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Old 28th December 2004, 16:23
Glimspur Glimspur is offline
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Luftwaffe Reaction re: African American Pilots?

Hi Folks,

This is actually a serious question. I know that downed Black American pilots were treated pretty much the same as their White counterparts in Luftwaffe POW camps. I also know that on a few occasions Luftwaffe fighter pilots mis-identified their adversaries as being Black (due to the black oxygen masks and helmuts). But I've never read anything in any Luftwaffe pilot's memoirs that touches on the subject of how they felt flying in combat against African-Americans. I assume they had more important things to worry about.
Still, given the official Nazi line about Black soldiers, I can't help but feel that the idea of fighting African-American pilots created a barracks room stir of some sort.
Does anyone have any documented insight into this matter?

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