German Luftwaffe Major General Adolf Galland speaking to Colonel Günther Lützow while inspecting an airfield in southern Italy, circa summer 1943

Caption   German Luftwaffe Major General Adolf Galland speaking to Colonel Günther Lützow while inspecting an airfield in southern Italy, circa summer 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-468-1421-36
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Jul 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Jan 2015 01:07:09 PM


Major General Adolf Galland Right, is briefed by Oberst (Colonel) Gunther Lutzow on his left in Sicily 1943, Lutzow was Geschwaderkommodore of JG 3 Udet.

Tropical shirts are tan in color common to all Luftwaffe ranks. Luftwaffe breast eagle is silver gray on a tan triangle base. Both officers are wearing the gray-blue peaked service cap and have been awarded the Iron Cross.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
9 Jan 2015 06:11:44 PM

I think Galland is on the left.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Jan 2015 12:52:30 PM


Thank you David, glad to hear from you again. I should have caught that one, thanks for pointing it out. Looks like your right, glad to read any correction or comments. Think I'm gonna need more sleep....
4. R.T. says:
22 May 2016 09:59:27 PM

Both officers are wearing the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords . Galland was also awarded the Diamonds to the Knights Cross the highest degree except for the Diamonds with Golden Oak Leaves awarded only to Hans Ulrich Rudel . The Oak Leaves was sometimes cynically referred to as the broccoli . Galland eventually stopped wearing his decorations in protest to the way the air war was in his mind being miss handled . Galland became General of the fighter arm after Molders was killed in a plane crash . Galland eventually wound up under house arrest as part of the fighter pilots revolt very late in the war even though he had not directly participated in it . He was released and given a chance to form a jet fighter unit , JV 44 . He was wounded in April 1945 and wound up with a total victory score of 103 all against the west . Lutzow was killed during the war April 24 1945 just a few weeks before the end he had 110 victories .
5. Joshua says:
30 Oct 2019 12:17:19 PM

Other officer is Günther Lützow Gunther was best friend to Adolf Galland.
6. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
1 Nov 2019 08:38:23 AM

Joshua, thank you for the identification, the caption has been updated.

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