A Heinkel He 177 V5 heavy bomber prototype in flight, 1942/43. (Credits: U.S. Navy)

Heinkel He 177 Bomber was a ‘Flying Tinderbox’ during World War II

Heinkel He 177 Adolf Hitler talked about the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) bomber in a meeting with his military staff on Feb. 1, 1943. Speaking to Generaloberst (Colonel General) Hans Jeschonnek, chief of staff of the Luftwaffe as part of a rambling exchange about tanks and aircraft, the Führer said: “I have to say …

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