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OPERATION COBRA ~ "Bustin' Loose"

OPERATION COBRA ~ "Bustin' Loose"

Author - bmezzflat9
Date - 11.03.2018 10:04

Operation Cobra was the code-name for an offensive launched by the First United States Army (Lieutenant General Omar Bradley) seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. The intention was to take advantage of the distraction of the Germans by the British and Canadian attacks around Caen, in Operation Goodwood and break through the German defenses that were penning in his troops, while the Germans were unbalanced. Once a corridor had been created, the First Army would then be able to advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks once free of the constraints of the bocage country. After a slow start the offensive gathered momentum and German resistance collapsed as scattered remnants of broken units fought to escape to the Seine.

"Good morning, Captain---we have finally managed to secure a few airfields and get our operations up and running.  We realize that many of you pilots must be exhausted but there is no time to lose.  We need to punch a hole in this Axis juggernaut so that we can begin our advance towards Germany.

Resources are spread thin but you will have British Spitfire support while our "heavies" head to the target.  The target today is LESSAY airbase.  We have reports that it is been largely evacuated but we need to get down there and knock it out for good.  It might be some time before our boys can get down there and get it into allied hands.

Operation Cobra is a chance to do our part in the breakout  boys---we need to hit them hard while they are distracted from fighting on multiple fronts

You will fly escort and CAP---keep your eyes peeled---we have not seen major German air activity in this region in weeks...however...what...the..."


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