Counting victories in WW2: A question...

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  1. BikerBabe

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    #1 BikerBabe, Aug 1, 2009
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    Hi all.

    I've looked over some of the air combat victory listings that are available online, and one thing struck me:
    No one seems to have exactly 100 victories when it comes to the german pilots and the number of their victories.
    Does anyone know why, or have I just missed out on something?
    I'm talking about the aces of the western front. ;)
     
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    Didn't Paul-Heinrich Daehne score 100?
     
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    The lists that I have seen, seem to jump from 97 to 101 when it comes to kill on the western front. On the eastern front there were several pilots who scored 100.

    Here is a good website:

    Kacha`s Luftwaffe Page
     
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    That's exactly what I've noticed as well, and it sure made me wonder if there was some kind of reason, whether it was a practical, "real" reason, or superstition - or whatever it was.
    Thanks for the link, that's a good page you've found there. ;)
     
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    #5 Maximowitz, Aug 2, 2009
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    It may well be the amount of time it took when a claim was submitted to it being confirmed. In that time further victories may have been scored.

    How about this man? So close, yet so far...

    Heinrich Bartels
     
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    Cool link Maximowitz. :thumbright:


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