In the war-torn skies of August 1944, history bore witness to a clash of titans as the skies over France became a battleground of epic proportions. Operation Shockwave, a daring gambit by the aviators of the US Eighth Air Force, was poised to strike a crippling blow to a crucial German command center in the heart of Aire-sur-la-Lys. Little did they know, they were about to be plunged into a maelstrom of fire and fury. The unexpected might of the German Luftwaffe left American aircraft crews in the throes of a harrowing ordeal, their ranks decimated by the relentless onslaught. As the sun dipped below the horizon, further B-17 raids were called off, and the thunder of war shifted its cadence. Fighter-bombers embarked on a relentless campaign to shatter the very foundations of the Luftwaffe, seeking to paralyze airfields and choke the enemy's supplies in a desperate bid for supremacy.

As the month of September tightens its grip, London is teetering on the precipice of terror. V-1 flying bombs, emerging from the shadows, rain destruction upon the ancient streets of London. From the depths of Northern France, the German war machine orchestrates a symphony of annihilation with a relentless deluge of V-1s that terrorize British cities. In the harried centers of Allied high command, the die is cast - Operation Backlash, a perilous gambit to eradicate the V-1 menace, has taken shape. The beleaguered remnants of the Luftwaffe, now battered and bleeding but staying on their feet, face a daunting task that defies all odds: thwarting the relentless tide of Allied might, for their survival now depends on it. Amidst the overwhelming Allied air fleets and the acrid scent of burning skies, their only hope now lies in exacting a fearsome toll upon their adversaries. In the crucible of battle, where destiny will be forged in the fires of conflict, the stage is set for a cataclysmic showdown between valor and desperation.

Operation Backlash will be an aircraft-only event taking place on the English Channel map, run by the 244TH Events server. The battle will take place on Saturday, November 4th.

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Published October 31, 2023

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