From: US Midwest
Hubert, my comments were based upon an experience I had in a World at War game about a week ago. I was invading San Francisco with the Japanese. When my amphibious assault craft pulled adjacent to the city hex, it remained un-illuminated and I could not unload into it. The only way I could reveal fog of war on the hex was to attack it with carrier aircraft, and when I did that, I found the hex was empty! Only when the fog of war was lifted could I attack the hex with the amphib, it would not even allow me to unload into an empty hex!
Maybe this is unique to World at War, or maybe it was just a glitch of some kind, but that is what led me to make the comment. I will try hot-seating a couple invasions to test this when I get they time.
Lock up your wife and children now,
It's time to wield the blade..