ONE OF THE VARIATIONS OF ME-264 PROJECT - THIS ONE WAS NEVER BUILT Messerschmitt Me 264 – “Amerika” Bomber, 1942 The Messerschmitt Me 264 was designed from the beginning as part of the “Amerika bomber” project. It’s goal was to be able to carry a small load to the United States but also to support U-boat operations far into the Atlantic. http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/messerschmitt-264-objective-able-strike-continental-usa-germany-1942/
The Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of the project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets.
July 18th, 1942 First jet powered flight of the Messerschmitt Me 262. The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: “Swallow”) of Nazi Germany was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944.