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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 1,476,001 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Adolf Galland is the 6th most popular pilot (up from 8th in 2019), the 476th most popular biography from Germany (up from 530th 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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Among pilots, Adolf Galland ranks 6 out of 48Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Sabiha Gökçen, and Roland Garros. After him are Hanna Reitsch, Ernst Udet, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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Among people born in 1912, Adolf Galland ranks 21Before him are János Kádár, Alfredo Stroessner, Raoul Wallenberg, Jorge Amado, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, and Chuck Jones. After him are Millvina Dean, Hanna Reitsch, Gene Kelly, Kim Philby, James Callaghan, and Konrad Emil Bloch. Among people deceased in 1996, Adolf Galland ranks 18Before him are Joseph Brodsky, Babrak Karmal, René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Frank Whittle, and Tadeusz Reichstein. After him are Joan Clarke, Gene Kelly, Solomon Asch, Silvio Piola, Sergiu Celibidache, and Artur Axmann.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Galland ranks 476 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), and Arno Allan Penzias (1933). After him are Johann Bayer (1572), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Adolf Windaus (1876), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), Sophia of Nassau (1836), and Adam Opel (1837).

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).