LUFTWAFFE-The German Aerial Force
The Luftwaffe- Germany Most Dangerous Aerial Force in WWII
Summary of Event
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
to the north of London. Strong and accurate flak. The Spitfires came from above, fired, and dived away. Hauptmann von Hahn shot down the Spitfire, Lt Rohwer probably destroyed a Hurricane. During an attack by Spitfires Oberleutnant Reumschuessel became separated from his wing-man, Obfw Olejnik, and has not returned (this aircraft crashed near Charing, Kent; the pilot bailed out and was taken prisoner)."
"Obfw Buchholz’s aircraft was hit in the cooling system and forced down in the Channel. Oblt Keller made contact with the rescue aircraft nearby, which picked up Buchholz. He had injuries and was taken to the military hospital a Boulogne."
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- Luftwaffe became the official name for Air Force for Germany in 1935
- Hermann Goering was appointed chief of the Luftwaffe in 1935 by Hitler.
- In 1939 the Luftwaffe had a total of 1,000 fighter planes and 1,050 bombers.
- German pilots were trained secretly in violation of the treaty at Lipetsk Air Base.
- Adolf Hitler signed a secret decree authorizing the founding of the German Empire and Luftwaffe as a German Empire Army.
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