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German Aircraft Maintenance: A description of the servicing organization of the Luftwaffe as it was at the close of hostilities in Europe, which we now publish in the belief that it is of general interest, even at this late date

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 1948

Abstract

THE information contained in this report was gathered from Allied documents on the German Air Force, from prisoner of war interrogation reports, from interrogation of German technical officers and enlisted personnel captured on enemy fields, and from examination of airfields, hangars and equipment in the British Second Army area. Much of the equipment was damaged by bombing, and, in some cases, demolition; most of the personnel and records had been evacuated from the majority of the fields visited. However, it was possible to find sufficient information to reconstruct a sufficiently clear picture of the German aircraft maintenance programme, and to note therein a number of examples of organization and practice which are worth consideration by the U.S. Navy. The material is presented in three sections: organization, maintenance information, and summary and recommendations.

Citation

(1948), "German Aircraft Maintenance: A description of the servicing organization of the Luftwaffe as it was at the close of hostilities in Europe, which we now publish in the belief that it is of general interest, even at this late date", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 102-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031622

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