There is masses of literature on the air combats that took place (check out amazon for books by Christer Bergstrom) and there are limitless options for varied scenarios from dogfights, bombing missions through to recon.
My planes are mainly Heroics and Ros 6mm and the rules I use are a slightly adapted version of Aeronautica Imperialis a 40k air combat game. It is simple to pick up and seems to give fun games nearly every time.
Our latest scenario was set in August 1941, while the battle for Kiev raged in the North a parallel battle was taking place for the Black Sea port of Odessa. A single Soviet Fighter Regiment 69 IAP who were later re-enforced were able to hold back the often better equipped Rumanian and German airforces.
In our scenario the Luftwaffe have sent a Rotte of Ju88's to bomb coastal defences around Odessa they are supported by Bf109's of JG77 under Major Anton Mader, and have with them a renowned German Pilot Rudolf Schmidt (Ace pilots have an obvious advantage during combats) To defend the port are a mixed collection of Soviet fighters including I-16's, Yak -1's and La5's (I had to cheat here as I didn't have enough Yaks)
|Ju88's supported by Bf109's approach the port|
|Soviet planes entering from the right|
|Soviet I-16's in closeup|
|Rudolf Schmidt heads towards the Russian fighters|
|Uh Oh one of the Bf109's is down ! luckily not Schmidt|
|Both Yak-1's have crashed onto the headland whilst the I-16's attack the Ju88|
|The I-16 and Bf109 are highly manoeuverable planes|
|Ju88 approaches the first target close to the downed Yak's|
|Ju88's attack the second target|
|Rudolf Schmidt adds to his tally of enemy planes shot down|
|three to one not good odds !|
|dakka dakka dakka oh no Comrade Stevio is shot down|
Happy to give more details of the rules if anybody interested.