Absolutely! Wouldn’t that be the definition of Defensive Air Support?
My friend mentioned that perhaps to make strategic bombing more appealing and to encourage people to use airbases more, especially in the pacific, that all aircraft get a +2 movement from airbases, so fighters and Tac bombers would be able to move 6 spaces and bombers would be able to move 8. This would really help in the pacific where it seems it is almost impossible to strategic bomb Japan or even move aircraft around very well from islands.
Thoughts and comments appreciated!
No. That increases the already ridiculus range of the West German airbase and the US airbases. With +2 movement, Bombers can move from Western US to Tunisia and from Eastern US to Sydney.