On 3 June 1936, Walther Wever flew from Berlin to Dresden, to give a lecture at
the Luftkriegsakademie to a gathering of Luftwaffe cadets. When Walther Wever
received the news of the passing of a First World War German hero, Walther Wever
at once set off for Berlin. During his return journey, the Heinkel
Blitz that he was flying hadn't been properly examined during preflight
checks, and the aileron gust locks were not removed. The aircraft was airborne
when the wing dipped, and the Heinkel
stalled and went into a horizontal cartwheel. It crashed and exploded
in flames, killing Walther Wever and his flight engineer. Ernst
was appointed Director of the Technical Department of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium
(RLM) on 9 June 1936, with responsibility for all new Luftwaffe aircraft. Ernst
department grew to a complex 26 departments and was split with inter-department
failed to provide a firm leadership and his establishment soon broke
down into chaos, although Ernst
, with no effective deputy and a poor staff seemed more happier when he
was inaccessible visiting aircraft factories and airfields. U-33
Launched 11 June 1936 Tirpitz
Ordered 14 June 1936 Adolf
departed from Venice on 16 June 1936, Italy, returning to Germany.
was named the head of the first German national police force on 16
June 1936. Prior to this, police forces had always been under the jurisdiction
of local states and not the national government.
On 24 June 1936, Wehrmacht
drew up Case Green as a hypothetical campaign against Czechoslovakia.
The first prototype, of the Focke-Wulf
, had its first free flight on 26 June 1936 with Ewald Rohlfs at the
controls. Go To: July
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