GLOSSARY

AAF

see USAAF

ACC

Allied Control Council

ADC

Air Disarmament Command

ADS

Air Disarmament Squadron

AHC

Allied High Commission (created in 1948 to supersede the ACC)

AMG

American Military Government

ATI

Air Technical Intelligence

AVA

Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt – Aerodynamic Trials Unit

Bf

Designation for Messerschmitt aircraft 1934–1938

BIOS

British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee

BMW

Bayerische Motorenwerke – Bavarian Motor Works

CIOS

Combined Intelligence Objectives Subcommittee

CIPC

Combined Intelligence Priorities Committee

EKdo

Erprobungskommando – Luftwaffe testing unit

FE

Foreign Equipment numbers applied by the Allies to captured enemy aircraft

FuG

Funkger radar equipment

Fw

RLM designation for Focke-Wulf aircraft

Go

RLM designation for Gotha aircraft

Gruppe

Luftwaffe wing or group

He

RLM designation for Heinkel aircraft

Ho

RLM designation for Horten aircraft

Hs

RLM designation for Henschel aircraft

ICBM

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

JABO

Jägdbomber – fighter-bomber

Jägernotprogramm

Emergency fighter programme

JATO

Jet Assisted Take-off

Ju

RLM designation for Junkers aircraft

Jumo

Junkers Motoren Junkers motor company

LFA

Luftfahrtforschungsansalt – aeronautical research institute

MAP

Ministry of Aircraft Production, UK

Me

RLM designation for Messerschmitt aircraft

MK

Maschinenkanone – machine cannon/gun

Nachtjäger

Night-fighter or hunter

NJG

Nachtjagdgeschwader – night-fighter group

Operation Alsos

US mission to capture the Nazis’ nuclear technology

Operation Big

part of Alsos

Operation Lusty

USAF mission to capture and evaluate German aeronautical technology (LUftwaffe Secret TechnologY)

Operation Paperclip

US mission to recruit Nazi scientists

Operation Surgeon

British post-war programme to exploit Nazi aeronautical technology and forcibly recruit German expertise

RAE

Royal Aircraft Establishment (Farnborough)

RAF

Royal Air Force

RATO

Rocket-Assisted Take Off

RLM

Reichsluftministerium – German Air Ministry

RfRuK

Reichsministerium für Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion – Reich Ministry for Armament & War Production

Schnellbomber

Fast Bomber

SHAEF

Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force

Shrage Musik

‘Slanted Music’ upward firing rocket array triggered by photoelectric cell

STAM

Special Technical Adviser to the Minister

Staffel

Squadron

Sturmvogel

Stormbird

USAAF

United States Army Air Force

USAF

United States Air Force (from 1947)

Vergeltungswaffe

Vengeance weapon

Versuchsmuster

Experimental/test

Volksjäger

People’s Fighter, the He 162

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