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Defeat of the German Luftwaffe
How Attrition Killed the Great Luftwaffe
151 pages; 11 chapters and 1 appendix
One day about seventy years ago, one of the most gifted and creative air
forces in the world made its debut on the world stage, the great German
Luftwaffe. The story of that great air force is not told in Defeat of the
German Luftwaffe. Defeat of the German Luftwaffe tells how a huge
attrition-wrecking machine, run by average men, finally killed the great
Luftwaffe. Of course the e-book Defeat of the German Luftwaffe does
not tell the whole story of the Luftwaffe's defeat. It does, however, spell out
the mechanistic and simplified approach to war of an attrition oriented nation
that manufactured thousands of B17 Bombers and other aircraft weekly.
That is the real story of the Defeat of the German Luftwaffe and
Quikmaneuvers.com's e-book tells it from the viewpoint of the most
attrition-fixated air force in the world, the US Air Force in World War II.
"By 1944, the Luftwaffe had lost the air war over Europe. Hermann Göring, Marshal of the Nation (Reichsmarschall) and
Chief of the German Air Force, accused and blamed Luftwaffe fighter pilots for the Allied bombing of Germany and the
losing of the war. All of the senior Luftwaffe Commodores (Kommodores) brought their concerns to the renowned hero,
General Adolf Galland, Commander of Germany's Fighter Force (General der Jagdflieger).
Meeting with Reichsmarschall Göring
General Galland arranged for a meeting with Reichsmarschall Göring. However, General Galland was not invited to the
meeting. Instead, Colonel Hannes Trautloft kept him informed of the proceedings.
A group of the most decorated and valiant Luftwaffe leaders, led by spokesman Colonel Günther Lützow, confronted
Marshal Göring with a list of demands for the survival of their service and Germany. Their main concern was the
Reichsmarschall's lack of understanding and unwillingness to support his pilots against accusations of cowardice and
treason, which existed since the Battle of Britain. They also had a list of sound suggestions to improve the situation."
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