This is my Luftwaffe Page. This in no way supports any of the ideas
of the Nazi party. It was created solely for the purpose of presenting
the historical facts of the Luftwaffe of World War II. The Luftwaffe was
commanded by Herman Goering. Adolph Hitler placed him in charge. Due to
the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was not to have an Air Force. Although
this was in effect the Germans still designed and tested airplanes. These
airplanes were tested mostly in Russia. After 1933, Hitler ignored the
rule from the Treaty and appointed Goering to command the Luftwaffe.
The Luftwaffe fought in the Battle
of Britain. When Hitler decided to invade Britain in June of 1940 he
ordered the Luftwaffe to destroy the Royal Air Force. He also ordered the
Royal Navy to be nuetralized. This was essential to the invasion plan.
Hitler wanted to have the skies clear of fighters and bombers when his
soldiers landed on the coast fo Britain. He did not want the fighters
strafing the beaches and the bombers bombing them and the landing craft
and the ships offshore. Htler wanted to do to the Allies what they did
to him in the Invasion of Normandy, only two German fighters opposed the
landings in the landings. The Germans flew raids on England in July, but
these were only the coastal cities. On August 8, with a force of 900
fighters and 1,300 bomnbers the Lufwwaffe's quest to eliminate the RAF was
started. The English only had 650 fighters,Hurricanes and Spitfires, but they
were able to concentrate their forces and know where the German's were
coming because they had radar. Radar enabled the English to see were the
German's were coming and where they were. They could have their
fighters ready for the Germans when they arrived. This kept the
Spitfires and the Hurricanes from being destroyed while they were on
the ground. On August 24 the Luftwaffe started bombing targets further
inland to destroy the RAF airfields and production factory. By September
5, 1940 the RAF had lost 450 planes and was on the brink of defeat. This
is when Hitler made a mistake. He and Herman Goering were furiated with
the attacks on Berlin and vowed revenge. They switched to the idea
of bombing London Cities. With this the RAF destroyed many bombers and
by the end of October the Luftwaffe ended all attacks on England and the
invasion was canceled.
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