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Old 25th August 2005, 08:05
NickM NickM is offline
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A Question RE: 8th AF raid of April 29,1944

Guys:

The LW reaction to the 8th AF raid on Berlin on 29th April, 1944 has been characterized as the best coordinated defensive reaction of the War; the end result was the loss of 63 heavies & 13 escorts for the total loss of 21 LW fighters--a much better exchange rate than was usually experienced at that point in the war; I was curious as to why the LW did so well in this case; what were the factors in play: was it weather, different tactics by the LW, poor coordination by the 8th AF or was it just blind luck?

Thanks, ahead of time;

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