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eMedals-A Signed Wartime Picture Postcard of Knight’s Cross Recipient Adolf Galland

Item: G29170

A Signed Wartime Picture Postcard of Knight’s Cross Recipient Adolf Galland

Sale Date: March 22, 2017 Hammer Price

$151

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A Signed Wartime Picture Postcard of Knight’s Cross Recipient Adolf Galland

A signed Wartime picture postcard, measuring 83x133mm, near mint condition. It is signed in blue ink.

Footnote: Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland (March 19, 1912 – February 9, 1996) was a Luftwaffe General and Flying Ace, taking part in the Spanish Civil War, the Polish Campaign, the Battle of Belgium, the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Western Front, as well as during the Final Defense of the Reich. In 705 combat missions during the Second War, all on the Western Front, he claimed 104 aerial victories and was shot down himself on four occasions. Galland was a close friend with Hermann Göring, but eventually fell out of favour when he criticized Göring’s use of the Luftwaffe. After the war he worked for the Argentinian Air Force for a short period of time. Throughout his career he was awarded, among other decorations, the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords and Diamonds (June 6, 1939), the Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold with Pennant, Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds (August 1940), the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds, and he was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht seven times.

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