It all happened in the target zone. The weather was good and the first wave attacked. We faced two 190A-8s, but both were driven off by our little friends, if I remember correctly.
Then there was flak...
It was Heavy, no radar, moderate and accurate. My ship was only superficially damaged in the pilot compartment and left wing, but our flight leader was seriously damaged. He had to leave. We were on the bomb run! Since we did not have a lead now, we had to go around so that the deputy lead could take over as flight lead.
Flak missed, but there was another wave coming in. This time there were two 109G-6s. One came in from 12 low. He was an ace. Our defensive fire was ineffective and pilot riddled our plane with bullets and he also hit with his 30mm cannon in the cock-pit. co-pilot Acheson was wounded, he will recover though. His control column was hit and destroyed. The right engine fire extinguisher was also destroyed. This pilot was driven off by the fighter cover before he could attack again.
By now lead and the low flight had bombed. Lead had superior results and low hit the bridge but with an excellent result it was not destroyed yet.
Fighters attacked again, but did not get through our tight flight. Flak hit #5 in my flight and he had to leave the formation. We were now four ships in the high fligt. Our deputy lead found the aim point and we also hit the bridge, but with two gone we only damaged it and thanks to our tight flight we had a good result, 75%. Our bomb load was 6x 600 and the IP was 5.
As we left the target we could see that the bridge began to cruble. Box one had hit it earlier with a superior result! Our bow was waiting for us and we formed up with them again. On route back to England our deputy also left the formation.
We encountered no fighters and landed at another base due to bad weather over our own station, with 5 fuel boxes left. Extra fuel was used because of our bad formation flying from assembly.
Play-test comment: Must change the Go Around rule again... After the AP check: MT-1, Flak, then fighters; ie a regular turn. Then you will be back for the bomb run again: MT-1, fighters, flak, AP check, BR. This should work better. That is how I did it on this mission.