Am I understanding this correctly? You can only assign 3 Gruppen to a Minor raid. If you select two bombers and a fighter the fighter must be placed in the Channel Patrol box so that means the bombers go in unprotected. The fighter assigned to the Channel Patrol has to come from the three Gruppen assigned to the Minor raid? Is this correct? If so, why would you ever conduct a Minor raid?
I don't think your answer applies. Please see 6.1 where it states "If two or more bomber Gruppen are in the bomber box, place Me109 Gruppen in the Channel Patrol box as required by the Channel Patrol Chart." So if conducting a Minor Raid anywhere with two Bomber Gruppen and one Me109 Gruppen it seems that the Me109 HAS to be placed in the Channel Patrol box leaving the bombers unprotected. It therefore appears that if you want to conduct a Minor Raid and have Me109 protection for the bombers you will have to construct your raid with one Bomber Gruppen and two Me109 Gruppen. Right?