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Captured German and Japanese Aviation Technical Documents
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
In the final days of World War II, the advancing Allied armies captured a large number of documents from the German and Japanese governments. These documents were taken to various sites in Europe and the United States for evaluation and appraisal. Those documents considered valuable were microfilmed for preservation. Aviation-related documents were turned over to the United States Army Air Force and microfilmed by the Air Documents Division, Technical Information Section (T-2), Air Material Command at Wright Field, OH [now Wright-Patterson AFB].
United States. Army Air Forces
Defense Documentation Center, Transfer, 1966, XXXX-0431, Public Domain
3,732 Microfilm reels
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the Air Force master microfilm of captured German and Japanese documents pertaining to aviation. The documents cover a wide variety of subjects, including aircraft and engines, flight test reports, proposals, and engineering studies. English translation is provided for some documents.
World War, 1939-1945
Airplanes -- Germany
Airplanes -- Japan
Airplanes -- Motors
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing
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