Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0408
Dates:
1945-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 microfilm reels
Repository:
Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is an incomplete set of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects. This set contains rolls 1, 3-4, 6, 8-9, and 14.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Documents are filmed in Army Air Forces Air Technical Services Command (AAF ATSC) Translation File Number order. Files numbers are in the form "CGD-#".

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Described and encoded by Paul Silbermann, 2019.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
United States Navy?, unknown, unknown, XXXX.0408, unknown

Abbreviations
Abbreviations
    AAF
    [United States] Army Air Forces
    ADRC
    Air Document Research Center, USSTAF (later T-2)
    AEL
    Aeronautical Engine Laboratory, Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy
    ATSC
    Air Technical Service Command, United States Army Air Forces
    AVA Göttingen
    Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt Göttingen E.V.
    BuAer
    Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy
    BuOrd
    Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy
    BuShips
    Bureau of Ships, United States Navy
    DAL
    Deutsche Akademie für Luftfahrtforschung [German Academy for Aeronautical Research]
    DFS
    Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug "Ernst Udet" [Ernst Udet German Glider Research Institute]
    DVL
    Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt E.V. [German Avaition Research Institute]
    FB
    Forschungsbericht [Research Report]
    FKFS
    Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart [Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart]
    GDV
    Gasdynamische Versuchsanstalt [Gas Dynamics Research Institute]
    HVP
    Heeres Versuchsanstalt Peenemünde [Army Experimental Institute, Peenemünde]
    KWIS
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Strömungsforschung [Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research]
    LFA
    Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Hermann Göring E.V. [Hermann Göring Aviation Research Institute]
    NAA
    North American Aviation
    NavOrd
    Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy
    NavShips
    Bureau of Ships, United States Navy
    NOL
    Naval Ordnance Laboratory, United States Navy
    ONI
    Office of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy
    RLM
    Reichs Luftfahrtministerium (Aviation Ministry)
    UM
    Untersuchungen und Mitteilungen [Investigations and Communications]
    USSTAF
    United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces, United States Army Air Forces
    VDE
    Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker [Association of German Electrical Engineers]
    VDM
    Vereingte Deutsche Metallwerke
    WAC
    Wright Aeronautical Corporation
    WVA
    Wasserbau-Versuchsanstalt [Hydraulics Research Institute]
    ZWB
    Zentrale für wissenschaftliches Berichtswesen der Luftfahrtforschung des Generalluftzeugmeisters [Central Office for Scientific Reporting of Aviation Research]

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Preferred Citation
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jet propulsion Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Wings, Swept-back Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerodynamics, supersonic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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