Paul Galland

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Paul Galland
Born November 1919
Died 31 October 1942
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1942
Rank Leutnant
Unit 8./JG 26

World War II

Relations Adolf Galland
Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland

Paul Galland (November 1919[1]—31 October 1942) was a German Luftwaffe ace and brother of Luftwaffe aces Adolf Galland and Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland. He claimed 17 aerial victories in 107 combat missions.

Leutnant Galland joined 8./Jagdgeschwader 26, commanded by his brother Adolf, in February 1941.[Note 1] He claimed his first victory on 6 July, a Spitfire shot down, and by end of 1941 his score had reached three. He recorded his 10th victory on 3 May 1942, a Spitfire downed over Calais.

On 31 October 1942 Galland participated as escort to a day fighter-bomber raid on Canterbury. Intercepting Spitfires shot down Galland’s Fw 190 A-4.[2]



  1. ^ For an explanation of the meaning of Luftwaffe unit designation see Organisation of the Luftwaffe during World War II.


  1. ^ Baker 1996, p. 2.
  2. ^ Paul Galland
  3. ^ Patzwall 2008, p. 82.
  • Baker, David. Adolf Galland: The Authorised Biography. London: Windrow and Green, 1996. ISBN 978-1-85915-017-7.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. (2008). Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg [The Honor Goblet for Outstanding Achievement in the Air War] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3. 
  • Toliver, Raymond F. and Trevor J. Constable. Fighter General: The Life of Adolf Galland The Official Biography. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1999. ISBN 0-7643-0678-2.