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A Wing And A Prayer - Bombing The Reich
A WING AND A PRAYER is a design by Erik von Rossing where you, the player, assume the role of a Commander of a Squadron of B-17 Flying Fortresses stationed in England during World War II. In mid-1942, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) arrived in Britain equipped with B-17 Heavy Bombers. The B-17 was nicknamed the Flying Fortress because of their heavy defensive armament of ten to twelve .50 Caliber machine guns and armor plating in vital locations. Because of their heavier armament and armor, the B-17s tended to carry smaller bomb loads than British bombers. With all of this, USAAF and British Commanders adopted the strategy of taking on the Luftwaffe head on, in larger and larger air raids by mutually defending bombers, flying over Germany, Austria, and France at high altitudes during the daytime. They claimed that by using the B-17 and the highly classified Norden bombsight, the USAAF should be able to carry out precision bombing on locations vital to the German war machine, such as factories, nava
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