Better late than never?

Yahoo! / Reuters | ‘Luftwaffe’ Scrubbed Off German President’s Planes

The name “Luftwaffe” is being replaced on two official German government planes more than half a century after the Nazi air force terrorized Europe’s skies.

…”Obviously when the president flew to countries where there are certain historic resentments against the Luftwaffe, he didn’t exactly get off to a good start when the plane landed with that word dominating the plane,” said one government official who asked not to be identified.

Rau has decided to have “Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (Federal Republic of Germany) painted on the planes instead, modeling them after U.S. presidential aircraft.

Well, it’s German for “air force”, what are they supposed to say? Fliegengnugen?

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