Air War over Berlin

The air Battle of Berlin was harrowing with fighter pilots so close in the skies they could see each other's eyes. A video studies the important engagement, explaining that while the Allies lost the largest number of men in a single air engagement, it also claimed the lives of some of Germany's best pilots. The battle poised the Allies for victory with D-Day.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show the video to demonstrate the importance of new technologies, such as fighter planes, during World War II
  • Offer the resource as background material before studying the D-Day invasion
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is part of the War in Europe collection
  • Maps and graphics show learners where events occurred
  • Resource makes clear connections between the Berlin air battle and other events in World War II
  • None