Accession Number:

ADA522531

Title:

Historical Turning Points in the German Air Force War Effort

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HISTORICAL RESEARCH AGENCY MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

158.0

Abstract:

The overall purpose of the series is threefold 1 To provide the United States Air Force with a comprehensive and, insofar as possible, authoritative history of a major air force which suffered defeat in World War II 2 to provide a history of that air force as prepared by many of its principal and responsible leaders 3 to provide a first-hand account of that air forces unique combat in a major war with the forces of the Soviet Union. This series of studies therefore covers in large part virtually all phases of the Luftwaffes operations and organization, from its camouflaged origin in the Reichswehr, during the period of secret German rearmament following World War I, through its participation in the Spanish Civil War and its massive operations and final defeat in World War II. The German Air Force Historical Project, referred to hereinafter by its shorter and current title, The GAF Monograph Project has generated this and other especially prepared volumes which comprise, in one form or another, a total of nearly fifty separate studies, some of them in multi-volume form. The present study examines the Luftwaffes defeat and indicates its major causes, the so-called turning points.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE