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Old 07-24-2000, 08:12 PM
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Denes Bernad
On-line Official Archives
Sun Jun 7 10:04:45 1998


Did anyone of you successfully "penetrate" the official on-line archives of countries, where material on the Luftwaffe might exist?
I searched the Web-pages of the PRO in England and the Bundesarchiv in Germany, but both of them are very sketchy, don't have (or at least I couldn't find) any photos or substantial information available on-line.
Any other web-sites I might try?
Any further thoughts?

Denes
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Old 07-24-2000, 08:14 PM
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Alan Scheckenbach
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Thu Jun 11 19:55:06 1998

Denes

Try the Australian War Memorial website. A number of interesting photos there.

http://www.awm.gov.au/

Alan

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Old 07-24-2000, 08:18 PM
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I visited the AWM website. There are some Luftwaffe related photos, motion picture film, and private records.

Perhaps most interesting though, is that they have a collection of loss records, including some for 1944. Of 39 captured Luftwaffe documents, the following 18 are on Luftwaffe losses:

Luftwaffe Losses - Defence of the Reich (Luftwaffe Befehlshaber Mitte) 1 June - 31 August 1943

Luftwaffe Losses in the Area of Luftflotte Reich, 1 September - 31 December 1943

Luftwaffe Losses in the Area of Luftflotte Reich, January - April 1944

Luftwaffe Losses in the Area of Luftflotte Reich - May 1944, Issued by the Air Ministry AHB6, May 1954

Luftwaffe Losses in the Area of Luftflotte Reich, June 1944

Luftwaffe Losses in the Area of Luftflotte Reich, September 1944

Luftwaffe Losses in the Area of Luftflotte Reich, October - November 1944

Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3), 1 September - 31 December 1943

Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3), 1 January - 30 April 1944

Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3), May 1944

Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3), June 1944

Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3), 1 July - 31 August 1944

Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3) (renamed Luftwaffe Komando West on 20 September 1944), 1 September - 30 November 1944

Luftwaffe Losses on the Eastern Front, 1 September - 31 December 1943

Luftwaffe Losses in Western Norway (Luftflotte 5 West) 1 September - 31 December 1943

Luftwaffe Losses in Norway, (Luftflotte 5 West), 1 July - 30 November 1944

Luftwaffe Losses in the Mediterranean, 1 September - 31 December 1943

Luftwaffe Losses in the Mediterranean (Luftflotte 2 and Luftwaffe Kommando Sud - Ost), 1 July - 30 November 1944

I tried to see what might be in these reports, but the one I attempted this on really gave no insight as to the contents. Whether these are some of the missing 1944 loss lists will have to await someone actually getting their eyes on them or someone knowing what these are up front.

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Richard


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Old 07-26-2000, 02:04 PM
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Five days after the initial thread on 12 O'clock High! was initiated, a new thread, which follows, was begun on the same subject:

Andreas Brekken
Lots of Luftwaffe photographs online
Fri Jun 12 07:21:29 1998


Hi.

I recently discovered the services of the Australian War Memorial. They have a lot of Luftwaffe related photographs available online. My simple search for Luftwaffe in the 1939-1945 conflict returned approx. 32000 results.

Interesting ones too, especially (of the few I have seen yet) the ones from Denmark (Grove airfield).
Andreas
visit them at: http://www.awm.gov.au/
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Heck, their search engine doesn't work...
Fri Jun 12 07:21:30 1998
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Mikael Olrog
Search engine
Sat Jun 13 15:10:09 1998

Yes it's a strange search engine, but I found some interesting Luftwaffe photos despite the search engines efforts!

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Old 07-26-2000, 02:11 PM
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Steve Brauning
A.W.M. photo search
Sun Jun 14 22:46:17 1998


Awesome! For my search I just typed in luftwaffe messerschmitt dornier focke+wulf heinkel
It returned over 32,000 responses! Now I just have to find time to look through them. I skimmed about 40: 1 had only seen maybe 5 previously anywhere.

Thanks for the lead on the site!

Steve B
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Old 07-26-2000, 02:13 PM
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Alan Scheckenbach
AWM search engine
Mon Jun 15 19:22:39 1998


Steve

Don't get to excited.

There is problem with the search engine.

You have to basically close the engine everytime you want to do a new search as it seems to have a few bugs other wise you get the 32,000 records return. In its defence, it does usually give the more relevant photos first.

For those interested, there are some interesting ones of the 262 being stored and also dismantled here at RAAF Fairbairn (Canberra) in the 1950s. As in guns out and on a pallet. Also some reasonable ones of exhaust scorches on airfields.

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Phil Weaver
AWM Web site
Mon Jun 15 06:36:03 1998


As an Australian I was very be pleased to be directed to the AWM web site. However, as a note of caution I think that you might find that the number of german aircraft photos is fairly limited. Anyway that was my experience, so if I am incorrect please let me know,

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I received from Ben Evans of the Australian War Memorial more complete details of the 39 Luftwaffe related files at the AWM (see message above with 18 titles listed). This information can be accessed at:

http://www.lwag.org/reference/awm001.pdf

and

http://www.lwag.org/reference/awm002.pdf

You will need Acrobat Reader to view this information. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from:

http://www.adobe.com


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Richard
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Old 01-02-2001, 01:10 AM
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Greetings all

Just a quick note on the records that Richard kindly posted up for me.

As Richard notes, some of the records are duplicates of the loss listings he has previously posted - but there are some other goodies held by the Australian War Memorial as well.

The Memorial's offical records (which includes those posted) are physically held at the Memorial, but are catalogued electronically through the National Archives of Australia.

So, if you have trouble getting the Memorial's site up (www.awm.gov.au), try the Archives site: www.naa.gov.au

Cheers
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For more information on the on-line archives of the Australian War Memorial, the reader is refered to the the "Australian War Memorial." topic on the "Archives on the World Wide Web" forum.

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Richard
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Member Philippe Gravez was kind enough to supply us with a partial listing of documents in PRO AIR 20/7700-7712 of translations from captured enemy documents of the German (or enemy) air offensive against Great Britain. The list, which I have converted into .pdf format, can be viewed at:

http://www.lwag.org/reference/AR207700.pdf

To read it, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you don't have it, it can be downloaded for free from http://www.adobe.com .

I forwarded a copy of Philippe's list to Andrew Arthy, who provided the following observation:

"Thanks very much for the PRO AIR 20/7700-7712 document. These PRO records
are obviously the same as those in the AWM 423/4/103 series. I'm actually
about to order four more of these documents from the AWM."

Thank you Philippe and Andrew.

Regards,
Richard

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jerry brewer
captured luftwaffe records in Oz
Sat Sep 18, 2004 22:42
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Hi
found this nosing around the AWM site, thought it might be new or interest someone.

the search string is a bottom of post

there are captured reports on for example :-

Title
[Intelligence - Captured Documents and Translations:] Luftwaffe Losses in the Mediterranean, 1 September - 31 December 1943

[Intelligence - Captured Documents and Translations:] Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3), 1 September - 31 December 1943

Title
[Intelligence - Captured Documents and Translations:] The Operational Use of the Luftwaffe in the War at sea, 1939-1943, A study prepared by German Air Historical Branch, 8th Abteilung, January 1944

Title
[Intelligence - Captured Documents and Translations:] Luftwaffe Losses on the Western Front (Luftflotte 3) (renamed Luftwaffe Kommando West on 20 September 1944), 1 September - 30 November 1944


link to search :-

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Item...&O=0&M=20&F=21

There is apparently a order electronic document for free facility, but there is a max number per person I think

cheers
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Vince
re:captured luftwaffe records in Oz
Tue Sep 21, 2004 03:10
65.93.208.113

Excellent resource Jerry.
Just finished reading an article on Technology Transfer from Germany to Canada after 1945. Put in a few keywords from that article and found some great stuff.

Thanks for sharing...
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