ORIGINAL HITLER YOUTH PHOTO BOOK TO GET H.J. BOYS INTERESTED IN THE LUFTWAFFE

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ORIGINAL 1940 HITLER YOUTH PHOTO BOOK, MAKING THE SERVICE IN THE LUFTWAFFE ATTRACTIVE FOR H.J. BOYS

VOM PIMPF ZUM FLIEGER

This excellent book was written by Guenter Elsner, an official in Hermann Görings Air State Ministry and Karl Gustav Lerche, Oberbannführer in the Reichs Youth Leadership.

The 6 x 8-1/2 inch hardcover book with 240 heavily illustrated pages plus 4 enclosed application forms (which are in most cases missing!) is in very good condition. It was published in 1940 by the Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf. in Munich. We have three copies to choose from. The intention of this book was to recruit HJ boys for the service in the Luftwaffe (Air Force). It shows all the different career paths in the Luftwaffe, gives very detailed job descriptions on the duties of flying and ground per-sonnel plus it contains a lot of information on different aircraft models, etc.! The National Socialists found a great way how to find the most suitable Hitler Youth candidates for the Luftwaffe in nationwide competitions on making and flying air craft models. To get even better results the school laws were changed and the making of aircraft models became priority in handicraft classes in public schools throughout the nation. This is also described in detail in this interesting book which has lots of photos and illustrations. Stored in a pocket in the back cover are four original forms which the Hitler Youth boy could fill out and send directly to the authorities to apply either to volunteer for the service in the Luftwaffe, to enroll in special LW Colleges to study aviation or to become a Luftwaffe engineer. Two of the three copies still have them. The copy with dust jacket is sold. Price per copy.

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