+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++steverodgers801 wrote:The initial airlift study was based on having a very short period of time and having transports available that ended up in Italy. Only Göring thought it was doable and he never checked with his staff before making the promise.
Can we include Reichsmarschall Göring in our slacker review?
Actually, the entire staff of OKW becomes more suspect . There was a ‘belief’ that the Communist Stravka,& young Zukov, could not prepare a massive strategic trap for sixth army.- which they did.
Prudent doctrine would be to hold at the unfinished Volga -Don canal, a ready made tank ditch, & let the troop build up in Stalingrad forage
This blocks the Volga , allows Army group South to take Baku. BTW, what were the German names for Konnaja & Sashi Chekalina airfields?