18-SEP-1944 Cauldron over Maastricht
In reaction to the Allied airborne landings at Nijmegen and Arnhem, the Luftwaffe mounted a maximum effort and managed to briefly seize numerical superiority over the battle area. A swirling furball beneath heavy cloud cover developed between the Luftwaffe and the Allied escorts as the Germans attempted to break through to the transports. This is the scene that greeted the Mustang pilots of the 357th Fighter Group when they arrived to reinforce the Allied escort.
Scenario by Brian Cantwell