Jagdgruppe 88 losses

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    Gentlemen,

    Is it know how many bf109s' were lost in air combat by J 88 during the Spanish Civil War? One source lists 6 KIA for J 88 due to air combat, only 2 of which were flying the bf109. That would imply a very modest loss rate.
     
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    I was able to borrow a copy of 'The Legion Condor' by Ries and Ring over the weekend. Within the narrative of the book, I counted 16 bf109s that were destroyed or crash landing after damage sustained in air combat with 3 KIA. Quite low losses for claiming over 300 victories. Of course, there was substantial over claiming. While Maslov gives 120 I-16s lost in air combat, the Germans alone received credit for 170.
     
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