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Old 28th September 2006, 14:13
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Re: Percentage of Verfiable Victories of Various Aces -INSTRUCTIONS.

Still on the same subject, in a study about the Battle of Leyte published by the USN Historical Branch in 1953, the following method is proposed.

When Japanese losses are not known, the number of real losses will be estimated to be 64% of US claims. For the ground losses, this calculated number will be again multiplied by 60% to have the operationnal losses.

So real losses were estimated as :
_ 64% of the air claims (by aircraft or AA)
_ 64*60 = 38.4 % of the ground claims
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