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Where could I find detailed data on WWII Eastern Front casualties and territorial changes?

Eventually what I did was: for the casualties I made a screenshot of the relevant part of The Fallen of World War II by Neil Halloran and wrote a script to make counts of pixels, for the territorial ...
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How common was it for USAAF aircrews to swap airplanes?

Reading through the RAF Operational Record Books (ORBs) of RAF Coastal Command Liberators based nearby at Beaulieu, it seems that it depends to some degree on the Squadron. Also remember that on anti-...
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Could the "Taffy" Groups have been reinforced by air during the battle of Leyte Gulf?

A few relevant factors to emphasize... The Taffy's were there largely to act as anti-submarine and CAS to the ground troops, hence being equipped with Avengers and older F4F's. Their magazines would ...
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Why were Norwegian crews flying for Bomber Command paid more than other RAF crews?

During operations of Royal Norwegian Air Force from Britain, Both planes and running costs were financed by the exiled Norwegian government. This probably explains the difference in pay. A good ...
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What was the process to join the army in WW2 England?

In the early days of the war, it was possible to just try to join up. Thomas Firbanks' memoir I bought a Star includes his experiences of joining the Coldstream Guards as an officer. This was ...
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Could the "Taffy" Groups have been reinforced by air during the battle of Leyte Gulf?

First, let's correct this... The Taffy units fought bravely, until they had run out of serviceable aircraft This is incorrect. Taffy did not run out of aircraft, Kurita turned away. After Kurita ...
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What German torpedo problem was discovered in 1942?

As I think this may be the answer to your question what problem was discovered in 1942 related to the torpedos hydrogen venting system. The problem was that when vented anywhere but on the surface (...
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Was Hitler hostile to Anglo-Saxons before he became hostile to Jews?

Based on my reading of Mein Kampf, I understand that the thesis of the book contains the following axes (among others): Germany must create the "necessary land" known as the Lebensraum ...
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How did Hitler view Fr. Denis Fahey, Fr. Leonard Feeney, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis?

Is there any information concerning Hitler having views on any of these men? J.R.R. Tolkien Since most of the publications, for which J.R.R. Tolkien is now known for were published after 1945, Hitler ...
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Molotov-Ribbentrop pact - Where was Hitler?

No, the pact was subscribed by ministers only. It was not made on the level of the heads of the states. Hitler and Stalin were not demanded to be present. Stalin visited the final of the subscription ...
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