Luftwaffe - King and Country
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 Imperial German Army Air Service or in German, the Luftstreitkräfte from October 1916 onwards, and the naval air units of the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy), collectively named the Marine-Fliegerabteilung, had been disbanded by May 1920 under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
The Luftwaffe was reformed on 26 February 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.