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Adolf Galland – Luftwaffe Pilot

Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996) was a highly decorated German Luftwaffe General and “flying ace” who served throughout World War II in Europe.

He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western front and in Defence of the Reich. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies.

There are images of him using a watch, but none to date have shown him with a Tutima of Hanhart WW2 chronograph that were so popular with the German pilots of that era.

A wartime image of Adolf Galland wearing the Knights Cross with swords, oakleaves and diamonds

A wartime image of Adolf Galland wearing the Knights Cross with swords, oakleaves and diamonds

 

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