Torch PBEM: Allied Mar II 43 Turn
Here Comes the Rain Again
There’s no counting on the weather. February is clear as a bell and it rains every day in March. During their initial phase the Allies complete an airbase at 25:3010 and begin two more while 2x Spit5, a B-24C and a British 5-3-8 Art X are replaced. The 11-9-6 Mxd XX and three Brit Infantry Bdes arrive at Alger but a US Hvy AA Rgt headed for Tunis is sunk. Allied crew chiefs repair 6 of 7 air units.
The weather makes hash of the offensive plans Allied leaders so badly wanted to execute. Instead of assaulting Bizerte the Allies settle for an all-out air offensive. Al components of US 2nd Armored XX (the most potent Allied unit) are now nearing Bizerte.
– Cagliari Naval Harassment raid nets 1hit and 1 VP
– Four Axis fighters attempted to bypass the escorts and stop the Allies from bombing air unit at 25:3001. Air-to-air combat results in two KIA Italian fighters for one aborted US bomber. Allied bombs fall wide yet again.
– A second air unit bombing mission against Pantelleria saw both Axis interceptors again try to bypassed. The Me210A gets shot down in its first appearance while the FW-190G kills a B-25C. A hit makes the Stuka Inop.
Situation in the north.
Everyone is waiting for Tunisia’s weather to clear and the artillery barrage which will signal the coming assault on Bizerte.