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kalaluth
03-14-2008, 02:03 PM
The campaign "The Mouchotte Diaries 1940-1943" is finished.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/mouchotte.jpg

Just as Sky-Fighters, it follows the book step by step:

The introduction shows the espace fly from Oran. The campagn begins by a training period in OTU.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Introduction.jpg

From Mission 9, we are dropped "in a squadron, in the Royal Air Force."
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-02.jpg

In mission 12 we are sent "At Northolt, in the Churchill Squadron". We have to stop bombers over London.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-03a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-03b.jpg

Mission 28, "Kenley Aerodrome".
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-04.jpg

Mission 40, "Valley, in Wales."
We are sent in Group 13 for a rest period.
Very relative rstf, naval convoys must be escorted, often by very bad weather.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-05.jpg

Mission 43, "Charles Guerin's death."
There are few enemy planes in the air, but missions were not always very quiet!
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-06.jpg

Mission 51, "Flight Commander"
Lieutenant mouchotte led a Flight in the RAF even before his first claim.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-07.jpg

Mission 53, "The first German plane."
He got his first victory on August 26th, 1941. A Ju-88.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-08.jpg

Mission 54, "Manston aerodrome: attacking German shipping."
From escorter, we are becoming attackers...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-09a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-09b.jpg

Mission 66, "The Cross of Lorraine in the air."
Mouchotte is transfered to Nb. 340 Sq. "Ile de France".
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-10.jpg

Mission 69, "Sweeps over France."
The squadron was sent in first lines. Uneasy negociations with FW-190, flying a Spitfire Vb
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-11a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-11b.jpg

Mission 83, "Dieppe."
Operation Jubilée. Skins by Garozelis, of course...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-12a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-12b.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-12c.jpg

Mission 84, "Aircraft Carriers."
Capitaine Mouchotte led the unit who made the first deck-landing tests in Spitfire.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-13.jpg

Mission 92, " 'Alsace' in action."
Formation of Sq.341. Where Sergent Pierre Clostermann can be seen too.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-14.jpg

Mission 98, "The last mission."
On August 27th, 1943, at 7 p.m., Commandant Mouchotte was missing... Probably shot down by Leutnant Radener, Kapitän of 6./JG 26...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Epilogue.jpg

If Fate allows me only a brief fighter career, I shall thank Heaven for having been able to give my life for the liberation of France."
Sq. Leader René Mouchotte.


Download link here (http://www.simulation-france-magazine.com/download.php?op=mydown&did=1315)

kalaluth
03-14-2008, 02:03 PM
The campaign "The Mouchotte Diaries 1940-1943" is finished.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/mouchotte.jpg

Just as Sky-Fighters, it follows the book step by step:

The introduction shows the espace fly from Oran. The campagn begins by a training period in OTU.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Introduction.jpg

From Mission 9, we are dropped "in a squadron, in the Royal Air Force."
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-02.jpg

In mission 12 we are sent "At Northolt, in the Churchill Squadron". We have to stop bombers over London.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-03a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-03b.jpg

Mission 28, "Kenley Aerodrome".
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-04.jpg

Mission 40, "Valley, in Wales."
We are sent in Group 13 for a rest period.
Very relative rstf, naval convoys must be escorted, often by very bad weather.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-05.jpg

Mission 43, "Charles Guerin's death."
There are few enemy planes in the air, but missions were not always very quiet!
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-06.jpg

Mission 51, "Flight Commander"
Lieutenant mouchotte led a Flight in the RAF even before his first claim.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-07.jpg

Mission 53, "The first German plane."
He got his first victory on August 26th, 1941. A Ju-88.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-08.jpg

Mission 54, "Manston aerodrome: attacking German shipping."
From escorter, we are becoming attackers...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-09a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-09b.jpg

Mission 66, "The Cross of Lorraine in the air."
Mouchotte is transfered to Nb. 340 Sq. "Ile de France".
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-10.jpg

Mission 69, "Sweeps over France."
The squadron was sent in first lines. Uneasy negociations with FW-190, flying a Spitfire Vb
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-11a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-11b.jpg

Mission 83, "Dieppe."
Operation Jubilée. Skins by Garozelis, of course...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-12a.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-12b.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-12c.jpg

Mission 84, "Aircraft Carriers."
Capitaine Mouchotte led the unit who made the first deck-landing tests in Spitfire.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-13.jpg

Mission 92, " 'Alsace' in action."
Formation of Sq.341. Where Sergent Pierre Clostermann can be seen too.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Ch-14.jpg

Mission 98, "The last mission."
On August 27th, 1943, at 7 p.m., Commandant Mouchotte was missing... Probably shot down by Leutnant Radener, Kapitän of 6./JG 26...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/kalaluth/Mouchotte/Epilogue.jpg

If Fate allows me only a brief fighter career, I shall thank Heaven for having been able to give my life for the liberation of France."
Sq. Leader René Mouchotte.


Download link here (http://www.simulation-france-magazine.com/download.php?op=mydown&did=1315)

DKoor
03-14-2008, 02:35 PM
I liked watching your screenshots.... bet campaign is good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Billy_BigBoy
03-14-2008, 02:44 PM
Thanks!

At the moment I am reading The Big Show by Pierre Closterman. Yesterday night I read the chapter in which René Mouchotte was missed in action.

Only until after the war it became clear what must have happend on August 27th, 1943 when Pierre was informed on a grave in France.

As far as I can see from the screenies it tells the story of his carreer. That will be interesting.

Haigotron
03-14-2008, 03:52 PM
very interesting pilot, and interesting campaign. Im a big fan of "Le Grand Cirque" but I've never read Mouchotte's book, seems like its worth it!!

i have to also try that campaign one day

kalaluth
03-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Thank you all! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

"The Big Show" and "The Mouchotte Diaries" are very interresting books. The authors are quite different: Mouchotte was more a leader, Clostermann more an ace, both ended they career in the RAF as Sq. Leaders, with sometimes, function of Wing-Co.

Clostermann was the favourite wingmann of Mouchotte, even if his behaviour on August 27th, diving to a FW-190 instead of staying protecting his leader was discussed... Do not forget that the balance of forces that day was 200 FW vs 24 Spits!

The Big Show campaign exists for IL-2 Sturmovik 1946, made by DFLion: DL link on Mission4Today here. (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&get=1955&mirror=2700)

rnzoli
03-15-2008, 12:20 PM
Excellent screenshots, if I ever take on an offline campaing, I bet this or the Big Show will be the one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

IIRC: Clostermann writes in his book that the last R/T from his leader was: "I am alone." After many years finding his body, it remained a mistery, why Mouchotte's body was washed on the shore so far away from the combat area. Clostermann speculated that he may have been physically exhaused ("lungs burt out with oxigen needed at high altitudes"), got disoriented and got lost. The wreckage of his aircraft wasn't found.

Clostermann was devastated about his loss - he was a great leader and great motivator to the people in his unit.