Paul Galland

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Paul Galland
Born November 1919
Died 31 October 1942 (aged 22)
Dixmuide-Comines
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1942
Rank Leutnant
Unit 8./JG 26
Battles/wars

World War II

Relations Adolf Galland
Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland

Paul Galland (November 1919[1]—31 October 1942) was a 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. 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.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Baker 1996, p. 2.
  2. ^ Patzwall 2008, p. 82.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.