Karl Heidenreich wrote:... because do not suit your predisposition of thinking that only the US did achieve some level of proficiency in everything you will never be satisfied:
This is another classic staw man of yours. You attribute to me a position I have never stated or maintained and then argue against it. Please try and understand what I write and don't put words in my mouth.
but it´s your problem, not one of History.
No it's a reading comprehension problem on your part.
Just look at the record not of one, nor two, nor three, nor twelve nor fifty nor eighty but of hundreds of Germans pilots and tell me there is not a least a hint that they were, at the very least, an extraordinary cadre of pilots.
And where have I ever questioned that? Indeed I have pretty much stated it.
And the US doesn't?
Show me where Mj. Bong or Boyington are in the list.
Again we have an error in comprehension or logic. Perhaps you need another reminder. More kills doesn't necessarily mean a better pilot.
Of course not in the same degree but the Soviets depended in numerical superiority to overwhelm the enemy. In cases they deployed three or four times the number of Germans planes in an area. Even with mediocre pilots that is an incredible threat that, the US, never had because always operated in a numerical superiority basis.
I'm not sure at least in a strategic sense we can say the Soviets air force overwhelmed the LW. In the long run what it did was provide adequate support to the ground forces to allow them to defeat the Germans. The LW was still operational on the eastern front until very near the end if not at the end of the war. Not so on the Western front.
...The USAAF changed a lot from WWII (where it depended in numerical superiorirty) to the Cold War scenario where it tended to a more Luftwaffe approach on quality and proficiency.
I would argue that that is not accurate. The USAAF certainly used numerical superiority when they had it but they didn't depend on it. Indeed there were times when they gave a very good account of themselves when badly outnumbered.