German WWII Autographed Postcards of Adolf Galland

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German WWII Autographed Postcards of Adolf Galland-Adolf Josef Ferdinand Galland was born in 1912 and died in 1996. He was a German Luftwaffe general and flying ace who served throughout World War 2 in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions and fought on the Western Front and in the defense of the Reich. On four occasions, he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies. He was born in Westerholt, Westphalia became a glider pilot in at age 17. In 1932, he graduated as a pilot at the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule (German Commercial Flyers' School) in Braunschweig before applying to join the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic later in the year. Galland's application was accepted, but he never took up the offer. In February 1934, he was transferred to the Luftwaffe. In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, he volunteered for the Condor Legion and flew ground attack missions in support of the Nationalists under Francisco Franco. After finishing his tour in 1938 Galland was employed in the Air Ministry writing doctrinal and technical manuals about his experiences as a ground-attack pilot. During this period Galland served as an instructor for ground-attack units. During the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, he again flew ground attack missions. In early 1940, Galland managed to persuade his superiors to allow him to become a fighter pilot. These postcards show Heinrich Hoffmanns studio photo of Galland. They have all been personally autographed in 1984. We have several of these, and the one you receive will be the same if not better than the one in the photograph. These are in excellent condition.