Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is an incomplete set of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects. This set contains rolls 1, 3-4, 6, 8-9, and 14.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Documents are filmed in Army Air Forces Air Technical Services Command (AAF ATSC) Translation File Number order. Files numbers are in the form "CGD-#".
Biographical / Historical:
In the final days of World War II, the advancing Allied armies captured a large number of documents from the German and Japanese governments. These documents were taken to various sites in Europe and the United States for evaluation and appraisal. Those documents considered valuable were microfilmed for preservation.
AAF -- [United States] Army Air Forces
ADRC -- Air Document Research Center, USSTAF (later T-2)
AEL -- Aeronautical Engine Laboratory, Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy
ATSC -- Air Technical Service Command, United States Army Air Forces
AVA Göttingen -- Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt Göttingen E.V.
BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy
BuOrd -- Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy
BuShips -- Bureau of Ships, United States Navy
DAL -- Deutsche Akademie für Luftfahrtforschung [German Academy for Aeronautical Research]
DFS -- Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug "Ernst Udet" [Ernst Udet German Glider Research Institute]
DVL -- Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt E.V. [German Avaition Research Institute]
FB -- Forschungsbericht [Research Report]
FKFS -- Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart [Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart]
GDV -- Gasdynamische Versuchsanstalt [Gas Dynamics Research Institute]
HVP -- Heeres Versuchsanstalt Peenemünde [Army Experimental Institute, Peenemünde]
KWIS -- Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Strömungsforschung [Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research]
LFA -- Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Hermann Göring E.V. [Hermann Göring Aviation Research Institute]
NAA -- North American Aviation
NavOrd -- Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy
NavShips -- Bureau of Ships, United States Navy
NOL -- Naval Ordnance Laboratory, United States Navy
ONI -- Office of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy
RLM -- Reichs Luftfahrtministerium (Aviation Ministry)
UM -- Untersuchungen und Mitteilungen [Investigations and Communications]
USSTAF -- United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces, United States Army Air Forces
VDE -- Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker [Association of German Electrical Engineers]
VDM -- Vereingte Deutsche Metallwerke
WAC -- Wright Aeronautical Corporation
WVA -- Wasserbau-Versuchsanstalt [Hydraulics Research Institute]
ZWB -- Zentrale für wissenschaftliches Berichtswesen der Luftfahrtforschung des Generalluftzeugmeisters [Central Office for Scientific Reporting of Aviation Research]
United States Navy?, unknown, unknown, XXXX.0408, unknown
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