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Old 10th December 2022, 19:06
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Re: Luftwaffe Air Combat Slang

'Myo zwingt zur Rueckkehr', 'es wird gruen geschossen', 'dicke Moebelwagen' usw.
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Re: Luftwaffe Air Combat Slang

Holzauge ("wooden eye" ); the last airplane in a formation.
Ami; slang for American.
Himmelfahrtskommando ("mission to heaven") ; suicide mission.
Katschmarek; well known slang for a wingman, though I was told a few years ago it was originally a derogatory term for a particularly dim infantry recruit!
Nachwuchs ("new growth"); late-war replacement aircrew.
Alter Hase ("Old Hare"); experienced aircrew/pilot
Blechkrawatte ("tin-necktie"); slang for the Knights Cross

Halsschmerzen: a cynical slang-term (having "neck rash", "itching neck" or "sore throat") applied for glory-hunting pilots considered desperate for an awarding of the Knights Cross.

Möbelwagen: ("furniture vans"); heavy bombers (usually US?)
Donnerbalken ("thunder beam"); military latrine.
Eiserne Kuh ("iron cow"); evaporated milk in a tin.
Gulaschkanone ("goulash cannon"); mobile field kitchen
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Kutscher (coachman / cabby) for a pilot.
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