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Training Young Ears

uncredited photograph, dated April 23, 1943

German Hitler Youth (note their distinctive armbands) are shown operating an aerophone, a device designed to detect the engine sounds of approaching aircraft. Young boys and girls were often pressed into service with Luftwaffe antiaircraft units late in the war as those units were stripped of their veterans in order to replenish combat units.

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