Luftwaffe General of Fighters Adolf Galland was known for his somewhat flamboyant lifestyle. He was one of only a few holders of the Knight’s Cross with oak leaves, swords, and diamonds.

Adolf Galland flew countless sorties, led the Luftwaffe fighter arm, and defied Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring.

Werner Moelders, fighter pilot, officer, Germany - with German Luftwaffe Major General Adolf Galland

Werner Moelders, fighter pilot, officer, Germany - with German Luftwaffe Major General Adolf Galland

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (19 Mar 1912 – 9 Feb 1996) was a German Luftwaffe general and flying ace redited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat.[3] He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defense of the Reich fronts. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies.

Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland 19 March 1912 9 February 1996 was a German Luftwaffe general and flying ace who served throughout the Second World War in E

stukablr: “Adolf Galland and his Bf109 ” (note the telescopic sight in the windscreen)

Messerschmitt Bf 109 - Adolf Galland and his Bf 109 (note the telescopic sight in the windscreen)

Adolf Galland

Adolf Galland

✠ Adolf Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996) RK 29.07.1940 Major Kdr III./JG 26 + 24.09.1940 [3. EL] Major Kommodore JG 26 + 21.06.1941 [1. Sw] Oberstleutnant Kommodore JG 26 + 28.01.1942 [2. Br] Oberst Kommodore JG 26

■ GL Adolf Galland - RKESB - Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter" I met Adolf Galland in 1977 at a book signing.

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (March 19, 1912-February 9, 1996) German Aviator Luftwaffe Germany

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (March 19, 1912-February 9, 1996) German Aviator Luftwaffe Germany

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Adolf Galland Adolf Galland may well be the most popular figure of German WW II military aviation. Respected by friend and foe all over the...

Adolf Galland Adolf Galland may well be the most popular figure of German WW II military aviation. Respected by friend and foe all over the.

A gentleman and yet a true warrior. Respect and RIP. Adolf Galland.

A gentleman and yet a true warrior. Respect and RIP

✠ Adolf Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996) RK 29.07.1940 Major Kdr III./JG 26 + 24.09.1940 [3. EL] Major Kommodore JG 26 + 21.06.1941 [1. Sw] Oberstleutnant Kommodore JG 26 + 28.01.1942 [2. Br] Oberst Kommodore JG 26

✠ Adolf Galland March 1912 – 9 February It was an honor to meet Gen. Galland and Mr. They seemed very happy to answer our questions.

Adolf Galland in Bf109

stukablr: “Adolf Galland and his ” (note the telescopic sight in the windscreen), pin by Paolo Marzioli

Former enemies Adolf Galland and Robert Stanford Tuck chat while  on a hunting trip during a lull in the production of the movie "The Battle of Britain." Both men were wing commanders and top aces within  their respective air forces during the war. They became friends after the war and Tuck was godfather to Galland's son.

Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland with the RAF ace Robert Spencer Tuck after the war.

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