From: San Diego (Lives in Indianapolis)
I'm the Allies, full campaign, 12/25/41 turn....16 British Hurricane fighters show up at Cape Town. Two questions. 1) Suggestions on where to put them? 2) How do I get them transported anywhere? I've experimented with different HQ assignments but can't get them to load on any ship?
You need to create a "Air Transport" Task Force. These can be composed of xAKs, xAKLs, AKs, and AKVs. Don't worry about the AKVs because you won't have any early war (the advantage of using AKVs is they transport the air frames assembled and they're ready to use as soon as they unload. )
Then, you need to be sure your Air Transport TF is docked. The Task Force cannot load heavy equipment or aircraft it isn't next to the pier and harbor services (like cargo cranes.)
Next just click on "load troops" and you should be able to load the air group (some people might tell you that you need to stand down the air group first, you don't).
When they get where ever they are going, it will take them a few days after they've unloaded to "repair" the aircraft, which is really an abstraction meant to indicate de-crating the planes, putting stuff back together, etc.
As to where to put them, well that's easy... where you need them! I'm not really experienced enough to give you any other placement advice. :D
Playing at war is a far better vocation than making people fight in them.