The United States Army Air Forces incurred 12% of the Army's 936,000 battle casualties in World War II. 88,119 airmen died in service. 52,173 were battle casualty deaths: 45,520 killed in action, 1,140 died of wounds, 3,603 were missing in action and declared dead, and 1,910 were nonhostile battle deaths.
Total aircraft losses by the AAF from December 1941 to August 1945 were 65,164, with 43,581 lost overseas and 21,583 within the Continental United States. Combat losses of aircraft totaled 22,948 world wide, with 18,418 lost in theaters fighting Germany and 4,530 lost in combat in the Pacific. The AAF credited its own forces with destroying a total of 40,259 aircraft of opposing nations by all means, 29,916 against Germany and its allies and 10,343 in the Pacific.
Total sorties flown by the AAF during World War II were 2,352,800, with 1,693,565 flown in Europe-related areas and 669,235 flown in the Pacific and Far East.
So, the USAAF flew nearly twice as many sorties for a few less than 50,000 casualties and dropped more than half again as many bombs as the RAF and had <91% of the casualties!
you need to include all fighter pilots lost as part of the campaign as these are vital, without those fighter escorts the losses would have curtailed daylight raids in 43
So then my calculated figure of 7,795 pounds average bomb load for the entire war, sounds pretty good to me!???
so in a year they went up by >1300 and you had another year of increasing numbers of bomber available and yet your average is only 1000lbs more than it was in 43? your figures are looking worse all the time
RAF that is, had ~55,000 casualties dropping about a million tons of bombs and the USAAF has <50,000 casualties for just over 1,6 million tons of bombs and you think they were compairable? not on those figures but then again you are not using the same data criteria are you
his sounds strange to me? I think that someone needs to think these figures through?
yep I agree but I doubt you will as it will require some research and we know you think that it is beneath you to actual do research you would much rather just make it up
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