World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY: Less Loss by Day

The time had come for a change of daylight tactics. The old way was terribly expensive. The Regensburg-Schweinfurt raid had cost 59 planes; the second Schweinfurt raid had cost 60. Percentage of casualties had gone up to over 10%. No matter how precious the targets, the flyers and the fleets could not stand such losses. The Germans had come up with new rocket-bearing fighters which could lurk outside the range of U.S. .50-caliber machine guns. Flak was getting thicker.

Being attacked by the enemy under these conditions had become a nightmare of...

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