"Our Luftwaffe" propaganda poster  #propaganda #worldwar2

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

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.

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.

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, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann’s incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight’s Cross from Hitler personally. He was never shot down or forced to land due to enemy fire. He survived the war and died in 1993.

“ During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the most successful fighter pilot in the history of humanity. Erich Hartmann, called the Blond.

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.

Leutnant Franz von Werra ('The One That Got Away') - BF109 E4 - II.JG 3. - Wierre au Bois, France - Aug.'40 (with his pet lion cub 'Simba') ECPAD

JG of Leutnant Franz von Werra ('The One That Got Away'); with his pet lion cub 'Simba', Wierre au Bois, France, August 1940

A German Luftwaffe pilot wearing his oxygen mask during World War 2.

A German Luftwaffe pilot wearing his oxygen mask during World War 2.

This picture shows a German pilot wearing on oxygen mask. It caught my eye because the oxygen mask makes the soldier look more skeletal in a way. Or rather, more like an alien, as it just doesn't look normal

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