USN Mission 6
AIRCRAFT : P-40
December 7, 1941
AIRFIELD: Haleiwa Field
MISSION TYPE: Escort
MISSION SUMMARY: (This is afictional mission, but based on information available to the military command at Pearl).
The War Department is relying on the nation's B-17s to project power throughout the Pacific, but Hawaii has been light on the aircraft due to the needs of the Philippines. A flight of B-17s is due in at 0830. Radar reports the aircraft coming in now! Go escort them in.
First time out I dutifully flew to the waypoint - no B-17's !!!!!!! I hit X to skip to the next waypoint and was back at base with the option to land.
OK - try again - this time I slipped to the first waypoint and sure enough the bombers showed up. So did the Japanese interceptors and although I tried the mission several times I couldn't
- A - defend the bombers
- B - survive