Luftwaffe Convoy ID Manual

From the Washington Naval Treaty to the end of the Second World War.
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Luftwaffe Convoy ID Manual

Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:49 am

Interesting Luftwaffe website with an archive of intrument manuals etc...

Example: German Luftwaffe convoy ID manual : Identification of Merchant Ships within a Convoy
http://www.cockpitinstrumente.de/archiv ... eitzug.pdf http://deutscheluftwaffe.de/
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Re: Luftwaffe Convoy ID Manual

Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:40 pm

Translation of the Luftwaffe document and the original are at
Original: http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B9Q ... NWI4&hl=en
Translation: http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B9Q ... MDc3&hl=en
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Re: Luftwaffe Convoy ID Manual

Post by RF » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:26 am

Yes, these are certainly interesting documents - were these produced entirely from Luftwaffe sources, or was there any KM input?
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Re: Luftwaffe Convoy ID Manual

Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:51 am

That would be interesting to know since the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine were notoriously uncooperative. I would guess that the "Führungsstab (See)" (General Staff-Sea) of the RLM had a few naval officer attached to it. The word "Dwarslinie" (athwart line) is a nautical term :wink:
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Re: Luftwaffe Convoy ID Manual

Post by RF » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:40 pm

Another (entirely hypothetical) aspect to this is how useful the manual would have been to the Graf Zeppelin and its aircrews had that CV been in a position to attack an Atlantic convoy.
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