The majority of Soviet deaths occurred on the battlefield through attrition, not through bombing. The Luftwaffe had no long-range bombers capable of penetrating deep into Russia and getting back. The Heinkel 111, for example, had a range of around 1400 miles-that's 700 in and 700 out. Berlin to Moscow is just under 1000 miles.
Originally Posted by Herkdriver
So, no long-range fighter escort, relatively short-range bombers, a host of very capable Soviet fighter aircraft waiting for them...see what I'm getting at?
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