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The German air force before and during World War II.

[German : Luft, air (from Middle High German, from Old High German) + Waffe, weapon (from Middle High German wāfen, from Old High German waffan).]


(Military) the German Air Force
[C20: German, literally: air weapon]


(ˈlʊftˌvɑf ə)

n. German.
air force.


1. A German word meaning air weapon, used for the German airforce.
2. The German air force.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Luftwaffe - the German airforce
air force, airforce - the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
References in periodicals archive ?
Henmuth Felmy, Die Deutsche Luftwaffe auf dem Mittelmeer-Kriegsschauplatz, in US Air Force Historical Research Agency Doc.
The best overview of German and Italian air operations in the Mediterranean is Karl Gundelach, Die deutsche Luftwaffe ira Mittelmeer 1940-1945, Vols.
Die deutsche Luftwaffe in Italien, Monograph, April 1956.

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