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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    Aviateurs, vos combattants sont prêts à voler!
    You may have wanted to write: "Aviateurs, vos chasseurs sont prêts à voler!" (Airmen, your fighters are ready to fly!)

    If you are referring to combat aircraft, the English word 'fighter' should be translated into the French word 'chasseur' (literally 'hunter').


  2. #202

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    Roxanne-21,

    Thanks, my French is really rusty; I haven't had to use it on this level for some time; but it works wonders with the wife.

    I will make the necessary adjustments.

    In case you're keeping track, I'm up to 198 missions now. In ten days.
    "Rami"

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  3. #203

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    Good morning,

    Still plugging away. I've been focusing a lot on scenery building, and have gotten some new bases to incorporate, which required some mission modifications.

    Among the new bases are Moorsele, Brustem, Beauvechain, Lure, Dijon, and Gaye.

    Some new missions as well...

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Trouble above Thionville
    "summary_string"=Zuhören, Besatzungen! With our Panzers breaking through near Sedan, we will assist their effort by raiding French towns to the south and north of the breakthrough. Your Heinkels will raid the town of Thionville, just a bit north of Metz, and hopefully bait their fighters into the air, so we can keep the enemy busy and allow the Panzers to move without being harassed by enemy bombers and fighters!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of two missions that took place on 14 and 15 May. On 14 May, French Hawks from GC II/5 shot down a pair of Bf-110s of I/ZG 52 over Thionville & damaged two more, whilst losing two of their own in the fight. A day later, He-111s from III/KG 55 shot down two P-36 Hawks above the village of Piennes, while avoiding any losses to themselves. The total number of aircraft involved in these missions is unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, fly west-northwest and climb up to 4,000 meters. As you near the target, you will use the village of Piennes as the starting point for the bombing run and assault Thionville from the west, so that after you release, you will be headed back into Germany. Bf-110s will be your escorts on this flight, so make sure to keep an eye out for enemy fighters that evade them. Make sure to place your bombs on target, and get back safely. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Eutingen

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Rendezvous on the Rhine
    "summary_string"=Meine Herren, zuhören! Heinkel bombers have left bases in Bavaria and are raiding the key village of Vitry-le-Francois, where several key French roads converge. Your task is to meet them at the Rhine, escprt them to the target, and then make sure they return safely! Let's show enemy pilots a Zerstorer can still be a lethal machine when in the hands of the right pilot!
    "objective_string"=During the morning of 15 May, the Luftwaffe kept up their efforts in the area east & south of Reims, hitting airfields and strategic towns that could be used to slow the Axis advance. Late in the morning Heinkels of III/KG 51 raided the French village of Vitry-le-Francois, and were intercepted by RAF Hurricanes of 85 Squadron, based at Lille-Seclin. The Hurricanes brought down three bombers. The Bf-110s escorts in the mission are fictional.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will fly south-southwest and climb to 5,000m prior to reaching the rendezvous point. Once you reach these bombers, stay in front of them over the target area, and draw any enemy fighters away from the formation to allow them to drop accurately. If engaging any enemy fighters, avoid turning fights and focus on using your speed to initiate and break contact. Once these bombers turn back, stay with them as they fly to Germany. After they reach the Rhine, turn north-northeast & return to Wiesbaden.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Wiesbaden

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Try to distract the French
    "summary_string"=Kameraden, herhören! In order to sustain pressure on the French Air Force, we must continue to raid their bases & force their fighters up into combat! To this end, your bombers will attack the airfield near Dijon, France. A squadron of enemy fighters are based here, & our raiding it will help distract the French from our major efforts further north. Let's show the French that we won't rest until we grind their Air Force into the ground!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940, Junkers Ju-88s of I/KG 51 were intercepted by Moranes of GC III/6 over Longvic, near Dijon. A French MS-406 fighter was lost in the attack, but they did manage to shoot down two of the Ju-88s. Though not explicitly stated, it can be assumed that Luftwaffe bombers had targeted Dijon airfield, where a French fighter escadrille was stationed. Bf-110 escorts that are included in the mission are purely fictional, but are included to provide protection.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, form up & climb to 5,000m as you fly west-southwest over the Rhine and into France. You will pick up the escort before leaving Germany. Once in France, be prepared for enemy fighters as you approach the airfield just in case the escorts can't deal with them. When you attack the aerodrome, focus on fuel stores, ammo crates, and aircraft hangars. Once your raid is complete, clear the airfield and the city, and then return to Germany. Make sure to place your bombs on target and return safely; we need to keep these bombers intact to support the offensive further north!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=KM_JU88_A-4 I/KG 30
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Schongau
    "Rami"

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  4. #204

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    Good morning,

    Here are some more new missions...

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Lending cover to Panzers
    "summary_string"=Aufgepasst, kameraden! Do-17 bombers are now on their way to hit bases northwest of Reims, and you will escort a part of this force as they attack the airfield at Laon. This is an important fighter base for the French, and forcing the enemy to evacuate these bases will reduce their interference against our ground advance!
    "objective_string"=This is a semi-historical amalgam of sorties by 73 and 501 Sqns on 11 and 15 May, 1940 in the Reims area. In each case, fighters from these two Sqns tried to intercept Dornier bombers passing to the northwest, southwest, or southeast of the city on their way to or from targets. Four Dorniers were claimed. The target chosen for the mission is Laon airfield, northwest of Reims. My use of escorts in the mission, especially 109s, is entirely fictional, but done to give somewhat of a different twist in the mission than the usual Zerstorers which would escort the bombers.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you'll fly west-southwest and climb to meet up with the Do-17s before they reach France. As these Dornier bombers near Laon aerodrome, be ready for aggressive intercepts by either French or British fighters, and try to draw them away from the bombers. After these bombers release, stay with them as they clear the area and return to Germany. French forces are starting to collapse, and we do not want to lose resources at this crucial time, so keep the bombers safe!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_BF109ECFS2_JG26_H ugo_Witt
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Wiesbaden-Erbenheim

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - The offensive has begun!
    "summary_string"=Männer, herhören! The great offensive in the west has begun, & you are part of the initial force that will raid airfields in France. Your Ju-88s will hit the airfield at Reims, & destroy aircraft hangars, fuel stores, ammunition crates, & parked aircraft, trying to keep the enemy on the ground. Let's show the British and French that they cannot resist our might!
    "objective_string"=German forces began the attack on France and the Low Countries by bombing & then strafing French, Dutch, and Belgian airfields literally beginning at or just prior to first light. Your Junkers of KG 51 will be among the lead attack units; your target is the French aerodrome near Reims. During the raid, there were no reports of any intercepts by British or French fighters, nor airframe damage from any anti-aircraft fire. All the bombers appear to have returned safely. Any damage to the airfield is not known.
    "intelligence_string"=After you depart Schongau, you'll climb to 3,000 meters, and head west-northwest into France. We hope you will be able to reach Reims near dawn in order to attack before the enemy sends out early morning fighter sweeps. At Reims airfield, focus on hitting aircraft hangars, fuel stores, and ammo crates, then reverse course & make your way back to Germany. It will be a busy day ahead, so make sure to get all your bombers back intact, we can't afford to lose our ability to overwhelm the enemy!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=KM_JU88_A-4 I/KG 30
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Schongau

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Hunt 'round Reims for the Luftwaffe
    "summary_string"=Pour vos chasseurs! Enemy aircraft have been seen over the sector near Reims, and your fighters will patrol an area north and west of the city, looking for any Luftwaffe bombers or fighters. If you do find the Germans, engage 'em and show the enemy that we are not a defeated force; we have plenty of fight left & will take them on to the very end!
    "objective_string"=This mission is an amalgam of two sorties flown by GC II/4 on the afternoon of 16 May. On the first patrol, the French ran into Dorniers of KG 2 north of Reims, damaging two. During the second patrol, they brought down two Bf-110s of III/ZG 26 just east of Fismes. For the initial patrol, the airfield of Berry-au-Bac is proposed to be the target, but this cannot be confirmed. No reports of damage to the French fighters can be found, so it's likely all fighters returned intact from the two encounters.
    "intelligence_string"=Once in the air, head northwest & sweep the Reims area from just northeast to northwest of the city, looking for enemy bombers or fighters. If you run into either one, engage them if combat conditions are favorable. Your flight will patrol the sector at 4.500m. If another flight of Hawks are available, they'll patrol 500m below you. After you exhaust your ammo, break off and return to Vassincourt to refuel and reload. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=FDG2_P-36 Capt Jean Accart GC I 5 Pontarlier 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Vassincourt
    "Rami"

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  5. #205
    I think we're gonna need some more GSL scenery...
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  6. #206

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    John,

    You just love making a rotte-damn nuisance of yourself, huh?
    "Rami"

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  7. #207

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    Good morning,

    Now that the semester is winding down, I have some more time to continue on this project...

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - KG 51 raids the railyards
    "summary_string"=Kamerad, herhören! Kampfgeschwader 51 has been given the task of attacking rail targets in the area east of Reims. If we release all bombs accurately, this will slow the ability of the French and British to resupply their forces to the north & west. Let's show the enemy our resolve to push on to victory!
    "objective_string"=During the afternoon of 14 May 1940, bombers of KG 51 fought off attacks by Dewoitine D-520s of GC I/3, heavily damaging two. Two Heinkels were damaged, and one was lost. A Ju-88 from this unit was also damaged. All bombers from this unit were assigned to pound rail targets at Aubreville, Metz, & Revigny. Aside from the bombers mentioned, it's assumed that all other bombers of KG 51 returned safely. All escorts in the mission are fictional, but provided for your protection.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll rendezvous with the other bombers and fly west-northwest toward the target area. At a point southwest of Metz, the formation will split; you'll hit Metz, while the other bomber flights will raid Aubreville and Revigny. After you release on Metz, you'll fly east-southeast toward Schongau, and the rest of the formation will catch up with you as you return to Germany. Your height for this bomb run will be 4,500 meters. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Schongau

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Exposed above Auxonne
    "summary_string"=Aufgepasst, kameraden! The village of Auxonne is a vitally important cog in French military weapons production, with factories & a railyard which have been supplying French forces with munitions. Our bombers will destroy these assets, and hamper the ability of these enemy forces to continue resisting our advance toward their borders!
    "objective_string"=On the evening of 11 May, Heinkels of III/KG 55 got intercepted over the French town of Auxonne by Moranes of GC III/6. The French fighters shot down one bomber & damaged two more, whilst the French lost three fighters in the attack due to the aggression and accuracy of these German gunners. The town of Auxonne had a large railyard, and it is assumed that this was a target for the bombers, but this cannot be confirmed. The Heinkels didn't have an escort for this bombing mission.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will rendezvous with the other bombers and fly west-southwest into France. Your flight will maintain top cover at 5,000 meters. As you near Auxonne, you will strike the factories on the north side of the river, while the other flights strike the railyard. After releasing, turn due east to clear the area, then turn east-northeast to head for Germany. You will not have any escort for this mission, so be ready for enemy fighters if they do appear. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Memmingen

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Heinkels & D-520s over Beauvais
    "summary_string"=Prenez l'air maintenant! We must catch the enemy before they can attack the aerodrome at Beauvais. You must intercept 'em, & be aggressive! Tear into 'em and take down as many of the bombers as you can, & show the French that with our best fighters we are a force to be reckoned with!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of two sorties flown by French pilots on 19 May 1940. In the first sortie, D-520s from GC I/3 shot down two He-111s of III/KG 27 south of Soissons. There are no records of combat losses for the French squadron. During the second mission, Ms-406s of GC I/2 shot down two German Bf-109s of JG 51 south of Laon. Again, there's no record of any French losses. For this mission, the two events are combined, & all of the bombers are given the task of raiding Beauvais airfield, whilst Bf-109s fly escort. This mission can't be verified historically.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting into the air, fly north-northwest and climb up to 4,250 meters. Once you find the enemy bombers, tear into them and try to shoot down as many as you can. Make sure to look for any sign of escort fighters, especially 109s, before engaging the bombers. After you exhaust your ammo, break off and fly back to Dammartin-en-Goele to refuel and reload. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dewoitine D520 Mai 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Dammartin-en-Goele
    "Rami"

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  8. #208

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    Good evening,

    Still plugging away...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Lending the Dutch assistance
    "summary_string"=Attention! The Germans have been dropping troops behind Dutch lines, if you can comprehend such a thing. We have been asked to help, and in spite of being hard pressed ourselves, British Command has said yes. Your priority is to take out the transport aircraft that have just landed at Ypenburg, & try to prevent the enemy from capturing this airfield!
    "objective_string"=On 10 May 1940, the uneasy stalemate in the west came to an abrupt end when German forces began their attack on Holland, Belgium, & France. Within three weeks, the Germans had overrun Belgium and Holland, and they successfully cut off the Allied Armies in Northeastern France from the remainder of the force to the southwest by smashing through the Ardennes and driving to the coast. On 11 May, some sixteen Hurricanes from 32 Sqn strafed the German-held field at Ypenburg, and found fifteen destroyed transports & one intact. All Hurricanes returned safely.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, head east-northeast over the North Sea to reach Holland & then strafe the Luftwaffe transports which just landed at Ypenburg airfield. A total of sixteen Hurricanes will be involved for this effort, split into four flights. Your task is to strafe and eliminate as many transport aircraft as possible, and see if you can ignite fuel stores and ammo crates. Once you finish your attacks, return to Biggin Hill before enemy fire chews you up!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 32 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Biggin Hill

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Keeping pace with Schnellbombers
    "summary_string"=Pour vos chasseurs, aviateurs! Your Moranes will patrol to the northeast of Lure, looking for enemy bombers coming over the mountains from Germany. Try to catch them as quickly as possible and deter them from their attack! We must show the Germans that we'll meet each penetration into our airspace, and that they will not overwhelm us!
    "objective_string"=The morning of 11 May saw Ms-406s from GC II/7 intercept Ju-88s hitting Lure-Malbouhans airfield. The French pilots damaged three of these Ju-88s, who were from II/KG 51. There are no reports of any French losses during the attack. This was part of the initial "Blitz" by Luftwaffe bombers to try and disrupt as much of the enemy aerial capability as they could.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will climb to 5,000m and try to intercept the German bombers before they can approach Lure. Once you catch these Germans, you may have to stay at nearly full throttle in order to remain with them if they are Ju-88s. Tear into the enemy and take down as many bombers as you can, using all of your ammunition before breaking off. Once you exhaust your ammo, break off and head for Juvaincourt to recover until your airbase can be repaired, if you cannot force these Germans to abort.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Lure
    "Rami"

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  9. #209
    Rami,

    You are the best in the business...............

    If only I had half of your knowledge on mission building................
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    "Laissez les bon temps rouler"

  10. #210

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    No Dice,

    My ability in mission builder is about the same as many other CFS2 mission builders over the years. I learned from Talon, Pen32Win, Devildog73, Ajax, Skylane, Cody Coyote, Captain Kurt, Shadow Wolf 07, and many others about how to construct missions.

    I tend to make some missions more complicated than they need to be sometimes, because I like to provide higher target selection for the flyer.

    That being said, I do have "the gift of gab" when it comes to writing mission descriptions, I will grant you that.
    "Rami"

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  11. #211

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    Good afternoon,

    Getting my groove back, slowly but surely.

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Aggressive response over Belgium
    "summary_string"=Aviateurs, à vos chasseurs! The Germans have been very aggressive over Holland and Belgium, & we'll respond in kind! You will lead a patrol from Breda to Fourmies, & hunt for any Luftwaffe fighters or bombers. It's crucial that we score kills today; we must show them that we'll still respond with force as they close in on our borders! Let's bloody their nose and give them pause!
    "objective_string"=This mission represents a semi-historical amalgam of several French fighter missions that took place between 11 and 16 May in the skies above southern Holland, Belgium, and northeastern France. French fighter groups involved included GC I/5, GC II/5, GC III/3, and GC III/5. GC II/6 could have also been involved. The German units involved included Bf-109 of I/JG 26 over Breda, II/ZG 76 between Sint-Truiden and Namur, as well as near Fourmies, France, & Dorniers of KG 76, also near Fourmies. The French lost six Ms-406 fighters, with another damaged, whilst downing two Bf-109s, one Do-17z, and damaging three other Dorniers.
    "intelligence_string"=Once in the air, climb to 3,000m and fly northeast to Holland. Once you reach Breda, you'll fly south into Belgium, patrolling from Sint-Truiden down to Namur. Once there, you will continue to the village of Fourmies, where this patrol will end. The skies have been very active here, so you have clearence to engage German fighters or bombers. Be careful though, because other units will likely be in this area; we don't want to lose any planes to friendly fire! When you exhaust your ammo, break off and return to Saint-Omer to refuel and reload. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - St. Omer

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Protect the Panzer column
    "summary_string"=Aufgepasst, kameraden! Our Panzers in France are requesting assistance. One Panzer column between Le Cateau and Cambrai is being stalked by British bombers. They've been able to hold them off with ground fire, but they are running low & need help! You will come to their aid, & show the British that we won't allow them to interfere with our ground offensive!
    "objective_string"=There is scant historical data for this mission. On 16 May, two Blenheim IVs of 18 Squadron got shot down by 110s as they were bombing enemy armour between Le Cateau & Cambrai. It is not known how many Zerstörers were involved, or which unit they were. They might have been from ZG 26 or ZG 76. These Blenheims did not have any escort, but their numbers are unknown. It's also unknown how many Blenheims were damaged by ground fire.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll stay at 1,000 meters and fly west-southwest toward France to reach the patrol area. The Panzer columns being harassed by enemy bombers are moving along the road from Le Cateau to Cambrai. After you locate the Panzers, you will protect them and pounce on any Allied bombers or fighters that try to attack 'em. Once the skies are clear, you may fly off & return to Bonn-Hangelar. Remember, our ground offensive depends on rapid movement, so if we lose our Panzers our offensive will be compromised!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Bonn-Hangelar
    "Rami"

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  12. #212

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    Good morning,

    All other missions are completed. Moving on to 21 May...

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Will the He-111s show up?
    "summary_string"=Kamerad, herhören! Our bombers will be attacking Nancy-Essay aerodrome, and your Zerstörers have been assigned as the escort. You'll meet them over Western Germany & then bring 'em to the airfield, keeping them safe as they attack, & then get them back to safety in Germany. Let's show the French that our eyes are not only fixed solely on Belgium and Northern France!
    "objective_string"=This is a representation of two missions flown by Bf-110s of V(Z)/LG 1 on 11 May, 1940. During the morning mission, a Bf-110 and a He-111 of I/KG 53 was shot down, but the 110s responded by getting four French Mb-152s of GC I/8. In the afternoon mission, the Zerstörers also shot down two H-75s of GC II/4 over Lunéville. There are no reports of any Luftwaffe losses during the afternoon sortie. The actual number of aircraft involved during this mission are unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=This is a 50/50 mission. Once airborne, you'll fly southwest & climb to 4,500m. If the bombers make the rendezvous, you'll escort them to Nancy-Essay aerodrome, & then bring them back to Germany. If the bombers don't make the rendezvous point, you will fly a fighter sweep over the city of Luneville instead, drawing enemy fighters into combat, and then taking them down. Once your fighter sweep is complete, you will return to Germany. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Wiesbaden

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - The squadrons fly to France
    "summary_string"=So, the war is officially here. We all knew that it was coming, and now it has arrived. At least we're ready for it this time. Our airfield ground element has already departed for the French aerodromes, so this morning we, and two other formations will follow them. We will see you all on the other side of the Channel. Good luck!
    "objective_string"=On September 3rd, 1939, the German invasion of Poland launched a global conflict later known as World War II. Although France and Great Britain pledged their assistance, there was only sporadic activity between September 1939 and April 1940, when the Germans turned their attention north to Denmark and Norway before invading France and the Low Countries in Mid-May. This period of the war became known as the "Phoney War."
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, join up with the other Hurricane flight & head southeast toward the Channel. Along the way, a flight of Fairey Battles will join you & remain with you as part of this small initial force in France. After reaching the French coast, you'll continue flying southeast, then separate to land at Rouen aerodrome; this will be 87 Squadron's new home for the time being. While you're en route, be alert for possible enemy activity over the Channel, though this is deemed unlikely.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 87 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Debden North

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Protect the patrolling "Lizzie"
    "summary_string"=Listen up, chaps! The Germans have gotten into the habit of taking a pop at our planes as they patrol the frontline. So today, we are going to supply an escort. Stay with the patrolling Lizzie, and don't get overexcited & start chasing Germans all over the countryside. Your only goal is to stay with the Lizzie and keep her safe!
    "objective_string"=Following the rapid demise of Poland, this period between October 1939 and April 1940 was marked by relative inactivity. While some sporadic action did occur, these skirmishes were mainly limited to some artillery exchanges and minor aerial battles. This sortie is representative of the type of action that occurred during these months.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will meet up with the Lizzie over Belgium and remain with her as she scouts the Belgium-Luxembourg area, looking for any signs of German intrusion. Lizzies are not fighters, so only leave the Lysander if she's under direct attack by the enemy. After getting her back to safety, you'll return to Merville; this aerodrome puts you closer to the German border than you were at Rouen.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 85 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Merville

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Your turn along the frontline
    "summary_string"=Listen up, gents! The Germans appear to be resting after their conquest of Poland, but the Luftwaffe remains active, flying patrols along & beyond the Eastern border, gathering intelligence and testing French defenses. Today you will return the favor, flying close to their border to see how they react. If you do find the Hun, show Jerry that he cannot fly over France and Belgium with impunity!
    "objective_string"=Following the rapid demise of Poland, this period between October 1939 and April 1940 was marked by relative inactivity. While some sporadic action did occur, these skirmishes were mainly limited to some artillery exchanges and minor aerial battles. This sortie is representative of the type of action that occurred during these months.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, head southeast & patrol an area beginning northeast of Reims, and continue flying east-southeast until you arrive at the end of your patrol sector between Verdun and Metz. This will place you near the German border, so be prepared to encounter German fighters and bombers, likely doing the same patrol work you are about to do. If you encounter the Luftwaffe, you have permission to attack.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 1 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Vassincourt

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Merlin engine test after a refit
    "summary_string"=Get moving, pilot! The maintenance chaps have just done an engine change on one of our Hurricanes & want someone to test it before nightfall. Take off and climb as you fly southwest, then come around toward Cambrai before heading back north to land safely at Lille-Seclin once more. Keep the throttle open, & see just how swiftly she will climb. Make sure she comes back in one piece!
    "objective_string"=Following the rapid demise of Poland, this period between October 1939 and April 1940 was marked by relative inactivity. While some sporadic action did occur, these skirmishes were mainly limited to some artillery exchanges and minor aerial battles. However, this sortie is entirely fictional.
    "intelligence_string"=Right from the start, commence climbing hard once you're airborne. If the engine is running well, you should be able to climb at better than 2,000ft per minute. Your mechanics would like to see how she runs at Angels 18; this is near a height where the Bf-109 and Bf-110 perform best at. Make sure to remain alert for dusk patrols and do not go trophy hunting; we do not want all their hard work to go to waste!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 85 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Lille

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Merry Christmas, everyone!
    "summary_string"=Listen, chap! A Christmas truce has been arranged, but until midnight comes we will have to remain on our guard. Larger than normal German patrols have been intruding into French airspace. In response, both we & the French are mounting larger patrols ourselves.
    "objective_string"=Following the rapid demise of Poland, this period between October 1939 and April 1940 was marked by relative inactivity. While some sporadic action did occur, these skirmishes were mainly limited to some artillery exchanges and minor aerial battles. This sortie is representative of the type of action that occurred during these months.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, continue southeast to meet up with French fighters at Reims. The French Air Force right now is operating three main types; the Bloch 152, Morane-Saulnier Ms-406, & the Curtiss Hawk 75. All types are considerably slower than a Bf-109 or Bf-110, though the P-36 and Ms-406 are maneuverable. Your joined formation should allow you to handle any German aircraft you encounter. Once finished, return to Lille-Seclin. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 87 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Lille

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - A quick start to your morning
    "summary_string"=Scramble! It seems that our dawn patrol will begin earlier this morning. German bombers are bearing down on your base at low level from the northeast. Ground mechanics have finished their maintenance & warmed up the engine, so get airborne and take down the Hun!
    "objective_string"=As the Spring of 1940 neared, the level of German reconnaissance activity above northeastern France increased considerably, although any combat that occurred as a result was still considered light. As a consequence, both the French & Brits increased patrols at dawn and dusk, when their aerodromes and facilities were the most vulnerable to attack.
    "intelligence_string"=Once in the air, reverse your heading to intercept the Germans coming in from the northeast. Because they are attacking at dawn, any raiders will likely be unescorted. Remember; Do-17s lack protection against rear attack from below. Try to stay below their flight path as you chase them and you should be able to bring them down more easily. Once they are destroyed or you exhuast all your ammunition, landing safely completes the mission.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Gladiator Mk II 615 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Vitry-en-Artois

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - High altitude recce intercept
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! A German recce plane is headed this way at high altitude, and you must intercept it before the enemy bomber can escape! The level of German reconnaissance suggests that something is afoot, this very long period of stagnation might be coming to an end. Make sure that the mission today ends with a fiery wreck by taking down this kraut!
    "objective_string"=On 10 May 1940, the uneasy stalemate in the west came to an abrupt end when German forces began their attack on Holland, Belgium, & France. Within three weeks, the Germans had overrun Belgium and Holland, and they successfully cut off the Allied Armies in Northeastern France from the remainder of the force to the southwest by smashing through the Ardennes and driving to the coast.
    "intelligence_string"=The French report that the recce Heinkel is flying at 6,500 meters on a heading of 350 degrees. This means it will overfly Lille & continue into Belgium. You must catch and shoot down the Heinkel before it can reach Belgium & finish its recce sweep. You will need to keep the Merlin engine at full throttle in order to hold the climb rate. Catch this kraut & make sure that he does not escape!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 85 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Lille
    "Rami"

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  13. #213

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    Good afternoon,

    21 May has begun.

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - 54 Squadron over Flanders
    "summary_string"=Listen up, airmen! German recce planes have been seen flying off of Dunkirk and the Belgian coast. 54 & 74 Squadron Spitfires are being dispatched to investigate. If you find the recce planes, shoot them down & prevent 'em from escaping with their intelligence. Our forces in France are in serious trouble, and we must keep our options open if we need to escape!
    "objective_string"=The morning of 21 May saw 11 Group fighters now flying from English bases. This is a semi-historical amalgam of two sorties; Spitfires of 54 & 74 Sqn (possibly) attacked a He-111 flying recce north of Dunkirk, and later a single Spitfire of 54 Sqn ran into a large formation of Ju-88s from I/LG 1 over the Belgian coast. This sortie guesses that Ostend was the target; this is also where the He-111 was attacked again. German losses include two forced landings, and no British losses were recorded.
    "intelligence_string"=Once in the air, you will fly east-southeast toward the French coast, meeting 74 Sqn's Spitfires over Kent. After you reach Dunkirk, you'll patrol from Dunkirk to Ostend, looking for the recce aircraft which were seen in the area. Your task is to locate & destroy the krauts. Once this patrol is complete, return to base. Remember, total flying time above France & Belgium is finite; fuel will be a concern now that we fly from England. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Spitfire_MK1A 54 Sqn Deere
    "airfield_string"=England - Hornchurch
    "Rami"

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  14. #214

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    Good morning,

    More completed work...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - French reconnaissance hunt
    "summary_string"=Good morning, lads! You'll join up with Hurricanes from Hawkinge & fly a fighter sweep over France. Rumor has it that the British & French may attack the Germans near Arras, and we need to sweep for any Luftwaffe planes trying to gather intelligence in the area. Let's support our forces and deny the Germans information that they'll need to blunt our response!
    "objective_string"=This is a semi-factual amalgam of three Hurricane patrols flown by 17, 32, & 151 Sqn on 21 May. The initial patrol found no enemy aircraft, the second located a Hs-126 of 2(H)/31 flying recce north of Amiens at 8,000ft, which was promptly shot down, and the third found another Henschel flying recce near Boulogne; this Hs-126 was also brought down. Somehow, five Hurricane pilots shared credit for the morning reconnaissance plane that was downed near Amiens! No Hurricane losses were recorded.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will form up with Hurricanes from 17 and 151 Sqns and fly a fighter sweep over France beginning at Boulogne, and then continuing to Abbeville and Amiens before turning northeast for Arras. After reaching Arras you will return to England. You're cleared to engage any Luftwaffe fighters, bombers or recce planes which you find. Your flight will take the low position, with other flights taking positions at 1,000ft intervals. Good luck, and happy hunting!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 32 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Ramsgate

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Moonlight across the Meuse
    "summary_string"=Attention, pilots! The Germans continue their use of the Meuse crossings at night to reinforce units in Belgium and northeastern France. Your bombers will attempt to halt their efforts by taking out the bridges at Dinant. If successful, this will slow the enemy effort to resupply & help prevent them from pushing our forces into the sea!
    "objective_string"=The evening of 21 May saw Wellington bombers of 75, 99, and 115 Sqns raid targets along the Upper Meuse, including the crossing at Dinant. This is an amalgam of at least two RAF missions over Dinant, along with another Wellington from 115 Sqn which was lost hitting troop concentrations near Cambrai during the day. At least three of the Wellingtons from these squadrons were lost during the attacks on Dinant.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you will rendezvous with the other Wellingtons and cross the North Sea into Belgium. Coming ashore above Ostend, you will continue to Dinant, where you will strike the bridges over the Meuse to halt further movement and reinforcement for German forces in the area. After your raid is complete, form up and head back over Belgium and the North Sea to England, where you will rest for the night. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
    "airfield_string"=England - Marham
    "Rami"

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  15. #215

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    Good evening,

    Missions are more interesting when you can play with Spitfires...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - "Sailor" Malan leads 74 Sqn
    "summary_string"=Listen up, chaps! Merchant vessels in the Channel have reported being harassed by small formations of German bombers, and some of their misses have been pretty close! Your Spitfires will fly a patrol from Dunirk down to Boulogne, locate these enemy planes, and put an end to the nonsense! Let's show the Germans this is not an open area for attacks!
    "objective_string"=On the evening of 21 May 1940, Squadron Leader A. G. "Sailor" Malan led 74 Sqn on a sweep of the Channel ports. Off of Dunkirk, two Heinkels from II/LG 1 were attacked and claimed as probable as they attempted to attack merchants in the Channel. Later in this patrol, six Ju-88s were encountered & three were claimed as destroyed. It seems that no British fighters were lost on this patrol, and no German escorts were reported.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will cross the North Sea and patrol from Dunkirk along the French coastline to Boulogne, scanning for any German bombers trying to hit merchant vessels in the Channel. Your height for this hop will be Angels 12. A second section of Spitfires will take the lower position at Angels 8. Once your patrol is complete or you exhaust your ammo, you will return to Rochford. Good luck, and happy hunting!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Spitfire_MK1A 54 Sqn Deere
    "airfield_string"=England - Rochford
    "Rami"

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  16. #216

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    Good morning,

    Nice to be back on a bit of a roll...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Boulogne is now threatened
    "summary_string"=Let's get moving! Enemy Panzer columns are moving north on the roads between Montreuil-sur-Mer and Boulogne, & threatening our hold on this vital port. If the BEF is forced to withdraw from French soil within several days, losing the Channel ports could be catastrophic! Find the columns & destroy them, whilst reinforcements are sent to keep the port in our hands!
    "objective_string"=The afternoon of 21 May saw Blenheims of 15 Sqn and possibly others raid armored columns between Boulogne & Montreuil-sur-Mer. During this assault, two Blenheim IVs from 15 Squadron were damaged by intense flak. Hurricanes from Fighter Command provided the escort, but any squadron information is not known. Twenty-four Blenheim IVs took part in the raid. It seems that no German aircraft were encountered during this sortie.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will fly southeast and climb up to Angels 8. Along the way, your escorts will meet you over Kent before you cross the Channel. Over France, you'll strike the column moving north from Montreuil-sur-Mer, while the other formation will attack the column further north near Samer. Make sure you release on these Panzers accurately, and then return to England to refuel & reload; we must try to prevent the enemy from reaching Boulgone. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Blenheim Mk4-1 139 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Fowlmere
    "Rami"

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  17. #217

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    Good morning,

    The last British mission for 21 May...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - 610 Sqn gets trigger-happy
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! Some of the Panzer column south of Boulogne is still intact, and more Blenheims are being sent out to locate & destroy it. You'll escort part of the bomber force striking a rail junction, while Spitfires will escort the remaining bombers. Let's show these German Panzers that they cannot roam the French countryside without paying a high price!
    "objective_string"=This mission is a quasi-historical amalgam of two RAF bomber assaults near Montreuil-sur-Mer just before 1800 hours on 21 May 1940. In confused & chaotic combat, nine Blenheims of 18 and 82 Sqns were shot at by Spitfires of 610 Sqn by accident, with one lost. Simultaneously, a second bomber of 18 Sqn was shot at along the coast returning from raiding columns near Montreuil-sur-Mer, and was forced to land in France. An effort to hit the rail junction near Montreuil-sur-Mer was escorted by Hurricanes of 151 Sqn and Spitfires from 54 Sqn. To simulate friendly-fire attacks, a low chance of intercept by German fighters has been included.
    "intelligence_string"=The bombers are passing over Manston right now, so once you get airborne, turn south and climb as you catch up to them. You will cover the Blenheims hitting a rail junction at Montreuil-sur-Mer, while the Spitfires will cover the Blenheims raiding the Panzer columns a bit north of Montreuil. Once the bombers release, you will escort them back to the Channel before breaking away toward Manston. Be careful what you shoot at; friendly-fire incidents have been more of a problem as these battles get more chaotic. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 32 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Ramsgate
    "Rami"

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  18. #218
    Lucky for us you never seem to rest Rami! Looking forward to this one.

    msfossey

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  20. #220

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    Good evening,

    A couple of Dorniers in tight formation during a bombing run to Beauvais...
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  21. #221
    Hi Rami,

    Nice pic.

    You can see how the Camo fits well.

    Cheers,

    Stuart

  22. #222

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    Good morning,

    One more mission to go, then 21 May will be complete. And the last one is well underway.

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Take control of Boulogne
    "summary_string"=Aufpassen Männer! The BEF is pushing back hard at Arras, & are trying to prevent us from reaching the Channel ports, including the port of Boulogne! If we can reach and capture these ports, it could prevent the British from evacuating France by sea, then we can isolate & destroy them in detail. Let's make sure that we put Boulogne out of commission!
    "objective_string"=On the evening of 21 May about twenty He-111s of III/LG I with an equal number of Zerstorers from II/ZG 76 were intercepted above Calais by a RAF pilot of 229 Sqn. As other Hurricanes jumped in, a running battle developed from Calais to Boulogne, with two Hurricanes downed by II/ZG 76. Despite this, the Germans did lose one 111 from III/LG I. This mission deviates from the historical record a bit by having all RAF pilots attack as an organized force, rather than scattered elements.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll fly west-southwest & climb to 5,000m as you head for the Pas-de-Calais. You will raid the British-held port of Boulogne, which we must capture to trap the Allies on the continent and prevent their escape. Once near the port, you will raid from the sea so that you will already be heading for Germany once you release. and should help prevent you from being harassed by fighters. Once your attack is finished, return to Germany to retire for the evening!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Monchengladbach

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - KG 2 now takes their turn
    "summary_string"=Kameraden, herhören! Our Kampfgeschwader units have been raiding cities and towns north of Paris throughout the day. KG 53 has paid a price for the attacks, so other units are being sent to give them rest. You will attack a major railyard & factories at Beauvais, with help from escort fighters. Let's deny French forces the resources which they need to continue fighting us!
    "objective_string"=On the evening of 21 May, Do-17 bombers of KG 2 were attacked by French Ms-406s from GC III/2 west of Estrees-St-Denis, northwest of Creil. The escort of Bf-110s from V(Z)/LG 1 damaged two of the enemy fighters badly enough they were forced to land. In the same area, a third Ms-406 was also forced to land after being engaged by Zerstorers from III/ZG 26, northwest of Creil. It is assumed that the Dorniers struck the town of Beauvais, but neither this, nor German losses, can be comfirmed.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll fly west-southwest to reach the town of Beauvais. The escorts will rendezvous with you shortly after takeoff. Once you approach Beauvais, the bombers will spread out; your height will be 4,000m, whilst the other flights will stack above and below you. These escorts will remain in front and draw any fighters away from you. Your target is a factory complex just southwest of the large rail yard, other flights will hit the railyard & another factory complex just to the north. After you release, return to Germany and retire for the evening. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dornier Do-17Z2
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Biblis

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - KG 53 in trouble at Creil
    "summary_string"=Kamerad, herhören! The city of Creil has a major aircraft manufacuring plant that is making enemy fighters at a breakneck pace. Your bomber gruppe will attack this French factory & destroy it. Your bombers will have escort protection, so let's show the French that their efforts to force us from the air are too little and too late!
    "objective_string"=This is a semi-historical amalgam of two raids; the primary strike was on the evening of 19 May, when bombers of III/KG 53 struck rail targets at Creil. In the primary raid, one bomber was shot down by Bloch 152s from GC II/1, southeast of Compiegne. The second element is more ill-defined; during the afternoon of 21 May, a Zerstorer of II/ZG I was shot down providing escort for He-111s southwest of Soissons. This mission combined the two events.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll fly west-southwest & climb to 5,000m. The escort fighters should rendezvous with you over Eastern France. When you get close to Creil, your bombers will attack a major aircraft manufacturing plant and railyard in the city. This target is likely to be heavily defended, and with you being so close to Paris, fighter intercepts are likely. Make sure you hit your targets hard, we do not want to lose a lot of aircraft making repeated attacks!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Wiesbaden

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - An unusual twin encounter
    "summary_string"=Kameraden, herhören! Luftwaffe bombers will be hitting rail and industrial targets to the northeast of Paris today, & all available fighter gruppen are being sent to help! You will provide fighter escort for Heinkels of III/KG 53 who will hit a railyard and vehicle depot at Noyon, and a munitions plant at Montdidier. Let's show the French that we just won't allow them to create the materials they need to defeat us!
    "objective_string"=This is a quasi-historical mission. While the actual mission occurred during 19 May, the date has been shifted to 21 May to more closely tie in with other missions within this same general area. The Bf-110 escort is fictional, but intercept by Potez 631s of ECN 1/13 and 4/13 east of Compiegne is real. The bombers of III/KG 53 were attacking rail targets between Noyon & Montdidier. One German bomber caught fire from attacks by Potez 631s, but there is no record of whether it made it back to base or not.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will head south to rendezvous with the bombers over Eastern France. You should reach 4,500m by the time you rendezvous with the bombers, and then form up and escort them to the targets at Noyon & Montdidier. Above the targets, make sure to draw any enemy fighters away from the bombers. Once the bombers clear the targets, bring them back toward Germany before returning to Asch. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Belgium - Asch

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Counterattack near Arras
    "summary_string"=Besatzungen, aufgepasst! Our Panzers have pushed the Brits out of Cambrai, but they're now fighting back at Arras. You will fly a patrol between these two cities, and deny enemy fighters from assisting the attack at Arras! We must help our forces push back this BEF counterattack, otherwise our forces in the area could be vulnerable!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of three engagements flown by Bf-109s over the Arras-Cambrai sector on 21 May. In the morning, 109s of I/JG 3 jumped Bloch 152s from GC II/8, downing two but losing two of their own. Later in the afternoon, two Ms-406 fighters of GC I/6 were damaged and a third shot down by Bf-109s (JG ?) east of Arras. Following this, four Ms-406s from GC III/6 were claimed by I/JG 21 over Cambrai. Two more escaped, but were likely finished by Werner Molders' Gruppe: III/JG 53. This mission combines these three events.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will head for the city of Arras & climb to 4,000m. The patrol sector will be from Arras to Cambrai, where you'll look for & engage British or French fighters. Other German fighters will be in the area, and will assist your efforts if needed. Make sure to identify your targets before shooting, we do not want to lose our own fighters to friendly fire! After you finish the patrol, head to Chievres to refuel and reload. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_BF109ECFS2_Molder s_JG53
    "airfield_string"=Belgium - Chievres

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Patrolling before breakfast
    "summary_string"=Guten Morgen! Your gruppen has been assigned to fly a dawn patrol over France to the north & east of Paris. You'll sweep the area for enemy fighters and engage them, and hopefully knocking them out of the sky so that they won't attack our bombers slated to hit the area today! Let's show the French that we now control the skies!
    "objective_string"=On the morning of 21 May, Bf-110s of III/ZG 26 on a dawn patrol over France, engaged Bloch 152s of GC I/1 & GC II/I between the city of Creil and the village of Chantilly, badly mauling two of the French fighters & forcing them to land. There are no records of any German losses, nor is there any information on the numbers of aircraft involved in this engagement.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will join the other Bf-110s and fly southwest into the patrol zone. You will patrol over the Creil-Chantilly area, & hopefully draw up these French fighters into combat. Your goal is to shoot down as many fighters as you can, and then fly back to Monchengladbach. You'll probably be in action again above this area today, so let's get started on a good note!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Monchengladbach
    "Rami"

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  23. #223

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    Good morning,

    Here are three of the French missions from 21 May...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Heinkel reconnaissance over Lille
    "summary_string"=Mettons-nous en l'air rapidement! A German recce bomber has been spotted between Orchies & Lille, observing our ground forces! You must get to this area quickly and destroy this bomber before she has a chance to escape. The Germans may use this intelligence to attack our frontline at vulnerable points to try and push us into the sea. We must not allow this to happen!
    "objective_string"=Just after noon on 21 May, two Dewoitine 520s of GC II/3 collided during attack on an He-111 north of Douai. The bomber of 1(F)/121, which was shot down, was performing observation of Allied troop movements between Lille and Orchies. The element of Luftwaffe fighters coming to the rescue of the Heinkel isn't historical, and just added to provide an element of action in the mission.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll fly north-northeast & climb to 4,750m. When you reach Orchies, look for this Luftwaffe recce bomber, and try to shoot it down before it nears Lille. If you can't, enemy fighters may reach the bomber and provide protection so it can escape. Once the bomber is destroyed, return to base. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dewoitine D520 Mai 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Dammartin-en-Goele

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Chase down a enemy spy at Senlis
    "summary_string"=Décollage vite, pilotes! Les espions allemands sont dans l'air! You will find this German recce bomber spotted above Senlis & shoot it down before it has an opportunity to return to Germany! We must not allow the Germans to gain any intelligence on this important industrial sector because if they attack it, we may lose crucial resources we need to fight them. Let's deny the Germans any intelligence!
    "objective_string"=At 1100 hours on 21 May, a Bloch 152 of GC II/9 was forced to land after being damaged by return fire from a Dornier Do-17p of 4(F)/11. This recce aircraft, taking photographs between Compiegne & Senlis, was also attacked by French fighters from GC II/1 & ECN 1/13 when it was intercepted again northeast of Creil. As a result of this attack, this German recce plane never made it to Germany and was forced to land in France.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you will fly northeast and climb to 3,500m. You'll reach Senlis initially; sweep from there up to Compiegne, continuing your northeast course. The assignment is to shoot down the recce bomber, but it is likely that German fighters will try to protect her. Other fighters may assist your efforts, but it is your flight that has the primary task. Once the bomber is destroyed, clean up any combat with German fighters, complete the patrol by reaching Compiegne, and return to Guyancourt. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Bloch MB.152
    "airfield_string"=France - Guyancourt

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Prevent the German push on Paris
    "summary_string"=Besatzungen, aufgepasst! Luftwaffe bombers have been striking targets north of Paris for two days, and their fighters have taken a heavy toll on ours in the process. You will respond today by leading an aggressive patrol over the area and showing the Germans we won't cower on the ground. Make sure they hear the message by taking them down. Bonne chance!
    "objective_string"=This is a semi-historical amalgam of two sorties by Ms-406 fighters of GC 5/1 & GC III/7 on 21 May. During the morning sortie, two Ms-406s of GC 5/1 were shot down by Bf-109s northeast of Creil. In the afternoon sortie, five Ms-406s from GC III/7 were shot down by Messerschmitt 109s of I/JG 2, III/JG 2, II/JG 53, and III/JG 53. One Bf-109s of Stab II/JG 53 returned damaged, but no other German losses were recorded.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll fly north-northeast to reach the village of Montdidier, then patrol from there southeast to Compiegne. Other flights of Moranes will be with you. During your patrol, look for and then engage any Luftwaffe fighters that enter the area, and try to take down as many of them as you can. Once completed, return to Velizy-Villacoublay to refuel and reload.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Velizy-Villacoublay
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    Good morning,

    Here is the last mission for 21 May, 1940...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - 520 reasons to decimate Dorniers
    "summary_string"=Décollez maintenant, les bombardiers allemands se dirigent de cette façon! German bombers might be attacking the areas south & east of Compiegne and Creil. We have numerous factories turning out war matériel in this area, & we cannot afford for them to be destroyed! Find the German bombers and try to prevent the raid!
    "objective_string"=Late in the afternoon on 21 May, a Dewoitine 520 of GC II/3 was shot down by Bf-110s from II/ZG I, likely part of an escort for Dorniers from KG 3. One of these Dornier bombers was damaged by the French squadron southwest of Compiegne, shortly after the first Dewoitine was lost. No other losses on either side were recorded. This fictonal attack is streamlined somewhat by having the Zerstorers with the Dorniers at the point of intercept.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will climb up to 3,500m, while the second flight of fighters will climb to 1,000m above you. You will try and intercept the bombers before they reach the towns south & east of Creil and Compiegne. Before rolling in for an attack, be sure that you look for escort fighters. Attack the enemy until you exhaust all your ammunition, then break off and return to Dammartin-en-Goele. Rest well, tomorrow will likely be another busy day of combat. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dewoitine D520 Mai 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Dammartin-en-Goele
    "Rami"

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    Good morning,

    Here is the grocery list for 22 May...

    British

    Mission one (British bomber) - 15, (Wyton) 103, 142 (Gaye)

    0530 Battle (103) crash-landed damaged by ground-fire during attack on enemy armour between Amiens and Bernaville.

    Battle of 142 force-landed outside Paris in bad weather following attack on enemy tanks between Amiens and Abbeville.

    2250 Battle (142) lost bearings and force-landed south of Paris during sortie to attack targets near Florenville.

    1900 Blenheim IV (15) returned damaged by AA fire during attack on columns south of Boulogne.

    Mission two (British fighter) 605 - (Hawkinge) I/JG 3 - (Cambrai-Niergnies)

    1210 N of Arras Hurricanes of 605 Sqn attack He-111s (III/KG 27) and their escort of Bf-109s (2/JG 3). Four Hurricanes lost, but three bombers shot down.

    1215 Four Hurricanes (605) shot down by 2/JG 3 109s during attack on He-111s (III/KG 27) N of Arras and W of Douai. Three bombers shot down. (RAF: 11 Group)

    Mission three (British fighter) 54, 65 - (Hornchurch) III/LG 1 - (Monchengladbach)

    1400 Ju-88s of 8/LG 1 encountered by 54 and 65 Sqn Spitfires during an attack on shipping, including the tanker Clary, west of Boulogne. Two bombers shot down and another damaged.

    Ju-88a-1 of 8/LG 1 shot down by 54 during attack on shipping west of Boulogne.

    Ju-88a-1 (8/LG 1) attacked and seriously damaged by Spitfires of 65 during an attack on the tanker Cleary west of Boulogne. A/c force-landed near Montreuil.

    Ju-88a-1 of 9/LG 1 badly damaged in attack by Spits west of Boulogne. (RAF: 11 Group)

    Mission four (British bomber) 15, 57, (Wyton) 107 (Wattisham)

    1700 One Blenheim IV shot down and four returned damaged by ground-fire during attacks on enemy transport Hesdin-St. Pol.

    1800 Blenheim IV (107) hit by AA during attack on enemy transport south of Samer. Ditched seven miles from English coast.

    1900 Blenheim IV (15) returned damaged by AA fire during attack on columns south of Boulogne.

    Unknown Blenheim IV of 57 crashed alongside Cambrai road at Harcourt, south of Arras.

    Mission five (Stuka) 145, (Hawkinge) III/StG 2, (Vassincourt) I/JG 51 (Laon)

    1910 145 Sqn engage Ju-87s (9/StG 2) and 109s (2/JG 51) southwest of Hazebrouck.

    1910 Bf-109e of 2/JG 51 shot down in combat with 145 over Aire, west of Hazebrouck. (RAF: 11 Group)

    1925 Ju-87B (9/StG 2) shot down by 145 southwest of Arques. (RAF: 11 Group)

    Mission six (Stuka) 151, (Ramsgate) StG 77, (Brustem)

    1930 151 Sqn attack Ju-87s (4/StG 77) during bombing of roads east of St. Omer. Four dive-bombers shot down.

    1930 Four Ju-87b-1s of 4/StG 77 shot down by 151 during attack on roads east of St. Omer. (RAF: 11 Group)

    Mission seven (German fighter) 32, (Ramsgate) I/JG 1 (Laon) I/JG 27 (Laon)

    2000 Near St. Omer, 32 Sqn Hurricanes, patrolling Arras-Merville, get into a scrap with 109s of 3/JG 1. Two 109s downed for the loss of one Hurricane.

    2000 Hurricane of 32 shot down in combat with 109s near Arras. (RAF: 11 Group)

    Unknown Two Bf-109e-3s of 3/JG 1, shot down by Hurricanes near Arras.

    Bf-109e-1 of I/JG 27 shot down by Hurricanes near Arras.

    Mission eight (British bomber) [Ramsgate]

    2010 One Lysander shot down and another damaged (2) by ground-fire during bombing attack on roads between Etaples and Boulogne.

    A third was destroyed when unreleased bombs detached and exploded on return to Bekesbourne. 11 Lysanders were involved in this clearly desperate mission.

    Mission nine (British bomber) [Gaye]

    26 AASF bombers (Blenheims, Battles) sent against Meuse crossings at Fumay and Chateau-Regnault. Nine returned without locating targets.

    French

    Mission ten (French bomber) GB II/19, (Evereux) GBA I/51 and GBA II/51, (Velizy-Villacoublay) I/JG 3, (Cambrai-Niergnies) II/JG 3 (Cambrai-Niergnies)

    1140 Two Potez 633 (GBA II/51) shot down by 109s of JG 3 during low-level attack on armour between Cambrai and St. Quentin.

    1152 Breguet 693 of GBA I/51 damaged by flak and then engaged by 109s (II/JG 3) during attack on enemy armour between Cambrai and St. Quentin.

    PM Two Douglas DB-7 (GB II/19) shot down by flak during attack on motorised columns between Cambrai and St. Quentin.

    Mission eleven (French bomber) GB I/63, (Evereux)

    1215 Two Martin 167Fs (GB I/63) damaged by flak during attack on motorised columns between Cambrai and Le Cateau.

    Mission eleven (French fighter) GC II/3, (Dammartin-en-Goele) I/Tr.Gr.186 (Juvaincourt) I/ZG 1 (Monchengladbach)

    1715 Two D-520s (GC II/3) damaged, and one shot down by 110s, following combat with Ju-87s of I/Tr.Gr.186 between Bapaume and Cambrai.

    Bf-110c of 1/ZG 1 shot down by fighters east of Lille.

    Two Stukas shot down and one damaged.
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