During the first phase of World War II, the German forces
advancing on all fronts, the Ju87 Stuka had been an essential
element in the Luftwaffe's armory attack. However, from mid-1943
as the War drug on, the Stuka began incurring heavy losses.
Dunkirk, Warsaw, Rotterdam, and other early victories became
distant memories as severe reversals came about in the East.
Wherever possible and often against overwhelming resources, the