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To: ClearCase_guy

Good morning.
“German pilots didn’t live long enough to gain the skills that ought to have been passed on to the next group of young pilots.”

Yet three of the five highest scoring aces in history were Luftwaffe pilots who survived the war.

Michael Frazier


15 posted on 03/21/2008 10:49:24 AM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: brazzaville
"Yet three of the five highest scoring aces in history were Luftwaffe pilots who survived the war."

Three extremely skilled exceptions to the overall trend which was that Luftwaffe pilots were getting slaughtered until there were very few left to take to the air.
33 posted on 03/21/2008 11:40:49 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: You think Hillary's Ruthless? Hell, I'll Run Over My Own Grandmother to Get Elected!!)
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To: brazzaville
Yet three of the five highest scoring aces in history were Luftwaffe pilots who survived the war.

Their top aces generally fought the entire war and with some exceptions entered the Luftwaffe before the war began. The Luftwaffe failed to maintain a stream of young, qualified pilots to replace those lost in combat. The allies did have the advantage of training far from the front lines, while most German territory was subject to attack.

60 posted on 03/21/2008 5:26:35 PM PDT by MediaMole
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