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Old 10th June 2005, 17:39
Graham Boak Graham Boak is offline
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Re: Me's vs Spits over North Africa: Who were those guys?

Another point that should be made, is how JG.27's successes were heavily dependent upon a few star pilots that were cossetted by their fellows to an extent unknown in the Allied forces. This lead to morale collapse when the aces were lost (witness after Marseille's death), and a lack of experience in depth. The "ordinary" feldwebel in JG 27 was probably very ordinary indeed.

The pilots in Loomis's story are likely to be very identifiable indeed, when the actual incident is convincingly established.
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