Adolf Galland -German Fighter Pilot in World War 2

Adolf Galland -German Fighter Pilot in World War 2
Adolf Galland

Adolf Galand (born March 19, 1912 - died February 9, 1996 at age 83 years) was a German fighter pilot in World War 2. He was born in 1912 in Westerholt.

Adolf Galland Biography

He entered the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) in 1935. After graduating from flying school, he flew the Arado Ar-68. He has also been sent to Spain to join the Condor Legion, where he flew the He-51. He returned to Germany in 1939. At that time he began flying the Messerschmitt Bf-109 aircraft. In his career began to soar this plane. In World War 2 he downed 104 Allied aircraft and is known as Aces. In 1945, he was trusted to fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 aircraft which is the world's first jet aircraft. In fact, he commanded the squadron JV-44 is composed of elite pilots who berpesawat Luftwaffe Me-262.
At the time the war ended, he was with Heinz Bar, Gerhard Barkhorn and others surrendered to American troops.

After the war Galand went to Argentina and became a counselor and instructor for the Air Force fighter pilots Argentina. He returned to Germany in 1954 and became a successful businessman. He died in 1996..........

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