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Old 25th May 2018, 13:22
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Re: Points system in the West

Originally Posted by Andy Mitchell View Post

Not sure if this helps or hinders but there was an article by someone called Julius R Gaal from the December 1965 issue of Flying Review International discussing whether Luftwaffe aircrew's claims were valid or inflated!
The article "The Luftwaffe's Kills" contains reference to the points system.

The points system is mentioned in para 4 of the section entitled "What are these figures worth". It does not go into great detail as this was not the main thrust of the article.

As usual with articles of this vintage very little in the form of references exist.
Hi Andy,

It seems to read very similar to the corresponding passages of Toliver & Constable and certainly dates from a time when there was no real chance for the common man to check victories against losses, so one could either volunteer to take this information as written, or leave it.
It certainly helps to know that this is what the view was in 1965, when the war was very fresh in memory
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