Bombers are too easy to blast out of the sky. I have a B29 with a near-maxed crew & gunners. Two enemy planes got 1 ping each on it and blew it out of the sky. There is no sense in flying a target. If that's all it takes to blast a bomber, then they cannot be escorted, either. Grouping them up only invites fighters from further away, as there are more kills to be had.
I think we should all switch to fighters or attack planes, until they fix the bombers. A majority of fighter pilots seem to like them just the way they are, now. (I play rock! Sissors are fine. Nerf paper!) If enough of us switch, maybe something will get done. If nobody is complaining, then we can rest assured that nothing will be done. Without their easy targets, I'm pretty sure fighter jocks will complain too.