History The Luftwaffe is closely associated with the name of Hermann Goering, a military pilot of the First World War. Adolf Hitler, having come to power, did not forget his faithful ally, endowing him with various party and state posts. In addition, Hitler entrusted him with the restoration of the German Air Force and appointed the unofficial commander of the Luftwaffe. By 1939, the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was one of the strongest air forces in the world. Their superiority was provided, on the one hand, by the experience of the civil war in Spain, on the other hand, by new tactics and technologies. The leadership of the Wehrmacht saw in the Luftwaffe, above all, "flying artillery", an instrument of support for troops. Thus, the Luftwaffe was created as one of the tools of the Blitzkrieg. A documentary from the Hitler War Machine series tells how the German military developed aviation, making a huge contribution to the early successes of Nazi Germany.
Hitler's War Machine - Luftwaffe