The Air Guard

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The Air Guard
Logo 1930
description The Air Guard
language German
publishing company Publishing house "Die Luftwacht", Berlin ( Germany )
Frequency of publication per month
Editor-in-chief Adolf Kirschner
The Luftwacht November 1930, issue 11

The Air Guard. Zeitschrift für das Weltflugwesen was an aviation magazine that appeared in Germany from the early 20th century until September 1944 . The magazine was published in Berlin .


During the Nazi era , at the request of the Reich Aviation Ministry , the name of the magazine was changed to Deutsche Luftwacht from the first issue in 1934 and a completely new structure was created by splitting it into the three separate issues Luftwissen , Luftwelt and Luftwehr . The main editor was Otto Hollbach in cooperation with the German Academy of Aviation Research and the Lilienthal Society for Aviation Research . Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring and other high-ranking Nazi military leaders were often pictured in the magazine. During this time, the title page also bore the Nazi swastika emblem. During the period of World War II, military activities, such as the bombing of Coventry , were featured in articles.


  • Ernst-Heinrich Hirschel: Aeronautical Research in Germany from Lilienthal until Today. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg / New York 2003, ISBN 978-3-540-40645-7 .

Web links

Commons : The Air Force  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Michael Eckert: Ludwig Prandtl. Flow researcher and science manager . 1st edition. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg 2017, ISBN 978-3-662-49917-7 , pp. 226 .