I prefer bounce tactuc against direct because with the direct tactics the planes attack no matter their relative position in front of the enemy, so they can be counter-bounced before even reach the enemy and can enter into the bomber's defensive zone, etc. German planes are aoutnumbered and outperformed by the allies, but with the little advantage of higher alt, and trying to stay behind the enemies, i found that they survive more time. They get less kills because they are worsre planes, but they are not killed in big numbers... Just IMO.
Also i know that the G6 and Fw aren't good enough. That's why in 1944 i try to use different tactics... G6 and G5AS try to explode their better performance to higher alts, and Fw fly below 30000 to their best alt. Fw also are thougher planes, so they are damaged in big numbers but ususally survive.
It's just a tactic to make the scorts to use their fuel and ammo and make them go home leaving the bombers alone... Not to kill them, but to make them return home.
Local superiority is not always possible in 44. I have found that a few good morale Gruppen can do more damage and receive less damage than a mass of low morale gruppen. I try not to send below 50 morale gruppen unless absolutely needed. Sometimes I send over 50 morale gruppen, and I send all that can fly over 60 morale.
I send the heavies to patrol. Some of them in big groups, and other in small groups. They wait for damaged bombers, or they wait for disorganized boxes by heavy AA fire.
I'm researching G14 and G10 because they have a bit better performance than G6. But you need to keep the G6 production because you need at least 500 stock of G6 to the computer to upgrade your allied planes (IARs, Ga, etc).
Fw D is a compromise solution, but i find them useful. Their better than A7 and A8, and I think that I'll need them as long as I don't have enough Ta.
Also remember that in 44 the allied raids will be scorted by literaly hundreds of planes (200-500 planes).
I use the stabs and some specialized units with heavy weapons to fight the damaged bombers. All the other need the extra fuel and all their performance to stay alive.
Of course you can't defend agains all the raids. You can only track them to choose one or may be two of them as your objectives. Sometimes it's better to stay at the airfield...
Bad weather turns are your allied. With good luck the raid's scorts won't fly. That day you will scramble all that can fly.
Forget the raids with objectives between the ruhr and the coast.
Look at your opponent attack patterns... Do he attack one industry tipe or other?? Reinforce the remaining with heavy AAs. Sometimes you will get good kill numbers thanks to the AA and your fighters killing the damaged bombers.
If you have Me 262, forget the fighters. Send them with rockets. With some luck you will disorganize the raid and your other planes could finish the work.
If you have not Me-262, try to do that work with the Fw F anf G. F are thougher. G have more range.