|1942, July 7th - Fleet Defense off Guadalcanal|
|Date||1942, July 7th|
|Overview||Our Guadalcanal invasion fleet will soon come under attack by a force of "Betty" bombers from Rabaul. You will take off from Enterprisem proceed NNW to rendezvous with a flight of SBDs and splash the enemy aircraft before they can do serious damage to our carriers.|
|Background||The sooner we take back the Solomons, the sooner we'll be able to take the initiative and start the long push to Japan.|
|Player a/c||Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat|
|Intel||Preliminary reports indicate that the bombers have fighter escorts, but the total number of aircraft is unknown|
|MiGMan's Combat Diary||
These are Japan's Ace gunners. They are top of their class obviously!
I had my engine shot out about 6 times. Yes, not in the one flight obviously, that was in 6 attempts.
Not to mention losing wingtips and catching on fire.
Turn labels on and be very careful around anybody named "Yamada".
This is a scramble type mission - the attackers are only a few minutes out - so try and keep on their tail - it they get away from you you might not have a ship to land on later...
A tough mission. Finally I managed to down 3 or 4 (maybe it was only 2), of the Torpedo Bombers without getting totally shot up. I nursed a crippled plane back to the carrier but the Enterprise was sailing evasively, as you do when under attack.
I bailed out next to the ship but apparently this just wsn't good enough as they wanted to send me home with a "poor perfomance" rating!
|Gun camera footage|
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