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Battle of the Bodenplatte -weird behaviour by friendly bombers

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Hi.

Flew a cover mission for B-25 bombers in career mode as in spit mk 9. The mission was to bomb Grevenboich at 29.09.1944. As we arrive to the target the bombers open their bomb hatches but do not try to drop the bombs. They just fly on and ended most likely in Germany? I returned to the Dutch side and got a not completed mission. I did protect my bomber and got 3 FW in the process. Perhaps I should have shot down the bombers for defection 😁.

 

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        It is a little known fact that just was unclassified within the year, That on the night of 28.09.1944. The pilots of a B-25 Sqd held a secret meeting in a hanger somewhere in liberated west Europe. All pilots of the sqd voted to try to end the war early by a low level attack on Hitler himself. Knowing that HQ would not approve this suicide mission a secret plan was hatched. On 29.09.1944 the authorized target was Grevenboich but it was decided to fly to the target and then continue to BERLIN! Fighting through heavy flak and massed formations of Bf109s, FW190s, Me110s, and anything else the LW could find to throw at them four B-25s made it to Berlin. The rest of the sqd lay scattered across western Germany. The bombs where dropped on target as a swam of Me262s, at least 25 by all accounts shot down the last of the bombers. Sadly that morning Hitler had woke up with a headache and had refused to  come out and play. Although heavy damage was reported to the café and bakery where he was scheduled to have breakfast. 

       All records of this mission were sealed and filed deep within bldg. 13 inside of area 51. 😉

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I am having a very similar issue that is breaking all of my bomber escort missions. I just made a post about it as well since it has happened to me with every single Bodenplatte escort mission, and my wing runs out of fuel and all crash before they make it back to base with how far out/randomly the bombers fly around. 

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