Photo-Recon Target 1: No Recon objectives for this mission

AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The US 2nd Armoured Division remains in position near Caumont 49°05’N, 0°49’W.
TARGET 2: The US 4th Infantry Division has entered the push towards Santeny. They are located at 49°15’N, 1°20’W.
TARGET 3: The Canadian Winnipeg Rifles is maneuvering to the southwest off Carpiquet Airfield (49°09’N, 0°29’W).
PHOTORECON TARGET 1: No Recon objectives for this mission

08 JULY 1944 AFTERNOON

Situation: The weather is clear, with light winds from the West- Southwest.
Massive bombing of Caen on the night of the 7th of July has decimated large areas of Caen. Large areas of the city are now impassable due to the rubble.

ALLIED TARGETS:
PRIMARY TASK: ESCORT AIR ATTACKS:
Attack TARGET 1: The 2nd SS Panzers (Das Reich) are now approximately 1 mile north of Guilberville (49°0’N, 0°56’W).
Attack TARGET 2: An 88mm Flak Battery is located either side of the village at 49°8’N, 0°20’W, just south of Caen.
Attack TARGET 3: Intelligence indicates that a German armoured units is heading from Le Beny Bocage to reinforce St.Lo. It is on the highway at approximately (48°57’N, 1°1’W).
AREA TARGET 4: In order to dislodge dug-in troops, saturation bombing the forest South East of St Lo at 49°06’N, 1°1’W is required. Medium/ High altitude level bombing is recommended for best AREA saturation results. Low level attacks are discouraged due to low-level AA.
Photo-Recon Target 1: No Recon objectives for this mission

AXIS TARGETS:
TARGET 1: The US 7th Armoured Divisonhas crossed the Vire and is moving along the north of St. Lo at 49°09’N, 1°08’W.
TARGET 2: The US 30th Infantry Division has crossed the Vire and is maneuvering northwest of St. Lo at 49°08’N, 1°10’W.
TARGET 3: British tanks are advancing into northwest Caen (49°12’N, 0°23’W).
AREA TARGET 4: Saturation bombing of Bayeux Railway sidings is required (49°16’N, 0°41’W). Medium/ High altitude level bombing is recommended for best AREA saturation results. Low level attacks are discouraged due to low-level AA.
PHOTORECON TARGET 1: No Recon objectives for this mission

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