Had another go at this, and while somewhat randomly resetting D3D Windower settings, I got it ALMOST working. My Windower Settings are shown at the end of this post.
What works: Menu is fine...no corruption. I can go into INSTANT ACTION and everything looks great!!
What doesn't work: Trying to choose a SINGLE MISSION brings up the Aircraft Selection, then the Single Mission screen , but trying to get into any of the sub-screens (LOADOUT, MISSION DETAILS etc..) causes a CTD. This happened with the stock planeset, the ETO1 Planeset and the DAW planeset.
Running 1.28E with the mods from Mr. Jelly (though I haven't updated them since downloading back in May).
Also, I saw a ScreenShot elsewhere in the forum of an opening Splash Screen with a big left hand pane saying EAW 1.28. I do not get that screen, but, in the lower left it does say 1.28E (Update 4).
In the Graphics Setup, I have options for Software and GLide. The D3D option is grayed out. I selected GLIDE (have Zeckensack's wrapper running) but when I go back to the setup screen, it has reverted to Software. Looks quite good in Instant action, so if this is truly Software, I am fine with it.
Any ideas on what I can do maybe some tweak to D3DWindower settings?..I am ALMOST there.
Here are my D3D Windower Settings.