Index to Events Relating to the Luftwaffe Before and During World War 2  
  At the outset of the war, the Luftwaffe was one of the most modern, powerful, and experienced air forces in the world. The Luftwaffe was central to the German operational methods using close air support to supplement ground forces. In the second half of 1940, the Luftwaffe lost the Battle of Britain over the skies of England, the first all-air battle. Following the military failures on the Eastern Front, from 1942 onwards, the Luftwaffe went into a steady, gradual decline that saw it outnumbered and overwhelmed by the sheer number of Allied aircraft being deployed against it. Towards the end of the war, the Luftwaffe was no longer a major factor.  
   
  Events prior to September 1, 1939  
   
  Events from September 1, 1939 to the end of the War  
     
   
     
   
 

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