GERMANY: A Necessary Evil

Adolf Galland, a fearless, cigar-chomping flyer, was the youngest major general in German history. He learned to fly a glider in the post-Versailles days when the Germans were forbidden an air force. He learned to fight as a member of the German "volunteer" Condor Legion in Spain, came home a squadron leader. In 1942, after three years of World War II, Fighter Pilot Galland was 30, a major general, a top-ranking ace, and inspector general of the Luftwaffe fighter command. After his 94th kill, Hitler personally hung the diamond-studded Knight's Cross around...

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