It started out with me being the only one to get in the air for Gold, I think Icy did a prop strike and I'm not sure what happened to Geezer, but neither died in their mishaps so I figured I'd circle while jumped in new planes. Icy hit a tree and I'm not sure what happened to Geezer, by this time Zed is all alone at Timashevskaya and I decide to go it alone, even though I can't destroy the whole airfield in one P-47 I thought someone would catch up and help. I was so far behind that Zed decided to land, find a bunch of branches, and try to make his Ju look like a tree. I arive at Timashevskaya and circle waiting for Geezer but that's when he hit Brinson, Geezer figured he'd destroyed enough aircraft and was considering calling it a night. I felt empathy and despair but continued to circle hoping somebody would take pity and help me.
Zed was so patient I couldn't return to base and just leave him there. I was down to 75 gallons of fuel, then Icy told me I was just going to have to do what I could to the airfield by myself.
I went in and blew up the to hangers and whatever the vehicle was between them, then proceeded to strafe the AAA. On one pass I actually saw the guy get out of the truck and run as I started firing, it's amazing what 8 .50's will do to trucks and stuff!
As I was egressing out I looked to see I had about 10 gallons left, that isn't going to get me home! So I took a page outta Zed's book and found an abandoned airfield to land and hitched a ride back to base.
A little while later Geezer and Zed finished capturing the airfield, I was so relieved that the mission was accomplished after it seemed like nothing was going to go right. With the help of Greywolf, Sandman, Craven, Brison, Plague and maybe more, we all pulled together as a team and got it done, Bravo gentlemen!!!
I am proud to be a WingWalker.