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Old 12th March 2005, 20:37
Franek Grabowski Franek Grabowski is offline
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Generally you are comparing apples and oranges - Allied fighters were tasked a variety of operations including sweeps, escorts, ground attacks, etc. Therefore they were much often in an unfavourable position in case of German attack by units generally involved only in hunting.

The RAF and the USAAF mounted a joint fighter sweep. While RAF 92 Sqn. despatched 12 Spitfires, US 57th FG despatched no less than 46 Warhawks in one huge mass.
This is a pristine case of misunderstanding and lack of knowledge. 92 Sqn provided top cover for Kitties (or Warhawks actually). Four days later there was a similar massacre done by a Wing of RAF Kitties and the cover was provided by 4 or 6 Spitfire IXs.