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JRJacobs
05-20-2005, 06:10 AM
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"D-Day TOO" (D-Day Targets of Opportunity)
Three historical missions of D-Day,
1) P-38 CAP of the beaches,
2) P-47's stopping 22nd SS Panzer and Panzer Lehr Divisions trains South of Caen
3) A-20 attacking the Rail marshalling yards at Le Havre

1944 June 6 D-DAY - on a foggy overcast day the Allies land at Normandy. Field Marshal Rommel was of the firm belief that the only way to defeat an invasion was to counterattack the beaches as early as possible with armour.

Two hours before the seaborne landings began, Field Marshal von Rundstedt ordered the two reserve panzer divisions available for counterattack in Normandy, the 12th SS Panzer and Panzer Lehr, to move immediately toward Caen. He did so on the basis of an intuitive judgment that the airborne landings were on such a large scale that they could not be a mere deception maneuver and would have to be reinforced from the sea. The only place such landings could come in lower Normandy were on the Calvados and Cotentin coasts. He wanted armor there to meet the attack.

von Rundstedt's reasoning was sound, his action decisive, his orders clear.

But the panzer divisions were not under his command. They were in OKW reserve. To save precious time, von Rundstedt first ordered them to move out, then requested OKW approval. OKW did not approve. At 0730 Jodi informed von Rundstedt that the two divisions could not be committed until Hitler gave the order, and Hitler was still sleeping. von Rundstedt had to countermand the move-out order. Hitler slept until noon

Hitler's mistrust of his generals and the generals' mistrust of Hitler greatly assisted the Allies. So were Hitler's sleeping habits, as well as his Wolkenkuckucksheim ideas.

The two panzer divisions spent the morning waiting. There was a heavy overcast; they could have moved out free from serious interference from Allied aircraft. It was 1600 when Hitler at last gave his approval. By then the clouds had broken up and Allied fighters and bombers ranged the skies over Normandy, smashing anything that moved.


MISSION DATE: TUESDAY, 6 JUNE 1944
GAME REQUIREMENT: IL2-FB-PF 3.04m
GAME TYPE: CO-OP up to 12 players
MISSION TYPE: Air Intercept
FLYABLE PLANES: P38L, P-47D-27,A-20, Fw-190A8
FLIGHT TO TARGET TIME: 10 minutes
MISSION INFORMATION: This mission by JR "Big Daddy" Jacobs
Tested by -HH-Beebop and Falcon310

JRJacobs
05-20-2005, 06:10 AM
Available at http://www.airwarfare.com and www.CombatAce.com (http://www.CombatAce.com)
Feedback requested


"D-Day TOO" (D-Day Targets of Opportunity)
Three historical missions of D-Day,
1) P-38 CAP of the beaches,
2) P-47's stopping 22nd SS Panzer and Panzer Lehr Divisions trains South of Caen
3) A-20 attacking the Rail marshalling yards at Le Havre

1944 June 6 D-DAY - on a foggy overcast day the Allies land at Normandy. Field Marshal Rommel was of the firm belief that the only way to defeat an invasion was to counterattack the beaches as early as possible with armour.

Two hours before the seaborne landings began, Field Marshal von Rundstedt ordered the two reserve panzer divisions available for counterattack in Normandy, the 12th SS Panzer and Panzer Lehr, to move immediately toward Caen. He did so on the basis of an intuitive judgment that the airborne landings were on such a large scale that they could not be a mere deception maneuver and would have to be reinforced from the sea. The only place such landings could come in lower Normandy were on the Calvados and Cotentin coasts. He wanted armor there to meet the attack.

von Rundstedt's reasoning was sound, his action decisive, his orders clear.

But the panzer divisions were not under his command. They were in OKW reserve. To save precious time, von Rundstedt first ordered them to move out, then requested OKW approval. OKW did not approve. At 0730 Jodi informed von Rundstedt that the two divisions could not be committed until Hitler gave the order, and Hitler was still sleeping. von Rundstedt had to countermand the move-out order. Hitler slept until noon

Hitler's mistrust of his generals and the generals' mistrust of Hitler greatly assisted the Allies. So were Hitler's sleeping habits, as well as his Wolkenkuckucksheim ideas.

The two panzer divisions spent the morning waiting. There was a heavy overcast; they could have moved out free from serious interference from Allied aircraft. It was 1600 when Hitler at last gave his approval. By then the clouds had broken up and Allied fighters and bombers ranged the skies over Normandy, smashing anything that moved.


MISSION DATE: TUESDAY, 6 JUNE 1944
GAME REQUIREMENT: IL2-FB-PF 3.04m
GAME TYPE: CO-OP up to 12 players
MISSION TYPE: Air Intercept
FLYABLE PLANES: P38L, P-47D-27,A-20, Fw-190A8
FLIGHT TO TARGET TIME: 10 minutes
MISSION INFORMATION: This mission by JR "Big Daddy" Jacobs
Tested by -HH-Beebop and Falcon310

jugent
05-20-2005, 12:13 PM
If it is non-historical its ok.
The only armoured troop that went towards the beaches on the D-Day was the re-birth 21 pz-div. It was a mish-mash of equipment and couldnt count as a regular Panzer-Div. The original 21:st div was nihilated in Tunis, but some officers was flown out and was ordered to the reborn 21:st.
Its reconbatalion reached the coast but was taken back to the division.
Most of the men defending the beaches was non-german as polish conscripts, tartars, vlassovrussians. One company got their men from italian submarines.These lowstandard companies equipment was conquered from other armies, like polish rifles, french mashine-guns and dutch cannons.
It was hard to find pure-german targets.

JRJacobs
05-20-2005, 01:53 PM
Honestly - it's as historical as i can make it within the limits of the game. the trains and armour are not headed towards the beaches but towards caen. IF you blow the bridges you will keep the tanks and trains across the river - if you FAIL to blow the bridges then some cross.
all three units (22nd SS Panzer, Panzer Lehr (demonstaration), and 346th Infantry Division) in the three missions are actual units sent ON june 6th AFTER 1600 to the beaches. the fact that none made it is a credit to allied air interdiction, not lack of axis intent. in other words m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif if you don't do your historical part to stop the panzers, they won't do thier historical part, and never make it

WTE_Ibis
05-21-2005, 03:47 AM
Sorry but I can't find it at either site?
Could you be more specific m8,thanks.
Ibis.

JRJacobs
05-21-2005, 07:48 AM
CombatAce
http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?download=1268

Airwarfare
http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_coopmissions.htm#001

-HH- Beebop
05-21-2005, 12:02 PM
Another set of great missions JR. This time there's something for everyone, Groundpounding in bombers and fighter bombers and good old air-to-air combat.
The scenery is excellent, probably one of the best D-Day landings ever made that doesn't turn (most) machines into slideshow projectors.
A must download!

JRJacobs
05-21-2005, 04:02 PM
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bolillo_loco
05-23-2005, 09:23 PM
my questions are...........

#1 who will be the 5,000 allied pilots flying cap

#2 who will be the 2 Fw-190 guys?

JRJacobs
05-23-2005, 09:55 PM
good question http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
wellll. since we know two did make it over the beaches then we must assume that 10,000 eyes missed seeing them in real life and can then have fun with our virtual eyes and see if we can do better, eh?