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German Aircraft Armament: A selection of United States Army Air Force intelligence material c.1944-45. Official correspondence, reports, photographs &c., approx. 60pp. original or carbon typsecript (many sheets marked SECRET or CONFIDENTIAL), spprox. 20 photos., diagrams &c. Contemp.  #45148
[HLMainPic] USAAF intelligence material collected/collated during the war & towards its end (when German scientists &c. were available for comment/interrogation). The collection was retained by Maj. J.J. Driscoll, a gunnery officer of the 8th Air Force, later at Military Analytical Division, US Embassy, London. Various reports include: Armament of the ME262 Jet-Propelled Aircraft (2pp. ts., 2 drawings, Feb. 1945); Guns & Firepower of German Aircraft (9pp., ts, lecture by W/Cdr. Skinner, RAF); SECRET reports on armament of Messerschmidt 210, Dornier 217 (each 1pp., flimsy); Report on the proceedings re the SK Automatic Cannon held in Erfert on 18 & 19/7/44 (translation of a captured German document, 11pp., foolscap, + list of those present. The meeting had been held "Pursuant to an order issued by the Fuhrer eliminating all unnecessary development activity, an examination was carried out of the weapons & mountings now under consideration... with a view to ascertaining whether their development was essential." Dated Berlin, 26/7/1944, discusses various projects & their progress to date.); further misc.notes, reports, correspondence &c. See illustration on our website.   £90




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