Military history

Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe

Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe

During the Second World War, planes shot down over enemy territory were often scrapped for parts, or had whatever precious fuel left in them salvaged for use in other planes, but sometimes the planes were landed by the skill of their pilots in usable condition. Other times, an occupying army would capture an airfield and `inherit' planes along with it. But no airforce in the Second World War would make more use of captured planes than the Luftwaffe.

PROLOGUE

Chapter 1. BEFORE THE WAR

Chapter 2. THE FIRST DECEIVING CAMPAIGNS (1939 – 1940)

Chapter 3. THE FRENCH MANNA (MAY / JUNE 1940)

Chapter 4. FACING GREAT BRITAIN (JULY 1940 – JUNE 1941)

Chapter 5. MARITA/MERKUR AND BARBAROSSA (MAY – JUNE 1941)

Chapter 6. ON ALL THEATRES OF WAR (JUNE 1941 – OCTOBER 1942)

Chapter 7. FRANCE AGAIN (NOVEMBER 1942)

Chapter 8. ‘THE YANKS ARE COMING...’ (NOVEMBER 1942 – SEPTEMBER 1943)

Chapter 9. ITALY: IL RICCO BOTTINO (SEPTEMBER 1943)

Chapter 10. UNTIL THE NORMANDY LANDING (OCTOBER 1943 – JUNE 1944)

Chapter 11. THE END OF THE WAR (JULY 1944 – MAY 1945)

Chapter 12. CONCLUSION