Paul Galland

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Paul Galland
Born November 1919
Died 31 October 1942
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg 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 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 (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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.