To save your stats when you've been shot down hit [ESC] and choose 'Exit to DOS' before you crash and the disastrous mission results won't be saved. To make sure you hit ground targets every time with the freefall MK82 and MK84 bombs fly low over the target say at about 1,000 feet. When you're about a mile away cut the throttle to 30% and switch to the outside view looking from behind your plane. The target appears between your plane and the bottom of the screen and when it's in the middle of the gap drop the bombs. You should score nearly 100% accuracy which means you can load for multi-role duty every time you fly.