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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.
TARGET 2: The Allied Navies are now landing reinforcements at Grandcamp Les Baines (49°23’N, 1°2’W). Locate vehicles and armoured units at the harbour quays and destroy them.
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
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.

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