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   9.9.2004


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Heinrich Hoffmann Propaganda News Service photo, dated May 6, 1944

Female members of a Luftwaffe flak unit practice positioning an antiaircraft searchlight. As more and more Luftwaffe men were pressed into service in other branches, female members took over many of the duties in the antiaircraft units, including operating lights and sound locators.

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