Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding led RAF Fighter Command against the bombastic Hermann Goering and the Luftwaffe in the 1940 Battle of Britain.

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Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding & Hermann Goering

by Michael Haskew

By the summer of 1940, Hitler’s Nazi war machine had advanced from victory to victory, crushing Poland, overrunning France and the Low Countries, and ejecting Allied forces from the continent of Europe at Dunkirk. Read more

Determination and drive helped make young German pilot Adolf Galland an ace and General.

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German Fighter Ace Adolf Galland

By Patrick Worden

By 1945, the German Luftwaffe’s fighter wing had at its disposal jet fighters, rocket planes, and some of the most advanced, and most feared, piston-engine craft in the world. Read more