This document is a study on the effects of the allied bombardment campaign on the German air force. It starts by giving the original composition of the German air force (mostly bombers and dive bombers). The battle of Britain and the Russian front taught them that bombers without fighter protection are very vulnerable. Item discusses fighter production, aircraft production in general, and the effects of USAAF (united states army air forces) attacks on: German tank production; the bearing industry; oil and the synthetic oil and gasoline plants (big USASF problem, as there were some 81 plants dispersed); and armament factories, motor transportation, and chemicals. Discusses the German forces committed to static defense. There are statistics on German gasoline production by month from April 1944 through January 1945.
American Bombardment and the German Air Force, Circa 1945 [37 Pages, 15MB]