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The.Tyke
05-22-2009, 04:20 AM
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/r...ity_of_Survival_over (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/r_m_g.varley/Strategic_Air_Offensive.html#8._Average_Probabilit y_of_Survival_over)

The.Tyke
05-22-2009, 04:20 AM
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/r...ity_of_Survival_over (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/r_m_g.varley/Strategic_Air_Offensive.html#8._Average_Probabilit y_of_Survival_over)

b2spirita
05-22-2009, 04:40 AM
Kind of puts the numbers of ww2 in perspective doesn't it, when bomber command alone lost over 55,000 crew. Thats 10,000 more than the entire RAF today.

P.FunkAdelic
05-23-2009, 03:11 AM
I still think that the 75% casualty rate of the U-bootswaffe takes the cake, not to diminish the loss and sacrifice of these men.

But the losers usually do take the worst punishment... as long as you're not in the Red Army. :P

ytareh
05-23-2009, 09:05 AM
Well Ive mentioned this figure before and it's been recieved with some scepticism but Im sure I read that for 18 or 19 year old SOVIET males at the time of the launch of Operation Barbarossa the 'attrition rate' was in the 80s percentage range....I think it may even have been 88%

K_Freddie
05-23-2009, 11:30 AM
The World At War (1975/6)series mentioned that the Russian population lost a whole generation of men during WW2.. that's heavy.
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ytareh
05-23-2009, 02:15 PM
Yeah I guess practically all 'Soviet' men born in the early 1920s would have been killed and most of the rest maimed in the Great Patriotic War .Truly horrific and a fact criminally ignored by most of us in the west.