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Re: Red Wings
What is your estimate of true losses based on his information?
It seems the NK were undergoing extensive flight training on the Migs.
Forgoing flying anything else..
> Xiaoming was very scrupulous about using the materials at hand, but as you
> noted they don't jibe with each other. My own records compiled from multiple
> Russian sources, mostly Naboka, Seidov/German and Pepelyayev, indicate that
> the 303rd lost a total of 43 aircraft during their deployment and the 324th
> lost 31 for a total of 74.
> BUT that includes accidents and what the Soviets termed "non-combat" losses.
> 3 of the 303rd losses and 1 324th loss were non-combat so that brings the
> number to 70.
> Don't think we'll ever get to the bottom of this until we get day-by-day
> losses from the PLAAF and if they weren't willing to help Xiaoming (who notes
> his father was a PLAAF pilot!) doubt we will see them anytime soon.
> Cookie Sewell