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Old 17th February 2007, 21:03
Rob Romero Rob Romero is offline
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Re: Most One Sided Luftwaffe Victory over the 8th Air Force

NOTE THERE ARE UNCORRECTED ERRORS IN THE TABLES ABOVE THAT WILL AWAIT THE NEXT MAJOR REVISION!!!

Nick,
I think the online resource I included goes a good way to explain what happened. First it was a deep penetration raid againt Nazism’s capital, so the Jagdwaffe was highly motivated and had a long time to organize and probe for weaknesses. Secondly the radars on the two lead Pathfinder B-17s were not functioning properly (one failed completely) and so GIVEN THE OVERCAST the bomber stream drifted well south of the assigned escort corridors.



Drgondog,
sorry, I'M THROUGH WITH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH, all my work is online these days –in fact I to most of that info from a post someone –perhaps you- made. Are you saying Seidly shot down Neal, or that he just dove into the ground?
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