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Old 1st October 2005, 03:29
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JG 77 Claims March 13, 1943

OKL Fighter claims list on the "Tony Woods' lists" site, gives 20 P-39's and 6 P-40's claimed by JG 77 elements March 13, 1943 over/near Tunisia. 8 and 4 of those respectively are in a second group "supplemental claims from other sources".

1. In general what does that mean "supplemental", are those fully official vicotries or some lesser status?

2. The USAAF chronology for that day only mentions an action between 34 57th FG P-40's and 25 Bf 109's; they claimed 4 and lost 4. Rust's "12th Air Force Story" doesn't mention anything for that day (57th was 9th AF, P-39 units were 12th AF). Does anyone know of USAAF accounts confirming more of the German claims? (or alternative German sources claiming fewer)

3. What were JG 77's losses if any?

Sorry if this has been covered, I did try to search first.

Joe
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