From: Alabama, USA
Ah, the claims of the V VS where they destroyed more armored vehicles than were even on hand in these divisions. Based on my reading, all aviators wildly over estimate ground losses. Normandy reports from Allied aviators during the Mortain offensive read the same way with the Germans actually losing a minimal amount of tanks to airborne weapons.
If you read all my posts my main argument has bee that it COULD be done, not so much what it does.
Then how does one account for:
"The Kursk salient became a storm of combat, but on 13 July Hitler, confronted with the Anglo-American invasion of Sicily, called off CITADEL. The Battle of Kursk was a significant Soviet victory, and would soon lead to pressing back the Germans all along the Eastern Front. The Shturmovik had made a major contribution to the success of Red arms. Il-2s destroyed 70 tanks of the 9th Panzer Division in a mere 20 minutes, inflicted losses of 2,000 men and 270 tanks in two hours of attack on the 3rd Panzer Division, and effectively destroyed the 17th Panzer Division in four hours of strikes, smashing 240 vehicles out of their total of almost 300. "
A 2 hour attack. Or is the above a QUOTE and not DATA?
And when one considers the Luftwaffe and what causalities it caused at the 2nd battle of Kharkov.
Stalingrad what is the data for causalities caused by Luftwaffe?
Am I correct in that not all looses are KIA and there will be troops returning?
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