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WGS MAAS01 - Attack on the Maastricht Bridges

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Uploaded by Carl_Brisgamer - 05-23-2016
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On 10 May 1940 the German Army launched Fall Gelb, the invasion of France and the Low Countries. On the first day of the offensive Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger captured the bridges of Veldwezelt and Vroenhoven spanning the Albert Canal at Maastricht. With German forces threatening to break through in Belgium the Allied High Command ordered the destruction of the Maastricht bridges. 12 Squadron RAF of the Advanced Air Striking Force (AASF) equipped with Fairey Battle bombers was assigned the task, with every man in the squadron volunteering for the mission. Six crews took off from the grass strip at Amifontaine at 0818hrs 12 May 1940, with one aircraft turning back suffering engine trouble. Escorted by Hurricanes from 1 Sqn RAF and two other BEF Air Element squadrons the remaining five Battles approached their targets, three attacking the Veldwezelt Bridge and the other two the Vroenhoven Bridge.

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Blackronin
05-24-2016 at 00:43
Amazing scenario Carl!
Thanks!
Carl_Brisgamer
05-24-2016 at 16:32
Scenario version 1.2 uploaded (specifies Fairey Battles start the scenario with a full load (WGS RAP p.40)).