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The week in history: Feb. 26-March 4

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Feb. 26, 1935: Hitler organizes Luftwaffe

The aerial division of the German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II, the Luftwaffe was formed on this day after Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signed a secret decree authorizing the founding and inclusion of the division with the Reich army and navy. Hermann Göring was appointed the commander in chief of the division.

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