We Didn’t Shoot Them All Down Ourselves

…it can be accepted with certainty that losses (in the German Luftwaffe) from pilot error, technical faults, and bad weather were far greater than those that were caused by enemy action.

One comes across statements such as this in almost every history of aviation during World War Two. What is more, is that the Allies had the same problem.

(Source: Enemy In the Dark: The Story of a Night-Fighter Pilot by Peter Spoden)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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