This page shows a number of Luftwaffe, war time photographs in my collection. These photographs are
NOT for sale and are merely presented for reference, historical interest and to share with other
collectors and aviation enthusiasts. If you have any comments about the photographs, please feel free
to contact me. I am always interested to hear from other collectors. NOTE: As indicated on my home
page, this website is solely for historical interest and does not promote any political ideologies, past or
present. All of the photographs on this page are original, wartime era photos in my collection.
None of these photographs are reproductions. NOTE: Please do not copy or use any of the
photographs on this page without permission. Thank you.
(Some of the photos can be clicked on for a more detailed view.)
Having collected so many original, wartime era
personal photographs, I began to wonder what kind
of camera actually could have taken some of these
photos. After some research, I found one of the
most common cameras of the time was the camera
shown to the left. This is an Agfa Billy-Record 8.8,
folding camera with original case. This model has a
105mm Jgestar lens and A.C. Gauthier shutter. This
camera was manufactured in Germany between 1933
and 1942. The camera is 100% original, complete
and is fully functional. The camera was purchased
for my collection directly from a seller in Germany
and came with its original leather case.
Reichsmarschall (Marshal of the Empire) Hermann Goering 1893-1946: Above,
two original, wartime, private photographs of Luftwaffe Commander in Chief,
Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering. Two interesting photographs showing
Goering during a visit to an unknown airfield. Shown to the left is an original,
wartime postcard of Reichsmarschall Goering, shown holding his famous baton.
Hermann Goering was a decorated, WWI Luftwaffe ace with 18 victories, who
took command of the "Flying Circus" squadron, following the death of Manfred
von Richthofen, The Red Baron. After commanding the German Luftwaffe
during WWII, Goering was tried as a war criminal at the Nuremburg War
Crimes Trials and later committed suicide after being found guilty of war
Three original, wartime, private photographs of General Adolf "Dolfo" Galland. The photograph on the left shows
Galland wearing his Knights Cross with Oakleaves and an unknown cuff title. The photograph on the above right
shows Galland smoking his trademark cigar before boarding a Junkers JU-52 transport aircraft. The lower right
photograph shows Galland standing in loose formation with other Luft officers, including several other Knights
and Knights Cross winner, Werner Molders. Molders
fought with the Luftwaffe in Spain and achieved 15 air
fought with the Luftwaffe in Spain and achieved 15 air
victories flying the Me-109D. During WWII, he scored
an additional 115 air victories. He died in 1941 while
flying on an HE-111 bomber, enroute to Berlin to act as a
pall bearer for the funeral of Ernst Udet. He was
ultimately awarded the Knights Cross with oakleaves,
swords and diamonds. This private photo shows Molders
exiting a building, his Knights Cross is clearly
visible.exiting a building, his Knights Cross is clearly
Der Deutschen Flieger: (German Fliers - Pilots and Aircrews)
All three of the above photographs are the same gentleman. The photograph on the right shows him
wearing the Civil Glider Proficiency Level "B" badge with the cloth version of the Wireless
Operator/Air Gunner Badge. The center photograph shows him wearing the 1st Model Luftwaffe dagger.
Interesting photograph showing
four highly decorated Luftwaffe
soldiers, from a bomber squadron.
The soldier sitting to the right
wears the Luftwaffe pilots badge.
The two on the left, standing and
sitting, both wear the Luftwaffe
Observers badge, while the
soldier standing on the right wears
the Luftwaffe Wirelsss
Operator/Air Gunners badge. All
wear the Iron Cross 2nd Class
ribbon on their tunics, along with
the Iron Cross 1st Class. All four
also sport the Luftwaffe Heavy,
Medium and Dive Bomber clasps.
Luftwaffe oath ceremony.
A crashed Henschel Hs 126 B
Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann (trainers)
Luftwaffe soldiers pose in front of a Heinkle HE-46 aircraft.
Nice group photograph showing Luftwaffe fliers, most likely from one of the many training schools.
Notice the various "gull" rank insignia on the sleeves and the broken propeller. Good detail
photograph showing the winter flight clothing of the Luftwaffe.
Two photographs of the same flieger. The photo on the right is a wartime, colorized version.
Luftwaffe Dolche und Klingen: (German Air Force Daggers and Swords)
Several photographs showing a combination of 1st Model Luftwaffe daggers, 2nd model Luftwaffe daggers and
Die Gefallenen Adler: The Fallen Eagles
Der Tod zwei deutscher Soldaten: The Deaths of Two German Soldiers
Below is a series of photographs, all purchased together directly from Germany. The series of photographs
depict the funeral of two German Air Force (Luftwaffe) soldiers. This is the unfortunate fate of far too
many aviators on all sides of this conflict. The photographs shows the names, rank, birth dates and dates of
death for each soldier. Both having died on the same day, presumably together in the same action. Who did
they leave behind? Were they married? Have children? These are the types of questions that make
collecting of such an interest for me personally. These photographs represent the millions of men who died
fighting for their country. They were not politicians, they were not statesmen, they did not make policy, they
|Obgefr. Hans Mittelstaedt
7-5-07 to 8-5-42
35 years old
|Gefr. Josef Rockl
3-11-21 to 8-5-42
21 years old
Two photographs of the same pilot (flieger) standing next to an Arado AR-66 trainer aircraft.
his career in the 3rd Pioneer Battalion in 1909. He served through WWI and into WWII. He
XI, Hamburg. He retired on July 31, 1944 and died in Hamburg, Germany in 1963.
Right: Another private, wartime photograph of Luftwaffe is
seen here conferring with two Luftwaffe officers and
Inspector-General Ernst Udet, also seen wearing his Knights
Cross at his throat. Udet committed suicide on November 17,
RIGHT: A private, wartime photograph of Luftwaffe Knights Cross winner. Several
people have emailed me saying they believe the KC winner to be Hermann Graf.
However, from looking at the photograph in my collection (right) and other
photographs of Graf, the nose and some other features appear different. If anyone
has any other input, please feel free to contact me. In all, Graf ultimately went on
to achieve 212 air victories; 202 victories over Russian aircraft, 1 British aircraft
and 9 United States aircraft before the end of the war.
4) Standing near aircraft.
5) Luftwaffe wedding photographs.