Old 29th Jan 2011, 00:02
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chiglet
 
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Possibly out of contex
1,000 B-17s carried 2.5 million gallons of high octane fuel.
Lifting 10,000 airmen to deliver 2,000 tons of bombs
That is 5 men to deliver 1 [one] ton of bombs.

From Germany's invasion of Poland Sept. 1, 1939

and ending with Japan's surrender Sept. 2, 1945 --- 2,433 days.

From 1942 onward, America averaged 170 planes lost a day.
Nation Aircraft Average
USA 276,400 113
S Union 137,200 56
G Britain 108,500 45
Germany 109,000 45
Japan 76,300 31
What about the Soviet Union before 1942?
Ditto G Britain
How's about Italy?
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