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Old 27th May 2005, 19:26
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Just how good was German Flak

On 17th April 1943 Six B17's of 401st BS/91st BG had the unfortunate spot in a bombing formation to Bremen called "Purple Heart Corner" low down well in range of the Flak.

All Six bombers were lost, 5 to flak and 1 to a FW190. Only 27 men got out.

Why was German Flak so good ?
Was it really so accurate that a bomber formation on a straight course ( bombing run ) was definately going to be in amongst it ?
Did the Germans fire test shots to perfect the Box barrage, that you had to fly through ?

Did British and American AA ever get as good ?
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