Actually, Luftwaffe had a terrible reputation even before WW2. Ever heard about Guernica? And that was just practice for them.
Some links for that?
Sorry, that is just plain wrong.
Many of them even became friends during and after the war...for example german Flieger General Adolf Galland and Douglas Bader.(And yes, Galland even took part in Guernica!)
There are lot's of examples like these....you should at least read some biographies before you state such things!
What you imply actually is that because someone fighted for the Germans he couldn't have been chivalrous and honorable and an all around nice chap!
Think again!Still full of war time propaganda....
This is a funny question when you consider who started the war and what their goal was. As someone has suggested here before, if you attack someone and you end up with a broken nose, don't complain. You shouldn't have attacked in the first place.
That is funny from someone who probably thinks allied aircraft never attacked german refugee columns just for the sake of it...
And the "you did it first"-argument is even funnier if it comes from the "we were the good guys"-crowd. Where is the difference then...
I don't think it is possible to find out what percentage of Germans during WW2 were war criminals, but I find it hard to believe that it was just 1% or less.
Having said that, gramma told me a story of a German formation that stayed briefly on her farm. One of the krauts was really nasty so gramma went to a German officer and complained. The officer came over to the farm. Beat the living sshit out of the culprit (broken nose and such) and that was the end of the story.
Soldiers were executed by their superiors for stealing eggs from a farm...I know it from a witness.
So...doesn't make you think?