? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Is it True? Boeing supplied Hitler with Bombers in WW2?

They ripped out the seats of commercial airliners and turned them into bomb ships for Hitler's army?


If you answer with a simple "No" then you have no idea if it;s true or not.

15 Answers

  • Tim 47
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer


    IBM, did sell technology to the Nazis, that counted the # of Jews killed in the Gas chambers and concentration camps.

    Hey Mr. "Black Nation"?

    Who gave you a written language?

  • DT3238
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


    Airliners built by Boeing pre- WWII:

    Boeing 247- low wing monoplane; all built for United; only about 70 built; all accounted for.

    Boeing 307- low wing monoplane, first pressurized transport, only 10 built, all accounted for.

    Boeing Clipper seaplane- also only about 10 built, all accounted for.

    Boeing pre-war bombers:

    Boeing XB-15- even bigger than B-17; one built, crashed.

    Boeing B-17- all sold to US Army Air Corps.

    By the way, a transport with seats removed is not a bomber- no bomb bay.

    I have flown in a B-17 and it would NOT make a good airliner.

    German bombers-

    Junkers Ju-88

    Heinkel He-111


  • Bob S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No, it is not true.

    The Germans did capture and use Boeing B-17s as well as some Lockheed and Douglas aircraft. There is no other mention of Boeing providing assistance to Germany. Hitler had a thriving aircraft industry to meet his needs.

    It is likely they could have used the Douglas airliners as jump planes for their paratroopers.

    Stephanie, that was Prescott Bush, but you are right. The US played both sides in the years leading up to the war.

    Wichitao, you are mistaken. At least one B-17 was captured after making a controlled landing on the way to Berlin.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, it is not even close to being factual.

    Nazi Germany did have some Douglas aircraft that they captured in Holland in 1940, but the only Boeing bombers that Germany had were B-17s that were shot down and repaired.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not boeing....it was a german airliner that he used for bombers and troop transports. Boeing didn't go commercial until after WWII.

  • 1 decade ago

    Where do these stories come from? Germany could not buy bombers post WWI. Only short range defense weapons. Read about the treaty of versallies.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I googled that quite a bit and couldn't find anything about it. The Germans were quite adept at making plenty of their own bombers of different sizes. Seems silly for them to use anyone else's.

  • 1 decade ago

    What was a commercial airliner in the 1930s anyway?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have yet to see a viable source for this one. To make a bomber you would need a lot more than just ripping out some seats.

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Germany had their own aircraft manufacturers and designers. Their bombers were made by Junkers, Heinkel, and Dornier for the most part, with some made by Messerschmitt.

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