National Air and Space Museum Archives

Captured German and Japanese Aviation Technical Documents

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0431
Creators:
United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
[ca. 1939-1945]
Languages:
German
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Physical Description:
3,732 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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.

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. 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].

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Defense Documentation Center, Transfer, 1966, XXXX-0431, Public Domain

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

More Information
General
General
All documents in this collection are unclassified.
General
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Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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