Books: Common Quality

THE LUFTWAFFE—Hauptmann Hermann—Putnam ($3).

WINGS OF DESTINY—The Marquess of Londonderry—Macmillan ($3.50).

The Nazis did not build up German aviation from scratch. When Hitler took over, there was a well-balanced civil aviation system, 65 national and international lines, training facilities better than those of any other country, eight German engine works, and an industry which in 1933 could turn out 600 planes a year.

Who built its foundations? Says "Hauptmann Hermann," once Hugo Junkers' employe and friend, now a refugee who writes under a pseudonym: Junkers and the technical genius of Ernst Heinkel. A year after the Armistice, a small group of aviation enthusiasts was...

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