My father and his brother were both in the Luftwaffe.

I am trying to obtain their military records, and in the case of my fathers brother, the circumstances surrounding his death in a plane crash in 1936.

I see references to records for german soldiers, but I do not see any references regarding finding this information for Luftwaffe personnel.

Where would I look for this?

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Please see my answer on How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?. The Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt, Deutsche Dienststelle für die Benachrichtigung der nächsten Angehörigen von Gefallenen der ehemaligen deutschen Wehrmacht) has also the records for members of the Luftwaffe. Additional information on officers might also be available from the Bundesarchiv in Freiburg/Br. They have also military court material, if needed.

Officer Career Summaries are also provided on a private website.

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