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Luftwaffe

[ looft-vahf-uh ]

noun

, German.
  1. air force.


Luftwaffe

/ ˈlʊftvafə /

noun

  1. the German Air Force


Luftwaffe

  1. The German air force in World War II . ( See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain .)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Luftwaffe1

C20: German, literally: air weapon

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Example Sentences

His interest in air power began as a child when his English father recounted the roar of Luftwaffe planes overhead during their attacks on London.

Used without a German army on the ground, as it had been in mainland Europe, the Luftwaffe was incapable of securing victory.

Again his language was hyperbolic, saying that the scheme would do more damage than the Luftwaffe had managed in World War II.

A building on Vijzelstraat that was the headquarters of the Dutch Trading Association was taken over by the Luftwaffe.

The Luftwaffe had B-17s of its own, shot down and rebuilt for secret missions and training.

At its peak in December 1944, the Luftwaffe fielded 5,000 combat aircraft, as compared to 8,300 British planes by that same point.

We also know that two or three squadrons of the German Luftwaffe are stationed there.

He was sure that at least one of the men hanging around watching him was a Luftwaffe pilot.

To Dave, snapping his eyes forward, it seemed as though half the German Luftwaffe were milling around in the air directly ahead.

Every Luftwaffe pilot dropped the nose of his plane, and got out of there as fast as his screaming engine could take him.

And radio silence it had to be, even if the whole darn Nazi Luftwaffe was tearing out for a crack at the ferry bombers.

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