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01-05-2006, 11:20 AM
Hi guys. A quick question. I've read a small amount about Stalinist purges just prior to Germany's invasion in 1941. This gives me the impression that aircrews were'nt exactly...hugged. Soooo, I wonder, how thorough were the pilot briefings before a flight, especially for the juniors? How much were they told? From what I've read on the internet, I could imagine briefings were rather abrupt: "Shut up, follow me". On the other hand, at the field level I would suppose it's in the flight leader's best interest to fully brief his juniors.
This is in the context of Summer/Autumn 1941, after the start of Operation Barbarossa.
Any insight would be gratefully appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif