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ˈlʊftˌvɑf əLuft·waffe

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  1. Luftwaffe, German Luftwaffenoun

    the German airforce

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  1. Luftwaffenoun

    The German air force until the end of the Second World War.

  2. Etymology: From Luftwaffe, compound word from Luft + Waffe.

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  1. Luftwaffe

    The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. After the German Empire's World War I-era army air force, the Luftstreitkräfte, and the Kaiserliche Marine naval air units had been disbanded by May 1920 under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the Luftwaffe was reformed on February 26, 1935 and grew to become one of the strongest, most doctrinally advanced, and most battle-experienced air forces in the world when World War II started in Europe in September 1939. After the defeat of the Third Reich, the Luftwaffe was disbanded in 1946. Luftwaffe is also the generic term in German speaking countries for any national military aviation service, and the names of air forces in other countries are usually translated into German as "Luftwaffe". However, Luftstreitkräfte, or "air armed force", is also sometimes used as a translation of "air force". And because "Luft" means "air" and "Waffe" may be translated into English as either "weapon" or "arm", "Air Arm" may be considered the most literal English translation of Luftwaffe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Luftwaffe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Luftwaffe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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