HC Deb 12 May 1944 vol 399 c2191W
Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for Air the total losses of German military aircraft on all fronts since the beginning of the war.

Sir A. Sinclair

Official communiqués have not attempted to give figures of enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground, nor have they always differentiated between German and Italian aircraft losses. Subject to these qualifications, and excluding aircraft destroyed by the Soviet forces, the number of German and Italian aircraft destroyed in the air by British, American and other Allied forces since the beginning of the war is about 26,000.

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