being able to drag those green escort-timing paths along the bombing route is essential for effective mission planning. For long range missions have a fighter group cover the outbound route, and another cover the return route.
OH! Another excellent tip I will add to my book and claim to have to me in my sleep hehehehe...
The glorious tips of the community DID manage to improve a big deal my escorting efforts, although I did find out after studying and AI planed bombing run, that the real problem I was having was that I was planning my bombing runs at 7500 feet...In my last bombing run at that altitude over ploetsi it was so much a shooting gallery(I think the bombers were like 15 to 30 minutes over the refineries, in the same ex taking AA) that I had to endure 30 minutes of agonizing snail speed bomber return to base in which each second, and I mean each second, one of my damaged bombers crashed. It soon ceased to be painful and went into the uncharted realms of ridicule!
The Rules of War? I'll give you a lesson, sir, about the Rules of War...