reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast. ”

reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast.

The evolution of the Nazi's war planes throughout World War 2. Germany had a solid air force.

The evolution of the Nazi's war planes throughout World War Germany had a solid air force.

Erich Hartmann, German fighter pilot. He was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. Nicknamed the Blonde Knight and the Black Devil by his Soviet adversaries. He flew 1,404 combat missions, and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He claimed, and was credited with, shooting down 352 Allied aircraft - 345 Soviet and 7 American.

Erich Alfred Hartmann, nicknamed "Bubi" by his comrades and "The Black Devil" by his Soviet adversaries, was a German fighter pilot during World War II and is the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare.

Bombs falling away from a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber. The photograph appears to have been taken from a following aircraft, 1940

JUN 12 1942 Under Stuka dive bomb attack in the desert The Stuka Ju 87 dive-bomber remained a feared weapon for as long as the Luftwaffe fighters could provide it with protection.

Addi Glunz stands beside his Fw 190A-7 W.Nr. 642 527 "White 9" on 22 February 1944. Photographed at Cambrai-Epinoy.colorized photo .

Addi Glunz stands beside his Fw W. 642 527 "White after six victories on 22 February Photographed at Cambrai-Epinoy.

Major Erich Leie was credited with 118 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded 76 victories over the Eastern front, including 32 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Of his 42 confirmed victories recorded over the Western front, 30 were Spitfire fighters and one was a four-engine bomber.

✠ Erich Leie September 1916 - 7 March Killed over Drogomyśl, 20 km northeast of Cieszyn, when he collided with a Russian Yak 9 and failed to survive a low level bail-out. RK Oberleutnant Flugzeugführer im Stab/JG 2

"Our Luftwaffe" propaganda poster  #propaganda #worldwar2

Nazi WWII Luftwaffe recruitment poster, "Unsere Luftwaffe" (Our Luftwaffe)

Luftwaffe Pilot on his Messerschmitt with an Adler

Luftwaffe Pilot on his Messerschmitt with an Adler

Messerschmitt Me-262A Schwalbe, Luftwaffe, Reichsverteidigung

Messerschmitt Me-262A Schwalbe, Luftwaffe, Reichsverteidigung

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