What was the German air force during world war ii?
Luftwaffe is a German term for the air force branch of the army. The literal translation is Air Power. Luftwaffe is still used for name of the modern German air force. During WW1, the German air force was not called the Luftwaffe. They were simple the German Air Service. They also had a branch in the Navy called the Marine Air Force.
The German air force was since its creation in 1935, during WWII and still is today called the Luftwaffe. Luftwaffe literally translates from German to English as Air (Luft) Weapon (waffe). It was disbanded in 1946 but when the FRG joined NATO in 1949 the air force was known as the Bundesluftwaffe (Federal Air Weapon). At the same time the GDR air force was called the Luftstreitkrafte der NVA (Air Fighting Force of the National…