Adolf Galland

1912 - 1996

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Adolf Josef Ferdinand Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996) was a German Luftwaffe general and flying ace who served throughout the Second World War in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions and fought on the Western Front and in the Defence of the Reich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Galland has received more than 1,546,251 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Adolf Galland is the 6th most popular pilot, the 539th most popular biography from Germany (down from 476th in 2019) and the most popular German Pilot.

Adolf Galland was a German fighter pilot and general officer in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was one of the leading German fighter pilots, achieving 102 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, Nazi Germany's highest military decoration.

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Over the past year Adolf Galland has had the most page views in the with 183,550 views, followed by German (112,908), and French (24,299). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (37.51%), Breton (32.41%), and Egyptian Arabic (31.09%)


Among pilots, Adolf Galland ranks 6 out of 71Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Roland Garros, Sabiha Gökçen, and Hanna Reitsch. After him are Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Ernst Udet, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Francis Gary Powers, Ivan Kozhedub, and Hermann Graf.

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Among people born in 1912, Adolf Galland ranks 24Before him are Heinrich Harrer, Clara Petacci, Carlo Ponti, Chuck Jones, Hanna Reitsch, and Gene Kelly. After him are Sergiu Celibidache, Robert Doisneau, James Callaghan, Konrad Emil Bloch, Lawrence Durrell, and Karl Malden. Among people deceased in 1996, Adolf Galland ranks 21Before him are René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Lars Ahlfors, Silvio Piola, Babrak Karmal, and Gene Kelly. After him are Sergiu Celibidache, Joan Clarke, Marcel Carné, Magda Schneider, Abdus Salam, and Artur Axmann.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Galland ranks 539 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Theodor Morell (1886), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), and Jochen Rindt (1942). After him are Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rudi Völler (1960), Philipp Scheidemann (1865), Aby Warburg (1866), Wilhelm List (1880), and Wilhelm Marx (1863).

Among PILOTS In Germany

Among pilots born in Germany, Adolf Galland ranks 1After him are Ernst Udet (1896), Hermann Graf (1912), Mathias Rust (1968), Helmut Wick (1915), and Gotthard Handrick (1908).