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Luftwaffe 1944... - 5/5/2012 11:52:23 PM   
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In the movie The Longest Day, the Germans had to disperse its' fighter squadrons and some were transfered. This clip shows that the squadrons under Colonel Priller command were transfered. Were they sent to the Russian Front?

Did the Allies have complete air supremecy iin 1944?

Here's the clip I was talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbxbEv2xMnU

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RE: Luftwaffe 1944... - 5/5/2012 11:58:53 PM   
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Did the Allies have complete air supremecy iin 1944?

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Do you mean on the entire "Western Front" including Germany and Italy - or just over the beaches of Normandy?

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RE: Luftwaffe 1944... - 5/6/2012 12:13:30 AM   
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Pretty much France is what I was talking about.

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RE: Luftwaffe 1944... - 5/6/2012 12:33:14 AM   
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http://www.bergstrombooks.elknet.pl/normandy.htm

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RE: Luftwaffe 1944... - 5/6/2012 10:02:25 PM   
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Most Luftwaffe units had withdrawn from the coast to avoid the pounding the airfields there received before the invasion, but the Luftwaffe rapidly transferred units in to contest the Normandy beachheads and there was some fierce fighting, probably more than most people realise. But the Allies had massive numerical superiority and ground them down very quickly.

Cornelius Ryan’s book The Longest Day has given rise to the myth that only Pips Priller and his wingman were present on D Day, but the Luftwaffe also committed Fw 190s from 3./SKG 10 and various elements of JG 2 as well as Ju 88s from ZG 1.

To give an example of how intense the air action became, on 7 June alone the Allies lost 18 Spitfires/Seafires, 12 Typhoons, 6 Mustang IIIs, 30 P-47s, 13 P-51s and a P-38 (many to flak). The Luftwaffe recorded the loss of 54 fighters alone.

Information from Chris Shores three volumes which cover the RAF’s 2nd Tactical Air Force on a day by day basis and lists losses and air combat claims.

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