Adolf Galland, German Flying Ace. 1912-1996.
A Luftwaffe' Robot' plane camera used by Adolf Galland on his last plane flown in World War II. A standard cockpit camera with high power lenses and and raised turning handle, some knocks and marks; together with a two page type letter from Adolf to Alan Goldsmith (owner) discussing a tour and visit to England dated 15th June 1983. 100 x 120 x 90 mm.
Provenance: The Mountfitchet Castle Museum, Essex.
Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912-1996) was a Luftwaffe General and WWII flying ace, having flown over 705 sorties over the Western Europe and surviving being shot down 4 times. His criticism of Goering in 1944 saw him demoted and put under house arrest, but he was brought back to command a new wing of jet aircraft in early 1945. Alan Goldsmith invited Galland to Britain in the early 80's and this camera was given by Galland to Alan Goldsmith at the North Weald Airshow in May 1982.