09-JUN-1942 Come on Charlie!
On the morning of June 9, 1942, 11 B-26 Marauders bombed the Japanese airfield at Lae. The formation was attacked by Zeros of the Tainan Air Group and badly shot up before they could rendezvous with their outbound fighter escorts. The escorts from the 39th Fighter Squadron (call sign Charlie) came upon the Zeroes as they were completing their attacks on the Marauders and enjoyed the advantage of altitude for a change. Jack Jones was the first to spot the Japanese and led his element of P-400s into the attack.
Scenario by Brian Cantwell