World War II German Aviation

December 15, 2003 – Permanent
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National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA

South Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar

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As the ground forces of Nazi Germany swept into Poland and precipitated World War II, bombers of the Luftwaffe, the German air force, conducted the war’s first air strikes. This German Blitzkrieg led to the conquest of almost all of Western Europe in the course of one year. Yet less than 6 years later, Germany lay totally defeated, its cities in ruins, and its air force destroyed as an effective instrument of war. See some of the aircraft instrumental in Germany's war strategy.

Highlights include:

  • Arado Ar 234 B-2 Blitz (Lightning)
  • Dornier Do 335 A-0 Pfeil (Arrow)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8/R1