RangerJoe -> RE: A decent fighter squadron (2/22/2021 2:53:01 PM)
That is what happens when you shoot down many Zekes, Oscars, Nates, Bettys, Nells, Sonia, and Sallys who try to crash a party. As you can see, there were relatively few losses and more of them early on. But most of them will get pulled out soon.
Heck, my Wildcats on escort in the area tend to shoot down the fighters on CAP!
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near San Fernando at 80,74
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
Ki-27b Nate x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
F4F-4 Wildcat x 12
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
No Allied losses
CMc Ma 3, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
Do you know what happens when you hit one of those ships with a thousand pound bomb? The other bombers have no target!