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Old 25th January 2005, 18:50
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Originally Posted by Franek Grabowski
Well, there were two breaking points on ETO - the Big Week and Normandy. Neither of them can be considered a pure T-bolt show.
You are looking in decisive moments, I am looking at daily grinding.

In 1943 the Jagdwaffe still had a strong force in the West with pilots of equal or superior quality, this force was pitted against the Thunderbolt and not the Mustang. Once the Mustang entered the picture in the spring of 1944 (Big Week), much attrition had already taken place, many experienced air crew had been replaced by far less experienced nachwuchs.

1943 misses a climactic moment like Big Week.
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