Ratzinger in German air force

Joseph Ratzinger in uniform as a German Air Force assistant in 1943. In 1941 he enrolled in the Hitler Youth movement against his will and was drafted into the army in the last months of World War II. He deserted in the war’s final days.
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( German Catholic News Agency KNA )

Joseph Ratzinger in uniform as a German Air Force assistant in 1943. In 1941 he enrolled in the Hitler Youth movement against his will and was drafted into the army in the last months of World War II. He deserted in the war’s final days.

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