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During the final months of the war, the severe lack of pilots in the Luftwaffe prompted the decision to give glider training to an entire year's intake of the Hitler Youth, before sending them to fly combat missions using the Heinkel He 162 jet fighter. They were deployed by Germany during the last days of war in Europe when Most of the regular German soldiers were killed, wounded or captured. In the battle of Berlin they were essentially becoming part of the Wehrmacht in which boys as young as twelve were forced to defend the city of Berlin from the Russian Army.
WeaponsEditThe Hitler Youth organization also had their own kinds of weapons. They had knives and guns, which they used for training and for war.
- ↑ Brown, Eric. 1988.
- Brown, Eric Melrose. Wings of the Luftwaffe. The Crowood Press Ltd - New edition (14 Feb 1998). ISBN 1853104132.