Miscellaneous - Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe - Airforce

Bemerkungen des Oberbefehlshabers der Luftwaffe zur Ausbildung und zu Übungen im Jahre 1935

Geheim !

This book summarizes the tactical learnings from the regular training, the autumn field exercises and the inspections for the year 1935. These learnings are intended for further improvement of the training goals and methods.



Merkblatt für den Einsatz der Luftnachrichtentruppe im Flughafenbereich


The Luftnachrichtentruppe was located on the airfield and was responsible for all communication with the aircrafts on the airfield and in the air for a safe and effective flight, as well as directing orders. Their responsibilities, organisation and tasks are described in this booklet.



Bilderheft: Flak -Gerät des Auslandes

This picture book is about the Anti-Air guns and supporting equipment of the foreign countries, published on behalf of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe. It contains bonded individual pages, that were easily substituted and updated. It covers the following topics:



Die chemischen Kampfstoffe

Herausgegeben vom Reichminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlhaber der Luftwaffe

Chef des Ausbildungswesens L. In. 13 Az. 41 a 28 L. In. 13/1 d Nr. 895/39

This booklet contains a description of the effects of the different types of chemical weapons: A) classification and effects, B) Use and impact, C) influence of the weather conditions and ground conditions.

This is a rather standard summary of much more elaborate descriptions such as can be found in:

September 1939


Französische Frontflugzeuge

Der Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlhaber der Luftwaffe, generalstab 5. Abteilung

This leaflet is intended for aircraft recognition by displaying pictures of the most common French airplanes. It is intended for easy use by the troops.

The other examples of this type of leaflet for airplanes from other nations have been taken up in the Merkblatt series. These are listed below. Apparently, the French airplanes were not considered important enough.

Februar 1940



Nur für den Dienstgebrauch !

Der Oberbefehlhaber der Luftwaffe - L. In. 4/Chef NVW, Abt. 3

This booklet contains the codes that are to be used for short wireless communications between Flak departments. The communications are notifications, orders and reports. The codes in this booklet are the standard codes, which are not enciphered and did not change in time. Often these codes required additional enciphering. The codes are for individual words, but also for standard sentenses. For example, the code for Angriff, attack, is a n g. and b i w means Batterie befinded sich im Wechselstellung, the battery is located at the alternative position.

This booklet bundles all previously issues overviews by the different departments individually.

August 1943


Geheim !

E.S.-Tafel 4

Mitnahme im Flugzeug oder in die vordere Linien ist Landverrad !

Der Oberbefehlhaber der Luftwaffe - Chef NVW Abt. 3 vier B

The purpose of this booklet is unknown to me.

August 1943


Russische Aushilfen und Findigkeiten - Sonderausgabe

Examples of the creativity of the Russian army in warfare are described and praised in this booklet. It is richly illustrated and deals with various topics such as airfield preparations, air-transport, building roads and bridges, use of weapons, camouflage and winter warfare in general. The information originates from experiences and observations on the eastern front and is meant to trigger the own troops in self-sustainability and to not "immer nur Hilfe von vorgesetzten Dienststellen anzufordern" only ever request help from superior departments.

Similar editions describing experiences at the front can be found in the Merkblatt series:



Ta 152 H-0 und H-1

Vorläufiges Flugzeug-Handbuch

Elektrisches Bordnetz Beschreibung

This late war manual is about the Focke-Wulf Ta 152, a high-altitude fighter-interceptor. The Ta 152 was a development of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft. It was intended to be made in at least three versions—the Ta 152H Höhenjäger ("high-altitude fighter"); the Ta 152C designed for medium-altitude operations and ground-attack, using a Daimler-Benz DB 603 and smaller wings; and the Ta 152E fighter-reconnaissance aircraft with the engine of the H model and the wing of the C model. The first Ta 152H entered service with the Luftwaffe in January 1945. The Ta 152 was produced too late and in insufficient numbers to have a significant role in the war. 

This manual is on the description of the electical circuits in the airplane, covering:

Januar 1945