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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


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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